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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.
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • The text is single-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

When submitting your manuscript, please consider that the audience of this JrPT ranges from senior academics to professionals, researchers, and teachers to university students. JrTP publishes manuscripts written only in English (for length of manuscripts, see the section on Manuscript Types). Please consider the following whilst preparing your manuscript for JrTP:

  • Will the reader be able to understand and assess all the process of your research study or the methodological/theoretical contribution or the position you are stating in your manuscript?
  • Is the expression of ideas and wording understandable, self-contained, and comprehensive?
  • In its current state, is your manuscript written in the most succinct way? Do you have any redundancies, repetitions and/or unsupported claims?
  • Have you articulated the purpose of the manuscript by pinpointing the gap in the literature and/or practice? Have you created adequate information pertaining to the background of your study?
  • Did you make explicit your theoretical/conceptual framework/referent?
  • Do you have sufficient evidences or references to support the statements included in your manuscript?
  • Have you clearly explained and highlighted the place and importance of the research problem in the literature? Are your purposes clear and understandable? Do you explain the reasons for the choice of methods and their suitability to the problem?
  • Did you include references for the instruments and/or research approaches you employed? If you are presenting a new research instrument and/or approaches (e.g., questionnaire, achievement test, interview protocol, narratives, vignettes, artefacts etc.), did you include it in the manuscript for the reviewers and the readers to be able to evaluate it?
  • Are findings and discussion geared towards addressing the ongoing debate or contributing to the development of new perspectives?
  • Are conclusions and implications relevant, clearly drawn, and convincingly supported by the findings and discussions?
  • Are all references in alphabetical order?

While Submitting a Manuscript

The manuscript must include the following:

  • The title of the manuscript
  • Full name of the author(s) along with the affiliation and position of the author(s)
  • Email address of the author(s)
  • An abstract of no more than 250 to 300 words
  • Four to five keywords
  • Different types of articles restricted to specific word limits (specifically, research articles: 6000 to 8000 words, research note: 4000 to 5000 words, book review: 2000 to 3000 words) including all elements such as title page, abstract, notes, references, tables, acknowledgments (if any), a biographical statement, etc. (Remember, acknowledgements and biographical statement will be adjusted only after the manuscript is accepted for publication by the editorial board).

The manuscript’s text should be submitted in MS Word (i.e. .docx); other files will not be accepted. Submit your paper at http://kusoed.edu.np/journal/index.php/jtp/about/submissions. If the web-submission process does not work, authors may submit their manuscripts via email to jrtp@kusoed.edu.np. Font size and font should be 12 points and Times New Roman, double-spaced, whether in normal, bold or italics. References should conform to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA). Visit the website http://www.apastyle.org/ for further information on APA format.The following flowchart shows the manuscript handling process of JrTP.

Completeness Checklist

Format/Layout

  • The manuscripts should be typed and submitted in Microsoft Word (.docx) format.
  • The font of the manuscripts should be Times New Roman, with font size 12. The text should be aligned left and page size A4, in portrait
  • Margins of the document should be set at 1 inch on all sides.
  • Line spacing should be double-spaced except for References, Tables and Figures, which should be single spaced.
  • The author should limit her/himself to four levels of headings (as shown in the following table), including the title of the manuscript.

Level

Format

One

Centered, Bold, Uppercase and Lowercase Heading

Two

Flush Left, Bold, Uppercase and Lowercase Heading

Three

      Indented, bold, lowercase paragraph heading ending with a period.

Four

Indented, bold, italicized, lowercase paragraph heading ending with a period.

  • For lists, please use numbers or standard bullet points. However, try avoiding long lists of bulleted and numbered points.
  • For emphasis, please use italics, not bold. Italics should also be used for non-English words, titles of books, films, plays, etc.
  • Indent every paragraph, except in the (first paragraph of) abstract.
  • For short quoted language (not citations), use single quotes. For example, the noun ‘head’ has several meanings.

