Writing Rules


All submissions need to be done electronically through the journal's online submission platform, which is called Open Journal Management System at https://www.qietp.com.

Your name, email address, affiliation, and any other contact details the publication might require will be used for the regular operations of the publication, including, when necessary, sharing with the publisher (EDUPublishing) and partners for production and publication. This is the case whether you are reviewing for this publication or submitting a manuscript to it. If you are reviewing for this publication, your name, email address, and affiliation will be used. The publication and the publisher are aware of how important it is to protect the personal information that is collected from users in the course of the operation of these services, and they have procedures in place to ensure that steps are taken to preserve the confidentiality, integrity, and privacy of the personal data that is collected and processed.         

Peer Review

Manuscripts that are sent in to be published in the journal will typically undergo anonymous peer review at the hands of at least two reviewers. The editors of the journal hold the authority to dismiss submissions prior to the completion of the peer review process if they determine that the articles do not comply to the journal's core quality requirements or its specified scope. The editor makes the final decision.

After a manuscript has been submitted, the editors will make every effort to offer the author with a preliminary decision on the article within a period of twelve weeks.

Preparing your Paper

  • The authors are required to prepare and submit two different versions of their manuscript. The first should be a full text, and the second should have any information that could identify the author deleted from the files before they are given to referees so that they can be sent anonymously. After that, writers will have the ability to define the non-anonymous version of the material as "File not for review." when they upload files.
  • The standard word count for articles is between 8,000 and 10,000, omitting the article's title page, references, and any figures or tables that may be included. The authors are strongly encouraged to prepare their manuscripts utilizing British spellings throughout. The text in the manuscript should be single-spaced, with appropriate margins, and it should include the title of the contribution, the name(s) of the author(s), and the address where the work was carried out. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically.
  • Every article must be accompanied with an abstract that is between 200 and 250 words long and may contain up to five keywords. Abstracts are supposed to be accurate summaries that include the reasoning behind the piece, the methods used (if they are applicable), and the conclusions that were obtained.
  • Include the complete postal and email address of the author who will check the proofs; this information should be given. Avoid inserting footnotes into the body of the text. Disclosure of any financial support for the reported research, whether it be from research councils, government departments and agencies, or any other source, is required.
  • •EDUPublishing Editing Services (www.editmyturkish.com) offers professional support with English Language Editing in addition to translation, manuscript formatting, figure illustration, figure formatting, and graphical abstract design, which enables you to submit your paper with full confidence.

Article Types:

Article Types for Qualitative Inquiry in Education: Theory and Practice (QIETP)

  1. Research Articles: Research articles are original, empirical studies that present new findings and contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the field of qualitative inquiry in education. These articles should include a clear research question, a comprehensive literature review, an in-depth description of the research methodology, data analysis, results, and a discussion of the findings' implications.
  2. Theoretical Articles: Theoretical articles focus on advancing, critiquing, or synthesizing existing theoretical frameworks or developing new ones within the field of qualitative inquiry in education. These articles should provide a thorough literature review, an analysis of the current state of knowledge, and a well-supported argument for the proposed theoretical perspective or critique.
  3. Review Articles: Review articles provide a comprehensive and systematic analysis of the existing literature on a specific topic related to qualitative inquiry in education. These articles should critically evaluate and synthesize the relevant research, identify gaps in the current knowledge, and offer suggestions for future research directions.
  4. Methodological Articles: Methodological articles discuss and evaluate qualitative research methods, techniques, or approaches in educational research. These articles should provide a thorough understanding of the method, its underlying principles, strengths, weaknesses, and potential applications in the field of education.
  5. Case Studies: Case studies present in-depth, detailed investigations of a single or multiple cases (e.g., individuals, groups, institutions, or educational programs) within a real-life context. These articles should provide a rich description of the context, the data collection and analysis processes, and the findings, while highlighting their relevance and implications for the field of qualitative inquiry in education.
  6. Practitioner Articles: Practitioner articles focus on the practical applications of qualitative research findings in education, such as the implementation of educational programs, policies, or interventions. These articles should describe the context, the qualitative research that informed the practice, and the outcomes or lessons learned from the practical application.
  7. Commentaries and Opinion Pieces: Commentaries and opinion pieces provide critical reflections or perspectives on current issues, debates, or trends in qualitative inquiry in education. These articles should present a well-supported argument or perspective and stimulate further discussion and debate among researchers, practitioners, and policymakers in the field.
  8. Book Reviews: Book reviews offer a critical evaluation of recently published books related to qualitative inquiry in education. These reviews should provide a summary of the book's content, assess its contributions to the field, and highlight its strengths and weaknesses, as well as its relevance to researchers, practitioners, and policymakers.

