Transformations /  Guidelines

Institutions are encouraged to support students who have produced interesting, original and/or exceptional undergraduate research to rework their dissertations into academic papers for publication.

Manuscripts should be word-processed, double spaced and appear in an Arial font (12 point). Titles should be (16 point) and sub-titles (14 point). A separate title page should also be included – with the author’s full name, institution, address and contact details. Abstracts should not normally exceed 250 words and the main body of text should not normally exceed 5000 words (not including references). All pages should be numbered.

Authors should take care to ensure that manuscripts are free from gender and ethnic bias. Figures, tables and other illustrations should be supplied in finished form on separate pages at the end of the manuscript together with their captions. The approximate position of the figures, tables and other illustrations should be clearly indicated in the main body of text. The Harvard (author-date) System of referencing has been adopted and should be followed in the usual manner. The following examples are included for guidance:

  • Burton, D. and Bartlett, S. (2006) The evolution of Education Studies in higher education in . The Curriculum Journal, 17(4), 383-396.
  • Department for Children, Schools and Families (2008) The Standards Site
  • Hayes, D. (2004) Foundations of primary teaching. London: David Fulton.
  • Sewell, K. and Newman, S. (2006) What is education? In: J. Sharp, S. Ward and L. Hankin (eds.) Education Studies: an issues-based approach. Exeter: Learning Matters. 5-19.
  • Ward, S. (ed.)(2004) Education studies: a student’s guide. London: Routledge.

Work that does not meet this stylistic and formatting guidelines will be returned without review for resubmission. Authors should expect a decision about their article from the editor within four weeks of submission indicating whether their works has been accepted, is requested for resubmission with revisions or is rejected.

Please note, essays will not be accepted for submission, all work must be in a suitable format for publication in a peer-reviewed journal and will also be rejected if it does not conform to the journal style guide. Papers may be based on work that has been produced for assessment during a student’s degree but will only be considered if the assessment has been completed. Papers will be published on the understanding that the material is original and has not been published or submitted for review elsewhere.