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Author Guidelines

Gender Equality Journal is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal accepting paper submissions in the areas related to gender, families, and children. Only 10 selected articles will be published in each Gender Equality Journal issue (equals to 10 articles per volume/annually). In order to increase the publication quality, starting from May 2021, Gender Equality Journal has applied some new regulations. Text must be written in English. Submitted article should normally range from 4000 to 6,000 words, although up to 7000 words will be accepted under exceptional circumstances. Book reviews should be between 1,000 to 2,500 words. The manuscript submitted to the editor must be a finalized script that has been formatted in accordance with Gender Equality's guidance and style guidelines. Because this script can be directly displayed and printed. Text typed using Times New Roman letter size 12, line spacing exactly at 1.15. The text area is 11.5 cm wide and 22 cm high, including the header and footer. Foreign languages should be tilted. The bibliography only contains libraries that are actually cited in the script and follow the American Psychological Association (APA) Style rules. Words that have not been adopted in KBBI must be written using transliteration guidelines. While that has been adopted in KBBI used to like writing that exists in KBBI. Conclusions are written consistently. The conclusion contains an affirmation of what has been described above. Can also add some important information that should be given the author related to the article. 

Submitted writing must adhere to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) available for download here.

Authors need to register with the journal prior to submitting or, if already registered, can simply log in and begin the five-step process. Please adhere to the following guide for submission consistency:

  1. The submitted writing should be in Microsoft Document file format (.docx format is recommended) and should not exceed 2 MegaBytes in size.
  2. Illustration and tables should be carefully checked for dimension and resolution. Normally tables should fit in A4 portrait page orientation, although in some cases it needs to be fully stretched in landscape page orientation. Images need to be properly cropped and not over-compressed to maintain eligibility.
  3. Vector drawings (such as diagrams, image arts, charts, etc.) in Microsoft Words need to be grouped for shape and design consistency to avoid damage during layout.
  4. Any additional documents should be submitted separately (in a separate file) during the submission process.

Abstract and keywords are required upon submission. Make sure that it is already been checked for writing errors before filling the abstract and keyword form. Your abstract should:

  1. Provides a synopsis of the entire article.
  2. Starts with the broad context of the study, followed by a specific background for the study.
  3. Describes the purpose, methods and procedures, core findings and results, and conclusions of the study.
  4. Emphasizes new or important aspects of the study.
  5. Engages the broad readership of ELT and be understandable to a diverse audience (avoid using jargon).
  6. Be a single paragraph of less than 300 words.
  7. Not contain citations or uncommon abbreviations.

As parts of Blind Review Policy, every submitted writing should not present the author's name(s); either in the filename or the body text of the file. Once the submission process has been completed, the board of the editor of the journal will notify the author and proceed with the initial review process. Submissions will be checked for writing consistency, adherence to the submission guide, referencing style, and topic relevance. Only accepted paper will be sent to reviewers, whilst the rejected submission will be returned to the author.


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 manuscript (and its substance) has not been previously published and is not currently being considered for publication by another journal.
  2. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  3. All references and citations adhere to the APA format.
  4. All references are cited both in text and in the reference list.
  5. 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.
  6. The submission file is in standard Microsoft Word document file format (.doc or .docx).
  7. Submitted manuscript (the submitted file) adheres to the blind review policy, whereas the name or any related identity of the corresponding author has been removed from the text in the submitted file.

Copyright Notice

GENDER EQUALITY: International Journal of Child and Gender Studies allows the author(s) to hold the copyright and to retain the publishing rights without restrictions. Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  • Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  • Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal.
  • Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.


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