Online Journal of Education Research

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Online Journal of Education Research (ISSN 2277-0860) is a multidisciplinary, peer review, open access, international journal that publishes outstanding research and review articles as well as book review, short communications and essays 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 scientific excellence. All papers submitted to the journal for publication are to undergo rigorous peer evaluation and if accepted for publication, we will publish same within 72 hours of its acceptance.


Papers submitted should be with the understanding that they have not been published prior to it submission to the journal and are not under consideration for publication by another journal. The corresponding author is responsible for ensuring that the article's publication has been approved by all the co-authors. We will strive to acknowledge receipt of submitted articles within 48 hours of submission.


Electronic submission of manuscripts is strongly encouraged and 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.


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.


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.


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 assessment to authors within 2 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 of submission.


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.


References: In-text citations should follow the APA format and it is advice that references should not be more than ten (10) years old. Ensure that the author's last name and the year of publication in bracket are used in the in-text citation. See example; Kogosi (2011) defined antigens as..... When the authors are two (2), the reference should be cited as Kogosi and Julius (2011) defined antigens as..... If the authors are more than two (2), then the name of the first author and et al. should be used. E.g Kogosi et al. (2011) have reported the presence of H.pylori antigens in the glomerulu of membranous patients. Within a paragraph, you need not include the year in subsequent references. E.g Smith (1997) compared reaction times. Smith also found that... The names of groups that serve as authors (e.g. corporations, associations, government agencies, and study groups) are usually spelled out each time they appear in a text citation. If it will not cause confusion for the reader, names may be abbreviated thereafter: First citation: (National Institute of Mental Health [NIMH], 1999). Subsequent citations: (NIMH, 1999). To cite a specific part of a source, indicate the page, chapter, figure, table or equation at the appropriate point in the text: (Nwenne & Onyia, 2012, p. 10); (Wilmarth, 1981, Chapter 3). When citing a work which is discussed in another work, include the original author's name in an explanatory sentence, and then include the source you actually consulted in your parenthetical reference and in your reference list. E.g Smith argued that...(as cited in Andrews, 2011).


Cited references should be listed under the heading REFERENCES in their alphabetical order. For further guidance, see below;




Bujard H, Peschke U, Beuk V, Gentz R,  Le Grice  S (1985). Efficient utilization of Escherichia coli transcriptional signals in Bacillus subtilis. J Mol Biol, 186: 175-182.


Farrant JM, Mundree SG (2002). Some physiological and molecular insights into the mechanisms of desiccation tolerance in the resurrection plant Xerophyta viscasa Baker.  In Cherry et al. (eds) Plant tolerance to abiotic stresses in Agriculture: Role of Genetic Engineering, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Netherlands, pp 201-222.


Hirschl AM (1994). Helicobacter pylori: pathogens, pathomechanisms and epidemiology. Wien Klin Wochenschr. 106(17): 538-42.


Kanbay M, Kasapoglu B, Turgut F, Uz E, Bavbek N, Akcay A (2007). Helicobacter pylori: a major risk factor for endothelial dysfunction? Med Hypotheses. 69(1): 227-228.


Sugimoto T, Furukawa T, Maeda T, Somura M, Uzu T, Kashiwagi A (2013). Marked reduction of proteinuria after eradication of gastric Helicobacter pylori infection in a patient with membranous nephropathy: coincidental or associated? Intern Med, 46(17): 1483-1484.


Short Communications

Short Communications are limited to a maximum of two figures and one table. They should present a complete study that is more limited in scope than is found in full-length papers. The items of manuscript preparation listed above apply to Short Communications with the following differences: (1) Abstracts are limited to 100 words; (2) instead of a separate Materials and Methods section, experimental procedures may be incorporated into Figure Legends and Table footnotes; (3) Results and Discussion should be combined into a single section.


Copyright: Authors retains copyright to their article.


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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