Login or Register to make a submission.

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 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • 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.

Article Type

  • Editorial: This belongs to the editors with specific comments or thoughts when they reviewed the manuscript, and it will be published accompanying the original paper. No peer review is required. The word limitation for Editorial is at least 500 with no more than five authors. No limitation on the number of references, figures, and tables.
  • Commentary: You can write comments regarding any of the publications by SIEF or any topics that were published in other education-related journals or educational policies. No peer review is required, but internal communication between editors and author(s) is necessary. The word limitation for Commentary is at least 500. No limitation on the number of references, figures, and tables.
  • Perspective: This is a specific type of paper written with a foreseeing style. It gives readers an overall impression with an impressive in-depth presentation. It generally inspires new ideas or even novel thoughts. Sometimes it raises new questions with the potential to change the world. Even if you think it is strange for others, but it may be just the thing, the very thing we wanted. Merely the in-house review will be given for this type of paper. A plain summary of 100-200 words is required. No limitation on the count of words in the text and the number of references, figures, and tables.
  • Report: You can report your findings without subtitles; describe it with one kind of formation from the beginning to the end. This is a good thing for some people, but not yet for others. If you are good at writing descriptive papers, you can use this formation as your data presenter. Our three-stage review system will assess it. A paragraph summary with 100-200 words is required. No limitation on the count of words in the text and the number of references, figures, and tables.
  • Short Communication: If you do not have too much data, you can write us the Short Communication, in which the paper is divided into five major parts: introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion, and references. This type of paper will be assessed by our three-stage review system. The abstract should be structured into objectives, methods, results, and conclusions. The word limit for the abstract is no more than 250. A total of 5,000 words for the text is the maximum (not including the references). The total number of the figures and tables for Short Communication is 10. No limitation on the number of references.
  • Original Article: Unlike Short Communication, the Article is defined with over 5,000 words for the text (not including the references). The body of the article is composed of five parts: introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion, and references. The article will be assessed by the three-stage review system. The abstract should be structured into background, objective, methods, results, and conclusions. The word limit for the abstract is 150-250. No limitation on the number of references, figures, and tables.
  • Review: In this so-called information time, we face billions of information every second. We need to try our best to figure out the useful but rule out the useless. Yes, Review can help us save time in this process. If you are expertise in your field or you are familiar with what you are doing, you can collect corresponding information and write us a Review. Review paper can be mini, comprehensive, and systematic. Meta-analysis is also included in this type of paper. The three-stage review will work on this type of paper. A paragraph summary with 150-250 words is required. No limitation on the count of words in the text, and on the number of references, figures, and tables.
  • Erratum: We try the best to reduce the errors when publishing papers, but it is still unavoidable. So the Erratum is set for the purpose of correction. If your publications in Science Insights Education Frontiers were found any errors, please contact the editorial office by email. It is our responsibility for publishing your work in the most precise manner. No publication fee is required.


Please write your text in American English. Authors who require information about language editing and copyediting services pre- and post-submission please email to [email protected].

Use of language

Authors should note that they are writing for an international audience. National colloquialisms and idiomatic use of language should be avoided to the extent possible. Word choices and sentence constructions that might imply bias against persons on the basis of gender, racial or ethnic group membership, disability, sexual orientation, or age should be avoided.


Science Insights Education Frontiers is devoted to original inquiries in education, to the evaluation and synthesis of educational scholarship, and to scholarly commentary on educational practice. SIEF seeks (i) to bridge and integrate the intellectual, methodological, and substantive diversity of educational scholarship and (ii) to encourage a vigorous dialogue between educational scholars and practitioners across a full spectrum of education—from early childhood to adult education—including matters of policy and governance and of the management and conduct of schools, colleges, and universities.

Therefore, Science Insights Education Frontiers is hospitable to scholarly writing on a variety of educational topics, from differing conceptual, methodological, and substantive approaches. Four kinds of papers are especially encouraged: (i) research reports addressing important topics and issues; (ii) scholarly writing of other kinds—for example, theoretical statements and philosophical arguments; (iii) critical syntheses of a field of educational inquiry; and (iv) integrations of educational scholarship, policy, and practice.

