General Instructions

Journal of Education in Black Sea Region (JEBS) is a semi-annual international peer-reviewed journal having ISSN: 2346-82 46 (Print) – 2449-2426 (Online). It has been published in the months of December and June every year since 2015.

Papers for the regular issues of the journal can be submitted year-round electronically through an online submission system. The paper is published online and printed version after the final acceptance of the paper, based upon the detailed review process.

Specific Volume / Issue and Doi number of the paper to will be taken up by the Editorial Board, and the author will be informed accordingly.

Submission of a paper implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or academic thesis) and is not under consideration for publication anywhere else. The submission should be approved by all the authors of the paper. If a paper is finally accepted, the authorities, where the work had been carried out, shall be responsible for not publishing the work elsewhere in the same form. Paper, once submitted for consideration in JEBS, cannot be withdrawn (see withdrawal policy) unless the same is finally rejected.

Manuscript Submission: Submission of a manuscript implies that the work described has not been published before; that it is not under consideration for publication anywhere else; that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities – tacitly or explicitly – at the institute where the work has been carried out. The publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.

Plagiarism Check: Good quality plagiarism software/tool (Turnitin/ iThenticate/IBSU plagiarism check tool) will be used to check similarity (see plagiarism policy) that would not be more than 20% including the reference section. In the case of exclusion of references, it should be less than 10%.

Quality Check: All submitted papers should be cutting-edge, result-oriented, original paper and under the scope of the Journal of Education in Black Sea Region (JEBS) that should belong to the field of education. The title of the paper should be clear and understandable and should not include inappropriate words such as brief, introduction, review, survey, analysis, etc.

Paper Submission Criteria: One author cannot submit more than 2 papers for the same volume/issue.

Review Criteria: JEBS uses a double-blind review process (see peer review process), which means that both the reviewer(s) and author(s) identities concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process. All submitted manuscripts are reviewed by two reviewers from overseas. There should be proper comments of the reviewers for the purpose of acceptance/ rejection. There should be a minimum of 3 to 4-week time window for it.

Copyright: All authors must fill out an online copyright form to the Journal (See copyright policy).

Template: All accepted papers should be formatted as JEBS Article Template.

Publication Fee: JEBS does not charge any publication/handling/review fee.

JEBS reserves the right to ask editing/reviewing fee (100 USD) if the article is withdrawn after the review process completed.

An author may withdraw his paper in a week after submission, if the author wants to withdraw the paper after the paper edited/reviewed, the author will be asked to pay an editing/reviewing fee (100 USD) before signing the copyright. There is no force. After signing the copyright, the paper can not be withdrawn at any condition after the paper published in the journal Fundamental errors in published works. When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

Required Time for Endorsement: It will take a minimum of 4-6 weeks (see review policy).

Indexing in database: The whole process for including any article(s) in the database is done by their internal team only. JEBS does not have any involvement in the decision whether to accept or reject a paper from either any database or enlisting database and can not influence the processing time of paper.

Online Paper Submission: Prospective authors are invited to submit full-text papers including abstract, keywords, introduction, methodology, result description, tables, figures and references. Full text papers (.doc, .pdf) should be submitted online.

Language: The language of the manuscript must be in English (either American or British standard, but not the mixture of both).

Length of Paper: The length of the paper should not exceed 25 pages. Paper containing more than 25 pages will be returned to the author(s) to abridge. Articles should be typed in 1.5 space (including references) on A4 paper. Margins should be set as top & bottom: 2,5 cm and left & right 2,5 cm. Authors are urged to write as concisely as possible, but not at the expense of clarity.

Title Page: The title page is a separate page before the text. It should include the following information:

Title: The title should be concise and informative. Try to avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.

Author’s Names and Affiliations: Indicate the given name and family name clearly. Present the authors’ affiliation (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author’s name. For each affiliation provide the country name, and, if available, the e-mail address, and telephone number of each author.

Corresponding Author: Clearly indicate who is willing to handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing, publication and also post-publication. Ensure that telephone numbers (with country and area code) are provided in addition to the e-mail address.

Abstract: The purpose of an abstract is to summarize the contents of the paper. A concise and factual abstract is required (length of 200-300 words). Key points to remember:

  • An abstract briefly explains the salient aspects of the content;
  • Abstracts should be accurate and succinct, self-contained, and readable;
  • The abstract should paraphrase and summarise rather than quote from the paper;
  • Abstracts should relate only to the paper to be presented/assessed.

