Educational Methods & Psychometrics (EMP)

ISSN: 2943-873X

Submission Guidelines

We appreciate your decision to submit your paper to us. By carefully following these instructions, you can help us ensure that your paper progresses smoothly through the peer review, production, and publication process. We kindly request that you thoroughly read and adhere to these guidelines to ensure that your paper aligns with the journal's requirements.

Preparing your manuscript for submission


Arrange your paper in the following order: title page, abstract, keywords, introduction, methods, results, discussion, acknowledgments, declaration of interest statement, references, and, if needed, appendices.

Title Page

Manuscripts must include a title page which should be succinct and informative. The title page should:

  1. Provide the full name(s) of the author(s).
  2. Include the affiliation(s) of the author(s), including their institution, department (if applicable), city, state (if applicable), and country. Author affiliations should reflect where the research was conducted. Note that changes to affiliations cannot be made after paper acceptance.
  3. Clearly indicate and supply an active email address for the corresponding author.
  4. If available, furnish the 16-digit ORCID of the author(s).
  5. If address information is presented alongside the affiliations, it will be published.

For authors who are currently unaffiliated, we will record their city and country of residence, excluding their email address unless expressly requested.


Please provide an abstract with a length of 200 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references. The abstract counts towards the manuscript length restrictions. Please provide 4 to 6 keywords that can be used for indexing purposes.


Please ensure that submissions of manuscripts are in the Word format. Your manuscript should adhere to the formatting guidelines provided in the 7th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA).

List of Inclusions to Ensure in Your Manuscript:

  1. Manuscripts must adhere to length restrictions. Length includes the abstract, notes, figures or tables, and references.
  2. Use a standard font such as 12-point Times New Roman for the main text.
  3. Use italics for emphasis.
  4. Use tab stops or other commands for indents, not the space bar.
  5. Save your file in docx format (Word 2007 or higher) or doc format (older Word versions).
  6. Please use no more than three levels of displayed headings.
  7. Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter.
  8. Tables: Tables should present new information without duplicating the text. Readers should be able to interpret the table independently of the text. Please provide editable files for tables.
  9. Figures: Ensure that figures are of high quality (1200 dpi for line art, 600 dpi for grayscale, and 300 dpi for color) and are correctly sized. Preferred file formats for figures include EPS, PS, JPEG, TIFF, or Microsoft Word (DOC or DOCX) files if the figures were created in Word.
  10. Equations: If your manuscript is submitted as a Word document, ensure that equations are editable. Find more information about mathematical symbols and equations in our guidelines.
  11. Units: Utilize SI units (non-italicized) throughout your manuscript for consistency and clarity.
  12. Funding Details: Provide all necessary information as required by your funding and grant-awarding bodies. For single agency grants, acknowledge the support like this: "This work was supported by the [Funding Agency] under Grant [number xxxx]." For multiple agency grants, list the agencies and grant numbers as follows: "This work was supported by the [Funding Agency #1] under Grant [number xxxx]; [Funding Agency #2] under Grant [number xxxx]; and [Funding Agency #3] under Grant [number xxxx]."
  13. Disclosure Statement: Acknowledge any financial or non-financial interests that have arisen from your research. If no relevant competing interests exist, declare this in your article, for example: "The authors declare no conflict of interest."
  14. Data Availability Statement: If your paper is associated with a dataset, provide information on where the data supporting your results or analyses can be found. This should include a hyperlink, DOI, or another persistent identifier associated with the dataset(s). Templates are available to assist authors in creating this statement.
  15. Data Deposition: If you intend to share or make the underlying study data openly available, deposit the data in a recognized data repository before or at the time of submission. You will be asked to provide the DOI, pre-reserved DOI, or another persistent identifier for the dataset.
  16. References: Adhere to the APA 7th edition reference style. The list of references should exclusively include sources referenced in the text that have either been published or accepted for publication. Any personal communications or unpublished materials should only be mentioned in the text. When citing references, include Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) in the format If a DOI is unavailable, please include a stable URL, if one is accessible.
  17. Supplemental Online Material: Supplementary material can encompass videos, datasets, filesets, sound files, or any content relevant to your paper. Such material is published online via Mendeley. Learn more about supplemental material and how to submit it with your article.

By incorporating these elements into your manuscript, you will meet the essential requirements for submission.