Manuscripts will be reviewed for the significance of the problem, the originality of the contribution, the cogency of the method and argument, and the crispness and clarity of prose.


Please adhere to the requirements below when submitting a new or revised manuscript via the Online Submission System.

Acceptable Formats

  • Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx)(any recent version)
  • Rich Text Format (.rtf)

File Contents

Word documents should be submitted as a single file. Authors should submit figures as separate files, in TIFF (.tif) or EPS (.eps) (not GIF [.gif] or JPEG [.jpg]) format.

Please note that authors of accepted manuscripts may be required to submit high-resolution hard copies of all figures during production, as not all digital art files are usable.

In addition to the main manuscript file, submit your cover letter as a separate file in the same format as your main file. If you used any revision or editorial tracking tools in your word-processing program, be sure the final version of your manuscript does not contain tracked changes.

Revised and Final Versions of Manuscripts

If you are submitting a revised manuscript, please include your responses to the reviewers' comments as part of the cover letter file. When submitting a revised manuscript with figures, including all figures, even if they have not changed since the previous version. The final version of your manuscript must be submitted in Word (doc.) or Rich Text (.rtf) format because your keystrokes will be used in publication; a PDF does not contain usable character data and is thus not adequate. For both revised and final versions of manuscripts, please observe the same formatting instructions outlined above.


Anonymity of Authors

The editors review all submissions, and those deemed appropriate for SIEF are sent anonymously to reviewers. The editors rely heavily on reviewers' judgments, although the editors are not bound by them. Strong efforts are made to ensure prompt decisions about acceptance. To protect anonymity, only the title should appear in the manuscript. A separate cover page should carry the title, author's name, and author's affiliation. All identifying references and notes should be separated from other references and notes. Citations in the text to these references should be to "Identifying Reference" and the publication date.

Length Limit

Papers submitted to SIEF should be at least 4,000 words, not including footnotes, references, tables, and figures. No upper limitation there on the word count.

Manuscript Acceptance Policy

Manuscripts are accepted for publication subject to copyediting. Manuscript submission indicates the author's commitment to publish in SIEF and to give SIEF first publication rights. No paper known to be under consideration by another journal will be reviewed.

Preparation of Copy

  • Type all copy double spaced—including indented matter, footnotes, and references—and allow generous margins at the top, bottom, and sides of the page.
  • Footnotes are to be used only for substantive observations. Number footnotes consecutively, and place them on a separate page titled "Notes."
  • Include an abstract (150-250 words) summarizing the paper's chief contribution.

Tables and Figures

Each table should be typed double spaced on a separate page and referred to in numerical order in the text. Do not use vertical lines within the table. Place footnotes at the bottom of the table; indicate footnotes with lowercase letters. For further information about the preparation of tables, see the Guidelines for Tables.

Figures should be submitted as high-quality computer graphics. For further information about the preparation of figures, see the Guidelines for Artwork.


 All corrections to the proofreading of the manuscript need to be submitted through our Editor System.


Authors are responsible for formatting all references and abiding by the journal style. The journal will charge $2.00 USD for each if the authors cannot format their references instead by the production department.




Citations in Text

  • All sources listed in the reference list must be cited at appropriate points in the text by the author’s last name, publication year, and pagination where appropriate, as indicated.
  • When the author’s name is in the text: Rader (1975).
  • When the author’s name is not in text: (Wills, 1976).
  • When citing pagination (for a quote): (Bell, 1967, p62).
  • With dual authorship, give both names with an ampersand (&) between: (Sutton & George, 2012).
  • For three or more authors including three, use “et al.” after the first author’s last name: (Cheung et al., 2020).
  • For institutional authorship, identify from the beginning of the complete citation: (U.S. Bureau of the Census, 1963, p117).
  • When more than one reference to an author was published in one year, distinguish them by use of letters (a, b) attached to the publication year: (Richard, 1956a).
  • Enclose a series of references (in alphabetical order) within one pair of parentheses, separated by semicolons: (Bowles & Gintis, 2019; Coleman, 2021a; Kaiser, 2020).


