Papers for IJPE
(International Journal about Parents in Education)

How to Submit a FULL PAPER

The Conference presenters are invited to submit full versions of their papers to be reviewed for publication in the on-line International Journal about Parents in Education (IJPE)

Following acceptance of the abstract by the local conference organising committee (decision date 31 March 2019), if you wish to submit to the IJPE, the full paper should be sent to Maria Mendel by 30 September 2019.

Papers will be double-peer reviewed anonymously.

Authors will receive the ERNAPE Steering Committee’s initial decision (which could be one of the following: accept; major revisions; minor revisions; reject), on the acceptance of the full text submission, by 30 November 2019.

Any revised papers will need to be submitted by 31 December 2019 and a final decision, following any revisions, will be made by 31 January 2020. This will be based on the final version of the paper.


The paper may have more than one author. Only the person who submits the proposal will receive correspondence relating to the submission. The submitter must notify all authors of the status of the paper.

Full papers should be no more than 7.000 words, double-spaced, and must be prepared in accordance with the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.).

The page size of the paper should be set up for the international A4 size.

Two manuscripts should be submitted: 1) completely anonymised with a separate title page and name and email address plus the following sections: title page, abstract, keywords, text, references, and if relevant: footnotes, table and figures. 2) title page, abstract, keywords, text, references, and if relevant: footnotes, table and figures.

The title of the paper and the names of the authors should be given in full, together with the addresses of the institutions. A short title will be used as a running head for the published articles. Type the name of the author(s) in the order of their contribution and include full contact details (email, telephone, address) and institutional affiliation.

Authors are asked to identify a list of keywords (the list should not exceed 5 words).


The Abstract should be a concise summary (150-200 words) of the research and major conclusions. It should outline the aims of the study, methodology, and the main findings.


Please begin the text on a new page, and identify the first text page with the number 3. The sections of the text follow each other without a break.


APA 6th edition. Start the references list on a new page. Double-space all references entries. References should be listed alphabetically at the end of the paper.


Footnotes should be listed following the references section and not inserted in text. All footnotes should be given on a separate sheet.

Tables and Figures:

Tables and Figures should be placed at the end of the manuscript (one table or figure in each page) and need titles and explanatory legends where appropriate. Tables and Figures should not duplicate information presented in the text and their meaning should be understandable without reference to textual information.


Where appropriate, submitted manuscripts can include an acknowledgments section, which briefly recognises important contributions of other parties to either the empirical research (e.g. funding, analyses) or to the production of the manuscript (e.g. administrative duties, proof reading).

Author licence agreement:

When submitting the final version of the accepted article, the author(s) must complete and sign a licence to publish agreement. Please note that this form must be signed by all authors.

The final paper should be submitted as a Word-file.


12th Biennial Conference of the European Research Network About Parents in Education (ERNAPE), 18-20 September 2019


Gdańsk, Bażyńskiego street, no. 4