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From the Editor-in-Chief: IAFOR Journal of Education Blog

This blog is aimed at assisting you with getting published, becoming a reviewer/associate editor/editor, or applying for these positions with the IAFOR Journal of Education. The topics of the blog posts will also be applicable, in the main, both to the IAFOR Journal of Education as well as other journals.

‘Course I talks proper English!

In the last blog we addressed what we are looking for in our reviewers and spoke about an ability to time manage. In this post, we turn our attention to the criterion that states: excellent English language skills. What does this actually mean? The heading of this post suggests what it definitely doesn’t mean. I

Submissions open for IAFOR Journal of Education – Volume 9 Issue 5 – Undergraduate Education

IAFOR Journal of Education: Undergraduate Education –  Submissions Now Open Submissions close: Friday August 13, 2021 (9am JST) Target publication date: October 22, 2021 The Undergraduate Education Issue (Scopus) IAFOR Journal of Education: Undergraduate Education encourages exploration of significant themes, exceptional programs and promising practice in such fields as undergraduate research, programs, teaching styles, out-of-class

What it Means to be a Reviewer for a Journal

It has been a while since we published a blog about reviews. In this blog, I want to turn away from the review form and begin to look at the topic of what it means to be a reviewer. Most academic journals use a review process and this means that they are often seeking new

Now Published: Volume 9 – Issue 3 – IAFOR Journal of Education – Language Learning in Education

Since the last issue of the IAFOR Journal of Education: Language Learning in Education, much has changed for most of the world. With the advent of the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic, citizens of every country on earth have become witness to and victim of the same worldwide crisis. A complete transformation of what had been considered

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Submissions still open for IAFOR Journal of Education – Volume 9 Issue 4 – Technology in Education

IAFOR Journal of Education: Technology in Education – submissions close: Friday June 11, 2021 (9am JST) Target publication date: August 27, 2021 The Technology in Education Issue The IAFOR Journal of Education: Technology in Education seeks high-quality, original submissions encouraging exploration of the impact of technology in diverse educational settings both formal and informal. The

IAFOR Journal of Education: Call for Issue Editor

The IAFOR Journal of Education Editor-in-Chief, Dr Joseph Haldane, is looking for an experienced researcher to be appointed as editor for the journal’s Studies in Education issue. The new Editor will be responsible for one issue per year devoted to Studies in Education with the first issue for the new editor to be published December

Now Published: Volume 9 – Issue 2 – IAFOR Journal of Education – COVID-19: Education Responses to a Pandemic

When we first decided to run with a special issue on educational responses to COVID-19, little did we know that we would still be in the midst of lockdowns, emerging variants, and scary rising statistics as we reach publication. We knew that it would take time to return to some kind of normal, but not

IAFOR Journal of Education: Language Learning in Education Issue – Volume 9 Issue 3 – Call for Papers

About the issue As the call goes out for submissions to our next Language Learning in Education issue the world is still in the grips of a pandemic: a situation that this time last year we thought would be over by now. Education has faced new challenges and opportunities and language learning has had to

Now Published: Volume 8 – Issue 4 – IAFOR Journal of Education: Studies in Education

Welcome to the first issue of the IAFOR Journal of Education: Studies in Education. This is an exciting time for the journal, as this issue represents a particular focus relating to the exploration of significant themes and ideas in education, alternative and exceptional programs for teaching and learning, and the investigation of promising practices in education.

IAFOR Journal of Education Special Issue: COVID-19: Education Responses to a Pandemic

Announcing the IAFOR Journal of Education Special Issue: Volume 9, Issue 2: COVID-19: Education Responses to a Pandemic About the issue When I started this blog, I was in what was originally meant to be a 6-day lockdown in South Australia, just one example of a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As this virus continues

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Understanding Scope and the Inclusive Education Issue

Quite some time ago, in fact way back in March before the world went so topsy turvy, I wrote about the need to check the aims and scope of journals. However, I am revisiting that blog now with a very specific purpose in mind. Inclusive Education Problem Submissions Submissions are currently open for our Inclusive

IAFOR Journal of Education: Inclusive Education: Call for Papers

The IAFOR Journal of Education is continuing to attract attention from authors globally. The new structure, with thematic issues, has had submissions pouring in. We have already published Language Learning in Education, Technology in Education, and Undergraduate Education. IAFOR Journal of Education: Inclusive Education is now open for submissions and will remain open until 9.00am

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Now Published: Volume 8 – Issue 3 – IAFOR Journal of Education: Undergraduate Education

As we embark on the first issue of Undergraduate Education for the IAFOR Journal of Education, I am reminded of the changes that we have experienced in our universities and colleges over the last fifty years; and at the same time, I see what has stayed the same.

