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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • Papers should attempt to present research, innovative theoretical and/or practical insights in relevant current literature and debate. Papers should include full title, a short title for use as a running head, author name(s), institution and email address of corresponding author. The editors would not expect any page limit. Submitted papers should only be in English. All submissions should be made via Webisite as a file with extension doc or docx.

  • Page style

    Articles should be typed in 12-point font on A4 page, paginated and double-spaced. Margins should be set as top & bottom: 2,5 cm and left & right 2,5 cm. The title should be followed by an abstract of 150-250 words and 3 to 7 keywords. Footnotes should be avoided and endnotes kept to a minimum. All pages should be numbered. References should follow American Psychological Association (APA) (Sixth Edition) style. Paper template: Author(s) may use this template for their paper(s) (click the icon to download, and edit the template).

  • Tables and captions to illustrations

    Tables must be typed out on the same document. Tables and figures should be numbered. 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.

  • Publication ethics

    Journal of Education in Black Sea Region do not require all authors of a paper to sign the letter of submission, nor do they impose an order on the list of authors. The corresponding author is responsible for having ensured that this agreement has been reached, that all authors have agreed to be so listed and approved the paper submission to the journal, and for managing all communication between the journal and all co-authors, before and after publication. Authors should strictly avoid plagiarism, including self-plagiarism. Such papers would not be considered for publication by Journal of Education in Black Sea Region. Papers submitted to Journal of Education in Black Sea Region must be original and not published or submitted for publication elsewhere.

  • Peer Review Policy

    All articles published in Journal of Education in Black Sea Region have undergone rigorous peer review (double blind peer review), by members of the editorial board and review panel. A diagram which illustrates review and publishing process could be seen here.

Author Guidelines

 

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 separated page before the text. It should include the following information:

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

Author’s Names and Affiliations: Please indicate the given name and family name clearly. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including 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 and the complete postal address.

Abstract
A concise and factual abstract is required (maximum length of 200 words). The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results, and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separate from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. References should, therefore, be avoided, but if essential, they must be cited in full, without reference to the reference list.

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.

Table and 
Tables must be typed out on the same document. Tables and figures should be numbered. 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 APA style in referencing. Please visit www.apastyle.org 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.

Examples:
Reference to a Journal Publication:
Van der Geer, J., Hanraads, J. A. J., & Lupton R. A. (2000). The art of writing a scientific article. Journal of Scientific Communications, 163, 51-59.

Reference to a Book:
Strunk, W., Jr., & White, E. B. (1979). The elements of style. (3rd ed.). New York: Macmillan, (Chapter 4).

Reference to a Chapter in an Edited Book:
Mettam, G. R., & Adams, L. B. (1994). How to prepare an electronic version of your article. In B. S. Jones, & R. Z. Smith (Eds.), Introduction to the electronic age (pp. 281-304). New York: E-Publishing Inc.

Reference to a Web Source:
Smith, Joe, (1999), One of Volvo's core values. [Online] Available: http://www.volvo.com/environment/paper.htm (June 15, 2002)

Submission Preparation Checklist

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

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration. Published manuscripts require a reference.
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word file (MS Word) format.
  3. The manuscript has been made in the light of Journal’s author guidelines.
  4. Author(s) did not mention his or her name and affiliation in the main text
  5. Author(s) has read all the guideline of the journal.

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