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Author Guidelines

General

Authors should note that only original articles are accepted for publication. Submission of a manuscript represents certification on the part of the author(s) that neither the article submitted, nor a version of it has been published, or is being considered for publication elsewhere. Articles are published after a blind peer review by at least two independent referees.

Νo article submission or publishing fees are charged towards the author/s.

Manuscripts should to be submitted to the appropriate journal’s section electronically via the journal’s webpage http://earthlab.uoi.gr/theste.

Before submitting a manuscript, authors should advise the review checklist that reviewers use to provide feedback on the articles.

Author(s) have to submit their article following the journal’s format.

 

Format of manuscripts

Normally, articles should be between 4000-7000 words, although in exceptional circumstances longer articles are considered.

Sections

The organization of the paper should be indicated by unnumbered sections with appropriate headings and subheadings. Footnotes are not accepted.

Figures and tables

Embed figures and tables in their appropriate place within the document. Centre figures and tables horizontally.

Figures should be referred to in text, described by subtitles and numbered in order of their appearance. Tables should be referred to in text and numbered in order of their appearance. Each table must have a descriptive title. Tables should not contain vertical lines.

References

References follow the current APA (American Psychological Association) style. References should relate only to material cited within text and be listed alphabetically. State author’s name, title of referenced work, editor’s name, title of book or periodical volume, issue, pages cited, and year of publication. Do not abbreviate titles. Please do not use ibid, op. cit., loc. cit., etc.

Examples of formatting references in APA style

Journal articles

Jimoyiannis A. (2010). Designing and implementing an integrated Technological Pedagogical Science Knowledge framework for science teacher’s professional development. Computers & Education, 55(3), 1259-1269.

Mikropoulos, T. A. & Natsis, A. (2010). Educational Virtual Environments: A Ten Year Review of Empirical Research (1999 – 2009). Computers & Education, 56(3), 769-780.

 

Books

Halloun, I. A. (2006). Modeling Theory in Science Education. New York: Springer-Verlag, Inc.

 

Chapters in volumes and conference proceedings

Bellou, J. (2008). Using Dynamic Visualization to Enhance Learning in Physical Geography. In A. Cartelli & M. Palma (Eds.), Encyclopedia of ICT (pp. 795-808). PA: IGI Global

 

Web

Mikropoulos, T. A. (2002). On the Pedagogy of Open and Distance Learning Systems. Retrieved June 30, 2007, from http://earthlab.uoi.gr/gr/03/Pubs05.php

 

Acknowledgements

Any acknowledgements that authors wish to make should be included in a separate headed section at the end of the manuscript.

 

It is a firm policy of this journal that no author can be subject to discrimination (either positive or negative) in terms of gender, race, religion and ethnicity. Articles will be published on the grounds of scientific merit alone. However, the editors retain the right to refuse publication of an article if there is substantiated evidence that it advocates or echoes sexist, racist, and/or insulting comments or views directed towards a social, religious or ethnic minority.

 

 

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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word (doc).
  3. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  4. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  5. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
 

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