About Cambodian Journal of Educational Research

The Cambodian Journal of Educational Research (CJER) is a peer-reviewed academic journal initiated and managed by the Cambodian Education Forum (CEF). CJER publishes English manuscripts in the field of education, which would be of interest to Cambodian or regional readership. All manuscripts must be original and have not been published or currently submitted for publication consideration elsewhere. All manuscripts submitted to CJER will go through an initial screening by the CJER editorial team. The editorial team will then decide whether or not to send a manuscript for a blind peer review by two invited reviewers.

CJER publishes two issues annually (the first issue will be published in June and the second issue in December). Submissions to CJER can be made throughout the year following the CJER submission guidelines. Accepted manuscripts will be published online first and will later be included in one of the two issues.    

Submission guidelines

Structure

Full-length articles should be compiled in the following order: article title; abstract; keywords; main text (introduction, literature review, methods, results/findings, discussion, and conclusion); acknowledgments; declaration of interest statement (if applicable); author bio; references; and appendices (if applicable).

Short articles should contain article title; abstract; keywords; main text (introduction, body, and conclusion); acknowledgments; declaration of interest statement (if applicable); author bio; references; and appendices (if applicable).

Book reviews should include complete bibliographic information of the book (i.e., book title in full, authors or editors, place of publication, publisher, date of publication, pages, price, and ISBN/DOI); a concise summary of the book; a critical assessment of the book content (strengths and weaknesses); and suggestions for readers.     

Formatting 

  • Articles must be submitted with 1.5 line spacing on an A4-sized Word document with margins on all sides at 2.54 cm (1 inch).
  • Articles must be in Times New Roman (size 12) and justified (except the reference list). 
  • Articles titles, headings, and sub-headings must be in sentence case (i.e., capitalizing only the first word and proper nouns), left aligned, and bold.
  • Double quotation marks should be used for direct quotes.
  • Quotations of more than 40 words should be set off from the main text by indentation, without any quotation marks.

Word limits 

CJER accepts the following types of articles:

  • Full-length articles (no longer than 7000 words)
  • Short articles (no longer than 3500 words)
  • Book reviews (no longer than 1500 words)

All word counts include everything such as abstract (no longer than 150 words), main text, references, and appendices.

References

Acknowledgment of sources (both in-text citations and the reference list) must follow the APA 7th referencing style. For more information about the APA 7th edition, see https://guides.library.uq.edu.au/referencing/apa7.

Submission

All submissions must be sent to cef.correspondence@gmail.com along with an abstract and a short bio of no more than 50 words for each contributing author.

Call for articles

CJER currently publishes short education-related articles and book reviews. If you are interested in publishing in CJER, feel free to submit your article to our team at cef.correspondence@gmail.com.

Please refer to the general submission guidelines above for more information on word limits, referencing styles, and the peer-review process.