Submission guidelines

Guidelines for submission of Papers

The International Journal of Emotional Education is an academic peer-reviewed journal providing space for high quality, empirically based papers and reports on effective intervention and evaluation in the area of emotional education. The papers and reports are accessible to practitioners working in the area. A key feature of the journal will be the variety of papers or reports which will be published. Papers may vary from 5,000 to 6,000 words, but may not exceed 7,000 words including references, figures, tables and appendices. The journal also accepts short research reports of not more than 1,500 words.

The IJEE welcomes paper and short research report submissions and does not charge publication/processing fees from the author(s). The Editors accept papers or reports on any area related to emotional education, including:

  • Emotional intelligence
  • Social and emotional development
  • Educational resilience
  • Social and emotional learning
  • Social and emotional competence
  • Social, emotional and behaviour difficulties
  • Health promotion in schools
  • Mental health in children and young people
  • Mental health in schools
  • Behaviour management and behaviour modification
  • Teaching and learning
  • Educators' wellbeing and resilience

Submitted papers or reports will be reviewed on the basis of their relevance and contribution to the area, the quality of the research, conceptualisation and presentation, and the contemporaneity of the work presented. Papers or reports lacking in theory and conceptualisation and/or methodological rigour will not be considered. Papers or reports submitted should be in academic English and should not have been published or under consideration for any other journal or publication. Papers or reports not written in good English will be rejected. All papers and reports will be subjected to anonymous independent peer review. The editors' decision is final and the editors will not engage in discussion of their decisions with contributors.

Papers or reports for consideration should be sent as an email attachment in Word document to the Editorial Assistant. Only papers and reports sent on this email will be considered for review.


Submitted papers or reports should be presented as follows1:

Papers or reports must be submitted in the style of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), 7th edition.

The first page is to include: the author's name and affiliation, together with full postal and email addresses the title of the article

The second page
 is to include:

  • an abstract between 100-200 words
  • abstract to include population type and sample size of study
  • 5 keywords

The third page is to include the title at the top of the paper (without the author's name) followed by the entire manuscript. The manuscript is to be in New Roman text, 11 pt, double spacing, with right and left margins at least 3.5 cm each, no indentation, with all pages numbered.

Figures and tables should have their positions marked clearly in the manuscript and included on separate pages at the end of the manuscript. Figure numbers should be shown as Arabic numerals, table numbers as Latin numerals. Headings and sub-headings should be clearly distinguished.

References should be provided in the text with the authors name followed by the year in brackets; if a direct quote is used the page number will be added. Any references cited in the article need to be included in an alphabetical reference list at the end. Information that reveals the identity of the author should not appear in the entire text, including references.

Footnotes should not be used in the text, but endnotes may be used instead, marked in the text by numbers within square brackets [1]

Acknowledgements are to appear at the very end of the paper or report.

Ethics and malpractice: Before submission of paper, authors are expected to make sure that the paper concurs with the ethics and malpractice statement available through the following link.

Paper/ report Submission checklist: When submitting your paper or report the authors should include the following:

  • Paper/ report must be formatted in the style of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), 7th edition.
  • A blind version of the paper/ report for review
  • A full version of the paper/ report with author details
  • Paper/ report submitted by authors have to ensure that paper/ report is written in good Academic English and if needed, should be professionally proofread.
  • Authors need to specify the language in which the research was conducted and measures taken to ensure the reliability of translation methods
  • Abstract and keywords to be included on the second page of the paper/ report
  • Conflict of interest – conform including any conflict of interest. Please include a statement at the end of the paper/ report whether the author/s have any conflict of interest in the submitted manuscript.
  • Ethics and Malpractice - By submitting an article to IJEE you agree to comply with the Ethics and Malpractice Policy. Successful publications will need to sign a form as indicated below.


Review and Publication Process:

  1. New paper submissions undergo initial preliminary review by the Editors upon which the paper/report is considered for full review or rejected.
  2. Papers/reports which are rejected (i.e., not considered for review) are informed via email. A checklist with a summary of the Editors' initial comments will also be provided as a file attachment to rejected papers/ reports.
  3. If the paper/report is favourably considered by the Editors, it will be sent to two reviewers which will review blindly. Reviewers may either accept, ask for minor/ major modifications or reject the paper/ report. Reviewers complete an IJEE review form which is endorsed and dated electronically by the reviewers and includes the complete review process including any changes to be effected by the authors as requested during the review process.
  4. Papers which are declined following review are informed via email. The reviewers and any editors’ feedback and reason for decline is included in the email.
  5. Papers/reports considered for publication will be required to sign the copyright agreement form and ensure that the paper is nor more than 7,000 words or 1,500 words for short research reports. The papers/ reports will be subjected for plagiarism screening making use of the appropriate software.
  6. During the copy-editing exercise, authors may be asked to make further minor modifications.


Copyright: Before publication of your paper in IJEE journal, IJEE must receive your signed Copyright and Ethics and Malpractice Form .

Other forms may not be substituted for this form, nor may any wording on the form be changed. Multiple forms may be submitted. Both handwritten and  e-signatures are acceptable.

Reproduction of published papers: Authors may reproduce a pre-publication version of their paper (i.e. one which is not a straight reproduction of the version in the journal), indicating that the paper has been published in the International Journal of Emotional Education, including full citation details.


1Submissions of abstracts on their own are not considered.