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Caribbean Journal of Education

Guidelines for Contributors to the Caribbean Journal of Education

The Caribbean Journal of Education considers all articles on condition that they are the property (copyright) of the author(s) and that copyright will be transferred to The University of the West Indies; that they have not been previously published and are not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

The Caribbean Journal of Education will produce special issues on approval of the editorial board. To request a special issue, please contact the editor at

General Guidelines

  • Each article must be submitted electronically via Scholastica.
  • A typical article should be between 3000-5000 words. Book reviews should be between 750 and 1,000 words.
  • Manuscripts should conform to the style set forth in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) 7th edition, and be well edited.
  • All artwork for figures should have a resolution of at least 300dpi, and be in .jpg, .tiff or .eps format.
  • Abstracts of not more than 150 words are required and should give a brief but insightful sense of the entire paper. At least three keywords should also be included.
  • Manuscripts should be compiled in the following order: separate title page document and author’s biographical note; abstract; main text; acknowledgements; appendices (where necessary); references; table(s) with heading(s) on individual sheets; figure caption(s) (as a list)
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SOE journals use double-blind peer review, which requires the submission of anonymized manuscripts via Scholastica. Please submit a separate title page giving all the author names and affiliations. The first manuscript page that reviewers see should contain only the title, abstract and keywords, with no acknowledgements, footnotes or any other information identifying the authors.

1. To properly conceal your identity from referees or peer reviewers we ask that you remove:

  • any information that could identify you (including footnotes and acknowledgements). Use pseudonyms for all references to personally identifiable information such as the institution where your work was conducted.
  • author names or affiliations anywhere in the manuscript, or in any Supplementary Information files (such as Appendices) or file names. Author names can be added to the Acknowledgments section after completion of the peer review process.
  • running headers or footers that could identify authors.
  • details of grants awarded to a named person (this can be added later).
  • author references in the reference list. If you are unable to avoid referring to your own work in the paper, place these citations at the beginning of the reference list in an “Author Citation” section, with the date of publication. (For example: Author Citation. (2010)).
  • all identifiers from your electronic files. Documents prepared using Microsoft™ Word® could contain personal or hidden information in File Properties such as Author, Manager, Company, and Last Saved By. Hidden information includes hidden text, revised text, comments, or field codes, which can remain in a document even though you can’t see them. On the File menu, click Info, and then select Inspect Document. Then select Document properties and personal information. Save your work before you begin this process and then again after the inspection is complete.

2. Do not include work in the reference list that has not yet been accepted for publication.

3. Avoid referring to previously published work that you have authored. (For example: “Elsewhere I have argued….”).

  • If you must refer to your own work, replace your name in the text with “Author”. (For example: “…as demonstrated in previous work (Author, 2010).”) In the case of multiple authors, create a series as appropriate (“Author A”, “Author B”, etc.)
  • In text, you can replace any information that would identify the author(s) by substituting words such as: [name deleted to maintain the integrity of the review process].
  • Refer to your own references in the third person. For example, write ‘Johnson & James (2007) have demonstrated’, not ‘We have previously demonstrated (Johnson & James, 2007)’.

4. When submitting the final draft of the manuscript for publication, you will then be required to include all relevant information previously removed for initial submission and peer review.

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