Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

International Journal of Evaluation and Research in Education (IJERE) is an interdisciplinary publication of original research and writing on education which publishes papers to international audiences of educational researchers. IJERE aims to provide a forum for scholarly understanding of the field of education and plays an important role in promoting the process that accumulated knowledge, values, and skills are transmitted from one generation to another; and making methods and contents of evaluation and research in education available to teachers, administrators and research workers. The journal encompasses a variety of topics, including child development, curriculum, reading comprehension, philosophies of education and educational approaches, etc.

Papers published:
(1) report evaluation and research findings;
(2) treat conceptual and methodological issues; and/or
(3) consider the implications of the above for action; and/or
(4) an extensive book reviews section and also occasional reports on educational materials and equipment.

Kindly please download the IJERE template in MS Word or Latex

Submit your manuscripts today! <click in here>


Section Policies

General Education Concepts

  • Anti-schooling activism
  • Behavior modification
  • Board of education
  • Textbook
  • Collaborative learning
  • College
  • Comparative education
  • Compulsory education
  • Continuing education
  • Curriculum
  • Department of Education
  • Developmental Education
  • Educational technology (the use of electronic educational technology is also called e-learning)
  • Educational animation
  • Educational philosophies
  • Educational psychology
  • Free education
  • Glossary of education-related terms
  • Grade (education)
  • Homework
  • Humanistic education
  • Instructional technology
  • Language education
  • Learning
  • Learning 2.0
  • Learning by teaching (LdL)
  • Learning community
  • Library
  • Life skills
  • Lifelong education
  • List of educators
  • Medical education
  • Online learning community
  • Remedial education
  • Single-sex education
  • Socialization
  • Study skills
  • Taxonomy of Educational Objectives (Bloom's Taxonomy)
  • University

  • Jonathan deHaan, Ph.D.
  • Yeo Jiar
  • Sagini Keengwe
  • Elina Maslo
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Educational Approaches

  • Asset (seeing education as an asset)
  • Blended Learning
  • Catalytic Role
  • Change Agents
  • Character Education
  • Classical Education
  • Collective Education
  • Common Core Change
  • Competency Based Education
  • Constructive Struggling
  • Constructivist Learning
  • Degree Qualifications
  • Disrupting Innovation
  • Economic Empowerment
  • E-Learning
  • Expeditionary Learning
  • Finnish Education
  • Flexible Learning
  • Flipped Classroom
  • Flipped Learning
  • Free Post-Secondary Education
  • Gamification
  • Global View
  • Ground Up Diversity
  • Herbert Stein’s Law
  • High-Quality Teachers
  • Hip-Hop Education (HipHopEd)
  • International Objectives
  • Invisible Structures
  • Learning with Technologies
  • Lesson Study
  • Mobile Education
  • MOOCs & eLearning
  • Moral Education
  • Navdanya
  • Open Innovation
  • Personalized Education
  • Problem Based Learning
  • Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Lessons (POGIL)
  • Project Based Learning (PBL)
  • Readiness Testing
  • Reality Pedagogy
  • Religious Education
  • School in the Clouds
  • Sharing Voices
  • Smart Capital
  • Social Networking
  • Social Status
  • Social Support Strategy
  • Start-up Education
  • Student Centred Learning
  • Talking Education
  • The Bologna Process
  • Underground Education
  • Vocational Training

  • Rafael Denadai
  • Lena Lindenskov, Ph.D.
  • Maja Ljubetic, Ph.D
  • Asghar Soltani, Ph.D.
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


  • Alternative education
  • Democratic school
  • Progressive education
  • Context-based learning
  • Design-based learning
  • Experiential education
  • Experiential learning
  • Inquiry-based learning
  • Kinesthetic learning
  • Montessori education
  • Open learning
  • Open classroom
  • Personalized learning
  • Problem-based learning
  • Problem-posing education
  • Project-based learning
  • Service-learning
  • Slow education
  • Student-centred learning
  • Waldorf education

  • Ulf Brinkkjar
  • Ramadan Elaiess
  • Alain Takam
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


  • A scope and sequence for each level that provides a big picture view of the curriculum and describes the units to be taught;
  • A series of instructional units that delve into more detail than the big picture overview in the scope and sequence;
  • Guidance for teacher(s) using the curriculum; and
  • Sequenced lesson plans that make up instructional units.

  • Junjun Chen, Ph.D.
  • Camilla Dyssegaard
  • Kevin Flint
  • Chew Meng
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Reading and Writing

  • Computer literacy;
  • Cross-cultural studies;
  • Developmental and acquired disorders of reading and writing
  • Models of reading, writing and spelling at all age levels;
  • Orthography and its relation to reading and writing;

  • Robert Bruce Kelsey
  • Lena Lindenskov, Ph.D.
  • Natali Loizidou Ieridou
  • Elina Maslo
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Teaching English as Second Language

Teaching English as a second language (TESL) refers to teaching English to students whose first language is not English, usually offered in a region where English is the dominant language and natural English language immersion situations are apt to be plentiful.

