Innovation and

ISSN(Online) 2524-8502


Home For Authors Guidelines

Enacted: November 2, 2012 / Revised: January 31, 2019

All authors are encouraged to read the ‘Guidelines for Authors’ before submission. When submitting a manuscript via the website, you will be guided stepwise through the creation and uploading of the various files. The system automatically generates an electronic (PDF) proof, which is then used for reviewing purposes. All correspondence, including the editor’s request for revision and final decision, is sent by e-mail.

Article 1. (Classification of Papers)

Innovation and Education invites mainly research papers. Research Papers are those including original or pioneering contents on a specific topic. Papers are classified as empirical research and non-empirical research.

1-1. (Empirical Research Papers) Empirical Research articles answer questions based on data that can be analyzed quantitatively or qualitatively. Articles that fall under this category should also be based on theories and literature but are genuinely data-driven in nature. A systemic review papers could be included in this category as research articles reviewed could be considered data for analysis.
1-2. (Non-empirical Research Papers) Non-Empirical Research articles focus more on theories, methods and their implications for education research. Non-Empirical Research can include comprehensive reviews and articles that focus on methodology. It should rely on empirical research literature as well but does not need to be essentially data-driven.
In addition to research articles, we also accept comments and replies on the papers already published in Innovation and Education. Replies include answers by the author(s) of the paper commented upon.
1-3. (Research Section) The journal addresses and connects seven main areas of research in education: advances in theories of education; digital learning and teaching; STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics) and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics education) education; innovation and higher education; innovation and teacher education; innovation and life-long learning; Advances in Teaching Practices. When submitting a manuscript, the authors should choose one area to which the research topic belongs.

Article 2. (Code of Ethics)

All the manuscripts submitted should follow the code of ethics. The editors with the help of reviewers check plagiarism by using a plagiarism checker software. Any ethical violations found in the process of or after publication may result in a retraction of submission or publication.

Article 3. (Submission of Manuscripts)

All authors are requested to follow the instructions (including ethical statement) of the journal. Manuscripts can be submitted anytime. After completing the author check list form, author(s) should send "author check list", "Consent to Publish" and "manuscript" to the journal submission site.

Article 4. (Language)

The Journal uses American English and the editors reserve the right to alter usage to that end.

Article 5. (File Format and Length)

Text files should preferably be in Microsoft Word format and saved as .doc, .txt or .rtf. Illustrations files should always be submitted separately as source files. Manuscripts should normally be between 6,000-10,000 words.

Article 6. (Cover Letter)

Provide a cover letter that includes the following information: An explanation of why your manuscript should be published in Innovation and Education; An explanation of any issues relating to journal policies; A declaration of any potential competing interests; Confirmation that all authors have approved the manuscript for submission; Confirmation that the content of the manuscript has not been published, or submitted for publication elsewhere. If you are submitting a manuscript to a particular special issue, please refer to its specific name in your covering letter.

Article 7. (Manuscript Structure)

The order of the manuscript is cover page, title page and main body.

7-1. (Cover Page) The cover page consists of the full title of the manuscript, the names, affiliations, and e-mail addresses of all author(s), paper classifications (refer to Article 1), and the names, addresses and e-mail addresses of three potential referees (optional). Indicate who is the corresponding author.
7-2. (Title Page) The title page consists of the full title of the manuscript, abstract, and keywords. The abstract should provide a summary of the key points not exceeding 250 words. The abstract and keyword should not contain displayed mathematical equations, footnotes, references, graphics, or tabular material. Up to 6 key words should be provided for indexing purposes.
7-3. (Main Body) The order of sections in the main body is as follows: title, introduction, main text with appropriate subsections, results and discussion, conclusion, acknowledgment, author’s contributions, funding, competing interests, and references. English captions of tables (and/or figures, photos) and tables (and/or figures, photos). References, tables (and/or figures, photos) and units and symbols should follow Article 5, 6 and 7, respectively.

