UNIVERSITY OF MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY

UMT Education Review (UER)

Guidelines for Authors

Complete details for authors wishing to publish with UER are available at:  https://ssh.umt.edu.pk/uer/Home.aspx

Submission

Articles submitted to UER are preferably welcomed in all areas of research that provide sound and clear theoretical insights with practical implications for the education and societal wellbeing. Papers reflecting evidence based reflections, book reviews, research summaries, and papers presented in conferences (not yet published) are also welcome.

Language: English

Submission: All manuscripts must be electronically submitted at:

Email:  [email protected] 

General guidelines for preparing the manuscript

These guidelines for submission are summarized in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.; APA, 2010, pp. 228–231). Authors may also find the document “Checklist for Manuscript Submission” on the APA website helpful for preparing manuscripts for APA journals. Manuscript should be submitted as a single Word file including all materials. Author will be solely responsible for the content provided in the article. In case of reprinting of preciously published material, author is solely responsible for obtaining permissions.

An article might include the following main sections:

1. Abstract & Keywords

All manuscripts must include an abstract containing a maximum of 250 words typed on a separate page. After the abstract, please supply up to five keywords or brief phrases (APA). The abstract should explain the purpose of the research, the primary results and major conclusions. It should not exaggerate or contain material not in the main text.

2. Introduction

A strong introduction engages the reader in the problem of interest and provides a context for the study at hand. In introducing the research concern, the writer should provide a clear rationale for why the problem deserves new research, placing the study in the context of current knowledge and prior theoretical and empirical work on the topic. The summary of results should have been dealt with the abstract.

3. Literature Review

The author needs to extend the background to the article’s introduction and identify the most relevant previous literature on the topic for positioning the paper and demonstrate its significance. A separate section for setting out the theoretical or conceptual framework is recommended. In short, this section of literature review should explain the motivation for the paper and the importance of this research relevant to the contributions.

4. Methods

The author is required to provide the relevant and reliable supporting empirical or other material to the conclusion and that the methodology is appropriate and systematic.

5. Results & Discussion

Results should be clear and concise. The significance of the results of the research work, with no repeatedly mentioning of results in the text is often appropriate.

6. Tables & Figures

Tables should be numbered and headed with appropriate concise titles. The table are preferred to present after the main body of the text and not inserted in the manuscript.

7. Conclusions

The original contribution of the paper and the discussion of implications of findings should be clearly mentioned in this section. Provide the critical assessment of the limitations of study, and outline possible lines for future research.

8. Article Length

UER strongly preferred the article to be no more than 8,000 words.

9. Abbreviations

The full form of abbreviations for abstracting and indexing purpose should be presented in the article.

10. References

References should be mentioned in the main text by coding the author and year in brackets. List of all these references need to present at the very end of the paper under the heading of “References”.
*Footnotes and Endnotes should only be given when absolutely necessary.

The Review Process

Each and every article undergoes three comprehensive reviews.

Papers are accepted for review only after plagiarism check.

If it is within accepted limit less than 10%, the formal review is started; otherwise the paper is sent back to author.

1)      Editorial review by assistant editors from UMT faculty.

Papers are checked for their relevancy, research methodology used, inferences drawn, references and language use. Report is sent to author within 15 days of submission.

2)      Review by Local reviewer (blind peer review 1). Papers are checked for their originality, contribution to body of knowledge, and other indicators described above by a research faculty from any Pakistani university.  

When the report is received, it is immediately sent to the author.

A comprehensive revision by author is expected within assigned time frame accommodating all recommended changes.

3)      Review by International reviewer (blind peer review 2) Papers are checked for their originality, contribution to body of knowledge, and other indicators described above by a research faculty from the relevant international academic from any foreign university.  

When the report is received, it is immediately sent to the author.

A comprehensive revision by author is expected within and the report is sent to the author.

The revised paper is sent to the reviewers, if they are satisfied. the paper is formally accepted for the forthcoming issue.

The publication process includes:

  • The proof reading
  • Preparing a typeset copy of the proof
  • Obtaining formal consent letter and copyrights from the author
  • Online publishing
  • Print publication

The process may take 6 months to one year depending on the speed of reviewers and of author.

The earlier you start the better it is to complete your publication.

Points to note:

Publication Fees: Publication is totally free; no fees are charged for publication. However, copy editing charges may apply if help is sought by the author.

Copy Editing Services: If you need help in the improvement of the content & style of your paper, you may seek professional help from us. The charges will be determined according to the quality of the piece of writing you will send us.

Research Writing Workshops & Trainings: We regularly conduct workshops on research writing, data analysis and reporting etc. You may book with us in advance.  Registration fees may apply.

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