Instructions For Authors

Guidelines for Preparation and Submission of Manuscripts to IJER

Contributors should follow the general style described in the publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th Edition) except that spelling, grammar and phraseology should conform to the formal British style.

Manuscripts should not exceed 3,725 words (12-15 pages), should be typed on A4 (210mmX297mm) paper, using  Times New Roman with a 12 point font, double-spaced throughout and with margins of at least 4cm on all four sides. Papers should be original, and written in clear, straight-forward style, aimed at clear and interesting communication of ideas. All manuscripts should include a 100 – 120 word abstract typed on a separate sheet.

Arguments should be substantiated with well-reasoned supporting evidence or statistical data. Authors should reduce bias in language on the bases of gender, sexual orientation, racial or ethnic group, disability or age.

The manuscripts should be compiled in the following order: Title page, abstract, main text (with subdivisions not numbered), summary and references.

Three hard copies of the manuscripts should be sent to Department of Educational Foundations, University of Lagos, Lagos-Nigeria, plus an electronic copy to the Editor-In-Chief, Prof. N. Osarenren or Managing Editor Dr.I.P. Nwadinigweat drnwadinigwe@yahoo.com and manuscripts@ijeredufoundations.com.ng.

 

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

a)  The submission has not been previously published, nor is it under consideration by another journal

b)  The submission is original and written in English in clear, straight-forward style, aimed at clear and   interesting communication of ideas

c)  Cover sheet should contain title, full name, institutional affiliation, address, phone and e-mail address.

d)  Manuscripts should not exceed 3,725 words (12-15 pages), should be typed on one side of A4     (210mmX297mm) paper, using Times New Roman with a 12 point font, double-spaced throughout and with margins of at least 4cm on all four sides.

e)  All manuscripts should include a 100 – 120 word abstract typed on a separate sheet, with keywords    arranged alphabetically.

f)  Tables should be self-explanatory and inserted where it is supposed to appear in the body of the paper. A short title should be provided with any additional information contained with a coherent explanation of the content.

g)  Figures are referred to for all drawings, diagrams, graphs and photographs. These should be of the highest quality and suitable for direct reproduction. Each figure should be presented within the body of the paper.


 

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