Reference Format

List all items alphabetically by author and, within the author, by publication year on a separate page titled "References." Examples of common references follow:

Books and chapters in books

Bowles, S., Gintis, H. (2011). Schooling in Capitalist America: Educational Reform and the Contradictions of Economic Life. Haymarket Books. ISBN: 9781608461318. pp. 24-30.

Journals and periodicals**

Hsu, S.H. (2011). Cost information and pricing: Empirical evidence. Contemporary Accounting Research, 28(2):554-579. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1911-3846.2010.01051.x

**: The authors are responsible for providing the volume and issue number. If the volume and issue numbers cannot be provided, the journal will add the publication year as the volume # when formatting following the journal style.


Trent, J.W. (1964). The development of intellectual disposition within catholic colleges. Ph.D. diss., University of California, Berkeley.

Various others (including internet sites)

Farber, D. (1998). Content analysis of teaching materials. Working Paper 35, College of Education, University of Michigan.

Franklin, Q. (1983). Food: Its effect on student performance. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal, April 22.

Hall, S. (2002). Inkster Schools Face State Takeover. Detroit News, April 10. Available at:  http://www.detnews.com/2002/schools/0204/10.

Radclife, H. (1981). Literacy and sandwiches: Significant correlation?" Unpublished manuscript, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.


Please have the following items readily available before beginning the online submission process:

  • Manuscript in an acceptable format as described above
  • Cover letter as a separate file
  • Information from title page (to be typed into the peer review database): title, short title, list of authors and affiliations, and contact information for the corresponding author
  • Abstract of the manuscript (to be copied and pasted into a field in the online Submission System)


Science Insights Education Frontiers is an open-access journal that makes the accepted paper freely available online immediately upon publication (refer to our “open access policy”). No extra fee is needed when readers download the published articles online.


SIEF publishes papers that undergo a rigorous peer-review process to ensure they meet the high exacting standards. 


All submitted manuscripts to SIEF will be screened for plagiarism using CrossCheck. We guarantee that our published work has less than 5% of similarity. 


The correct abbreviation for abstracting and indexing purposes is Sci Insig Edu Front.

Science Insights Education Frontiers is committed to maintaining your confidence and trust with respect to your privacy. This privacy policy explains how we collect, use, and share your personal information.

About Our Privacy Policy

This privacy policy applies to our websites, apps, and other services, including programs and events, that refer to or link to this privacy policy (each, a “Service”). This policy may be supplemented by additional privacy statements, terms, or notices provided to you. Science Insights Education Frontiers that owns or administers the Service, as identified therein, is the primary controller of your personal information provided to, or collected by or for, the Service.

Information We Collect

We collect information about you in three ways: directly from your input, from third-party sources, and through automated technologies.

Information You Provide To Us

The types of personal information that we collect directly from you depend on the content and features of the Service you use and how you otherwise interact with us and may include:

  • Contact details, such as your name, email address, postal address, phone number, and social media handle.
  • Account login credentials, such as usernames and passwords, password hints, and similar security information.
  • Other account registration and profile information, including educational, professional, and other background information, such as your field of study, current position, practice area and areas of interests, gender, ORCID ID, and photo.
  • Content that you upload and share or store in your accounts, such as annotations, comments, contributions, and replies.
  • Payment information, such as a credit or debit card number, and government-issued ID numbers.
  • Information that you communicate to us, such as questions or information you send to customer support.
  • Data that you provide to us as part of interacting with the Service, such as your favorites and search queries.
  • Communications preferences, such as your preferred language and the frequency, type, and format of the alerts you sign up to receive.

Data from Your Institution

We may obtain information about you from the institution with which you are employed or affiliated in order to activate and manage your access to and use of the institution’s subscription to the Service, including:

  • Contact details, such as your name and institutional email address, postal address and phone number;
  • Other account registration information, such as job title; and/or
  • Institutional user ID.

Data from Other Sources

We also may obtain contact details and other information about you from other entities and third parties, including:

  • Social networks when you grant permission to the Service to access your data on one or more networks;
  • Service providers that help us determine a location in order to customize certain products to your location;
  • Partners with which we offer co-branded services or engage in joint marketing activities; and/or
  • Publicly available sources and data suppliers from which we obtain data to validate or supplement the information we hold and to support the Service.

