About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Journal of Contemporary Educational Research is an international, peer-reviewed and open access journal which is to promote the evaluative, integrative, theoretical and methodological research on contemporary education; shape a novel, broader view of issues in contemporary education; enhance the caliber of humanities research through active use of best domestic and foreign practices; and integrate the achievements of various sciences and knowledge areas with unconventional approaches.

All relevant papers are carefully considered, vetted by a distinguished team of international experts, and rapidly published. Original articles, short communications, case studies and comprehensive review articles can be submitted online via the journal’s submission and peer review site.


Peer Review Process

The editorial process and peer-review workflow of the journal are monitored by the Editor-in-Chief, Editorial Board Members and professional in-house editors. In the initial stage, the submitted manuscript is reviewed and evaluated by in-house editors to ensure the quality of the submitted manuscripts and whether it is matched to the focus and scope and policies of the journal. The Editor-in-Chief has then confirmed the quality of the manuscript before assigning to an Editorial Board Member or in-house editor to handle the review process. The Editorial Board Member or in-house editor appoints two independent reviewers according to the topics to review the manuscripts.

The journal follows a double-blind peer review, where the identity of both the reviewers and authors of the manuscripts remain anonymous. The action ensures a fair and unbiased assessment of the manuscript by the reviewers.

Authors can suggest up to five academically reviewers who are in the field of the submitted manuscripts. The list of reviewers suggestion should prepare either in one document with the cover letter and manuscript or can directly submit in the Comments to the Editor box in the first step of the manuscript submission in the system. Authors are required to submit a word document stating the following information:

  • Full name (first name followed by last name)
  • Position
  • Institution/affiliation
  • Institution/affiliation's postal address
  • Active email address
  • Telephone number (if any)
  • Fax number (if any)

However, the recommended reviewers are up to the decision of the Editorial Office, and the editorial office has the right to select new reviewers to review the manuscript.

After the evaluations by the reviewers have been received, the Editor-in-Chief makes a final decision and suggest one of the following recommendations to authors based on the reviewers' report:

  • Accept
  • Accept with minor revision
  • Accept with major revision
  • Reject

Authors are given 20 days to resubmit the revised manuscript if the editorial decision is a minor revision. If the editorial decision is a major revision, authors need to resubmit the revised manuscript within 45 days. The resubmitted manuscript is reviewed by the Editor-in-Chief to determine whether the manuscript is acceptable. The second review by the reviewers may be needed, subject to the decision of the Editor-in-Chief, particularly, for a manuscript with major revision.

Authors may appeal for a rejected submission. Appeal requests must be made in writing to Editor-in-Chief or editorial office at info@bbwpublisher.com with detailed reasons for the appeal and point by point responses to the reviewers' remarks in the rebuttal letter. Decisions on appeals are final without exception.


Reviewing Process Flow Chart


Publication Frequency

The publication frequency of Journal of Contemporary Educational Research (6 issues per year).

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Editorial Policies

Peer Review

Bio-Byword Scientific Publishing follows a double-blind peer review procedure for submissions of all manuscripts to its journals.

All submitted manuscripts are subjected to a fair, unbiased and extensive peer review in consultation with the assigned journal's Editorial Board Member and independent internal or external referees (usually two reviewers), which have expertise in the field of the submitted manuscripts. The peer review applies a short and rapid, but fair and professional assessment on all submitted manuscripts. The journal's Editor-in-Chief is then decided on the submitted manuscripts based on all the peer reviewers' comments before conveying to the author(s).

All submissions from the Editor-in-Chief will undergo independent peer-review and assess by the journal's Editorial Board Member or in-house Editor for the decision on acceptance.

Copyediting and Proofs

Manuscripts must be written either in good American or British English, in a clear language, correct punctuations and consistent style throughout the manuscript. Authors are advised to send for professional English language editing service before submission. If authors need the English language editing service from Bio-Byword Scientific Publishing, please get the quotation by emailing to info@bbwpublisher.com. All manuscripts are copyedited before publishing in the journal.


