Criteria and general regulations
- A research article should focus primarily on an original research contribution supported by empirical data and results. This type of original study should include a description of the issues discussed and their context in relation to past knowledge on the topic. Relevant theories should be provided, research design decisions should be rationalized, and research methodologies should be documented in sufficient depth for their quality to be assessed. The data must support the interpretation of the results. In the conclusion, the importance of the results for furthering research or practice in large-scale education assessments should be explained.
- This publication is written in English. Therefore, the articles must be written in this language.
- Articles submitted for publication must be original and cannot have been previously submitted to or considered by another publication. Otherwise, the authors are responsible for any inconvenience.
- The META: Journal of Science and Technological Education is a journal with open access. Open access grants users the right to read, download, distribute, copy, print, search, and create links to the complete texts of the articles.
- The editorial board will review and analyze the submitted papers; if they do not conform to the journal's aims and priorities, they will not be considered for publication.
- The publishing committee is authorized to make any required corrections to grammar and spelling in the texts.
- Manuscripts that satisfy the fundamental requirements of META: Journal of Science and Technological Education will be given to at least two reviewers for comments.
- Copyrights of published papers should be given to the journal, whereas legal and scientific responsibility should belong with the authors.
- The papers published in META: Journal of Science and Technological Education may be cited if they are appropriately cited.
- The submitted papers will be reviewed for instances of plagiarism using Turnitin and iThenticate. Plagiarism-tainted papers are promptly rejected.
- META: Journal of Science and Technological Education is an Open Access Journal which doesn't charge publication fee.
You may use this template that has been adjusted to the journal's format for your ease.
The following word processor file types are accepted for the primary document of the article: Microsoft word (DOC, DOCX) and Rich text format (RTF).
Page layout should be arranged as A4 Portrait, margins: 3.5cm all around.
Typically, the article should include the following sections (Heading 1): introduction, method, findings and discussion, and conclusion.
The entire document, including the reference list, must be formatted with a single line spacing. Each paragraph must be composed in Times New Roman, 12 pt. The initial letter of each word must be capitalized.
If abbreviations are used in the article, they must be defined upon first appearance.
Heading 2 (Subheading)
Heading 3 (Subheading)
Heading 4 (Subheading)
Avoid confusing heading levels. It is inappropriate to follow a heading 1 with a heading 3.
The title of the article must be written in capital letters, have a maximum of 22 words, and be formatted in Times New Roman, 14 point font, and bold text. After the title, a single line gap must be left.
The name and surname of the author(s), affiliated Institution, and country must be written. Please indicate the corresponding author, only the email address of the correspondence author should be provided. If you want to make the contact information of the other authors accessible, please provide it in the biographical statement at the conclusion of your article.
The abstract must be between 150 and 230 words long and written in Times New Roman 11 pt. The Abstract must be divided into the following sections:
- Background, the context and purpose of the study;
- Methods, how the study was conducted and the rationale for selecting specific procedures;
- Results, the primary findings; and
- Conclusions, a brief summary and prospect implications.
Please use acronyms minimally and do not mention sources in the abstract. Below the abstract, you must provide 4-7 key words.
The Introduction section should establish the background of the investigation, its objectives, an overview of the current literature, and the importance of this study.
The methods section must contain:
- Objective, approach, and setting of the study.
- Characteristics of participants or material descriptions.
- A detailed description of all applied procedures and techniques. In general, generic names should be used.
- The form of statistical analysis used, including, if necessary, a power calculation.
- Studies involving human participants, data, tissue, or animals must contain an ethics approval and consent statement.
FINDINGS AND DISCUSSION
This section should provide the study's findings, as well as, if applicable, the statistical analysis results, which must be given either in the text or as tables and figures. In addition to discussing the relevance of the findings in the context of existing research, this section should also address the limitations of the study.
This section should clearly outline the main conclusions and explain the significance and relevance of the study to the field.
Submissions must adhere to the APA 7th edition style and citation requirements. Authors are advised to interact the American Psychological Association's Publication Manual (7th ed, 2020). http://www.apastyle.org/.
Slifka, M.K., & Whitton, J.L. (2000). Clinical implications of dysregulated cytokine production. Journal of Molecular Medicine, 78(2), 74-80. https://www.doi.org/10.1007/s001090000086.
Calfee, R.C., & Valencia, R.R. (1991). APA guide to preparing manuscripts for journal publication. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
German emigrants database (1998). Historisches Museum Bremerhaven. http://www.deutsche-auswanderer-datenbank.de. Accessed 1 January 2008.
In tables, font size 10 Times New Roman must be used, and vertical lines must be avoided with the exception of the table's heading. The table must have its number and title written above it. Please refer to the table's number and not its location. Replace "see table below/above" with "see Table 2."
Images or figures can be supplied as usual. Below each figure's number and title must be written. Please refer to the number and not the place of the figure. Replace "please refer to the figures below/above" with "please refer to figure 2".