Device and Usage Data

The Service may automatically collect information about how you and your device interact with the Service, such as:

  • Computer, device and connection information, such as IP address, browser type, and version, operating system and other software installed on your device, unique device identifier and other technical identifiers, error reports and performance data.
  • Usage data, such as the features you used, the settings you selected, URL clickstream data, including date and time stamp and referring and exit pages, and pages you visited on the Service.
  • For educational Services, the course modules and test questions you view, answer, or complete.
  • For location-aware Services, the physical location of your device.

We collect this data through our servers and the use of cookies and other technologies. You can control cookies through your browser's settings and other tools.  However, if you choose to block certain cookies, you may not be able to register, login, or access certain parts or make full use of the Service. For more details, visit the cookie notice of the Service.

How We Use Your Information

We are committed to delivering a relevant and useful experience for you. Depending on how you interact with us and the Service, we use your personal information to:

  • Provide, activate and manage your access to and use of the Service;
  • Process and fulfill a request, order, download, subscription or other transaction;
  • Offer you customized content and other personalization to make the Service more efficient for you and more relevant to your interests and geography;
  • Enhance and improve the Service, such as add new content and features;
  • Notify you about changes, updates and other announcements related to the Service;
  • Deliver targeted advertisements, promotional messages, and other information related to the Service and to your interests;
  • Provide technical, product and other support and help to keep the Service working, safe and secure; and/or
  • Identify usage trends and develop data analysis, including for the purposes of research, audits, reporting and other business operations, such as to pay royalties and license fees to third-party content providers, determine the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns, evaluate our business performance, or in other ways pursuant to a customer agreement.

We may also use your personal information to:

  • Respond to your requests, inquiries, comments or concerns;
  • Invite you to submit or review manuscripts or otherwise participate in our publishing programs;
  • Issue payments and statements, such as for royalties and editorial fees;
  • Conduct and administer user testing and surveys as well as sweepstakes, competitions, and similar promotions;
  • Provide you with relevant promotional messages and other information about products, events, and services of ours, our group companies and third parties such as societies and sponsors;
  • Enhance and improve our products, events, and services and develop new ones; and/or
  • Comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

Sharing of Your Information

We share your personal information in the following ways and contexts.

Your Institution

If you access the Service through a subscription administered by your institution, your personal information and certain usage data gathered through the Service, such as the number of items you downloaded, any fee-based items you accessed, and test scores, may be accessed by or shared with the administrators authorized by your institution for the purposes of usage analysis, subscription management, course management, and testing and remediation.  If your institution is a corporation or other business entity, additional usage data, such as the types of records you viewed and the number of searches you ran, also may be shared for the purposes of cost attribution and departmental budgeting.

We may also disclose to your institution or other third parties non-personally identifiable information, such as anonymous usage data reports and aggregated information, subject to any applicable legal or contractual obligations.

Our Group Companies and Service Providers

Depending on the Service provided, we share your personal information with our:

  • Affiliates, trading names, and divisions within the Science Insights Education Frontiers group of companies and departments (for a list, visit http://www.basehq.org/content/department).
  • Suppliers and service providers, including editors, reviewers, payment processors, customer support, email service providers, event venues and service providers, mailing houses, shipping agents and IT service providers;

to process the information as necessary to provide the Service, complete a transaction or fulfill your request or otherwise on our behalf based on our instructions and in compliance with this privacy policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.

Your Choices

We may also share your personal information with our group companies and with sponsors, joint venture partners and other third parties, including entities for which we are acting as an agent, licensee, application host or publishers, such as societies, that wish to send you information about their products and services that may be of interest to you as determined by your choices in managing your communications preferences and other settings.

The Service may let you post and share personal information, comments, messages, materials, and other content. Any such information that you disclose publicly or in discussion fora in the Service may be collected and used by others, may be indexed by search engines, and might not be able to be removed.  Please be careful when disclosing personal information in these public areas.


