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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 has it been submitted to another journal for consideration during the time of your submission to Parami Journal of Education.
  • You are submitting your document in a Microsoft Word file or a PDF.
  • The submission must meet the following criteria:
    1) A4 size document with 3cm margins all sides;
    2) Left margin aligned;
    3) Line spacing is 1.5 lines;
    4) 11-point Calibri font;
    5) Paragraphs separated by “double-enter”. Do not use “tab” or “first line indent";
    6) Do not indent the first line of a paragraph using space bar; and
    7) Additional notes can be used. For this, use superscript Arabic numerals in the order in which they appear. All notes should be footnotes, not endnotes.
  • The journal uses the APA referencing style. Please ensure that your research adheres
    to this referencing style. Parami Journal of Education accepts only 'References', not Bibliography'. Where available, URLs for the references must be provided in references. For further information, see: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/
    research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_formatting_and_style_guide/general_format.
    html.
  • To ensure the integrity of the double-blind peer-review for submission of a research article, you must remove any information that could identify that you are the author of the submission. To do that, you must have done the following things:
    1) You have removed header and footer that identify you as the author.
    2) You have changed your self-reference to a third person. For instance, instead of saying, 'We have demonstrated that ...(White and Jin, 2002)', you have said 'White and Jin (2002) have said that ...'
    3) You have removed your name from the file name of the submission.
    4) You have removed your hidden personal information from the electronic file.

Author Guidelines

Who can submit articles

Submissions are open to private individuals, researchers, and industry professionals from all sectors—academic, public, private, and NGO. We also welcome manuscripts from emerging researchers and recent graduate students who seek publication experience and exposure.

 

Language of submissions

Burmese/Myanmar and English are the official languages of the Journal. If you wish to submit in Burmese/Myanmar, please ignore 'English' option as it is the default mode in the submission system. 

 

Referencing

The journal uses the APA referencing style. Please ensure that your research adheres to this referencing style. For further information, see: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/ research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_formatting_and_style_guide/general_format. html

 

Article Components

You will be asked to choose article components upon your submission. Normally, 'Article Text in Word File or PDF' is enough. Please choose that component to submit your whole article text. If you wish to submit addtional supporting materials, such as images, transcripts, multimedia, research instruments, please upload them by choosing appropriate article components. 

 

Peer review policy

All “general” articles undergo a single-blind peer review process. This is based on initial editor screening and is performed by members of the editorial team. • All research articles undergo a double-blind peer review. This is based on initial editor screening, and each research paper being made anonymous. • Editors make the final decision about which articles (general and research) are included in each issue. 

To ensure the integrity of the blind peer-review for submission to this press, every effort should be made to prevent the identities of the authors and reviewers from being known to each other. This involves the authors, editors, and reviewers (who upload documents as part of their review) checking to see if the following steps have been taken with regard to the text and the file properties:

  • The authors of the document have deleted their names from the text, with "Author" and year used in the references and footnotes, instead of the authors' name, article title, etc.
  • The authors of the document have removed personal information from the file properties by taking the following steps:
    • Microsoft Word for Windows:
      • Go to File
      • Select Info
      • Click on Check for Issues
      • Click on Inspect Document
      • In the Document Inspector dialog box, select the check boxes to choose the type of hidden content that you want inspected.
      • Click Remove All
      • Click Close
      • Save the document
    • Microsoft Word for MacOS:
      • Go to Tools
      • Click Protect Document
      • Select Remove personal information for this file on save
      • Click OK and save the file
    • PDF:
      • Go to File
      • Select Properties
      • Remove any name in the author field
      • Click OK
      • Save the document

Ethics

Parami Journal of Education is committed to ethical practices at every stage of the research process.

• Use of inclusive language Use language that includes all people. For example, unless referring to specific people, use gender inclusive phrases like “she/he” instead of simply “he”, or “humankind” instead 4 Parami Journal of Education Parami Journal of Education 5 of “mankind”.

• Plagiarism Plagiarism occurs when an author uses content of another author’s work without appropriately citing and acknowledging the other author’s work. Parami Journal of Education has a zero-tolerance policy regarding plagiarism. Please ensure that your work is appropriately cited and referenced.

• Declaration of interest Declare any sponsorship or funding sources and any possible competing interest. Failure to do this will result in the article being dismissed or withdrawn.

General Article: Personal Story

An anecdotal account of the author’s first-hand experience of education. The education experienced can be from Myanmar’s education system or international education. 

General Article: Case Study

A case study with education sector stakeholders in Myanmar and in education systems across the world. Or, a detailed account and analysis of a particular educational group of people or situation over a period of time. Estimated word count: 2,000.

General Article: Cross-Cutting Issues in Education

Articles that identify and explore education issues in Myanmar and in the world where gender, ethnicity, disability, or rural location play a direct or indirect role. Estimated word count: 2,000 words.

• Gender

• Ethnicity

• Disability

• Rural

General Article: Education Perspective

Articles looking to the future of education in Myanmar and in the world. These articles can explore different dimensions of the education sector, such as: technology, delivery, administration, policy, etc. Estimated word count: 1,500–3,000 words.

General Article: Myanmar Education in Focus

Articles exploring current educational issues in Myanmar. The goal is to identify and examine issues with a view to offering practical solutions. Estimated word count: 1,500– 3000 words.

General Article: World Education in Focus

Articles exploring regional and broader international developments in educational practices. These articles seek to inform the readership of education developments that may be relevant to Myanmar. Estimated word count: 1,500–3,000 words.

Research Article: Original Research

Substantively researched articles in the field of education in Myanmar, southeast Asia, and global education. Original articles are not discipline specific – they are not restricted to the fields of education, policy, sociology, psychology, history, etc. We welcome articles from all disciplines. This interdisciplinary approach, we hope, will help to represent the diversity of international education topics and issues. Estimated word count: 4,000– 7,000.

Research Article: Policy Analysis

A focused analysis of current policy issues, including background, analysis, options, and recommendations. Estimated word count: 1,500–2,500.

Research Article: Field Work

Reports and findings that are achieved as a result of conducting research in the field. This field work is crucial in forming the basis of evidence-based policy development. Estimated word count: 2,000–5,000.

Research Article: Review Article

An extensive review in the field of education. This article is by invitation of the editorial board.

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