Submission Guidelines

What are the requirements for submitting an article?

The articles submitted should be original and previously unpublished. The articles, where applicable, could follow a classical academic research format, which is based on both primary and secondary research data and involves explanatory research.

The length of all articles should be between 2,000 and 4,500 words and they should generate significantly new knowledge on the topic or show an innovative perspective and approach.

All submitted articles should include the following sections:

Title, Author(s), Affiliation(s), Keywords (up to 9), Abstract (up to 250 words), References

All articles should be submitted as a .doc or .docx formatted Microsoft Word document or as .pages formatted iWork documents. Images embedded in the document should be in .jpg, .gif or .png format. Articles can include charts, tables, diagrams, illustrations, or photos of high resolution. The article must be written in a coherent and clear journal style. However, note that any article selected for publication will be reformatted to fit into the formatting requirements of both the online and the print version of the journal.

Reference Style

References should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters ‘a’, ‘b’, ‘c’, etc., placed after the year of publication.

When preparing your article, please use the following reference styles:

  • Reference to a journal publication:

Van der Geer, J., Hanraads, J. A. J., & Lupton, R. A. (2010). The art of writing a scientific article. Journal of Scientific Communications, 163, 51–59.

  • Reference to a book:

Strunk, W., Jr., & White, E. B. (2000). The elements of style. (4th ed.). New York: Longman, (Chapter 4).

  • Reference to a chapter in an edited book:

Mettam, G. R., & Adams, L. B. (2009). How to prepare an electronic version of your article. In B. S. Jones, & R. Z. Smith (Eds.), Introduction to the electronic age (pp. 281–304). New York: E-Publishing Inc.

  • Reference to an online source:

Hubball, H., & West, D. (2008). Silence and authentic reflection strategies: Holistic learning in an outdoor education program. Physical & Health Education Journal, 74(2), 12-14. Retrieved from

What happens to your article once you submit it?

The articles are peer-reviewed using a double-blind peer-review process (at least two anonymous reviewers). Although FINE Journal is not strictly an academic journal as it aims to encourage the sharing of ideas from a much wider spectrum of educational practitioners, the quality of the articles submitted will be held to the highest possible standards. Therefore, an article may be returned to its author for revision where deemed necessary.

Please, send your submissions to the editorial team at Authors are encouraged to submit their articles throughout the year. Your article will be subsequently reviewed and published in the corresponding issue.