High-quality, bound/unbound, print/e-prints can be purchased for all published articles.

Editorial Policies

This journal follows a strict editorial policy set by Bio-Byword Scientific Publishing. All manuscripts are only eligible submitted by principal/corresponding author(s) or co-authors of the manuscript and should not be submitted by someone that is not in the list of authorship on their behalf. The principal/corresponding author will be required to submit an Authors Declaration Letter along with the manuscript, on behalf of all co-authors (if any). The journal will not accept a manuscript that has been submitted for consideration or published in any other journal. The authors need to notify the journal if the data presented in the manuscript has been ever presented at conferences or other similar forums. The author is required to check the submission checklist to ensure that these criteria are fulfilled. After acceptance, the Publisher will have the right to edit the work for the original edition and for any revision. Furthermore, any illustration, structure or table that has been published elsewhere must be reported and copyright permission for reproduction must be obtained.

Appeals and Complaints

If the submitted manuscripts have been rejected during initial screening or after peer review, the authors can make an appeal by referring it to the Editor-in-Chief of the journal by emailing to info@bbwpublisher.com. Complaints to Bio-Byword Scientific Publisher can forward to info@bbwpublisher.com.

Conflict of Interest

The author(s) should hold responsibility in declaring any conflict of interest with respect to their work. The author(s) must provide details of any relationship with the financial bodies or funding agencies that might influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All authors, Editorial Board Members, reviewers and editors must disclose any association in the manuscript that presents a conflict of interest. For more information, please visit www.icmje.com. Conflict of Interest declarations or statements are published in each manuscript as provided by the author(s).

Plagiarism Prevention

Bio-Byword Scientific Publishing will not accept any submission with high similarity to the published texts in the articles or that are plagiarized under any circumstances. The journal will check the text similarity and the originality of the submitted manuscripts using commercial and widely acceptable plagiarism detection software, such as Turnitin. The plagiarism software checks the content against a database of periodicals, the Internet, and a comprehensive article database. Additionally, thereport states the percentage of similarity between the uploaded manuscript and the published materials that are available in the system. Any overlapped content in the manuscript is further scrutinized for suspected plagiarism based on the publisher's Editorial Policies. The publisher allows an overall similarity of 25% for a manuscript to be considered for publication. Published manuscripts, which are found to contain plagiarized text are retracted from the journal's website after careful investigation and approval by the Editor-in-Chief of the journal. A ‘Retraction Note', as well as a link to the original article, is published on the electronic version of the plagiarized manuscript and an addendum with retraction notification in the particular journal.

Types of Plagiarism

Bio-Byword Scientific Publishing understands that it is not easy to have a clear boundary between legitimate representation and plagiarism as the scholarly manuscripts are written after thorough review of previously published articles. Therefore, the publisher has outlined several important features to assist in identifying different kinds of plagiarized content, as below:

  1. The plagiarized words, sentences, ideas or findings from others as one's own without proper citation and acknowledgment.
  2. Text recycling or self-plagiarism. The authors use a previous publication in one of the articles of the author without proper citation and acknowledgment of the original source.
  3. Poor paraphrasing. All copied text by copying complete paragraphs and modifying a few words without proper paraphrasing or changing the structure of original sentences or changing the sentence structure but not the words.
  4. Verbatim copying of text in any original source without placing quotation marks and citing or acknowledging the original author.
  5. Unintentional plagiarism. The authors have properly cited an article of the original author but without sufficient paraphrasing the original text is considered. Similarly, manuscripts with language somewhere between paraphrasing and quoting are not acceptable. Authors should either paraphrase or quote and in both cases, cite the original source.
  6. It is understandable that sometimes similarity in technical terms and/or standard procedures is hard to be a paraphrase, particularly in the sections of abstract, introduction, materials and methods, discussion and conclusion. Editors must review these sections carefully before making a decision, together with the explanation from the authors.

