Bulletin of Education & Research
  Bulletin of Education & Research
  Published by: Institute of Education & Research
Frequency: Tri-Annually  

Instructions for Author
Manuscript Format

Bulletin of Education & Research requires of the authors to use MS Word document format with 12-point Times New Roman font, double-spaced with 1 inch margins on all sides. The author's name, contact information, and institutional affiliation should appear on the title page only and not elsewhere. An abstract of 150-250 words and three to five keywords should follow the title page. The title should be brief and clear with no longer than 15 words. All headings should be bold with 12 point Times New Roman style with Capitalized each Word.

Manuscript Criteria for Publication
The fitness of a manuscript for publication in the BER is carefully reviewed-based on each of the dimensions listed below.

1. The study shows significance/relevance to educational areas.

The abstract briefly addresses the objective(s) of the study, research question(s), nature of the study, sample and sampling procedure, and the instrument(s). The research methodology is well written with the type of the research used. Validity and reliability of the instrument/s, whether the instruments were developed, adapted or adopted are clearly discussed. The nomenclature of the instruments and key constructs of each instrument have been clearly defined. Major findings of the study based on the research questions and/or hypotheses have been clearly described with detailed discussion section.

The paper includes the related literature based on latest researches (preferably last 5 years) that clearly shows linkage between researches in chronological order and which identifies gap in the literature that the researcher(s) want(s) to fill through their research. It includes theories and models related to the constructs and the author successfully links theory to the practice.
4. The paper clearly addresses the conceptual and/or theoretical framework(s).

5. Methods and procedures are clearly discussed. research questions have been, adequately addressed. Research design, population, sample and sampling, instrumentation, data collection, data analysis has been clearly reported.

6. Conclusions are drawn based findings consulting APA 7 style.

7. Overall contribution to the field of education with detailed discussion and implication. Discussion part is supported with latest relevant studies' findings. A few pertinent recommendations are given for future policy-makers and practitioners based on findings.

8. Manuscript is free of grammatical errors. Ideas are coherently organized. Overall presentation style is professional, and research-oriented terminologies are preferably used. The author is able to demonstrate academic writing.

Author Identification
5. The complete title of the article and the name of the author(s) should be types only on the first sheet to ensure anonymity in the review process. Subsequent pages should have no author names. But may carry a short title at the top. Information in text or references that would identify the author should be deleted from the manuscript (e.g. text citations of “my previous work”, especially when accompanied by a self-citation; a preponderance of the author’s own work in the reference list). These may be reinserted in the final draft. The first-named author or the co-author who will be handling the correspondence with the editor, clearing galleys, should submit a complete address and telephone number; fax numbers and e-mail addresses are also helpful.

All submissions should conform to the latest edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA 7th edition). Manuscripts that do not conform to the publication guidelines will be returned to the author. We prefer manuscripts of 20-25 pages in length, including references, tables, figures, title page, and abstract (5000-7000 words). A sample of table and figure components is given below.
  • Number: The table number (e.g. Table 1) appears above the table  in bold font 
  • Title: The table title appears one double-spaced line below the table number initalics.
  • Headings: All tables should include column headings, including  a heading for the leftmost column (stub heading)
  • Body:  The table body includes all the rows and columns of a table.  The body may be single space, one and a half spaced, or double spaced
  • Note: A note can appear below the table to describe the contents of the table that cannot be understood from the table title or body alone, (e.g. definitions of abbreviations, copyright attribution). Notes are double-spaced and flush left. Not all tables include table notes

  • Number: The figure number (e.g. Figure 1) appears above the figure in bold font.
  • Title: The figure title appears one double-spaced line below the table number in italics.
  • Size: The size of figure should be adjusted within page margin and centered.
  • Note: Where table can serve the purpose, avoid figure.

Manuscript Submission
Manuscripts to be considered for publication should be submitted to Managing Editor, Bulletin of Education & Research, University of the Punjab, Lahore at ber.ier@pu.edu.pk


Paper Processing and Publication Fee

The processing fee at the paper submission stage is PKR: 1000/-. If the paper is finally accepted, the principal author/contributor will have to pay PKR:3000/- as paper publication fee. A free copy will be provided to the principal/first author; co-author/s may get a published copy of the journal on payment as per BER policy.  
Note: There is no publication fee for international authors.  

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