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Author Guidelines

1. The contributions for RIPEM should address the scope of the journal, and may be submitted to one of the following sections: General Papers, Debate and Book Reviews. Only invited researchers are able to present manuscripts for the section "Invited Paper".

2. We assume that the manuscript has not been submitted to or published in any other journal, even in another language. A paper previously presented and published at scientific meetings may be submitted for consideration, on the grounds that the editors are informed of the location of previous publications and the author can show that the manuscript has been substantially modified and improved.

3.  The manuscript format is Microsoft World Document (.doc).

4. The manuscript must be submitted in English.

5. Following the double-blind peer review principles, please make sure that information about the authors' identities does not appear anywhere in the manuscript. Also, the authors are required to remove their names from the Document's Properties, by clicking on the following, beginning with File on the main menu of the Microsoft application: File > Save As > Tools (or Options with a Mac) > Security > Remove personal information from file properties on save > Save.

6. The length of a paper manuscript is from 6000 to 9000 words (including all parts). The text should be single-spaced, using Times New Roman 12-point font, on A4 paper. Only use italics, rather than underlining. All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed and numbered within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end. The footnotes are discouraged.

7. The main text of paper should have the following structure: title of the manuscript; abstract of no more than 200 words; 5 key words; the text; references according to the APA style; and annexes (optional).

8. The main text of a book review should have the following structure: the complete title of the text, edition number, complete names(s) of author(s), publisher, publisher's address (city & state), and date of publication; a text between 700-1400 words.

9. The headings in the text should be numbered consecutively as following: main heading with 1., 2., 3., and so on; sub-heading with 1.1., 1.2., and so on.

10. The headings should be separated from the text with one line before and after the heading (for any degree of specification).

11. Images, tables and graphics should be numbered consecutively in the text as Table 1, Table 2, etc or rather Image 1, Image 2 etc., and additionally be given a title.

12. The annexes should be numbered consecutively. References to these annexes are to be given in the main text.

13. If the manuscript is accepted, the authors will be required to include some brief biographical information.

14. Citations with more than 40 words should have quotation marks and be set apart from the text in a new line.

15. References to author(s) should be made by providing the author's name(s) and the year of publication, in citations, additionally the page number(s) in print. For example: D'Ambrósio (1990, p. 4) shows...; According to the authors (Santos, Almeida & Teixeira, 2000),...

16. The list of references should include all works cited in the text and follow the APA system. Some citation examples are shown below:

a) Book

Watson, A., & Winbourne, P. (2008). New directions for situated cognition in Mathematics Educations. New York: Springer.?b) English translation of a book

D'Ambrosio, U. (2006). Ethnomathematics link between traditions and modernity. (A. Kepple, Trans.). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers. (Original work published 2001)

c) Article in a journal

Hoyles, C., & Noss, R. (2008). Next steps in implementing Kaput's research programme. Educational Studies in Mathematics, 68(2), 85-97.

d) Article or chapter in an edited book

Skovsmose, S. (2006). Challenges for Mathematics Education research. In J. Maasz, & W. Schloeglmann (Eds.), New Mathematics Education research and practice (pp. 33-50). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

e) Article in published proceedings

Healy, L., & Fernandes, S. H. (2008). The role of gestures in the mathematical practices of blind learners. In: O. Figueras, J. L. Cortina, S. Alatorre, T. Rojano; A. Sepúlveda (Eds.), Proceedings of the Joint Meeting of PME 32 and PME-NA XXX (pp. 137-144). México: Cinvestav-UMSNH.

f) Article from an Internet-only Journal

Ernest, P. (2006). Nominalism and conventionalism in social constructivism. Philosophy of Mathematics Education Journal, 19. Retrieved October 6, 2008, from

g) Article from an Internet-only Journal with DOI Assigned

Lin, F. L., & Yang, K. L. (2005). Distinctive characteristics of mathematical thinking in non-modelling friendly environment. Teaching Mathematics and its Applications, 24 (2-3), 97-106. doi:10.1093/teamat/hri018.

h) Article from a database

Carraher, D. W., Schliemann, A. D., Brizuela, B. M., & Earnest, D. (2006). Arithmetic and algebra in early Mathematics Education. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 37(2), 87-115. Retrieved October 6, 2008, from ERIC database.

i) Unpublished master's thesis or doctoral dissertation

Ferreira, A. C. (2003).  Metacognição e desenvolvimento profissional de professores  de matemática: uma experiência de trabalho colaborativo. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Campinas State University at Campinas, Brazil.



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.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, or submitted to another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).

  2. The submission file for review is in Microsoft Word (no more than 2MB).

  3. All URL addresses in the text (e.g., are activated and ready to click.

  4. The manuscript adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found under About the Journal.

  5. The manuscript is ready for the double-blind review processPlease make sure that the authors' names and affiliations are removed from the submission file.

  6. The manuscript is written in English.


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