The abstract for empirical articles (qualitative or quantitative) should usually reflect the IMRAD format:

  • Introduction
  • Method
  • Results
  • Analysis
  • Discussion/Conclusion

The second format of the abstract might be:

  • Context
  • Research questions
  • Aims
  • Summary of content
  • Conclusions/Significance

The third format of the abstract might be:

  • Context
  • Research questions
  • Aims
  • Summary of content
  • Conclusions/Significance

Keywords: Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 8 keywords, avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, ‘and’, ‘of’).

Subdivision of the Article: Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1, 2. (then 1.1, 1.1.1, 1.1.2), 1.2, etc. The abstract is not included in section numbering.

Tables: Tables must be typed out on the same document. Tables and figures should be numbered and entitled. The approximate position of tables and figures should be indicated in the paper. Captions should include keys to symbols.

Figures: All diagrams and photographs are termed “Figures” and should be numbered consecutively. Figures should be given short descriptive captions. Authors should be aware that they are addressing an international audience. Articles should be in English and present original work, where appropriate should acknowledge any significant contribution by others and should not have been accepted for publication elsewhere. As an author, you are required to cite and reference sources if you want to reproduce any figure, table, or extract from the text of another source. This applies to direct reproduction as well as “derivative reproduction” (where you have created a new figure or table which derives substantially from a copyrighted source). Peer-reviewed papers will be sent to the corresponding author for corrections (if necessary). Proofs will be made available to corresponding authors before publishing. Proof papers should be returned to the publisher within three days.

References: Author(s) should follow the latest edition of APA7 style in referencing. Please visit to learn more about APA style.

Citations in the Text: Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Avoid citation in the abstract. Unpublished results and personal communications should not be in the reference list but may be mentioned in the text. Citation of a reference as ‘in press’ implies that the item has been accepted for publication.

Reference List: References should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters “a”, “b”, “c”, etc., placed after the year of publication.

Submission Preparation Checklist: Before submitting the manuscript, the author(s) should check the following list:

  • The submission has not been previously published. Published manuscripts require a reference.
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word file (MS Word) format.
  • The manuscript has been made in the light of the Journal’s author guidelines.
  • Author(s) did not mention his or her name and affiliation in the main text.
  • The author(s) has read all the guidelines of the journal.

Copyright: All the articles published in the Journal of Education in Black Sea Region (JEBS) are open access and the copyright for the articles is retained by the authors. The Copyright Policy elucidates the rights related to the publication and circulation of an article. It exemplifies the rules related to the publishing, distributing and using of the articles or eBooks by the publisher, authors and the general public/readers.

The JEBS content is licensed under Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0). This license allows unlimited persons to reproduce and share the Licensed Material in all media and formats. Any use of the Licensed Material shall contain an identification of its Creator(s) and must be for non-commercial purposes only. To comply with this policy, authors will be required to submit a signed copy of the Copyright Transfer Form, after acceptance of their paper, before the same is published. Copyright form available at

Users are required to provide a full bibliographic description of the original publication (authors, article title, journal title, volume, issue, pages), as well as its DOI code. In electronic publishing, users are also required to link the content with both the original article published in the Journal of Education in Black Sea Region (JEBS) and the license used.

JEBS will embed licensing information in their articles from 2024.

Authors who publish in this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License (BY-NC 4.0) that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the work’s authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal’s published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.

JEBS will embed licensing information in their articles from 2024.

Final Proof of the Paper and Publication: One set of page proofs will be sent by e-mail as a PDF to the corresponding author or a link will be provided in the e-mail so that the authors can download the files themselves. If a correction is needed, the corrected part(s) should be highlighted in the file and sent within 5 working days. This is only for checking the typesetting, editing, completeness and correctness of the text, tables and figures. Significant changes to the paper that has been accepted for publication will not be considered at this stage without prior permission. It is important to ensure that all corrections are sent back to us in one communication: please check carefully before replying, as the inclusion of any subsequent corrections cannot be guaranteed. Proofreading is solely the authors’ responsibility. Please note that JEBS will proceed with the publication of the paper if no response is received within 5 working days.

Reporting standards: Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Fundamental errors in published works: When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.