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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.


All submitted manuscripts are subject to a double-blind review process, through an online system. The review process takes 4-5 weeks, and its primary focus is the novelty of the manuscripts and their contributions to chemistry and science education.

The manuscripts

The manuscript should be an original research paper which sufficiently contributes novelty to chemistry education research. Authors are requested to submit their papers electronically by using the IJCER online submission procedure. The corresponding author should also provide a statement that the manuscript is not concurrently being under consideration for publication elsewhere. The Editors will ignore submissions that do not follow these procedures.

Structure of the manuscripts

1. Title. The title should be clear and informative, and not more than 10 words.

2. Author's names and institutions. The author's names should be accompanied by the author's institutions and email addresses, without any academic title. For a joint paper, one of the authors should be notified as the corresponding author.

3. Abstract and keywords. The abstract should be less than 100 words. The keywords should be of 3 to 5 words or phrases. 

4. Introduction. This section explains the background of the study, a review of the previous researches in the area, and aims of the manuscripts. Importantly it should also show the significance and novelty of the research.

5. Methods. This section describes the appropriate tools of analysis along with the data and their sources.

6. Results and Discussion. This section explains the results of the study. It should be presented clearly and concisely. Author(s) should explore the novelty or the contribution of the work to the chemistry education literature.

7. Conclusion. This section concludes and provides policy implications, if any, of the study. The conclusion(s) should be at the same order with ones discussed in the body of the manuscript.

8. References. This section lists only the papers, books, or other types of publications referred to in the body of the manuscript.

General Writing Format

1. The manuscript is prepared in an A4 paper, single-sided, and single line spacing format. A new paragraph should start 5 characters from the left margin, using 10-size, Arial font type.

2. The manuscript is written in proper English.

3. The manuscript should be between 7 to 15 pages long.

4. The top and bottom margins are 1 inch.

5. The title is written using capital letters only at first word or special name (example: location name), 17 font size, center position.

6. Sub titles are written using capital letters only at first word or special name, 12 font size, starting from the left margin.

7. Sub of sub titles, if any, are written using capital letters only at first word or special name. They should be started from the left margin.

8. Sub of a sub of sub titles, if any, are written using capital letters only at the beginning of each word except for connecting words, all in italics. They should be started from the left margin.

9. All references should be those of the last ten years publication.

Specific Writing Format

1. Equations and formula should be numbered as (1), (2)...etc appearing to their right.

2.  Estimation results from a software package are not allowed to be directly presented in the paper. They should be presented in summary tables.


Tables and Figures

Tables and figures should be presented as follows:

1. The name of tables and figures should follow a numbering system (Arabic numbering system). The title of the tables and figures are placed at the top and the bottom respectively.

2. The tables and figures should provide the source of information, if any, at the bottom.

3. Any table should contain only heading and contents. The table contains row lines only without column lines. Note(s) and source(s) should be included underneath the table where appropriate.



Acknowledgment, if any, should be written as the foot-note of the manuscript's title.

Subjects and Authors Index

The authors should provide an index of the subject, namely the specific terms in the manuscript. The authors should also provide the index of authors, namely the key authors of papers referred to in the manuscript. Please write the family name followed by the given name.

The Authors are recommended to use Mendeley Reference software


The minimum number of references are 10 references, the reference can come from journals, books, proceedings, and patents, otherwise, those all are not allowed.  The reference should be minimum 10 years back except the basic theories taken from a book. The following references are an example of some sources:

  1. R. Chang and J. Overby, General Chemistry The Essential Concept (Publisher Name, Publisher City, 2010), pp. 25–30. (Book)
  2. J.D. Cutnell and K.W. Johnson, Physics, 9th ed. (Wiley, New York, 2012). (Book)
  3. H. M Shukla, A. I. Shah, P. J. Shah and D. S. Raj, J. Chem. 3, 3, 525-532 (2010). (Journal)
  4. J.M. Gonzalez-Leal, P. Krecmer, J. Prokop and S.R. Elliot, in: Photo-Induced Metastability in Amorphous Semiconductors, edited by A.V. Kolobov (Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2003), pp. 338-340
  5. R. T. Wang, “Title of Chapter,” in Classic Physiques, edited by R. B. Hamil (Publisher Name, Publisher City, 2009), pp. 212–213. (Compilation book)
  6. C. D. Smith and E. F. Jones, “Load-cycling in the cubic press,” in Shock Compression of Condensed Matter-2001, AIP Conference Proceedings 620, edited by M. D. Furnish et al. (American Institute of Physics, Melville, NY, 2009), pp. 651–654. (Proceeding)
  7. B. R. Jackson and T. Pitman, U.S. Patent No. 6,345,224 (8 July 2009). (Patent)
  8. D. L. Davids, “Recovery effects in binary aluminum alloys,” Ph.D. thesis, Harvard University, 2008. (Thesis)

Manuscript Template

The manuscript should be prepared according to the journal template. We provide a template to help you prepare your manuscript. To download it, click here.

How to send the manuscript

1. The manuscript in Microsoft word should be sent to the editor by clicking the Online Submission tab on our Website.
2. A brief bio that contains full name, academic title, institution, telephone, mobile number, and others should be written in the fields of data when registering online in the website submission.

Final Decision

Taking into account the results of the peer reviewing process, the decision as to the acceptability of each manuscript for publication will be notified to the author(s) through the website system in the following alternative conclusions:
a. Accepted without revision, or
b. Accepted with minor revision, or
c. Accepted with major revision, or
d. Rejected.