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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word or OpenOffice document file format and prepared using LUMAT template.
  • Where available, DOIs for the references have been provided.
  • The text employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the APA style.
  • If possible, add ORCID iDs for all authors.

Author Guidelines

Preparing manuscript

LUMAT publishes peer-reviewed scientific publication in the fields of mathematics, science and technology education. As our readers consist of both teachers and researchers, manuscripts need to be coherent to both groups of readers. Therefore, articles need to avoid extensive use of abbreviations in the manuscript, avoiding them completely in the abstract. Furthermore, before submitting a manuscript, authors need to edit their text in alignment with the guidelines below. Authors should also read the review guidelines to make sure their manuscript meets the general expectations of a LUMAT publication.


The language of the manuscript can be English, Finnish or Swedish. Articles written in Finnish or Swedish must include an English title, abstract and keywords.


The article should be submitted as Microsoft Word file (.doc or .docx) or OpenDocument Text file (.odt). Please use our templates and follow the next guidelines in the formatting of the text:

Length: Maximum of 8 000 words, including references.
Main title: Capitalize first letter only.
Abstract: maximum of 250 words
Keywords: 57 relevant keywords
Titles: Capitalize first letter only. Numbered title levels (1, 1.1, 1.2, 2 ...)
Text, charts and images are all included in the same document.
References and citing according to APA style.

Template: Download LUMAT template for preparing the manuscript.

Files to be submitted

Your submission should consist of two files: the cover and the article. The cover is for the editor only and should include the title, abstract, name of authors and principle contacts email. Name this file "Cover - Your-last-name et al." The file with the article needs to be in a format suitable for review. The file should include the title, abstract, text and possibly images/tables. Additional files, such as appendix should be attached to the manuscript, after the list of references. All reference to authors identity need to be deleted from the file, including the meta-data. In Microsoft Word, meta data can be deleted in the following way: File -> Check for Issues -> Inspect document -> Inspect -> Remove all. Name the file according to the title of your manuscript.

Submitting manuscript

When submitting a manuscript, fill in all the meta-data asked for in the submission form (e.g. keywords, subject etc.). This will help the editor find suitable reviewers for the manuscript. Authors may also suggest potential reviewers for their manusript, as long as the suggested reviewers would not be in a position of conflicts of interest.


When submitting the article, the authors grant permission for it to be published in journal LUMAT: International Journal on Math, Science and Technology Education and allow others to copy and distribute the article under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC 4.0) copyright license. The authors are responsible for their text and have a copyright on it.

Publication fees

Publishing in LUMAT is free for authors. LUMAT doesn't charge any article processing charges.

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