Preprint: Is it Printed or Not?

Moving away from the review process again, this week we are looking at pre-prints. Whilst not directly part of the formal review process, it is certainly linked to it as we are considering putting our research study into the public arena before going through a formal process. What is a preprint? A preprint is a

Abstract: Choose the Correct Definition!

In this blog we are returning to the manuscript review form and how, by understanding the form, it can assist when writing your paper. This week we look solely at the abstract in a journal submission. What is an abstract? The word “abstract” can have many meanings and it can be a noun, adjective or

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How Long is a Piece of String?

Digressing from our review template blogs (although word length is part of the review process), this week I want to talk to you about article length. Here in Australia (and possibly elsewhere), when asking a question about how much of something might be required, or how long something might take, the frivolous answer might well

Now Published: Volume 8 – Issue 2 – IAFOR Journal of Education: Technology in Education

Welcome to the IAFOR Journal of Education’s inaugural Technology in Education issue. While the Journal structure may be slightly altered at times, our commitment to interdisciplinary, international, intercultural, quality manuscripts remains.

Grammar and Structure and Title, Oh My!

It has been a while since I wrote the first two blogs on the topic of reviews, but it is time for the next instalment. The editor has decided to send your paper for review, has de-identified it, and found a minimum of two people ready to review. Each reviewer is sent a review form

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IAFOR Journal of Education: Studies in Education: Call for Papers

We are delighted to announce the next of our new issues of the expanded IAFOR Journal of Education (JoE). The topic of this next issue is Studies in Education and we welcome the new Editor, Dr Tony Yeigh. Dr Yeigh is an experienced lecturer with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry.

Understanding the Review Process Part 2

In my last blog I discussed the first phase of the review process: the editor-in-chief plagiarism and scope check. Unfortunately, 70% or more papers are rejected at this level because they either contain plagiarism, or because they are out of scope, or, even worse, both. This should not happen as you all know what constitutes

Understanding the Review Process

In my last blog I discussed the need for referencing in articles submitted to the journal. One of the reasons for referencing that I mentioned was that it gives credibility to your work. The process of reviewing also lends credibility because, by the time a paper is published, it has been through a rigorous screening

Reference! Reference! Reference!

Everyone is keen to get their research published. We are excited with what we have accomplished and want to tell the world! However, a very important aspect of getting published is getting the referencing right. We have already talked about plagiarism, the issue of NOT acknowledging sources, now it is time to turn to the

Spotlight on Undergraduate Education

Last week I said that I would discuss APA referencing in this week’s blog. That was my intention, forgetting that this week sees the opening of the submission period for the next issue of the journal: Vol 8 Issue 3: Undergraduate Education. It seemed appropriate to concentrate on this now and move to APA next

Never Forget the Basics

This week’s blog makes me feel a little like a broken record. Some of this blog was the topic of two previous blog posts, but it is information that bears repeating. The rest of this blog will be related, as the whole blog post is concerned with author guidelines. Ensure you meet the scope of

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Proofreading Your Work

I hope that this week finds you all safe and healthy and enjoying some possible catch-up time for writing. This week’s blog is going to be fairly short and about a very mundane topic: proofreading! A basic rule for publication While there are many rules to remember when it comes to getting published, some of

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Announcing a Special Issue: COVID-19: Education Responses to a Pandemic

The world is currently in the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic and there would be very few who are not touched by it in some way whether through missing important family or religious events because of social distancing or complete lockdown, through to more devastating effects such as loss of employment or the illness of

Scopus Indexing: Why all the Fuss?

In response to a comment on Facebook, this blog looks at the subject of journal indexing and at Scopus in particular. Why do journals get indexed? One of the most frequent questions that we are asked about the IAFOR Journal of Education is whether it is indexed with Scopus. It is: we were granted Scopus

Planning Ahead: The Undergraduate Education Issue

Welcome to the next blog post. We hope that you are finding the information interesting and relevant to you as you prepare articles for submission. This week’s post is directly applicable to our third 2020 issue. Planning ahead We are currently accepting submissions for our Technology in Education issue, with acceptance of submissions closing on

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Rewriting PhD Research for Journal Publication

This our fourth blog post and I hope that you are remaining healthy in the face of the terrible pandemic that is affecting the daily lives of all of us. We have something different this week. It is aimed primarily at PhD students and recent PhD graduates to assist you in rewriting your research for

Maintaining Impetus in Writing Journal Articles

Hello again and welcome to the third blog post. I hope that you have found the information on Meeting Journal Aims and Scope, and on Avoiding Plagiarism, informative. This post is to encourage you to consider using your time wisely for maintaining impetus in writing journal articles. Write Regularly A common comment from those trying