Article 8. (Citations and References)

The journal uses APA style (7th edition) for citations and references. Several informative web sites include the following:
(1) APA style website:
(2) APA Formatting and Style Guide by the Online Writing Lab of Purdue University: format.html

8-1. (Quotation) If you are directly quoting from a work, you will need to include the author, year of publication, and page number for the reference. Place direct quotations that are 40 words or longer in a free-standing block of typewritten lines and omit quotation marks. Start the quotation on a new line, indented 1/2 inch from the left margin, i.e., in the same place you would begin a new paragraph.
8-2. (In-text Citation) When articles of single Author are referred to, Clarke (1983) or, if the author's name is mentioned in the narrative, Clarke (1983); when articles of two Authors are referred to (Wanzala & Nyamai, 2018) or, if the authors names are mentioned in the narrative: Wanzala and Nyamai (2018).
8-3. (Reference List) Your reference list should appear at the end of your paper. All lines after the first line of each entry in your reference list should be indented one-half inch from the left margin. This is called hanging indentation. Present book titles in full and italicize them. Present journal titles in full, capitalize all major words in the titles of journals and Italicize journal titles and volume number. Give the last name and first/middle initials for all authors of a particular work up to and including 20 authors. If available, provide DOI in the reference citation. Examples of book (single author), book section, journal article, report and web page are the following:

  • Cohen, L., Marion, L., & Morrison, K. (2018). Research methods in education (8th ed.). Routledge
  • Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year of publication). Title of chapter. In E. E. Editor & F. F. Editor (Eds.), Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle (pp. pages of chapter). Publisher. DOI (if available)
  • Clark, R. E. (1983). Reconsidering research on learning from media. Review of Educational Research, 53, 445–449.
  • Heinrich, C. J., Aduana, J. D., & Martin, C. (2020). The potential and prerequisites of effective tablet integration in rural Kenya. British Journal of Educational Technology, 51(2), 498–514.
  • UNESCO, (2012). ICT in primary education: Analytical survey. UNESCO Institute of Information Technologies in Education.
  • Lastname, F. M. (Year, Month Date). Title of page. Site name. URL

Article 9. (Tables, Figures and Photos)

Include tables, figures and photos in the main text as the word processor allows. Captions of tables, figures and photos should be written in English. The table number and caption should be placed top left corner of the table while figure and photo number should be placed bottom left corner of the figure and photo. If non-English is included any part of figures and photos, provide English translations as needed.
Figures and photos should have a proper format for electronic publishing (png and eps files are preferred with resolution over 300 dpi). Since figures are size on the basis of their content and detail, the font size should be chosen with this in mind.

Article 10. (Galley Proofs)

Upon acceptance, a PDF of the article proofs will be sent to authors by e-mail to check for factual and typographic errors. In principle, the author(s) are not allowed to modify the text while checking the galley proofs.

Article 11. (Publication Charges)

An article-processing charge (APC) applies for each article accepted for publication in Innovation and Education. The APC ranges from $200-400. Author(s) are requested to pay APC before online publication. Article-processing charge waivers or discounts are granted on a case-by-case basis to authors with insufficient funds. Authors can request a waiver or discount during the submission process. For further details, see our article-processing charge page.

Article 12. (Copyright and License Agreement)

As an Open Access journal, the author(s) keep full copyright and the corresponding author(s) must provide KNUE (“the publisher” hereafter) permission to publish by signing a Consent to Publish. During submission, you will need to accept and confirm the following conditions:

  • All authors of the manuscript have read and agreed to its content and are accountable for all aspects of the accuracy and integrity of the manuscript.
  • That the article is original, has not already been published in a journal, and is not currently under consideration by another journal
  • That you agree to the terms of Copyright and License Agreement. For more information see our Copyright policy.

Contact Address: For any questions or problems relating to your manuscript please contact the journal’s editorial office at: For any questions about Editorial Manager, authors can also contact the system manager at: email address here

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ISSN(Online) 2524-8502