House Style

As part of a submission process to the EJULL, authors are required to ensure their submission is in compliance with all of the following format as specified below. Please, apply these layout indications when submitting material for consideration in our journal.   

All papers submitted follow a double-blind peer review following eucen’s philosophy for peer reviewing. The editorial board reserves the right not to publish submitted papers. Every author will be informed on the result of his/her submission.

Mandatory Structure 

  • Title 
  • Author(s), Institution(s), Country and preferred contact email (only one) 
  • 3-5 Key words
  • Abstract
  • Paper
  • Conclusions
  • References

General Instructions

  • Total maximum length of the document including references, tables and graphics cannot exceed: 
    • 3000-5000 words (research paper)
    • 2000-3000 words (innovative practice/short paper)
    • 1000-2000 words (discussion paper)
  • Page size A4
  • Font Arial, black throughout the document
  • File format Word (rtf, pdf or other formats will be rejected)
  • Alignment of all the document to the left
  • Use free justification on the right
  • Use single spacing throughout the document (including appendices, tables and references)
  • Use 2,5cm (1 inch) margin on all 4 sides
  • Do not insert page numbering
  • Do not insert headings or footers
  • Author(s) must ensure the submitted text has been written using Standard English, which should be carefully proofed before submission
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Specific Instructions

  • TITLE: Upper case, Arial 18pt
  • Name SURNAME(S): Bold, Surname(s) only in Upper case, Arial 14pt
  • Name of institution/organisation, Country: Title case, Arial 14pt
  • MAIN HEADINGS: Bold, Upper case, Arial 12pt
  • Sub-Headings: Bold, Sentence case, Arial 12pt
  • Main text of the paper: Sentence case, Arial 11pt
  • Keywords: Sentence case, italic, Arial 11pt
  • Footnotes: Sentence case, Arial 9pt

Figures and Diagrams

Figures can be inserted using greyscale (black and white) or colour. They must be clearly labelled and numbered (i.e. Figure 1, Figure 2, etc.). Please, do not use roman numbers or letters. They should be incorporated into the document and be fully legible and labelled correctly for the reader to understand the information. If the figure is an image, make sure the quality is good. Where charts are used, they must be legible and clearly labelled for easy identification. 


These should be kept to a minimum. Redundant tables as well as tables that do not add any value to the paper will be removed. Tables must be referred to in the text and should supplement rather than duplicate data. They should be numbered consecutively, Table 1, Table 2, etc. and given adequate titles and headings. Please, do not use roman numbers or letters.

Photographs and Illustrations

These should be kept to a minimum. They should be incorporated within the document and should be clear and of good quality (.jpeg or .png are advised) and can be black and white or colour. Images without enough quality will be removed.

Abbreviations and Acronyms

Explain all abbreviations and acronyms at the first occurrence, bearing in mind the international readership. Try not to use abbreviations or acronyms at the start of a sentence.


References must be included for every item referred to in the article and should be presented in the Harvard style.

A quote or paraphrase from an author should be cited in the text with the author’s surname, year of publication and the page number(s) in brackets, e.g. (Bandura, 1986, p. 21).

At the end of the article, references should be presented in a References section as follows:

For books: Bandura, A. (1986) Social foundations of thought and action: A social cognitive theory. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall.
(Author surname, Initial(s). (Year) Title. Edition (if not first edition). Place of publication: Publisher.)

For chapters in books: Bourdieu, P. and Passeron, J. C. (1994) ‘Introduction: Language and relationship to language in the teaching situation’, in Bourdieu, P., Passeron, J.- C. and de Saint Martin, M. (eds.) Academic Discourse: Linguistic misunderstanding and professorial power. Cambridge: Polity, pp. 1-34.
(Author surname, Initial(s). (Year) ‘Title of chapter’, in Editor(s) surname, Initial(s) (ed. or eds.) Title of book. Edition (if not first). Place of publication: Publisher, Page numbers.)

For articles in journals, periodicals and magazines: Hill, M. C. and Epps, K. K. (2010) ‘The impact of physical classroom environment on student satisfaction and student evaluation of teaching in the university environment’, Academy of Educational Leadership Journal, 14(4), pp. 65-79.
(Author surname, Initial(s). (Year) ‘Title of article’, Title of journal/periodical/magazine, Volume(Issue), Page numbers.)

For journal articles with a DOI: Biesta, G. (2015) ‘What is education for? On good education, teacher judgement, and educational professionalism’, European Journal of Education, 50(1), pp. 75-87.
(Author surname, Initial(s). (Year) ‘Title of article’, Title of journal/periodical/magazine, Volume(Issue), Page numbers. doi URL)

For articles in newspapers: Attwood, R. (2007) ‘Lack of self-belief deters poor students’, Times Higher Education Supplement, 2 February, p. 3.
(Surname, Initial(s). (Year) ‘Title of article’, Title of newspaper, Day Month, Page number(s).)

For articles from the internet and websites: European Commission (2020) Pact for Skills. Available at: (Accessed: 30 July 2021).
(Organisation/surname, Initial(s). (Year site was published/last updated) Title of article/website. Available at: URL (Accessed: date).