Manuscript Format

  • Language: English only.  Use clear and concise language that is appropriate for your intended audience. Avoid using jargon or technical terms that may be difficult for a general audience to understand.
  • Microsoft Word: Use Microsoft Word to format your manuscript. Set your page size to standard A4 or letter size, and use Times New Roman in size 12.
  • Spacing: Use double spacing throughout the entire manuscript, including the main text, footnotes, and references. Use 2,5 cm margins on all sides of the page.
  • Headings and subheadings: Use appropriate headings and subheadings to structure your manuscript. Use boldface type for main headings and capitalize the first letter of each word. Use italics for subheadings and capitalize only the first letter of the first word.
  • Paragraphs: Begin each new paragraph with an indentation of 1.2 cm or one tab space. Do not leave any blank lines between paragraphs.
  • Tables and figures: Use clear and concise tables and figures to present your data. Make sure they are clearly labeled and easily readable. Include a caption or legend for each table or figure.
  • References: Use APA 7 Manual as citation style to format your references. Include all the necessary information, such as author names, publication year, title, and source.

Before you submit your manuscript, you will need to have:

Main Body

Order of the main parts in the manuscript is as follows:

  1. Main title in English (max. 12 words)
  2.  Structured abstract (min. 200- max.250 words length)
  3.  Keywords (in English, min. four-max. six)
  4. Main text
  5. References

The basic structure for a paper in QIETP format includes eight components: (Please do not use numbering in the main text)

1. Title of the paper (12 words)

2. Structured Abstract

Structured "Abstract in English" should be 200-250 words in length and must include following Subheading: Purpose: State the problem in field. Then explain the purpose of the study. Method: Specify the research design, sample and research instrument and data analysis in brief. Findings: Highlight the significant, interesting or surprising results. Implications for Research and Practice: Draw implications of the results for practice what we have learned to draw implications for future research

Keywords: Up to 3-5 different keywords not included in the manuscript title.

3. Introduction

The introduction provides an overview of the research topic and explains why was this topic important to investigate what it is about.

  • Start with a general problem statement: Begin your introduction with a general statement that provides some context for your research topic. This could be a brief overview of the field, a description of a problem or challenge, or a statement of the importance of the topic.
  • Provide background information: Next, provide some background information on your research topic. This could include a brief history of the topic, a summary of previous research, or a description of relevant theories or concepts.
  • Describe the scope and purpose of your study: Provide a brief description of the scope and purpose of your study. This could include the research methods you used, the population you studied, or the specific aspects of your topic that you focused on.
  • Highlight the significance of your study: Explain why your research is important and how it will contribute to the field. This could include a discussion of the practical applications of your research, the theoretical implications, or the potential impact on policy or practice.
  • Provide a brief overview of the paper: Finally, provide a brief overview of the rest of your paper. This could include a summary of the sections that follow, or a preview of your main findings and conclusions.
  • Described the research gap: Research gap refers to a specific area or question in a research field that has not been adequately addressed or that has not been explored in depth by previous research studies. It is a gap in the existing knowledge or understanding of a particular topic or issue, where there are unanswered questions, inconsistencies, or contradictions in the existing literature.
  • State your research question or hypothesis: Clearly state your research question or hypothesis in a concise and specific manner. This should be the main focus of your introduction, and should be framed in a way that highlights the significance of your research.

4. Method

Provide a clear description of the methods and materials you used in your study. This section should be detailed enough that another researcher could replicate your study based on your description.

  • Describe the research design: Start by describing the research design you used, including the type of study, the population or sample, and the data collection methods.
  • Provide details of the participants: Describe the characteristics of the participants, such as age, gender, ethnicity, and any other relevant demographic information.
  • Detail the data collection methods: Provide a detailed description of the data collection methods you used, including any instruments or tools that you used to collect data. If you developed your own instrument, provide a detailed description of its development process, its reliability, and its validity.
  • Describe the data analysis: Describe the data analysis methods you used, including any statistical methods or software that you used. Provide a detailed description of how you conducted the analysis, including any assumptions that you made.
  • Address ethical considerations: Describe any ethical considerations that you had to take into account, such as obtaining informed consent, maintaining confidentiality, and protecting the rights of the participants.
  • Provide a clear and concise write-up: Write the methods section in a clear and concise manner, using appropriate headings and subheadings to guide the reader. Use active voice and provide enough detail so that another researcher could replicate your study.

