Micronesian Educator Journal

Information for Contributors

Micronesian Educator Journal

Information for Contributors

Manuscript Style

Authors should prepare manuscripts in accordance with the guidelines outlined in the current publication of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA). Manuscripts, including references and tables, should be 20-35 typed, double-spaced pages, using 11-12 point type. Short pieces (10 pages or so) are up to the discretion of the editor and the editorial committee. Do not justify right margins. An abstract of 120-150 words should be on a separate page. The body of the manuscript therefore begins on the third page. Brief reports of research are not encouraged. Authors must certify that all manuscripts submitted for publication are original and have not been simultaneously submitted for publication elsewhere. The review process normally takes 2-3months.There will be Special Editions on specific areas of interests that are topical and appropriate to Guam, Micronesia and the wider Pacific.

Blind Review Policy

Standard blind review procedures are used, and all manuscripts are reviewed by at least two referees. Articles are accepted for review with the understanding that they are not being considered, in whole or in part, for publication elsewhere and have not been published previously. Published manuscripts become the property of Micronesian Educator and no part of a manuscript may be published elsewhere without the permission of both the author and the Editor. Opinions expressed in Micronesian Educator are the responsibility of the author(s).

Title Page (page 1)

Authors must include their names, titles, institutions, mailing addresses, telephone numbers, fax numbers, and email addresses on the first page. Because members of the review board anonymously review manuscripts, these author notes should appear only on the title page (thus the first page). Authors should take care that the manuscripts itself does not identify them.

Abstract (page 2)

Abstracts should be single spaced in a single block format paragraph of 150 to 250 words, with right margin unjustified.


Following the text, briefly acknowledge any grant support or substantial assistance in the article preparation.


Quotations over 500 words require permission for reproduction from the copyright holder. The author must secure such permission. Forward a copy of the permission letter (or a copy of the permission e-mail) to the journal editor.


Avoid footnotes wherever possible. Please do not use endnotes.


All references cited in the text should be listed, in alphabetical order, in a Reference section, following APA format. Check all references for completeness and accuracy. Ensure that all sources mentioned in the Reference section are listed in the text and vice versa.

Tables and Figures

Each table should be on a separate sheet of paper following its reference in the manuscript. Tables should be kept to a minimum. Include only the essential data and combine tables wherever possible. Figures (such as graphs, illustrations, and line drawings) should be supplied and camera-ready art printed on high quality white paper.

Finally, the editor reserves the right to make publication conditional on editorial changes in manuscripts to achieve greater clarity. Revisions will be made only after consultation with the author. Note that there is no deadline. You may submit your manuscript at any time.