International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 2834-7919   |  e-ISSN: 1554-5210

Submission Information

Author Guidelines

  1. Submission Information
  2. Review Process
  3. After Acceptance
  4. Article Withdrawal
  5. Appeals


1. Submission Information

All manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the form and style as outlined in the American Psychological Association Publication Manual (7th ed.). Manuscripts should be double-spaced, including references, notes, abstracts, quotations, and tables. The title page should be followed by an abstract of 150 to 300 words. Tables and references should follow APA style and be double-spaced.Manuscript must be typed in Times New Roman font size 12-point, with 1" margins all round.Normally, manuscripts should not exceed 30 pages (double-spaced), including tables, figures, and references. Manuscripts should not be simultaneously submitted to another journal, nor should they have been published elsewhere in considerably similar form or with considerably similar content. The full text file must not contain author information.

Author information file should be uploaded separately as "Cover page file for editor". This document should include, for each author, name, institutional affiliation, mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address, a brief biographical statement, disclosure (conflict of interest) statement, and funding details (if relevant).

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1a. Conflicts of Interest

A potential conflict of interest may arise from financial relationships, personal relationships or competition, academic competition, or differences in ideologies or beliefs. They can be personal, commercial, political, academic or financial. Authors are requested to disclose interests that are directly or indirectly related to the work submitted for publication.  As an author,  you will have to submit a statement ensuring that:

1. Any financial support you receive (fund, donation, sponsorship) is approved.

2. A commercial or financial relationship with potential for a conflict of interest is described in the cover letter.

3. You have not signed an agreement with your sponsor that will make the results of your research biased in any way.

4. There is no conflict of interest between the authors of the article.

If you think there is any potential conflict of interest, please describe it in the cover file.

For example;

Disclosure statement: The authors whose names are listed below declared the following details of affiliation or involvement in an organization or entity with a financial or non-financial interest in the subject matter or materials discussed in this manuscript.

If there is no disclosure of any conflict of interest, we will publish the following statement: "No potential conflict of interest was declared by the authors".

Authors are responsible for correctness of the statements provided in the manuscript. The Managing Editor reserves the right to reject submissions that do not meet the guidelines described in this section.

1b. Funding details

Authors must provide all details required by their funding and grant-awarding agencies as follows:
For single agency grants
This study was supported by the [Funding Agency] under Grant [number ...].
For multiple agency grants
This study was supported by the [Funding Agency #1] under Grant [number ....]; [Funding Agency #2] under Grant [number ...]; and [Funding Agency #3] under Grant [number ....].

1c. CRediT Author Statement

IJPE mandates CRediT (Contributor Roles Taxonomy) to provide authors the opportunity to share an accurate and detailed description of their diverse contributions to the published work.

• The corresponding author is responsible for ensuring that the descriptions are accurate and agreed by all authors.
• The role(s) of all authors should be listed, using the relevant CRediT categories.
• Authors may have contributed in multiple roles.
• CRediT in no way changes the journal’s criteria to qualify for authorship.

CRediT Classification:

  • Conceptualization: Ideas; formulation or evolution of overarching research goals and aims.
  • Data Curation: Management activities to annotate (produce metadata), scrub data and maintain research data (including software code, where it is necessary for interpreting the data itself) for initial use and later reuse.
  • Formal Analysis: Application of statistical, mathematical, computational, or other formal techniques to analyze or synthesize study data.
  • Funding Acquisition: Acquisition of the financial support for the project leading to this publication.
  • Investigation: Conducting a research and investigation process, specifically performing the experiments, or data/evidence collection.
  • Methodology: Development or design of methodology; creation of models.
  • Project Administration: Management and coordination responsibility for the research activity planning and execution.
  • Resources: Provision of study materials, reagents, materials, patients, laboratory samples, animals, instrumentation, computing resources, or other analysis tools.
  • Software: Programming, software development; designing computer programs; implementation of the computer code and supporting algorithms; testing of existing code components.
  • Supervision: Oversight and leadership responsibility for the research activity planning and execution, including mentorship external to the core team.
  • Validation: Verification, whether as a part of the activity or separate, of the overall replication/reproducibility of results/experiments and other research outputs.
  • Visualization: Preparation, creation and/or presentation of the published work, specifically visualization/data presentation.
  • Writing – Original Draft Preparation: Creation and/or presentation of the published work, specifically writing the initial draft (including substantive translation).
  • Writing – Review & Editing: Preparation, creation and/or presentation of the published work by those from the original research group, specifically critical review, commentary or revision – including pre- or post-publication stages.