5. Results/Findings

This section should include a clear and concise summary of your findings, including statistical analysis if appropriate. Make sure to include relevant figures, tables, or graphs to help visualize your data.

6. Discussion: Here you should interpret your results and explain their significance. You should also discuss any limitations of your study and suggest directions for future research.

7. Conclusion: End your report with a brief summary of your main findings and their implications.

8. References: Make sure to provide a list of all the sources you cited in your report, following the appropriate citation style (APA7).

The title page of the manuscript, which includes the following information:

Information about your co-author, including;

  • Corresponding author
  • Co-authors
  • Affiliation
  • Email address,
  • Phone numbers (mobile)

Statements that are relevant to our policies on ethics and integrity, which may include any of the following (Why are these important? It is important that we observe rigorous ethical standards for the study that we are considering publishing):

  • Data availability statement
  • Funding statement
  • Conflict of interest disclosure
  • Ethics approval statement
  • Acknowledgments
  • Permission to reproduce material from other sources

Important: Due to the fact that this journal uses a double-blind system for its peer review process, it is extremely important that any identifying information, such as author names and affiliations, acknowledgements, or explicit mentions of author institutions in the text, be placed on a page that is separate from the rest of the submission.

Microsoft Word should be used as the format for the main text file.

The main text, tables, and figures can all be included in a single manuscript for uploading, or the figures and tables can be provided in separate files. Either way, the main text can be found here. In the event that your paper advances to the stage of undergoing revisions, the figures and tables must be submitted in separate files. It is OK to send in the primary file for the manuscript in either the.doc or.docx format of Microsoft Word.

Your main document file needs to contain the following:

A short and informative title that includes the most important keywords. It is inappropriate for the title to include any abbreviations.

The Roles and Responsibilities of Editor-In-Chief:

Overall responsibility: The Editor-in-Chief (EIC) has overall responsibility for the journal and its content. They are responsible for ensuring that the journal maintains high standards of quality, relevance, and integrity.

  • Editorial board: The EIC selects and manages the editorial board, which consists of experts in the field who help review and select manuscripts for publication.
  • Manuscript review: The EIC oversees the manuscript review process, ensuring that submissions are properly reviewed and processed in a timely and fair manner. They also ensure that the review process maintains confidentiality and is free from any conflicts of interest.
  • Publication decisions: The EIC makes the final decision on whether a manuscript will be accepted or rejected for publication, based on the recommendations of the editorial board and the quality and relevance of the manuscript.
  • Journal policies: The EIC is responsible for establishing and maintaining journal policies and procedures, including those related to editorial standards, ethical practices, and conflicts of interest.
  • Journal promotion: The EIC is responsible for promoting the journal to potential authors, readers, and subscribers. They also ensure that the journal stays up-to-date with new developments in the field, and that it remains relevant and competitive.
  • Responding to authors: The EIC is responsible for responding to inquiries from authors, providing feedback on submissions, and addressing any concerns or complaints related to the journal.
  • Management and administration: The EIC oversees the management and administration of the journal, including budgeting, staffing, and day-to-day operations.
  • The Roles and Responsibilities of Editors
  • Review and select manuscripts: Editors are responsible for selecting manuscripts for publication in the journal. They work with a team of reviewers to evaluate the quality and relevance of each submission, and make the final decision on whether to accept or reject the manuscript.
  • Provide feedback to authors: Editors provide feedback to authors on their manuscripts, suggesting revisions or clarifications as needed. They also provide guidance on the journal's style and formatting requirements.
  • Oversee the peer review process: Editors are responsible for overseeing the peer review process, ensuring that it is fair, rigorous, and conducted in a timely manner. They work with reviewers to ensure that the review process maintains confidentiality and is free from any conflicts of interest.
  • Maintain editorial standards: Editors are responsible for maintaining high editorial standards for the journal, including accuracy, relevance, and integrity. They ensure that the journal adheres to best practices in publishing, including ethical standards and guidelines for authorship and attribution.
  • Collaborate with other editors: Editors collaborate with other editors and members of the editorial board to develop and implement editorial policies, strategies, and goals for the journal. They also work with publishers and other stakeholders to promote the journal and increase its visibility.
  • Stay current with developments in the field: Editors are responsible for staying current with developments in their field, including new research findings and emerging trends. They also identify gaps in the literature and areas where further research is needed.
  • Respond to author inquiries: Editors are responsible for responding to inquiries from authors, providing feedback on submissions, and addressing any concerns or complaints related to the journal.
  • Manage and administer the journal: Editors are responsible for managing and administering the journal, including budgeting, staffing, and day-to-day operations.


