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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.

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

Image Credit: Internet Reputation 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

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

Avoiding Plagiarism

Welcome to my second blog post. The first post talked about ensuring that your paper fitted the scope of the particular journal that you submitted to. Being out of scope is one of the top two factors in immediate rejection. However, the other factor is even more crucial. You must avoid plagiarism! Plagiarism – Publication

Meeting Journal Aims and Scope

Hi everyone, this is the first post of what I hope will become a regular blog 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, to other journals. This

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IAFOR Journal of Education –Technology in Education: New Editor Calls for Papers

As the Scopus indexed IAFOR Journal of Education (JoE) moves into a new era, we are delighted to announce a new issue of the journal on the topic of Technology in Education, and to welcome the newly appointed Editor, Dr Michael Menchaca. Dr Michael Menchaca is a professor in the Department of Learning Design and

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Now Published: IAFOR Journal of Education Volume 8 – Issue 1 – Language Learning in Education

Bilingualism and second language learning occur in virtually every nation. The number of second language learners throughout the world increases regularly prompting educators and researchers involved in teaching and investigating the multifaceted processes of second language acquisition and language learning that their work is important and long-lasting.

Associate Editors needed for IAFOR Journal of Education

Now approaching the publication of its eighth volume, and positioned as the official journal for IAFOR education conferences globally, the IAFOR Journal of Education (JoE) is moving into a new era. The JoE is an internationally reviewed and editorially independent Open Access interdisciplinary journal, indexed with Scopus and other indexing agencies. The journal’s Editor-in-Chief, Dr

Now Published: IAFOR Journal of Education Volume 7 – Issue 2

This is the last issue for 2019 and it has been a hectic one. Our indexing with Scopus has led to a large increase in submissions (140+ for this issue) which has meant increased work for everyone involved in the journal production: reviewers, editors and publication staff.

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IAFOR Journal of Education: Call for Editors

Now approaching the publication of its eighth volume, the IAFOR Journal of Education, an internationally reviewed and editorially independent Open Access interdisciplinary journal indexed with Scopus and other indexing agencies, is moving into a new era.  The journal’s Editor-in-Chief, Dr Yvonne Masters, is calling for four Editors to join an Editorial Board comprising the Executive

Now Published: IAFOR Journal of Education – Volume 7 – Issue 1

This is the first of two issues for 2019 and it marks a new advance for the IAFOR Journal of Education: we are now indexed in Scopus. This means that the journal now has far reaching indexing being listed with Scopus, DOAJ, ERIC, EBSCO Discovery Service, Education Source, MIAR, TROVE, SHERPA/RoMEO, WorldCat and Google Scholar.


IAFOR Journal of Education now in Scopus

We are delighted to announce that from 2019, the IAFOR Journal of Education will be listed in Elsevier’s Scopus database. Scopus is the #1 curated abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, covering over 23,000 journals. By being included in Scopus it will mean the visibility of research from the journal will be greatly enhanced.