Copyright and License


The authors shall retain the copyright of their work but allow the Publisher to publish, copy, distribute, and convey the work.


NOTE: Starting from Volume 6 Issue 1 (2022), all articles published by Journal of Contemporary Educational Research will be licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0). In order to allow unrestricted reuse of article content and remove the barriers of mining article content for research, the new commercial CC BY 4.0 license will replace the default Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0) that has been in use since the inception of the journal.

Journal of Contemporary Educational Research publishes accepted manuscripts under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0). Authors who submit their papers for publication in CAS Medicine agree to have the CC BY 4.0 license applied to their work, and that anyone is allowed to reuse the article or part thereof free of charge for any purpose, including commercial use. As long as the author and original source is properly cited, anyone may copy, redistribute, reuse and transform the content. 

Reuse of article content

Anyone is free to reuse Journal of Contemporary Educational Research article content licensed under CC BY 4.0 provided that proper attribution is given through citation of the original source.

Ethical Approval of Studies and Informed Consent

For human or animal experimental investigations, it is a prerequisite to provide a formal review and approval, or review and waiver, by an appropriate institutional review board or ethics committee, which should be documented in the paper. For investigations undertaken on human subjects, the manner in which the informed consent was obtained from the study participants (i.e., oral or written) should be stated clearly in the Materials and Methods section.

The authors must to obtain patient consent either orally or written when they use confidential case material. However, a patient consent is not required for very brief case vignettes which do not contain identifying information or if the case material is masked sufficiently to prevent identification of the patient.

The authors should inform and discuss with the recruiting patients on the purpose(s) of publication, the possible risks and benefits to they obtain and the patient's right to withhold or withdraw consent. In the case of a minor patient, consent should be obtained from the parent(s) or guardian(s). The authors should not perform any misconduct or deceive the recruiting patients in obtaining their consent.

Standard Protocol on Approvals, Registrations, Patients Consents & Animal Protection

Human: All clinical investigations must be conducted according to the Declaration of Helsinki principles, as revised in 2000 and 2008. Authors must comply with the guidelines of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (www.icmje.org) in conjunction with the patient's consent for research or participation in a study. Patients' names, initials, or hospital numbers must not be mentioned anywhere in the manuscript (including figures). Editors may request the authors to provide documentation of the formal review and recommendation from the institutional review board or ethics committee responsible for oversight of the study if necessary.

Animals: All original research manuscripts involving the use of animals, the authors should indicate whether relevant international, national and/or institutional guidelines for the care and use of laboratory animals were conducted accordingly. The authors must include details of animal welfare (such as species, number, gender, age, weight, housing conditions, welfare, training and the fate of the animals at the end of the experiment) and relevant details of steps taken to ameliorate suffering in all works in the Materials and Method section of a manuscript. Similarly, any experiments involving animals from clients or private institutions, the authors are required to get informed client consent and adhere to a high standard (best practice) of veterinary care.These details should be included in the Materials and Methods section of the manuscript.

Errata and Corrections in Published Articles

It is encouraged that authors or readers can report the journal's editorial office or the Editorial-in-Chief on any identified errors in the published articles, authors' name or affiliations or if they have reasons for concern over the legitimacy of a publication. In such cases, the journal will publish an ERRATUM after verifying and authorized by the Editor-in-Chief and authors of that particular article and/or replace or retract the article.

Article Withdrawal

Any identified errors or violation of the publishing ethics guidelines (such as multiple submission, fake claims of authorship, plagiarism, deceitful use of data or the like) in the Articles in Press, which are the accepted articles for publication or published as E-pub Ahead of Schedule but which have not been formally published with volume/issue/page information may be Withdrawn from the journal. A withdrawal note links to the published article in the journal will be published stating that the article has violated the Editorial Policies and Publishing Ethics that the journal strictly adheres.