Title page

The title page should have the title of the paper (using Level One heading style), author and co-author’s names and affiliations (i.e. institution, town/city and country). One author should be assigned as the corresponding author whose email address and full-postal address should also be provided on the title page.

Abstract and Keywords

Please provide a brief abstract of 250-300 words maximum. Whilst writing abstract, do not use undefined abbreviations.

Section Headings

All headings as stipulated in the format section should be clearly distinguishable.

Contribution to the literature/Paper originality

Literature should be used for summarizing the procedures and contributes to the existing literature. You can also emphasize the originality and significance of your work in terms of research questions, employed methods, and/or findings and results/discussions. However, do not include implications in this section.

Quotations

Double quotation marks should be used for less than 40 words and must be incorporated into the text. Quotations longer than 40 words should be in a freestanding block of text without quotation marks, as per APA style.

Tables and Figures

Tables should be prepared in Microsoft Word and single-spaced. The font of the table should be Times New Roman. Tables must have a title and be numbered. Figures, photographs, and diagrams (all referred to as ‘figure’) should have a caption and be numbered. Figures should not be hand-drawn, but digitized and ready for print.

In-Text Citations

Appendices

Supplementary materials should be collected in an Appendix and placed before Notes and References.

Acknowledgments

An acknowledgements section (if needed) should be located in the manuscript before References.

References

Proofs

Proofs will be sent to the corresponding author. One corrected proof, together with the original edited manuscript, should be returned to the publisher within three days of receipt (PDF version).

Obtaining Permissions

The author must obtain written permission from the author(s) for unpublished or copyright materials.

Open Access Policy

JrTP adheres to the basic norms of open access policy and thus provides immediate open and free access to its content to support a greater global exchange of knowledge.  Therefore, users can read, download, distribute, and print the full texts of all articles in this journal for educational purposes without obtaining prior permission from the publisher or the author(s).

License
The Journal of Transformative Praxis is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0 International License.This means that once the article is published in the Journal readers are free to adapt and share (under the same license as the original) the published materials for non-commercial purposes provided that the Journal and the authors are duly accredited and cited.

Copyright

Authors retain copyright; however, they grant Kathmandu University School of Education the exclusive right to publish their articles under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0 International License. A separate copyright form will be sent to the author(s) whose paper is accepted for publication.

Research Articles

Research articles report the results/insights of original research and evaluate its contribution to the body of knowledge in the field of transformative education research and practice. Such research articles can be structured in many possible ways depending upon the epistemologies that guide the research process. Whilst preparing manuscripts of the research articles, the scholars are encouraged to address the questions such as these: In what ways is the research problem significant? How transparent is the author in applying the proposed methodology?  How do findings and conclusions address the ongoing debate or contribute to the development of new perspectives? Full research articles should consist of 6000 to 8000 words, excluding the abstract (between 250 to 300 words), keywords (four to five) and the reference list. Properly linked and well-sized diagrams and pictures may be included.

Research Note

The journal encourages scholars to submit research notes addressing critical questions, controversies, and debates on methodological and/or conceptual issues; reporting the application of a research method; development and outcomes of a research program; discussing findings and/or impacts of an intervention; delineating a philosophical position, to name but a few. Whilst writing such a research note, it is important that the author should contribute towards advancing the field (or an aspect of it) of transformative education research and practice. The quality of such notes is judged via the clarity of the argument and the appropriate use of rhetorical devices.  Full research note contents should be restricted to 4000 to 5000 words, excluding the abstract (between 150 to 200 words), keywords (four to five) and the reference list. Properly linked and well-sized diagrams and pictures may be included.

Book Review

Different types of books, such as monographs, handbooks, and encyclopedias that address pertinent issues related to transformative education research and practiceare considered as the subject of review. Whilst writing such a review, the contributors are encouraged to respond to the questions, such as these: What is in the book? What are the key contributions to the field? What are its strength and limitations? Full book review contents should be restricted to 2000 to 3000 words, excluding the abstract (between 150 to 200 words), keywords (four to five) and the reference list. Properly linked and well-sized diagrams and pictures may be included.

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