  • Applied linguistics
  • CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults)
  • EF Standard English Test, open-access standardized English assessment tools
  • English as a second or foreign language
  • English language learning and teaching
  • English language learning and teaching
  • English Opens Doors
  • Glossary of language teaching terms and ideas
  • Language education
  • Language education
  • List of countries by English-speaking population
  • Second language acquisition
  • Second language acquisition
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Teaching English as a second language
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language known as TOEFL
  • Trinity College London ESOL

  • Ramadan Elaiess
  • Tine Fisker, Ph.D.
  • Peter Nikken
  • Sharon Smulders
  • Alain Takam
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Informal Education

Informal Education is a general term for education that can occur outside of a structured curriculum.  Informal Education encompasses student interests within a curriculum in a regular classroom, but is not limited to that setting. It can refer to various forms of alternative education, such as:

  • Autodidacticism (Self-teaching),
  • Informal learning
  • Unschooling or homeschooling, and
  • Youth work,

Informal Education consists of accidental and purposeful ways of collaborating on new information. It can be discussion based and focuses on bridging the gaps between traditional classroom settings and life outside of the classroom.

  • Mark Ellenbogen
  • Matthew Fuller-Tyszkiewicz
  • Heather McGee
  • Carmen Rodríguez
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Special section for papers in French Language

  • Alain Takam
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Institute of Advanced Engineering and Science (IAES) is a member of CrossCheck by CrossRef and iThenticate. IAES uses Plagiarism Detection Software – iThenticate  to screen for plagiarism before publication. This journal operates a conventional single-blind reviewing policy in which the reviewer's name is always concealed from the submitting author. Authors should present their papers honestly without fabrication, falsification, plagiarism or inappropriate data manipulation. Submitted papers are evaluated by anonymous referees for contribution, originality, relevance, and presentation. Papers will be sent for anonymous review by at least three (3) reviewers who will either be members of the Editorial Board or others of similar standing in the field. In order to shorten the review process and respond quickly to authors, the Editors may triage a submission and come to a rejection decision without sending the paper for external review (for low quality and poorly presented papers). The Editor shall inform you of the results of the review as soon as possible, hopefully in 8-12 weeks. The Editors’ decision is final and no correspondence can be entered into concerning manuscripts considered unsuitable for publication in this journal. All correspondence, including notification of the Editors’ decision and requests for revisions, will be sent by email.


Open Access Policy

This journal adhere to the best practice and high publishing standards and comply with the following conditions:

  1. Provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge;
  2. Allows the author to hold the copyright and to retain publishing right without restrictions;
  3. Deposits content with a long term digital preservation or archiving program;
  4. Uses DOIs as permanent identifiers;
  5. Embeds machine-readable CC licensing information in articles;
  6. Allows generous reuse and mixing of content, in accordance with CC BY-NC license;
  7. Can Provide Provide article level metadata for any indexers and aggregators
  8. Has a deposit policy registered wíth a deposit policy registry, e.g. Sherpa/Romeo.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...


Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Institute of Advanced Engineering and Science (IAES) is a non-profit international scientific association of distinguished scholars engaged in engineering and science devoted to promoting researches and technologies in engineering and science field through digital technology. IAES Journals are peer-reviewed international journals. This statement clarifies ethical behaviour of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in our journals, including the authors, the editors, the peer-reviewer­­­­­s and the publisher (Institute of Advanced Engineering and Science). This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed International Journal of Evaluation and Research in Education (IJERE) is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the authors, the journal editors, the peer reviewers, the publisher and the society.

Institute of Advanced Engineering and Science (IAES) as publisher of IAES Journals takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing extremely seriously and we recognize our ethical and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue
has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, the IAES and Editorial Board will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful and necessary.

Publication decisions

The editors of the IAES journals are responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editors may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Fair play

An editor at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.


The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.

Duties of Reviewers

Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.


Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.


Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

Standards of Objectivity

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of Sources

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

Duties of Authors

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.

Data Access and Retention

Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

Originality and Plagiarism

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication

An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgement of Sources

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

Authorship of the Paper

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects

If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict 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 or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.



Indexing and Abstracting

International Journal of Evaluation and Research in Education (IJERE) is indexed and abstracted by:

- Scopus

Scholar Metrics


- EZB Universitätsbibliothek Regensburg, Berlin, Germany

- Goletty

- Google Scholar

- INSPEC (on the EBSCO, Engineering Village or Thomson Reuters Web of Science platforms)

- IPI Indonesian Publication Index

- Open University Malaysia (OUM)

- ProQuest

Academic Journals Database

BASE Bielefeld Academic Search Engine

CORE (COnnecting REpositories) KMI

GetInfo (TIB | German National Library of Science and Technology)


Latest Journal Articles

Mercyhurst University | PA, USA

NewJour | NewJour - Georgetown University Library

OALib (Open Access Library)


Western Theological Seminary

Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (WZB)