Article Retraction

Any violations of professional ethical codes, such as multiple submission, fake claims of authorship, plagiarism, deceitful use of data or the like are retracted immediately from the journal. The journal posts a retraction title "Retraction: [article title" linked to the published article that has been agreed signed by the authors and/or the Editor-in-Chief. The online article is headed by a screen containing the retraction note. The original article is retained unchanged with a watermark on the PDF indicating on each page that it is "retracted".

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Bio-Byword Scientific Publishing ensures that each article published in the journal is with the highest quality by mutual contribution and cooperation given by genuinely authors, reviewers and editors. Bio-Byword is well-aware of the potential impact of published works both on future research and society, thus, any low-quality and irreproducible review publishing models will be rejected. Additionally, Bio-Byword applies the most rigorous and unbiased peer review system to ensure that the research works published in the journal are well-recognized by peers.

Publishing Ethics

Publishing Policies

Bio-Byword Scientific Publishing requests all members involved in the journal publishing process to adhere to the "Code of Conduct for Journal Editors" and "Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers" as stipulated by COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics).

The publisher strictly adheres to the guidelines and best practices, which include Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals from the International Committee of Medical JournalsEditors (ICMJE) and the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing developed by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME).

All complaints submitted by the authors to the journal will be addressed promptly according to the procedure set out in the COPE flowchart on complaints. The complainant may direct all inquiries and correspondence to the publisher at info@bbwpublisher.com.

Advertising Policies

The Publisher strictly complies with the best practice guidelines on commercial considerations as stipulated by COPE's Code of Conduct for journal editors. The advertising terms will apply to all online, print and e-mail advertisements, which are submitted to the journal and accepted for publication. By submitting an advertisement to the journal, the advertiser agrees to be bound by these terms and conditions. Advertisements submitted for publication must comply with the laws enforced by Australia and are subject to approval from the editorial office. The journal reserves the right to refuse any advertisements at its sole discretion for any reason whatsoever, including without limitation for offensive or inappropriate content. The advertiser retains copyright to the advertisement but grants the journal a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, and transferable license to reproduce the advertisement, including any trademarks therein, and including without limitation in any future archive or database in any medium, now known or later invented.


Responsibility regarding the substance distributed by Bio-Byword Scientific Publishing in any of its journals, including any conclusion communicated in that, rests solely with the author(s) of such substance. To the most extreme degree allowed by pertinent law, the publisher (all alone sake, and for the benefit of its staff and individuals from its editorial board) disavows responsibility on all damage and additionally harm (regardless of whether monetary or something else) to people or property, coming about specifically or in a roundabout way from any thoughts, strategies, directions or items (counting mistakes in the same) alluded to in the substance of any of the publisher's journals.

For Authors

Why submit?

JCER journal series are new flagship journals of Bio-Byword Scientific Publishing, with Journal of Contemporary Educational Research is the first journal being launched among others. Although, this journal is a brand-new needs time to get a high citation number, abstracting, indexing and impact factor, however, the journal ensures a friendly manuscript submission system, fairness and unbiased peer review process, rapid publication, copyright retention and widespread visibility of the articles published in the journal.

Efficient Review System and Rapid Publication

  • An average of 90 days from submission to publication is required for a submitted manuscript to be published in the journal
  • The submitted manuscripts are peer-reviewed by the top scholars in the relevant research field, which will indirectly add a value to the quality of the manuscript and increase the citations.
  • A double-blind peer review process is used to ensure a fair and unbiased review on the submitted manuscript by reserving the identity of both reviewers and authors.
  • Article processing charge (APC) of AUD 600 will be charged for the article after acceptance. The authors from low-middle or low-income countries/regions are eligible to apply for publication fee waiver. Please refer the publication fee below for future details. Rejected articles are not charged any fee.

