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Submission Preparation Checklist

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, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is 1.5 line-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.

Author Guidelines

Online Submission

Manuscripts should be submitted online. 

All authors interested in submitting a manuscript must prepare their manuscripts, tables, appendixes and figures according to the Manuscript Preparation Guidelines.

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Manuscript Preparation Guidelines

All manuscripts must strictly follow the latest American Psychological Association (APA)’s Publication Manual style. Please consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th edition) before submitting your manuscript to ensure that your manuscript follows the APA style conventions.

  • J-STEM publishes articles in English only, therefore, all manuscripts must be prepared in American English.
  • All manuscripts must be prepared and submitted in Microsoft Word Format.
  • All manuscripts must be typed and 1.5 line-spaced throughout using Times New Roman 12 font.
  • All manuscripts must include a title and a running head (shortened title)-without author names.
  • All manuscripts must provide a short abstract of 100 to 250 words.
  • Use section headings to make your manuscripts reader-friendly. First, second, third, and fourth-order headings should be clearly distinguishable. Use APA headings style while preparing your manuscript.
  • Manuscripts must not exceed 25 pages in length, excluding references and Appendixes. The total page numbers should not exceed 32 pages, double-spaced, including references, tables and Appendixes.
  • Manuscripts should not exceed 30 pages of double-spaced typewritten text, including references, tables and figures.
  • All tables must be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals and captioned.
  • All figures should be numbered consecutively (Figure1 etc.)
  • All tables and figures should appear in the manuscript text in the main document.
  • All Appendixes must appear at the end of the manuscript text in the main document after references.
  • Author's name or affiliation should not appear in the main manuscript. 

General Notes

Submission of a manuscript indicates that:

  • the authors have reported unpublished, original work,
  • the submitted manuscript is not concurrently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  • all named authors have reviewed and approved the manuscript in its submission form.
  • the author(s) must indicate the field of STEM the manuscript addresses.
  • Most authors quote from other sources. It is the responsibility of the corresponding author to obtain written permission for a quotation from unpublished material, or for all quotations in excess of 250 words in one extract or 500 words in total from any work still in copyright, and for the reprinting of figures, tables from an unpublished or copyrighted source.
  • The authors acknowledge that they have strictly followed the applicable ethical guidelines regarding research that involve human subjects.

Submission fee

There is no submission fee for J-STEM. J-STEM is an international peer-reviewed open-access journal.

Initial Review Process

The studies submitted to J-STEM are reviewed by the editors first. At this stage, the studies that are not related to the journal's aim and scope, are weak in language and wording, lack originality, contain critical scientific mistakes, and do not meet the publishing criteria are rejected. The authors of such studies are informed within a month following the submission date. On the other hand, the studies deemed acceptable are submitted to a field editor related to the subject of study on which the work focuses.

Peer Review Process

J-STEM follows a double-blind peer review process. Authors are therefore required to submit a blinded manuscript without author names and affiliations in the text, references, or title page. Self-identifying citations and references in the manuscript text should be avoided or left blank when manuscripts are first submitted.

Review Result

The field editor evaluates the review by reviewers within 2 weeks at the latest and as a result of this evaluation, the field editor informs the editors about his/her final decision regarding the study.

Editorial Board Decision

Based on the review done by the field editor and reviewers, editors report the views of the editorial board to the author(s) in a week at the latest along with the suggestions made by the field editor and reviewers. In this process the studies that are not accepted for publication are returned without request for plagiarism detection. The final decision about the accepted studies is made based on the results of the plagiarism detection report.

How long does the Publication Review Process last?

The review process typically takes around 6 months.
Proofs will be sent to the corresponding author if your manuscript is accepted for publication. The corresponding author is then required to return/submit the corrected proofs within five days of receipt.


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