Legal Reasons

We also will disclose your personal information if we have a good faith belief that such disclosure is necessary to:

  • meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process or other legal obligation;
  • detect, investigate and help prevent security, fraud or technical issues; and/or
  • protect the rights, property or safety of Science Insights Education Frontiers, our users, employees or others;

and as part of a corporate transaction, such as a transfer of a journal or other assets to or an acquisition by or a merger with another company.

Your Personal Account

If you create a personal user account and was approved by any of our service companies and publishing parties, you can only sign in with the account just within the service you want. You do not have the same credential to sign in other services provided by Science Insights Education Frontiers.

Administrator Data

If you are an administrator of an institution with a subscription to a Service, we will use your details to communicate with you about your institution’s subscription and related services. If you supply us with contact information from your colleagues, we may include a reference to you when we contact those individuals with communications about the Service.

Your Communications Preferences

You can customize and manage your communications preferences and other settings when you register with the Service, by updating your account features and preferences, by using the “opt-in/out” or subscribe/unsubscribe mechanisms or other means provided within the communications that you receive from us or by contacting us.  We reserve the right to notify you of changes or updates to the Service whenever necessary.

Accessing and Updating Your Information

The Service may allow registered users to directly access their account information and make corrections or updates at any time.

Keeping such information up to date is solely the responsibility of the user. Registered users may also close their accounts directly through the Service or by contacting the Service’s customer support.

You have the right under the United States of America and certain other privacy and data protection laws, as may be applicable, to request free of charge:

  • Access to and correction and deletion of your personal information;
  • Restriction of our processing of your personal information, or to object to our processing; and/or
  • Portability of your personal information.

If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please contact us. We will respond to your request consistent with applicable laws. To protect your privacy and security, we may require you to verify your identity. You may designate an authorized agent to make a request on your behalf subject to proof of identity and authorization.

Your California Privacy Rights

Under the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”), you have the further right to request that we disclose to you (i) the categories of personal information we collected about you and the categories of sources from which we collected such information; (ii) the specific pieces of personal information we collected about you; (iii) the business or commercial purpose for collecting personal information about you; and (iv) the categories of personal information about you that we shared or disclosed and the categories of third parties with whom we shared or to whom we disclosed such information in the preceding 12 months. You also have the right to not be discriminated against in pricing and services because you exercise any of your rights under the CCPA. Science Insights Education Frontiers does not sell personal information to third parties within the scope of the application of the CCPA.

Data Retention

We retain your personal information for as long as necessary to provide the Service and fulfill the transactions you have requested, or for other essential purposes such as complying with our legal obligations, maintaining business and financial records, resolving disputes, maintaining security, detecting and preventing fraud and abuse, and enforcing our agreements.

Data Security

We take precautions to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft and misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction through the use of appropriate technical and organizational measures.

Locations of Processing

Your personal information may be stored and processed in your region or another country where Science Insights Education Frontiers companies and their service providers maintain servers and facilities.

We take steps, including through contracts, to ensure that the information continues to be protected wherever it is located in a manner consistent with the standards of protection required under applicable law.

Grounds for Processing

When we collect from you any personal information within the scope of the USA data protection laws, we do so:

  • where necessary to provide the Service, fulfill a transaction or otherwise perform a contract with you or at your request prior to entering into a contract;
  • where necessary for our compliance with applicable law or other legal obligation;
  • where necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest;
  • where applicable, with your consent; and/or
  • as necessary to operate our business, protect the security of our systems, customers, and users, detect or prevent fraud, or fulfill our other legitimate interests as described in the sections above, except where our interests are overridden by your privacy rights.

Where we rely on your consent to process personal information, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time, and where we rely on legitimate interests, you may have the right to object to our processing.


We will update this privacy policy from time to time.  Any changes will be posted on this page with an updated revision date. If we make any material changes, we will provide notice through the Service or by other means.


If you have any questions, comments, complaints, or requests regarding this privacy policy or our processing of your information, please contact the Science Insights Education Frontiers Data Division via the Contact Us.

You also may lodge a complaint with the data protection authority in the applicable jurisdiction.