Copyright Retention

The authors own the copyright of the published articles. The authors as per rule may recreate duplicates of their articles in any capacity they pick and unreservedly disperse these as reprints or electronically, as long as the first production is completely referred to. For example, the authors' distributed article can (with the full reference) be posted on their own or institutional homepage, researchgate, linkedin or other social media, emailed to colleagues, collaborators and partners, printed, documented in an accumulation, conveyed on CD ROM, cited in the press, interpreted or disseminated in some other method to the same number of individuals and as regularly as you wish. The publisher's articles are Open Access and circulated under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which allows the utilization, dispersion, and propagation in different discussions, gave the first writers and source are credited.

Open Access

Bio-Byword Scientific Publishing's Open Access Policy ensures high visibility and maximum exposure to the work of the authors. Under Open Access Policy, anyone can read the authors' articles without paying any access or subscription fee. Additionally, the authors' work can be shared as long as a proper citation and/or acknowledgment is given under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.

Article Promotion

The authors' articles are widely promoted through different media, such as email alerts and, when appropriate, press releases, further increasing the accessibility and spreading of every research work.

Publication In Press

All articles that have been accepted are published electronically online in press, without waiting for a full issue to be published.

Article Types

Original Research Article

Original research articles should provide details regarding essential and unpublished investigations and ought to describe the aims and hypothesis, methods, results, analysis of the of results and conclusion. The journal allows the original research articles to explore confirming studies and disconfirming results, which allow hypothesis elimination, reformulation or potentially provide details regarding the non-reproducibility of previously published results. Articles should include the following sections:

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Materials and Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion
  • Consent for Publication
  • Acknowledgment
  • Conflict of Interest
  • List of Abbreviations
  • Reference

Original research articles are peer-reviewed with the following requirements:

  1. Maximum word count of 12,000
  2. Up to 15 figures/tables.
  3. Authors are required to pay a publication fee to publish an original research article.

Review Article

Review articles cover topics that have critical advancement or improvement as of late with complete profundity and give an adjusted point of view. Review articles should exhibit an entire diagram of the cutting edge (and ought not just to summarize the available literature on the topics). Additionally, review articles should discuss the following:

  • Different school of considerations or discussions
  • Basic ideas, issues, and problems
  • Current research gaps
  • Suggestion to improve the research gaps or future perspectives in the field

It is advised that review articles may include any unpublished material (unpublished/original data, submitted manuscripts, or personal communications). However, a clear explanation/elaboration on the unpublished material should be provided. Articles should include the following sections:

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Sections (with heading and subheadings)
  • Conclusion
  • Consent for Publication
  • Acknowledgment
  • Conflict of Interest
  • List of Abbreviations
  • Reference

Review articles are peer-reviewed with the following requirements:

  1. Maximum word count of 12,000
  2. Up to 15 figures/tables.
  3. Authors are required to pay a publication fee to publish a review article.


Mini-review articles cover focused aspects of a current area of investigation and its recent developments. Mini-review articles should provide a compact and clear summary of the topic, enabling readers to have the latest information on new developments and/or emerging concepts, as well as discuss the following:

  • Different school of considerations or discussions
  • Current research gaps
  • Suggestion to improve the research gaps or future perspectives in the field

Mini-reviews may include unpublished material (unpublished/original data, submitted manuscripts, or personal communications). However, a clear explanation/elaboration on the unpublished material should be provided. Articles should include the following sections:

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Sections
  • Conclusion
  • Consent for Publication
  • Acknowledgment
  • Conflict of Interest
  • List of Abbreviations
  • Reference

Mini-reviews are peer-reviewed with the following requirements:

  1. Maximum word count of 3,000
  2. Up 2 figures/tables.
  3. Authors are required to pay a publication fee to publish a mini review

Case Report

Case report articles are a descriptive account of human or animal patients that present with an unexpected/rare diagnosis, treatment outcome, or clinical course. Case Reports should include the following:

  • Background
  • Case presentation
  • For human patients: age, sex and occupation of the patient, presenting symptoms, the patient's history and any relevant family or social history, and relevant clinical findings
  • For animal patients: age, sex, and breed of the animal, presenting problems, the animal's history, and relevant clinical findings
  • Description of laboratory investigations and diagnostic tests
  • Discussion of the underlying pathophysiology and the novelty or significance of the case.

