Online Journal of Education Research

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Online Journal of Education Research (ISSN 2277-0860) is an open access journal that provides rapid monthly publication of articles in all areas of education and educational administration, psychology and counseling, policy studies, technical education, vocational studies, physical education, philosophy, etc. The Journal welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence. Papers would be published within one month after submission upon acceptance by the editorial board. All articles are peer-reviewed.


Papers submitted must be with the understanding that they have not been published elsewhere and are not currently under consideration by another journal published by ONLINE RESEARCH JOURNALS or any other publisher. The paper should meet the requirements of OJER (see reference guide)


The corresponding author is responsible for ensuring that the article's publication has been approved by all the coauthors.


Further correspondence and proofs would be sent to the corresponding author before publication unless otherwise indicated.


Electronic submission of manuscripts is strongly encouraged, provided that the text, tables, and figures are included in a single Microsoft Word file (preferably in Arial font, font size 12 and double line spacing).


Submit manuscripts as e-mail attachment to the Editorial Office at: submit.jaer@onlineresearchjournals.org or ijer.onlineresearch@yahoo.com.  An acknowledge mail bearing the manuscript number will be mailed to the corresponding author same day or within 48 hours of receipt.


The cover letter should include the corresponding author's full names, academic title, school address and telephone/fax numbers and should be in an e-mail message sent to the Editor, with the file, whose name should begin with the corresponding author's surname, as an attachment. The authors may also suggest a minimum of two reviewers for the manuscript (OJER reserve the right to designate other reviewers).


Article Types

Five types of manuscripts may be submitted:


Regular (Research) articles: These should describe new and carefully confirmed findings, and experimental procedures should be given in sufficient detail for others to verify the work. A regular article must contain Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, and Conclusion sections. The length of a full paper should be the minimum required to describe and interpret the work clearly. Click for comprehensive tip on writing a research (regular) article.


Review Articles: A review article is expected to provide a summary and/or a synthesis of the findings of selected research contributions being published by other authors. The main purpose of a review article is to examine the current state of the relevant publications on a given topic and to initiate a discussion about the research methodologies and the findings related to the said topic. Therefore, a review article should contain a comprehensive list of supporting references being thoroughly cited in the text. The structure of a review article may differ from the structure of a regular paper due to the optional omission of some basic sections such as: Introduction, Analytic Model, Materials and Methods, Results, and/or Discussion. Sometimes it is difficult to classify a paper submission as a review article. Submissions of reviews and perspectives covering topics of current interest are welcome and encouraged. Reviews should be concise and no longer than 4-6 printed pages (about 12 to 18 manuscript pages). Reviews are also peer-reviewed. Click for tip on writing review articles.


Short Communications: A Short Communication is suitable for recording the results of complete small investigations or giving details of new models or hypotheses, gene isolation and identification, innovative methods, techniques or apparatus. Short communication is not intended to publish preliminary results. Only if these results are of exceptional interest and are particularly topical and relevant will be considered for publication. The style of main sections need not conform to that of full-length papers. Short communications are 2 to 4 printed pages (about 6 to 12 manuscript pages) in length. Short communication is not intended to publish preliminary results. Only if these results are of exceptional interest and are particularly topical and relevant will be considered for publication. The pattern of writing Short Communication is similar to that of a regular article.


Essays: This category is for special items that are neither original research or review articles. This category includes commentaries, case studies, case report, opinions, literature reviews, historical reviews, and the like. Essays are commissioned, non-exhaustive review-type peer-reviewed articles that are aimed at students and non-specialist readers with the aim of informing and inspiring those with a limited background in a subject/topic. Essays can also be a venue for new and challenging ideas and are often more opinionated than Research and Review articles. Essays are between 1500 and 4500 words long with no more than 50 references. Essays are also to be peer reviewed. The pattern of writing Essay is similar to that of a review article.


Editorials: Letters from any of the editors are published monthly on matters of topical interest. Editorials are not to be peer reviewed.


Our Review Process

All manuscripts are reviewed by minimum of two (2) members of the reviewers’ board (see link http://www.onlineresearchjournals.org/IJER/reviewers.htm), external reviewers, or editors. Decisions would be made as rapidly as possible, and the journal strives to return atleast two (2) reviewers’ assessment to authors within 3 weeks of author’s submission. The editorial board will re-review (for publication approval) manuscripts that are accepted pending revision by the author. It is the goal of the OJER to publish manuscripts within a MONTH after submission if accepted by the editorial board.


Proofs and Reprints: Electronic proofs will be sent (e-mail attachment) to the corresponding author as a PDF file.  Page proofs are considered to be the final version of the manuscript. With the exception of typographical or minor clerical errors, no changes will be made in the manuscript at the proof stage.  Because OJER will be published freely online to attract a wide audience, authors will have free electronic access to the full text (in both HTML and PDF) of the article. Authors can freely download the PDF file from which they can print unlimited copies of their articles.


Copyright: Submission of a manuscript implies: that the work described has not been published before (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, or thesis) that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere; that if and when the manuscript is accepted for publication, the authors agree to automatic transfer of the copyright to the publisher.


Fees and Charges: Authors are required to pay a $400 handling fee. Publication of an article in the Online Journal of Education Research is not contingent upon the author's ability to pay the charges. Neither is acceptance to pay the handling fee a guarantee that the paper will be accepted for publication. Authors that may not be able to pay the $400, can request that the editorial office reduce the fee to an amount that the author can afford to pay. We only accept payment of handling fee after manuscript has been accepted for publication. The handling fee is used for the smooth operation of the journal. As an open access journal, OJER does not charge subscription fees to authors and researchers for viewing or downloading published articles. To successfully provide open access, OJER use a model in which our expenses—including those of peer review, journal production, employees salary, water bills, online advertising of published articles (through our publication alert services), electricity bills, expenses on purchasing diesel for plant, tax and online hosting and archiving—are recovered in part through the publication fee.



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