Checklist for preparing your paper for publication

  1. Is your manuscript written in IJERE format?  At this stage, it is essential that you  follow every detail of IJERE format. Please try to follow the format as closely as possible.
  2. is your title adequate and is your abstract correctly written? The title of paper is max 10 words, without Acronym or abbreviation. The Abstract (MAX 200 WORDS) should be informative and completely self-explanatory (no citation in abstract), provide a clear statement of the problem, the proposed approach or solution, and point out major findings and conclusions.
  3. Authors are suggested to present their articles in the sections structure: Introduction - The Proposed Method/Algorithm/Procedure specifically designed (optional) - Research Method - Results and Discussion – Conclusion. Authors may present complex proofs of theorems or non-obvious proofs of correctness of algorithms after introduction section (obvious theorems & straightforward proofs of existing theorems are NOT needed).
  4. Introduction section: explain the context of the study and state the precise objective. An Introduction should contain the following three parts:
    - Background: Authors have to make clear what the context is. Ideally, authors should give an idea of the state-of-the art of the field the report is about.
    - The Problem: If there was no problem, there would be no reason for writing a manuscript, and definitely no reason for reading it. So, please tell readers why they should proceed reading. Experience shows that for this part a few lines are often sufficient.
    - The Proposed Solution: Now and only now! - authors may outline the contribution of the manuscript. Here authors have to make sure readers point out what are the novel aspects of authors work.
    Authors should place the paper in proper context by citing relevant papers. At least, 5 references (recently journal articles) are used in this section.
  5. Method section: the presentation of the experimental methods should be clear and complete in every detail facilitating reproducibility by other scientists.
  6. Results and discussion section: The presentation of results should be simple and straightforward in style. This section report the most important findings, including results of statistical analyses as apropriate and comparisons to other research results. Results given in figures should not be repeated in tables. This is where the author(s) should explain in words what he/she/they discovered in the research. It should be clearly laid out and in a logical sequence. This section should be supported suitable references.
  7. Conclusion section: Summarize sentences the primary outcomes of the study in a paragraph. Are the claims in this section supported by the results, do they seem reasonable? Have the authors indicated how the results relate to expectations and to earlier research? Does the article support or contradict previous theories? Does the conclusion explain how the research has moved the body of scientific knowledge forward?
  8. Language. If an article is poorly written due to grammatical errors, while it may make it more difficult to understand the science.
  9. Please be sure that the manuscript is up to date. It is expected that 10 to 20%  of references are to recent papers. 
  10. Is the manuscript clearly written?  Is the article exciting? Does the content flow well from one section to another? Please try to keep your manuscript on the proper level.  It should be easy to understand by well qualified professionals, but at the same time please avoid describing well known facts (use proper references instead). Often manuscripts receive negative reviews because reviewers are not able to understand the manuscript and this is authors' (not reviewers') fault.  Notice, that if reviewers have difficulties, then other readers will face the same problem and there is no reason to publish the manuscript.
  11. Do you have enough references?  We will usually expect a minimum of 30 to 35 references primarily to journal papers, depending on the length of the paper. Citations of textbooks should be used very rarely and citations to web pages should be avoided. All cited papers should be referenced within the text of the manuscript.
  12. Figures and Tables. Relation of Tables or Figures and Text: Because tables and figures supplement the text, all tables and figures should be referenced in the text. Avoid placing figures and tables before their first mention in the text. Authors also must explain what the reader should look for when using the table or figure. Focus only on the important point the reader should draw from them, and leave the details for the reader to examine on her own.

    a.    All figures appearing in article must be numbered in the order that they appear in the text.
    b.    Each figure must have a caption fully explaining the content
    c.    Figure captions are presented as a paragraph starting with the figure number i.e. Figure 1, Figure 2, etc.
    d.    Figure captions appear below the figure
    e.    Each figure must be fully cited if taken from another article
    f.    all figures must be referred to in the body of the article

    a.    Material that is tabular in nature must appear in a numbered captioned table.
    b.    All tables appearing in article must be numbered in the order that they appear in the text.
    c.    Each table must have a caption fully explaining the content with the table number  i.e. Table 1, Table 2, etc.
    d.    Each column must have a clear and concise heading
    e.    Tables are to be presented with single horizontal line under: the table caption, the column headings and at the end of the table.
    f.    All tables must be referred to in the body of the article
    g.    Each table must be fully cited if taken from another article
  13. Each citation should be written in the order of appearance in the text. Citations and references must sequential. First citation in text is [1] and continued by [2], [3], [4], ... 
  14. Please be aware that for the final submission of regular paper you will be asked to tailor your paper so the last page is not half empty.


Withdrawal of Manuscripts

Authors are not allowed to withdraw submitted manuscripts because the withdrawals are a waste of valuable resources. Editors and referees spent a great deal of time processing submitted manuscripts and invested money and time.

If authors still request withdrawal of their manuscripts when the manuscripts are still in the peer-reviewing process, they will be punished by paying $200 per manuscript as a withdrawal penalty to the publisher. However, it is unethical to withdraw a submitted manuscript from one journal if another journal accepts it.

If the author withdraws manuscripts after they are accepted for publication, they will be punished by paying US$500 per manuscript. Withdrawal of manuscripts is only allowed after the withdrawal penalty has been fully paid to the publisher.