Authors are required to obtain a written informed consent from the patients (or their legal representatives) for the publication. For case reports involving animals, authors are required to obtain the ethics consent from the ethics committee. Articles should include the following sections:

  • Introduction
  • Background
  • Discussion
  • Concluding Remarks

Case reports should have the following requirements:

  1. Maximum word count of 3,000
  2. Maximum of 4 display items (figures, tables, or videos)
  3. Authors are required to pay a publication fee to publish a case report

Short Communication

Short communications may encompass short analytical reports, experimental procedures or observations of high quality. Authors are required to pay a fee to publish a Short Communication. Articles should include the following sections:

  • Introduction
  • Background
  • Discussion
  • Concluding Remarks

Short communications should have the following requirements:

  1. Maximum word count of 3000 words
  2. Up to 3 tables/figures
  3. Up to 10 references


Opinion articles allow authors to allocate their points of view on the interpretation of recent findings in any research area, the value of methods used, weaknesses and strengths of any scientific hypotheses, and adhere to the following requirements:

  • may include unpublished or original data (but a clear explanation or elaboration should be provided)
  • supported by evidence
  • fully referenced
  • encourage constructive discussion
  • refrain from emotionally-charged argumentation

Opinion articles are peer-reviewed with the following requirements:

  1. Maximum word count of 2,000
  2. Up to 1 figure/table.
  3. Authors are required to pay a publication fee to publish an opinion article

Letter to the Editor

Letters to the editor express the feedback or asking for the clarification or comment on earlier published articles or a current topic on which a publication of any sort would have appeared including the editorial in the journal. This can include a short summary of the work of the author also as a reference but not a detailed analytical data of the work. The editorial board may give in reply or get the response of the original author of the published articles quoted and publish it as a reply to such letters.

Letter to the Editor should adhere the following requirements:

  1. Maximum word count of 1000 words
  2. Up to 10 references.
  3. Authors are required to pay a publication fee to publish a letter to the editor


Editorials are submitted exclusively by the Editorial Board Member of the journal according to the topics covered. The aim of Editorials is to deliver the aims and objectives of the research that pertains to the topic to readers, as well as engaging it in a more extensive context. The Editorial should present the contributing articles of the Research Topic but not a brief table of content. As the final contributing article to the Research Topic, Editorials should be submitted once all expected articles have been accepted and published.

Editorials should adhere to the following requirements:

  1. A word count of 1,000 for Topics with 5-10 articles. Each additional article in the Topic, the word count can increase for up to a maximum of 5,000 words for 50 articles or more.
  2. Editorials should not include unpublished or original data, nor figures.
  3. The inclusion of references in the Editorials is strongly encouraged.
  4. A publication fee is not charged to publish an Editorial.


Errata are submitted by the journal's editorial office to correct errors introduced to the article by the publisher after the author proofing stage. The articles carry the title format: "Erratum: Original Article Title".


Corrigendum/Addendum: should authors notice errors that affect the scholarly record or the integrity of the paper, authors are encouraged to submit a correction online. The cover letter must detail the reason(s) for and location(s) of the error(s) within the article and the correct information. All authors of the original article need to agree to the request for changes. Depending on the extent of the correction required, corrections may require peer review. Authors are informed that requests for changes beyond that described here may not be accepted for publication.

Erratum: should authors notice differences between their approved galley proofs and the final published article, thus leading to errors that affect the scholarly record or the integrity of the paper, authors are encouraged to submit a request for erratum to the journal editorial office info@bbwpbulisher.com, clearly specifying the error and the correct information in the cover letter.

Authors are not required to pay a publication fee to publish corrections.


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