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Journal of Quality Education
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Yoshida-honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8501 JAPAN
Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University



■ Journal of Quality Education ■

(This is for the authors who would like to submit an article written in English. For those who submit an article in Japanese, read Japanese-version of 'Instructions to Authors'.)

 Journal of Quality Education is the official journal of the International Society for Education. A key objective is to share information, learn what others learned, and discuss future challenges in research, intervention, classroom management, and policy making in International Education, which promotes members' activities and further addresses educational issues.
 While this journal pursues comprehensive and multidisciplinary aspects of international education, the journal encourages members with various expertise and professions ranging from policy-making to field practice to submit articles from diverse perspectives. Therefore, an article should be prepared in such a way to make readable to student' parent(s) and general public as well as specialists.
 Authors should prepare and submit manuscripts based on the following instructions.

1. Eligibility: The first author, in principle, should be the member of the Japan International Society for Education. Those who do not hold the membership of the Association ought to make an application for admission concurrently with the manuscript submission. Journal of Quality Education does not accept the manuscript that has been published or will be published elsewhere.

2. Research Ethics: All researches involving cases should fully concern the participants' privacy and personal data.

3. Language use: Articles can be written in either Japanese or English.

4. Types and formats of Articles:
 As shown in Table 1, six types of articles are considered for inclusion. In addition, articles that are invited by the Editorial Board could be published.
 Structure and subdivision of the article are shown in Table 2.

Table 1 Types of Articles

Type Contents
Survey Article Review of articles and literature related to education with
analysis and comments of authors.
Research Paper Original research.
Report Report or description of programs/projects related to education.


Table 2 Structure and Subdivision of Articles

Format and Subdivision Contents
Abstract (English) Survey Article and Research Paper should have an English Abstract not exceeding 100 words. Survey Article and Research Paper need to be structured in the following way:
Abstract (Japanese)  If you want more Japanese to read your article, a Japanese abstract can also be added to Survey Article, Research Paper, Report. It should be checked by native Japanese.
Key Words 5 words. 
Text The text in Survey Article and Research Paper also need to be structured in the following way.
Introduction Objectives of the research, and the literature of the issue,.
References Should be included in Survey Article and Research Paper. Can be included in Report for readers' information,
Acknowledgements(could be omitted) Can include Information on grants received


5. Review of Manuscripts
 The Editorial Board reviews the submitted manuscripts and might refer back to the authors for revision within 6 months. Authors should send back the revised version that shows where changes have been made. If the referred-back manuscripts are not sent back for more than 3 months from the returning date, it is regarded as a withdrawal from the submission.

6. Arrangement of Manuscripts:
 The text should be typed or printed in 9.5 point type, on one side of the page, fully single-spaced using A4 size white paper of good quality. Number all pages consecutively, starting with the title page. In addition, body text excluding figures and tables should be word (.doc) format. For figures and tables, it should be submitted separately from body text with either excel (.xls) or EPS format. For the case which has no choice but to submit by hard copy, it should be printed clearly as much as it can.

1)The Title Page: The submitted manuscript must have The Title Page. It should contain the article title, type of publication, number of pages, number of figures, tables and photographs, number of necessary reprints and key words. It should also contain the name of author(s), affiliation(s), corresponding author's mailing address, telephone number, fax number and e-mail address. Authors' name should be in order of 'First name Initial of Middle name. Surname' (eg. James C. Bond).
2)Names: Technical terms and foreign names should be written in the original languages.
3)Figures, Tables and Photographs: Figures, tables and photographs should be typed on separate sheets. All of them should be numbered (Figure 1, Table 1, Photograph 1) consecutively in Arabic numerals. Insertion section of figures, tables and photographs should be indicated in the text. Title should be indicated in each figure, table and photograph. Addition to the title, brief explanation may be cited if necessary. Figures and photographs should be clear enough to be printed as they are. One sheet should contain only one figure, table or photograph.

7. References
All the references should be listed in the end of the text. Reference should be made for example, "see Aumann(1976)" in the text. In principle, abbreviation should not be used for the title of journals. Names of all authors should be cited in the references and up to three authors of a reference ought to be cited in the text. In case of more than five authors, use "et al"after the citation of four authors in the text. Followings are some examples of references

1) Paper appeared in journals
Author(s). Title. Name of the journal. Vol. Year. Page.

1) Aumann, R., "Agreeing to disagree,"Annals of Statistics 4, 1976, 1236-39.
2) Kihlstrom, R., A. Mas-Colell, and H. Sonnenschein, "The demand theory of the weak axiom of revealed preference,"Econometrica 44, 1976, 971-78.

2) Paper appeared in books
Author(s).Title. Editor(s).Title of the book. Year. Publisher. Page.

3)McKenzie, L.W., Matrices with dominant diagonals and economic theory, K.J.Arrow, S. Karlin, and P. Suppes, eds., Mathematical methods in the social sciences,1959, Stanford University Press, 47-62.

3) Books:
Author(s). Title. Vol. Year. Page.

4)von Neumann, J., and O. Morgenstern, The Theory of Games and Economic Behavior, 1944, Princeton: University Press.

8. Manuscript Submission
A manuscript must be sent through e-mail.
When sending through email, the manuscript in electric form should put cover letter, abstract, text, references, tables and figures together into one file of Word or either of PDF, rtf and doc format. Figures or photos could be saved in separate files (with jpeg or PDF format), if attaching to the text of Word file has any inconvenience. If not possible to send electric documents through e-mail, they can be submitted by post saving all the files on CD-R/RW and other memories. When accepted, figures and photos could be requested to send by the publisher.

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9. Decision and Copyright: The Editorial Board discusses and decides the acceptance of manuscript. Accepted manuscripts become the property of International Society for Education.

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