Pakistan Journal of Educational Research and Evaluation (PJERE)
 
  Pakistan Journal of Educational Research and Evaluation (PJERE)
  Published by: Department of Educational Research and Evaluation
  ISSN-2521-5752(Print)
        2520-0984(Online)
 
Frequency: Bi-annual  
 
 
   
 

Instructions for Author
 
 

PJERE requests authors to electronically submit their papers including the text, tables and artwork as an e-mail attachment and send it to: editor.pjere@pu.edu.pk


Manuscript preparation

The authors should pay close attention to the following aspects during the preparation of the manuscript:


  • It is the author's responsibility to conceal their identities throughout the manuscript except on the title page (numbered page 1).
  • Authors are strictly advised to present original work in their manuscripts. They should avoid any possibility that may present the work of others (or their own previously published work) as if it was their work. This can be achieved by crediting the source of information whenever and wherever needed. Please note that PJERE has a very firm policy against plagiarism or self-plagiarism.
  • The materials, views, and beliefs presented in published paper(s) of PJERE rest solely with the author(s). PJERE team does not take any liability of the authors' opinions.
  • The title page should include information about: title, running head, author by line, institutional affiliation, corresponding author's details, and author note as indicated in APA manual, 6th edition.
  • An abstract of 150 to 200 words should be provided on a separate page, (numbered page 2). The authors should provide a maximum of 5 keywords right in the next line where the abstract ends.
  • The text should start on a separate page, (numbered page 3).
  • The authors may choose to follow either British or American English, however it should be consistently followed throughout the manuscript.
  • The references, tables, figures, and appendices should all start on separate pages.
  • Once the manuscript is put together in the correct order, the numbering should begin with the title page consecutively passing through the whole manuscript. (Please refer to APA manual, 6th edition. for detailed guidelines at http://www.apastyle.org/
  • PJERE recommends using a uniform typeface, Times New Roman, with 12-point font size in accordance with the APA manual, 6th edition.
  • The whole manuscript should be double-spaced. Authors are advised to consult APA manual, 6th edition. for further information regarding formatting, margins, layout, line length and alignment, paragraphs and indentations, special characters, page numbers and running heads, spelling checks etc.
  • Once the manuscript is put together in the correct order, the numbering should begin with the title page consecutively passing through the whole manuscript. (Please refer to APA manual, 6th edition. for detailed guidelines at http://www.apastyle.org/


Cover Letter
The authors are advised to attach a cover letter along with their manuscripts. The cover letter should include the following elements. 

  1. Specific details about the manuscript (title, length in words, number of tables and figures, etc)
  2. Information regarding any previous presentation of the data (e.g., conference presentation, thesis)
  3. A statement declaring that the manuscript contains original, primary work which is neither previously published, nor is under consideration for publication elsewhere
  4. A statement declaring that all contributing authors are in agreement with the order of authorship and content of the manuscript
  5. A statement that the manuscript does not contain any interpretation that may directly hurt any section of the community on the basis of race, religion or socio-cultural aspects.
  6. Details of the corresponding author (e.g., telephone and fax numbers, e mail address, mailing address) for future correspondence

Length
The approximate length of the manuscript should range between 4000 to 8000 words (excluding references, tables, figures and appendices).

Copyright
PJERE is published by the Department of Educational Research and Evaluation, Institute of Education and Research, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Consequently, the copyright of all the materials published in the PJERE rests with the Department of Educational Research and Evaluation, IER, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. However, the papers published within PJERE solely reflect the views of the authors. The Editorial Board or the publishing authority do not necessarily agree with the ideas presented in the papers, nor do they have any responsibility for the accuracy of the content.

Reference style
The authors are advised to follow APA manual, 6th ed. for guidelines regarding in-text citations and reference list. It is the responsibility of the authors to ensure that all the references cited in the text are also present in the reference list (and vice-versa). Please find the guide on APA referencing style at the following web link: http://www.apastyle.org/

Submission checklist
The authors are encouraged to review the 'Checklist for Manuscript Submission' (APA manual, 6th ed. pp. 241-243) before submitting their work to PJERE.

 
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