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Author Guidelines

Manuscripts must be sent to the Editorial Board in electronic form (.doc format), single-spaced with a Times New Roman font, 12 points. Online submission is not possible. To submit a paper, please send it by email at

General guidelines for manuscript presentation

Articles should be original, normally around 4000-5500 words in length, and written in a clear, straightforward style, avoiding technical jargon wherever possible.
Manuscripts must be sent to the Editorial Board in electronic form (.doc or .rtf format), double-spaced with a Times New Roman font, 12 points.

The author must present on the title page of the electronic document, his/her name, mailing address, his/her institutional affiliation and status. In the case of a manuscript with more than one author, this information must be provided for each contributor. Upon publication of the paper, the authors’ names will be listed in the order used on the title page.

To ensure objectivity, the manuscript should be submitted must be devoid of any information allowing for the identification of the author. The title page should not contain any identifying information about the author.

Text Presentation
The title of the manuscript should be concise and clear.

Abstract and key words
The abstract, which must be submitted in French and English, should be presented below the title on a separate page. A maximum of 100 words in length, the abstract must state the purpose of the paper and specify the objectives, the method used, the results obtained and the conclusions drawn. The abstract must be followed by a list of 5 key words or terms for referencing.

Tables and figures
The placement of all tables and figures must be clearly indicated throughout the text (“insert Table 1 here”) and each table and figure should be presented on a separate page and compiled at the end of the manuscript.


Fleer, M., & March, S. (2009). Engagement in science, engineering and technology in the early years: A cultural-historical reading. Review of Science, Mathematics and ICT Education, 3(1), 23-47.

Lemeignan, G., & Weil-Barais, A. (1993). Construire des concepts en Physique. Paris: Hachette.

McComas, W. F., Clough, M. P., & Almazroa, H. (1998). A review of the role and character of the nature of science in science education. In W. F. McComas (Ed.), The Nature of Science in Science Education: rationales and strategies (pp. 3–39). Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic.

Conference papers
Robbins, J. (2002). Thinking in a vacuum versus three interrelated stories: a sociocultural perspective on young children’s thinking. Paper presented at the 2002 International Education Research Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education, Brisbane, 1–5 December.

Internet and Electronic Sources

Maurines, L. (2013). Les programmes de sciences du lycée en France et la nature des sciences: rapport ά la vérité, aux croyances et ά la culture. In Actes du colloque international de l’AREF. Retrieved from


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.

  1. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.

    The text is single-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.


  2. 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).


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