Sample CRediT author statement:

Author 1 : Conceptualization and Methodology. Author 2 : Writing- Original draft preparation. Author 3 : Visualization, Investigation. Author 4: Supervision. Author 5 : Validation. Author 6 : Writing- Reviewing and Editing.

2. Review Process

All submissions will be reviewed initially by the editors for appropriateness to IJPE. If the editor considers the manuscript to be appropriate, it will then be sent for anonymous review. Final decision will be made by the editors based on the reviewers’ recommendations. All process -submission, review, and revision- is carried out by e-Journal Management System. The submissions should be written using MS-WORD or compatible word processors. IJPE has a policy of screening for plagiarism. 

The accepted manuscripts undergo the processes of plagiarism detection, preparation of bibliography, cross-reference and reference check, layout and galley, language editing, assigning a DOI number and being put into early release. The manuscripts in early release are published in the volume and issue determined by the editorial board. For more information about the peer review process:

3. After Acceptance

Once your manuscript has been accepted, all correspondence will be sent to the email address of your corresponding author.

  1. The editorial office will give a final check of your manuscript.
  2. Your manuscript will go to our production team to prepare your proof.
  3. You’ll get an email with a timeline for your proof, and the contact email for the Production Editor:
  4. Your article will go through four stages before your proof (approximately 10-15 days after payment for Open Access):
    • Clean up
    • Copy editing
    • Typesetting
    • Plagiarism detection
  5. You’ll receive an e-mail where you can access your paper. You will be able to view the tracked changes to see the edits made during the copy editing stage.
  6. Using the annotation tool you can add comments, answer any questions raised during the copy editing stage, as well as make direct changes to your paper.
  7. Within 2 working days of receiving the proof message, the paper will need to be signed back to Production in the proofing system. Let the Production Editor know if you won’t be able to make this deadline.
  8. Any changes you highlighted will be addressed by the production editor
  9. Your article will be published both in a print and an Open Access issue after the proof.

3a. Article Processing Charges (APC) Information

International Journal of Progressive Education (IJPE) is owned by a non-profit association, International Association of Educators striving to advance knowledge about education, to encourage scholarly inquiry related to education, and to serve the public good. Any surplus generated is either used to support the activities of the association, for investments in new staff and the enhancement of our services for doctoral and early career scholars. IJPE is published under the Print Subscription and Open Acess publishing models.There are no submission fees for this journal. In order to get the subscription information of the journal, please visit:

Authors pay a one-time Article Processing Charge (APC) to support the publication process of their accepted articles. This fee covers the costs of peer review, editing, production (including PDF and other formats), and dissemination. Importantly, there are no charges for rejected submissions, no submission fees, and no surcharges based on article length, figures, or supplementary data. Additionally, certain item types like editorials, corrections, and addendums are published free of charge.

Total publication fee (APC) per article is 200 USD.

For transparency, we provide a detailed breakdown of how APCs are used. This breakdown aligns with recommendations from the Fair Open Access Alliance and ensures full compliance with Plan S requirements, both of which promote sustainable and transparent open access publishing practices.

3b. Publishing Operations & Projects

INASED develops and maintains its own electronic submission and peer-review website. INASED also runs several platforms to offer different types of services for member associations and doctoral and early career scholars.

