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Author Guidelines

  1. Manuscript Submission Guidelines
    • Nature of the Manuscript

The manuscript should be prepared and submitted in English. However, when deems necessary and when the manuscripts are worth full to the local and national demands, the journal will also accept manuscripts prepared in any Ethiopian languages.

Manuscript should be prepared and submitted in Microsoft Word format (MS word).

Length of Manuscripts, including title, abstract, body, all references, charts, figures, and tables should be between 4000 and 6000 words.

All texts should have a space of 1.5, justified and should be within 1 inch margins all around. However, in text quotations should be prepared as single spaced format and should be 0.5 inch indented than the normal text.

Words and names that indicate the identity of the author should be replaced by (Authors) to avoid subjectivity in the reviewing processes.

Abstract should be written in italics and single spaced.


  • Submission of Manuscript

All the manuscripts should be submitted in soft copy (MS word). The article file should be submitted (1) as an article file with full names and address of the authors; And (2) as article file without the full names and address of authors. These two files should be identified and marked as ‘Article File with Full names” and ‘Article file anonymous’, respectively. These article files and other elements (inclusive of text, tables and figures) should be collected in to a single file-folder and sent to the proper addressee.

  Standard format

The papers submitted to Journal of Educational and Behavioral Sciences (JEBS should follow a standard format. It may be divided into ABSTRACT, INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY, RESULTS, DISCUSSION, CONCLUSION AND IMPLICATIONS, ACKNOWLEDGMENTS and REFERENCE sections in the same order.

  • Cover page

Include the information listed below on a separate sheet.

  • Title of the manuscript ;
  • The study period; 
  • Name(s )of  Author(s) : institutional affiliation, complete mailing address, business and home phone numbers, fax number, and e-mail address ;
  • Biographical information about each author, which may not exceed 30 words per author( the titles, academic position of author(s), referred to at the bottom of the page  with the use of  an asterisk;
  • Other relevant information such as if the paper was presented at a meeting or is part of a series study, should be noted at the end of the manuscript.
  • It should also contain keywords, four to  six words,
    • The degree of Authors contribution


It is the responsibility of the authors to declare the degree of contribution made by each of them. Normally, the following rules apply;


Equal contribution is presumed when the names are written in alphabetical order; or

The degree of contribution shall be determined by the order in which the names appear, unless indications are given by the authors to the contrary.

  • Abstract

On a separate sheet of paper at the beginning of the manuscript, describe the essence of the manuscript in not more than 250 words. It should be brief, concise and provide a statement of the scope of the work and its principal findings and be fully intelligible without reference to the main text (it must contain background, objective, methods, results and conclusion)

  • Introduction

This should contain a clear statement of the reason for doing the work, outlining essential background information but should not include either the results or conclusions.

A strong introduction engages the reader in the problem of interest and provides a context for the study at hand. In introducing the research concern, the writer should provide a clear rationale for why the problem deserves new research, placing the study in the context of current knowledge and prior theoretical and empirical work on the topic. Shortly put, the introduction should comply with what Swales and Feak (2004) identified as corner stone of introduction in a research paper. These are, the introduction should

open and establish to current knowledge of the field;

summarize previous research, providing the wider context and background and the importance of the current study;

set the stage for the present research, indicating gaps in knowledge and presenting the research question; and

Introduce present research, stating its purpose and outlining its design.



  • Methodology

The methodology section should critically describe the rationale for the application of specific scientific procedures, materials or techniques used to identify, select, and analyze data and information applied to understand the research problem. It should clearly indicate the research design, research approach, sample and sampling technique and procedures of data collection and analyses methods. Each subsection should clearly stipulate and related with the problem and has to allow the reader to critically evaluate a study’s overall validity and reliability.

  • Results

The Results section should include a summary of the collected data and analyses, which follows from the analytic plan. All results should be described, including unexpected findings. Authors should include both descriptive statistics and tests of significance with appropriate and acceptable significance levels if the study’s data is partly or wholly quantitative.

  • Discussions

In the Discussion section, authors should evaluate and interpret the findings. The section should begin with a statement of support or nonsupport for the original hypotheses in light of the findings. In interpreting the results, authors should consider sources of bias and other threats to internal validity, imprecision of measures, overall number of tests or overlap among tests, effect sizes, and other weaknesses of the study. Limitations and a discussion of the importance of the findings should conclude the discussion.


  • Conclusion and Implications

Under this section authors are expected to put the conclusion derived from the results of their study. The conclusion should not be a simple summary of their findings or else replications of the discussions made. By so doing, authors are expected to highlight the implications of their findings. However, authors can also give recommendations instead of implications if the implication of their study is indicated in the discussion section.

  • References

All references in the text should be listed in the reference section in acceptable referencing styles. References should not appear in the reference list if they are not cited in the text. References should be listed in alphabetical order, but references with a single author should be sorted chronologically. The JEBS editorial board would like to inform contributors that the citation and referencing style of JEBS is APA Style. Hence, please kindly refer the sixth edition publication manual of the American Psychological Association to format and design your references and citations


  • Tables

Tables with long technical calculations should be typed on a separate page and should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals and attached to the end of the text after the references. Whereas tables that don’t affect the smooth reading and page setup of the manuscripts could be placed within the text. Table headings should be supplied with simple and short headings and should be referred as , example, “Table 1”.

  • Figures

Figures should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals with proper legends. Legend for figures (incl. photographs) should be listed consecutively. Total number of figures and tables must not exceed 7.

1.5. Other columns

1.5.1. Review Article

These are aimed at giving an overview of a particular subject suitable for a wider audience that includes recent advances in any particular branch in which the author has been actively engaged.

1.5.2. Book Reviews

A critical evaluation of recently published books in any discipline education can be published.

1.5.3. Short Communication

It must report completed work, not preliminary findings. They are an alternative formats for describing smaller piece of work. The report should not be more than five pages and should not contain more than two figures, tables or combinations.

Submission Preparation Checklist

All submissions must meet the following requirements.

  • This submission meets the requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • This submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
  • All references have been checked for accuracy and completeness.
  • All tables and figures have been numbered and labeled.
  • Permission has been obtained to publish all photos, datasets and other material provided with this submission.


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