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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 text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author 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).
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • The text is double-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.

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Submission guidelines for articles and other types of scholarships

  1. Submissions should be in Microsoft Word (.docx) format.
  2. Manuscripts are considered anonymously. The author’s name must not appear anywhere in the manuscript; any references that identify the author in the text must be either deleted or made anonymous (e.g., instead of citing “Smith, 1972,” cite “Author, 1972”). Please do not submit a title page as part of your manuscript.
  3. SFUEdR accepts manuscripts of up to 9,000 words including abstract, and appendixes. References are not counted in the word limit.
  4. All text must be double-spaced. Type size must be at least 12 point in Times New Roman with 1-inch margins on all sides, and paper size should be set to 8.5 x 11, even if printed on A4 paper.
  5. The journal defers to author preference in decisions about the naming and capitalization of racial, ethnic, and cultural groups. Manuscripts should be internally consistent in this regard.
  6. For all manuscripts, authors should use the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) for reference and citation formats. Manuscripts with references and/or citations in another form will be returned to the author(s).
  7. We recommend Purdue OWL as a quick APA reference: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_style_introduction.html
  8. Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of six keywords.  These keywords will be used for indexing and to improve searchability of the submission through the journal system and Google.
  9. See the Ed Review website for further details by clicking on “General Issue” or “Special Issue” under the "Submissions" menu.

Book Review Submission Guidelines

Book reviews should not exceed 1,500 to 2,000 words and should be typed using double-space,

12-point, Times New Roman font. Please see the most recent APA style guide for any references and in-text citations.

* If you are interested in reviewing a book for the Special Issue: Internationalization of Higher Education, please email the editor at lknijnik@sfu.ca with the following requirements:

  1. Select a book published within the past three years.
  2. Consider whether the book fits with the special issue theme.
  3. Write a short statement giving essential information about the book, including title, author, first copyright date, general subject matter, and ISBN.
  4. Provide a brief description of your background – current role or position, expertise in the subject area of the book, why you are interested in reviewing the book, etc.

Review Process

SFU Ed Review has a three-stage review process. Submissions are first assessed for any unique technical production required for their publication. They are then subject to an initial blind review stage after which the author is informed whether the submission is “accepted as is”, “accepted with revision” or “declined”. The submission is returned to the author who then works with the Editor to ensure that the Reviewer comments are sufficiently addressed.

It is the policy of the Review to consider for publication only articles that are not simultaneously being considered elsewhere.

Copyright Notice

The copyright for content in SFU Educational Review is retained by the author(s), with first publication rights granted to the SFU Educational Review. By virtue of the open access policy of SFU Educational Review, content may be used with proper attribution (to both the author and SFU Educational Review) for educational and other non-commercial use.

All contributors to the SFU Educational Review are required to sign an author contract.

Contact e-mails:

Editor for the special issue: Laura Baumvol at lknijnik@sfu.ca

Editor-In-Chief for Ed Review: Poh Tan at sfuedr@sfu.ca