3c. Journal publication

  • Triaging: Filtering of manuscripts upon submission by editorial staff.
  • Organization of peer-review: INASED provides a high degree of assistance to Editors so that they can  focus more on editorial decisions. 
  • Production: Copy-editing, typesetting, PDF conversion, and language editing. The APC includes minor English editing by native English speakers. The APC does not cover extensive English editing.
  • Proofreading: Corresponding with authors to approve the final text and requesting any missing information.
  • Other editorial assistance: Handling any questions and requests for support before submission, during the editorial and peer-review process, or post-publication.
  • Indexing & archiving: INASED has a dedicated team that works to continuously expand post-publication coverage of all journals within the main academic databases, scope-specific databases and country-specific journal ranking lists.
  • Plagiarism Detection: In accordance with its publishing policies, IJPE obliges each study that has undergone the "Blind Review Process" to be detected for plagiarism to protect the integrity of the study. Therefore, the accepted manuscripts are detected for plagiarism by a company chosen by the editorial board.

3d. Editorial Fees

INASED pays a travel grant to the Editors-in-Chief and the Managing Editors. 

3e. Discounts and waivers

Corresponding authors without access to institutional funding options with primary affiliations based in countries defined by the World Bank as Low-Income Economies, can apply for a 100% fee waiver.

4. Article Withdrawal

IJPE champions comprehensive and thorough publishing for researchers and libraries, recognizing that this goal is best achieved through the publication of reliable and groundbreaking research articles. However, in instances where a study or article needs to be withdrawn, the International Association of Educators' publishing policies stipulate that both the author(s) and the editorial board share certain responsibilities. These responsibilities are outlined below:

4a. Authors

If the author(s) finds a mistake in their study which is unpublished or in early release or review process, they are obliged to cooperate with the editor of the journal during the withdrawal process.

The author(s) who wants to withdraw their study which is in review process is obliged to fill in the "Artical Withdral Form", scan it with signature(s) on it and send the form via e-mail to the editorial board at The editorial board will return to the author(s) within a week, evaluating the request for withdrawal.

The papers the copyright of which is transferred to IJPE during the submission process cannot be submitted to other journals for review unless they are approved for withdrawal.

4b. Editors

The editorial board of IJPE holds the responsibility of starting an investigation about a study if a suspicion arises that the study includes plagiarism and/or it has copyright issues.

If the editorial board detects breach of copyright or plagiarism for the manuscripts in review process, they retract the study from review and cancel its review process by sending a detailed document to the author(s) showing what was detected and where in the study.

If the editorial board detects breach of copyright or plagiarism for the articles published in an issue or in early release, the retraction and reporting procedures are applied according to statements indicated below in 1 week at the latest:

The study which is detected to have plagiarism is labelled as "Retraction:" in the electronic environment.

  1. Instead of the Abstract and Full Text, the reasons why the study has been retracted, detailed evidence and the statements (if any) of the affiliated institution about the issue are published electronically.
  2. The study is announced as "Retraction" on the main page of the journal's web page.
  3. The study is included in the contents of the first issue of the journal to be published after the date of retraction as "Retraction: Article Title", and from its first page onwards the reasons why it has been retracted and the original citations are shared with the public and researchers.
  4. The institutions that the author(s) is affiliated with are informed about the retraction.
  5. The retraction reports indicated above are sent to the institutions where the journal is indexed and to the National Library of Turkey so that they are recorded in index directories and catalogues.

Furthermore, if there are any publishers or editorial boards through whom the author(s) had their studies published before, the editorial board of IJPE can make suggestions to these parties that the published studies of the author(s) who has plagiarised should be reviewed for validity and reliability or be retracted.

5. Appeals

The author(s) retains the right to appeal against the reports produced by the editorial and scientific boards upon the completion of the review process at Education and Science. The author(s) should send their reasons for appeal in a scientific manner and by showing references to The appeal will be examined by the editorial board within one month the latest (the field editor and reviewers of the manuscript may be asked to share their opinions about the appeal) and the author(s) will be informed of any positive or negative result. If the result is positive, the editorial board assigns new reviewers that have expertise in the subject of the manuscript and re-starts the review process.

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