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Requirements and guidelines for publishing with Education Futures



All manuscripts must be prepared according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th edition). Manuscripts are expected to be copyedited for bias-free and inclusive language, acknowledging diversity and conveying respect to all people (see Chapter 5 of the Publication Manual). Additional guidance on APA Style is available on the APA Style website.

Formatting instructions, as well as instructions on preparing tables, figures, references, metrics, and abstracts, appear in the Manual.

List references in alphabetical order. Each listed reference should be cited in the text, and each text citation should be listed in the References section. The Purdue Online Writing Lab has published an excellent resource for writing with the APA format. Mendeley or other citation management tools may be useful in producing properly-formatted APA-style references.

Manuscripts that do not conform to the APA style will not be considered for publication.

Additional requirements

The use of endnotes in submitted work is prohibited. Authors are kindly requested to minimize any use of footnotes.

EPS, Adobe Illustrator, or SVG files are required for any vector/line art submitted.

Photographs and bit-mapped images must be submitted in full-resolution and must printable at a resolution of at least 300dpi at their intended print size. If any photograph has been altered, the original file must also be submitted to Education Futures.

All manuscript submissions must be in a file format readable by Microsoft Word.

Use of English

Education Futures publishes for a diverse, global audience, and strives to make all ideas shared accessible to all. All final manuscripts must be submitted in clear, grammatically-correct English. Further, all text must be readable by a general audience. The use of highly technical or academic jargon is discouraged.

If you are not a native English speaker, we recommend that you have your manuscript professionally edited before submission or read by a native English-speaking colleague. Optionally, Education Futures can provide this service for a fee. Professional editing will enable reviewers and future readers to more easily read and assess the content of submitted manuscripts. All accepted manuscripts undergo general language editing. An additional fee, however, will be charged to authors if extensive English corrections must be made by Education Futures. If Education Futures needs to edit a text, the basic fee charged is USD $75 per hour of work estimated.

No fees (unless if you ask for our help)

Education Futures does not charge fees to process or publish articles or chapters. Likewise, as all Education Futures publications are published under an open model, authors will not receive monetary compensation for their contributions to works published by Education Futures.

In cases where significant proofing or copyediting of text is required, Education Futures may refer authors to a writing specialist, who may charge fees for their service. At an author's option, Education Futures can provide fee-based editing services at a rate of USD $0.08 per word edited.

Open access

All Education Futures publications are released under the 'diamond' model of open access publishing. Upon final acceptance of a text, authors will be asked to complete a license agreement, assigning publication rights to Education Futures under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license. Authors always have a right to reuse and distribute their work freely, including in digital repositories of their choice. For more information on Education Futures' approach to open access publishing, visit educationfutures.com/licensing.


Plagiarism is unacceptable. If plagiarism is detected during the peer review process, the manuscript will be rejected. If plagiarism is detected after publication, we will retract your work or issue a correction.

Your manuscript should not contain any information that has already been published. If you include already published figures or images, please obtain the necessary permission from the copyright holder to publish under the CC-BY-SA license and submit evidence of permission to Education Futures.

All named authors in a work must have participated in the research and/or article preparation. Further, all authors must disclose any financial and personal relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence (or bias) their work. Authors are also requested to identify who provided financial support for the conduct of the research and/or preparation of the work and to briefly describe the role of the sponsor(s), if any, in any capacity or phase of the construction of the work submitted.

Those who contributed to the work but do not meet our authorship criteria should be listed in the work's acknowledgments with a description of the contribution. Authors are responsible for ensuring that anyone named in the acknowledgments agrees to be named.


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