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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 file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is double-spaced; uses 12-point Times New Roman; 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 Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Mathematics Education Forum, Chitwan is a peer-reviewed research journal of mathematics education and mathematics published by the Council for Mathematics Education, Chitwan Branch. It incorporates original research articles, review papers, conceptual and theoretical papers, teaching experiences, philosophical inquiry related to diverse field of mathematics and mathematics education. We would like to humbly request to all valued mathematicians, mathematics educators, teachers, researchers, students, etc. for the submission of your research papers.

Authors will contribute to the following themes:

  • History of Mathematics Education
  • Philosophy of Mathematics Education
  • Assessment in Mathematics
  • Teaching-learning Mathematics
  • Mathematics Curriculum
  • Mathematics and Technology
  • Mathematical Modeling
  • Socio-Cultural Practices of Mathematics
  • Teacher Education Program
  • Algebra, Topology, Geometry, Statistics and probability, Game theory, Operation research, Graph Theory, Number Theory etc.

 Author should consider the following points while preparing the manuscript:

  • The language of the manuscripts must be in English.
  • The length of the paper should be within 7,000 words including abstract, references and other notes.
  • Manuscripts must have an abstract not more than 250 words with at most 5 keywords.
  • The author should arrange their papers according to the nature of the research agenda however, it should include Introduction/context, purpose/research questions, methods, literature review and theoretical and conceptual framework/referents (If any), finding and discussion, implication and conclusion.
  • Please do not use gender, racist, religious, and cast/ethnic biased languages.
  • The copyright of all published papers remains with the MEFC.
  • The Author should follow the APA style to prepare the manuscript.

Page Setup

Authors are requested to submit their paper in the following format:

  1. Paper size A4.
  2. Font: Times New Roman, 12 Point.
  3. Double line spacing
  4. Margin one inch at all sides
  5. Indent Paragraph (Half-inch)
  6. Heading of a paper: Centered, heading style capitalization
  7. Text aligned left
  8. No space before and after paragraphs (0 pt.)
  9. Page Orientation: Portrait

Authors will follow the following guideline for referencing:

Book with Single Author:
Ernest, P. (1991). The philosophy of mathematics education. UK: Routledge Falmer.
Reference citation in text: (Ernest, 1991)/ Ernest (1991)

Book with two Authors:
Bourdieu, P. & Passeron, J. C. (1990). Reproduction in education, society and culture. (Nice, R. Trans.). London: Sage Publication.
Reference citation in text:
(Bourdieu, & Passerson, 1990)/ Bourdieu and Passerson (1990)

Book with Author as Editor:
Letheridge, S., & Cannon, C. R. (Eds.). (1980). Bilingual education. New York: Praeger.
Reference citation in text: (Letheridge, & Cannon, 1980)/ Letheridge, and Cannon, (1980)

Article or Chapter in an Edited Book:
Keitel, C. & Vithal, R. (2008). Mathematical power as political power-The politics of mathematics education. In P. Clarkson, N. Presmeg (Eds.), Critical issues in mathematics education: Major contributions of Alan Bishop (pp. 201-220).  New York: Springer.
Reference citation in text: (Keitel, & Vithal, 2008)/ Keitel and Vithal (2008)

Journal Article with DOI (digital object identifier) Assigned:
Lamichhane, B. R. & Belbase, S. (2017). Images of mathematics held by undergraduate students.  International Journal of Emerging Mathematics, 1 (2), 147-168. doi:
Reference citation in text:  (Lamichhane, & Belbase, 2017) / Lamichhane and Belbase (2017)

Journal Article without DOI Assigned:
Lamichhane, B. R. (2017). Recent trends of early grade mathematics curricula. International Journal of Engineering, Pure and Applied Sciences, 2 (3). 92-100.
Reference citation in text:
(Lamichhane, 2017)/Lamichhane (2017)

Journal Article without DOI, Retrieved Online:
Aldridge, D. (1991). Spirituality, healing and medicine. British Journal of General Practice, 41, 425-427. Retrieved from
Reference citation in text: Alderidge (1991)/ (Alderidge, 1991)

Journal Article without DOI Assigned, Found in Library Database:
Cooper, L. (2009). Human voices: Language and conscience in Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. Canadian Review of American Studies, 39(1), 65-84. Retrieved from EBSCO MegaFile database.
Reference citation in text: Copper (2009) / (Cooper, 2009) 

Magazine Articles:
Allen, L, (2004, August). Will Tuvalu disappear beneath the sea? Global warming threatens to swamp a small island nation. Smithsonian, 35 (5), 44-52.
Reference citation in text:
(Allen, 2004)/ Allen (2004)

Informally Published Web Document (no author, no date):
Gender and society. (n.d.). Retrieved from

Abstract from Secondary Database:
Garrity, K., & Degelman, D. (1990). Effect of server introduction on restaurant tipping. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 20, 168-172. Abstract retrieved from PsycINFO database.
Reference citation in text: (Garrity, & Degelman, 1990)

News Paper Articles:
Muller, L. (2016, June). Global Warming: A Burning Issus of the World. New York Time, p. A 9.
Reference citation in text:
(Muller, 2016)

An Anonymous Book:
Recent Trends of Mathematics (1980). UK: Routledge Falmer.
Reference citation in text:
(Recent Trends of Mathematics, 1980)

Conference Abstract Paper/ Conference Proceeding Paper:
Dhakal, D. & Lamichhane, B. R. (2016). Engaging mathematics students: Free and pure discourse. In R. K. Dhakal, B. P. Pant, K. D. & A. Manandhar (Eds.). Program and Abstract: First International Conference on Transformative Education Research and Sustainable Development (p. 81). Dhulikhel, Nepal: Kathmandu University, Schools of Education.
Reference citation in text:
(Dhakal & Lamichhane, 2016)

Charges and Fees
No submission and processing charges have taken. All corresponding authors will receive one copy print journal free of charge. 

The articles should be submitted in the following address: 
Editorial Board
Mathematics Education Forum Chitwan
Bharatpur Chitwan, Nepal 

Peer Review Process
We will accept an original research paper for publication in our journal once it has been through the double blind review process. The review process is as follows:

First of all, editorial board codes the article so that the reviewers will not recognize the author names and affiliation institutions to avoid the biasness in the review process. Then the article is sent to two reviewers simultaneous for the review process. It will take approximately one and half months. After receiving the paper from the reviewers it will be sent for the recommended correction to the authors who need to make the changes within 20 days. Finally, the decision will be made by the editorial board. It takes approximately six months for publication after receiving the articles. 

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(Updated: 18 May 2018)