Instructions to Contributors

   The International Journal of Curriculum Development and Practice (IJCDP), an international publication of the Japan Curriculum Research and Development Association has the following aims to enhance research on the related fields:

1. To promote exchange of educational innovations worldwide
2. To disseminate results of researches aimed at the improvement of existing educational systems;
3. To report new ideas in curriculum and instruction; and
4. To provide an avenue for publication of research findings and comments on education.

Submission of Manuscripts

 Only members of the Japan Curriculum Research and Development Association could submit the manuscript for publication. The contributor must submit the following two manuscripts in electronic files to the editorial board through the website system:

1) a manuscript with author/workplace names, and;
2) a manuscript without author/workplace names.;

 The submitted manuscripts must not be under consideration for publication by any other journals.

Format of Manuscripts

1. The paper must be original and written in English. It should not exceed 10 pages. If the published paper exceeds 10 pages, the contributor will be charged 5,000 JPY per page (maximum 4 pages).
2. The manuscript should be typed on A4 white bond paper with 9 pt × 48 lines. The use of all capital letters or italicized letters is discouraged.
3. The first page of the manuscript should contain the (1) title of the paper, (2) author's name and institutional affiliation, (3) an abstract of 150 words at maximum, and (4) keywords within 5.
4. At the end of the article, bibliographic details should be listed in alphabetical order based on authors' surnames. Refer to the following examples:

 Books:
 Single author book:
Johnson, K. E. (2009). Second language teacher education: A sociocultural perspective. Routledge.

 Two (and more) authors book:
Woolfolk, A., & Margetts, K. (2016). Educational psychology (4th ed.). Pearson Australia.

 Edited book:
Williams, J. M. (Ed.). (2006). Applied sport psychology: Personal growth to peak performance (5th ed.). McGraw-Hill.

 Edited book chapter:
Dunber, K., & Fugelsang, J. (2005). Scientific thinking and reasoning. In K. J. Holyoak & R. G. Morrison (Eds.), The Cambridge handbook of thinking and reasoning (pp. 705-725). Cambridge University press.

 Book in Japanese:
Yokoyama, S. (2010). Nou kara no gengo nyuumon [Introduction to linguistics from brain]. Hitsuji Syobou.

 Articles
 A chapter in a book
Ramsey, J. K., & McGrew, W. C. (2005). Object play in great apes: Studies in nature and captivity. In A. D. Pellegrini & P. K. Smith (Eds.), The nature of play: Great apes and humans (pp. 89-112). Guilford Press.

 Article in Journals
Matney, G. T. (2014). Early mathematics fluency with CCSSM. Teaching Children Mathematics, 21(1), 27-35.

 Electronic article
Trankle, S. A., & Haw, J. (2009). Predicting Australian health behaviour from health beliefs.Electronic Journal of Applied Psychology, 5(2), 9-17. https://epubs.scu.edu.au/tourism_pubs/328/

5. Figures and tables in the manuscript should be prepared in a camera-ready form for publication.
6. All notes should be listed after the main body of the article, preceding the reference section. No footnotes are allowed.

Review, Acceptance and Publication of Papers

 All articles, papers submitted to IJCDP are reviewed by the editorial board members. The evaluation of manuscripts is based on their relevance/significance to education and on their technical quality. The editorial board must receive the submitted papers for IJCDP by the ends of February, May, August and November.
 Later, reviewed manuscripts will be sent back to the contributors with comments for further revision. Accepted manuscripts will be published in about a year and the edited manuscripts will be given to the authors. The author may purchase additional reprints from the publisher.

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