Author Guidelines

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.

  • No part of the article has been plagiarized from other published material.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text should be set to single line spacing and in A4 paper size. All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The citations and references are compatible with APA 7 guidelines
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Articles submitted to the Journal of Pedagogical Research (JPR) are considered for publication if they:

  • report an original approach or test an existing theory related to educational science
  • are of interest to the teaching and learning
  • are scientifically rigorous
  • have not been published previously or
  • are not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

We request our authors to consider the following items before submitting their manuscript

A. Material submission

Authors are strongly encouraged to submit their manuscripts electronically using the online submission system. If you have any queries, do not hesitate to contact us at

B. Language

  1. Articles and all appendices are accepted in English only.
  2. Authors are responsible for the English proofreading of the papers.

C. Copyright

Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

All articles published by the Journal of Pedagogical Research are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

. This permits anyone to copy, redistribute, remix, transmit and adapt the work provided the original work and source is appropriately cited.

D. Formatting

  1. Please download the template and apply it to your research paper format. The final version of the paper will be prepared by the layout editor if the manuscript is accepted.
  2. There is no word or page limitation for the manuscripts.
  3. All materials should conform to styles in the latest Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA-7) (please see &
  4. To provide a peer-reviewing process, authors will need to make sure that you remove any information in your manuscript (including name/surname, affiliation, footnotes, and acknowledgments as well as funding information) that could identify you. Instead, it should be indicated the author(s) name(s), affiliation, ORCID numbers, e-mail address, address of the corresponding author, funding, and other information on a separate title page. 
  5. The papers should be prepared with Microsoft Word Software or any software supported by Microsoft Office.

E. Plagiarism Policy

Articles submitted to the Journal of Pedagogical Research are supposed to be original. Plagiarism of other published articles, without appropriate attribution, is unethical.

Authors submitting to JPR declare during the submission that this work is original and has not previously been published in full or substantial part thereof (except as an abstract), and that no part of the article has been lifted (plagiarised) from other published material.

If the Editors or reviewers suspect plagiarism, submitted articles will be checked with plagiarism detection software (CrossCheck by iThenticate). In the case of a submitted article having been found to have been totally or substantially published elsewhere, the submitted article is rejected outright. The Editors may ban the authors from submitting to the Journal for a defined time period.

By submitting articles to the Journal of Pedagogical Research, the author attests the following:

  1. None of the parts of the manuscript is plagiarized from other sources
  2. Proper reference is provided for all contents extracted from other sources
  3. Strong action will be taken against cases of plagiarism.

F. Open Access Policy

All articles published by the Journal of Pedagogical Research are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. This permits anyone to copy, redistribute, remix, transmit and adapt the work provided the original work and source are appropriately cited.

Journal of Pedagogical Research guarantees that no publication fees from any library or reader to access the electronic articles will be charged.

Since the journal claims no fees for article review or printing and for access to articles, it has no source of income. Accordingly, the following pecuniary obligations of the manuscripts submitted to the Journal of Pedagogical Research lie with the authors:

  • Because the journal is indexed in distinguished indexes, the English language must be at a good level. Since the journal does not have any translation services for this purpose, it recommends some accredited companies to the author(s).
  • In accordance with the suggestions made by field editors or reviewers, language editing or editing required by the editorial board of the Journal of Pedagogical Research is done by the aforementioned companies.
  • The journal claims no submission fees or article processing charges  (APCs). However, all costs incurred in plagiarism detection, layout and galley, copyediting, references, attribution, and attribution check lie with the author(s). The amount of the costs may vary depending on the length, language quality, etc. 

G. Other Issues

Before submitting manuscripts, authors are recommended to examine all the guidelines and policies regarding the processing and publication of a manuscript. Please see the details about how to complain.