The Roles and Responsibilities of Reviewers

  • Evaluate manuscripts: Reviewers are responsible for evaluating manuscripts submitted to the journal. They provide feedback on the quality and relevance of the research, and recommend whether the manuscript should be accepted, revised, or rejected.
  • Maintain confidentiality: Reviewers are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the review process. They should not share the manuscript or any information related to the review process with anyone else without permission from the editor.
  • Follow guidelines: Reviewers are responsible for following the journal's guidelines and criteria for evaluating manuscripts. They should also be familiar with the ethical standards and guidelines for research and publication in their field.
  • Meet deadlines: Reviewers are responsible for completing their review within the specified time frame, usually within 2-3 weeks. If they are unable to complete the review within this time frame, they should inform the editor as soon as possible.
  • Provide constructive feedback: Reviewers are responsible for providing constructive feedback to authors. They should provide specific comments and suggestions for improving the quality and relevance of the manuscript.
  • Declare conflicts of interest: Reviewers are responsible for declaring any conflicts of interest that may affect their ability to provide an unbiased review. This could include personal relationships, financial interests, or other factors that could influence their judgment.
  • Respond to editor inquiries: Reviewers are responsible for responding to inquiries from the editor, providing additional feedback or clarifications as needed.


  • Does the introduction clearly state the research problem or objective?
  • Is the context and background of the study described clearly?
  • Does the literature review provide a comprehensive overview of the relevant literature and research gaps?
  • Does the introduction clearly state the research question or hypothesis?


  • Is the research design and methods used described clearly?
  • Is the study population or sample described clearly and accurately?
  • Are the data collection and analysis methods described in detail?
  • Are statistical methods or software used described and appropriate?


  • Are the study findings presented clearly and concisely?
  • Are the tables, figures, or other visual aids easy to understand and support the findings?
  • Are statistical analyses and any other relevant data presented clearly?


  • Are the study findings interpreted clearly and accurately?
  • Are the implications of the findings for the research question or hypothesis discussed thoroughly?
  • Is the comparison of the findings to the relevant literature clear and comprehensive?
  • Are the limitations of the study discussed thoroughly and suggestions for future research provided?


  • Is the summary of the main findings and their implications clear and accurate?
  • Is the contribution of the study to the field stated clearly and accurately?
  • Are any practical recommendations for practitioners or policymakers provided?

Writing quality

  • Is the writing style clear and concise?
  • Is the manuscript free of technical errors and typos?
  • Is the manuscript free of jargon and other technical terms that may be difficult for a general audience to understand?

Overall evaluation

  • Based on the quality and relevance of the manuscript, would you recommend acceptance, rejection, or revision?
  • Are there any major concerns or issues that the author should address?

​​​​​​​The Roles and Responsibilities of Authors

  • Conduct and submit original research: Authors are responsible for conducting research and producing original work that contributes to the field. They should ensure that their research is conducted in an ethical and professional manner, and adheres to relevant ethical and legal guidelines.
  • Follow submission guidelines: Authors should follow the submission guidelines provided by the journal, including formatting, style, and length requirements. They should also ensure that their manuscript adheres to the journal's policies and ethical standards.
  • Ensure accuracy and quality: Authors are responsible for ensuring the accuracy and quality of their manuscript. They should carefully proofread and edit their work, and ensure that all sources are properly cited and attributed.
  • Declare conflicts of interest: Authors are responsible for declaring any conflicts of interest that may affect the validity or credibility of their research. This could include financial interests, personal relationships, or other factors that could influence their work.
  • Respond to reviewers and editors: Authors are responsible for responding to feedback from reviewers and editors in a timely and professional manner. They should carefully consider and respond to all feedback, and make necessary revisions to their manuscript.
  • Promote their work: Authors are responsible for promoting their work and disseminating their findings to the wider academic community. This could include presenting their work at conferences, sharing their findings on social media, and engaging with other researchers in their field.
  • Maintain ethical standards: Authors are responsible for maintaining high ethical standards in their work, including avoiding plagiarism, ensuring the privacy and confidentiality of research participants, and adhering to relevant ethical guidelines.