Instructions for Authors

Manuscript Submission

Submission of a manuscript (both research papers and practice-based papers) should be original contributions i.e. it has not been published before or it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. It also means that its publication has been approved by all co-authors and also by the responsible authorities where the work has been carried out. The publisher will not be held legally responsible if there are any claims regarding above possible undesired copyright issues. All manuscripts will be checked for plagiarism (Urkund). Manuscripts should be sent by email to

Submission by an e-mail should include the following types of files:

  1. Title page and abstract (named as Titlepage.docx)
  2. Manuscript (named as Manuscript.docx)
  3. Artwork (collection of Figures and Tables in .jpg format, named as Figure 1.jpg, Figure 2.jpg, Table 1.jpg, Table 2.jpg, etc.)
Title Page and abstract

The title page should be submitted as a separate file and include the following:

  • A short informative title
  • The name(s), affiliation(s), address(es), and e-mails of all author(s). Please indicate who will be the corresponding author.
  • An abstract of maximum 300 words which should not contain any abbreviations or references
  • 4 to 6 keywords which describe your manuscript
  • Manuscripts should be submitted in Word and not include any information which may reveal name(s) of author(s). Manuscripts should be written in English. They should, normally, be no longer than 8,000 words, including all words on the title page, in artwork, and in references.
  • Use 12-point Times Roman for text.
  • Use single line spacing.
  • Use italics for emphasis.
  • Use the automatic page numbering function to number the pages. Page numbers should appear on the right-upper corners of pages.
  • Do not include any artwork (figures or tables) in your manuscript. They should be submitted separately.
  • Avoid use of footnotes and endnotes.
  • Save your file in docx format (Word 2007 or newer).
  • Use sub-headings for consecutive sections
  • Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter.
  • Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc. should not be mentioned in the first submission. They should be placed in a separate section before the reference list after acceptance of the article.
  • Manuscripts that are accepted for publication will be checked for spelling and formal style. If you are not writing in your native language, you may want to have your manuscript edited by a native speaker prior to submission.
Citation and References
  • Cite references in the text by name and year in parentheses. If there are more than one reference in a citation, they should be placed in chronological order. Page number should be given if certain text, figure or table is directly included in manuscript. Some examples
    • Despite the rapid growth of online learning in higher education, the dropout rates for online courses has reached 50 percent (Lee, Pate, & Cozart, 2015).
    • The student accesses all this information through his personal electronic device (smart phone, tablet etc.) in a familiar or even routine manner (Cochrane & Bateman 2010; Enders 2015; Taylor 2002).
    •  ’Pedagogy is not keeping up with technology’ (Munoz and Towner 2011, 1) and comprehensive guides for utilising Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for learning purposes are not able to respond to the rapid introduction and decline of specialist apps (Munoz & Towner, 2011).
    • The training of teachers to follow research lead pedagogy is claimed to be one cornerstone for the Nordic counties’ success in the OECD PISA tests (Young 2014).


  • The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Do not use footnotes or endnotes as a substitute for a reference list. Reference list entries should be in alphabetical order by the last names of the first author of each work. Journal names and book titles should be italicized. Some examples below:
  • Journal articles
    • Wash, P. D. (2014). Taking advantage of mobile devices: Using Socrative in the classroom. Journal of Teaching and Learning with Technology, 3(1), 99-101.
    • Lee, E., Pate, J., & Cozart, D. (2015). Autonomy support for online students. Technology Trends, 59 (4), 54-61.
    • Sansone, C., Fraughton, T., Zachary, J.L., Butner, J., and Heiner, C. (2011). Self-regulation of motivation when learning online: the importance of who, why and how. Educational Technology Research and Development, 59, 199–212. DOI 10.1007/s11423-011-9193-6
  • Books
    • Brown, L. V. (2007). Psychology of motivation. New York: Nova Publishers.
    • Atkins, L. & Wallace, S. (2012). Qualitative research in education. London: Sage Publications
  • Book chapter
    • Schunk, D.H. and C.A. Mullen (2013), “Motivation”, in J. Hattie and E.M. Anderman (eds.), International Guide to Student Achievement, Routledge, New York, pp. 67-69.
  • Online document
  • Conference paper
    • Florian, L. (2015). The Inclusive Pedagogical Approach. Voices from the north: Calling for Inclusion in Education. Conference publication. University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland.
  • Tables and figures are to be numbered and provided with a caption (title). While a figure caption is located under the figure, a table caption is located above the table (this is automatically taken care of if caption function of Microsoft Word is used).
  • Tables and figures should be referenced appropriately at the end of captions if they are adapted from other sources.
  • Tables and figures should be saved as .jpg files each and submitted separately as part of artwork.
  • There should not be any artwork in the manuscript. The places where artwork will be inserted in the manuscript should be indicated in separate lines like “Insert Figure 1 about here”, “Insert Table 1 about here”, etc.