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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 (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is one and half 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, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

Aims and Scope

Bahir Dar Journal of Education (BJE) is an open access bi-annual journal devoted to the multi-disciplinary study of educational issues and practices and educational problems of Ethiopia. The publication covers wide areas of the educational process and it is published by the Education and Behavioral Sciences college. The Journal publishes book reviews, analytical papers, synopsis of major researches, dissertation abstracts, both theoretical and methodological approaches in the areas of Education.

Article Evaluation Procedures in BJE and Publication Double blind Peer Review It is well clear that peer review is a critical element of scholarly publication as it is the major cornerstone of the scientific process. The purpose of the review is to ensure the research is properly verified before being published thereby improve the quality of the research, all research articles in this journal will undergo rigorous peer reviewing process, based on initial editorial screening and refereeing by at least two anonymous referees. Review and Publication Process A full double-blind refereeing process is used that comprises of the following steps.

  • Paper is sent to 3 reviewers for review.
  • The reviewers' recommendations determine whether the paper will be accepted / accepted subject to change / subject to re-submission with significant changes / rejected.
  • For papers which require changes, the editorial team will ensure that the comments by the reviewers are duly considered.
  • If the paper is accepted by the reviewers, the author(s) will be immediately notified.
  • Author/Corresponding Author will be notified about the possible date of publication
  • Upon publication of the article one hard copy of the journal will be sent to the author/corresponding author.

The review process takes maximum three months. In general the following steps shall be followed for submission

  1. Manuscripts are first submitted to the editors of BJE.
  2. Manuscripts are registered and will be given serial number.
  3. Authors receive notification of receipt of articles.
  4. Manuscripts are presented to the Editorial Board for preliminary assessment, assessment of relevance of the theme. The Board composed of scholars in the field of education and behavioral sciences college, BDU, will screen the manuscripts and decide for possible consideration in the BJE publication.
  5. In accordance with the Board’s decision, manuscripts are sent to two anonymous reviewers / referees of BJE who have thorough understanding of the theme/topic and specialized in the area covered in the article. In the meantime, contributor/s will be asked to send filled and signed copy right form that the article is their own and original.
  6. After reviewed manuscripts are received the Editorial Board reviews the referees’ comments and decides on the status of the manuscript.
  7. The decision of the Editorial Board will be communicated to the respective authors through the Editor-in-chief
    1. Shall the Editorial Board decide the manuscripts are not of acceptable standard for BJE publication, the corresponding authors will be informed about the status of their articles and rejected manuscripts will be sent back.
    2. If the manuscript meets the required standard, the author is further requested to revise the manuscript according to the comments suggested.
  8. After revision, the author will send back the manuscripts to the editor-in-chief.
  9. The Editorial Board will reevaluate the revised manuscripts as to whether the revisions made were in accordance with the referees’ comments. Then, the Board will give its final decision on the publication of the manuscripts.
  10. Respective Authors will be notified of the decision of the Board through the Editor-in-Chief.
  1. Authors whose revised manuscripts were finally accepted will be notified when their manuscripts are to be published, including the volume and the Journal Number.
  2. Authors are seriously required to make a final proof-read before the manuscripts are sent to printing.

All manuscripts with the required style and format should be submitted to the Editor in chief. Authors are required to use the standard format of BJE as indicated in “Author guideline”. Manuscripts will be considered for publication provided that they have not been previously published and are not simultaneously submitted for publication elsewhere. BJE publishes only original researches and investigations. This does not refer to papers presented orally at symposia or other proceedings. One copy of the Journal will be supplied free to the author whose article successfully appeared on publication. The Editorial Board reserves the right of final acceptance, rejection and editorial correction of papers submitted. Authors are responsible for all statements made in their work including changes made by the copy editor. Priority and time of publication are governed by the Editorial Board’s decision.

Style and Format for Contributors

Before submitting the manuscripts for publication in BJE, authors are required to follow the following styles and formats which are widely used in academic journals in Education.

1. Title Page
1.1. The following shall appear on the Title Page:

  1. the full title of the article . Title should be concise and informative. Try to avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.
  2. the name(s) of the author(s)
  3. the titles(s), and affiliations of the author (s) referred to at the bottom of the page with the use of an asterisk
  4. full address of the author (institutions, postal address, telephone, e-mail etc., for correspondence);
  5. other relevant information such as if the paper was presented at a meeting or is part of a series study, should be noted at the end of the manuscript.


Bahir Dar Journal of Education follows a zero tolerance policy towards plagiarism. Authors should always make sure that their submitted manuscripts are original and free from any form of plagiarism. Before proceeding to the editorial process of any submitted manuscript, the journal editors will check the manuscript for originality. The manuscript will be automatically rejected if it is found to be a plagiarized material.


Bahir Dar Journal of Education is an open access journal. Hence, no APC is required to publish in the journal.

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