Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Journal of Research and Advances in Mathematics Education (JRAMathEdu) is an electronic international journal that aims to disseminate significant and innovative scholarly studies that are of value to the national and international research communities. The Journal welcomes research articles focusing on the following topics (but not limited):

Digital Technology in Mathematics Education

Digital technology is essential in teaching and learning mathematics to understand the basic concept and the way of problem-solving technique, especially in the 21st century (NCTM, 2008).  However, bringing digital technology to the mathematics classroom is a big challenge for teachers and students. For this reason, JRAMathEdu is focusing on publishing studies for promoting digital technology in mathematics learning such as social media, digital games, graphing calculators, computer algebra system (CAS), dynamic mathematics software (DMS), virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), or other technology devices and software.

Mathematics Teachers Professional Development

Teacher quality is the single most important school variable influencing student achievement (OECD, 2005).  In the current era, the challenge of teachers in the learning process is not only how to have qualified content knowledge and pedagogy, but also how teachers can adapt to the very rapid advances in the disruption era. Therefore, the development of teacher’s competencies, especially in mathematics, it cannot be negotiated. For this reason, JRAMathEdu is focusing on publishing the studies in both pre-and in-service mathematics teachers’ knowledge, beliefs, and tools or strategies for supporting mathematics teacher learning.

Special Needs in Mathematics Education

Excellence in mathematics education requires equity—high expectations and strong support for all students (NCTM, 2000). They must have a solid grounding in mathematics to function effectively in their life (Ball, Ferrini-Mundy, Kilpatrick, Milgram, Schmid, & Schaar, 2005). However, the paradigm of mathematics learning has not provided proper attention to students with special needs, for instance in the mathematics curriculum, tools and learning resources, and teachers' competence. For this reason, JRAMathEdu is focusing on publishing the studies for supporting the quality of mathematics learning and developing the mathematics ability for students with special needs.

 Educational Psychology in Mathematics Education

Psychology has a vital role to play in mathematics education. Educational psychology involves the study of how people learn, including topics such as student abilities, the instructional process, and individual differences in learning. Even though numerous researches have been discussed these topics, however, the rapid changes in human life bringing a challenge in education, without exception in mathematics education. For this reason, JRAMathEdu is focusing on publishing the studies in all aspects of educational psychology such as the individual differences in ability, attitude, perception, motivation, learning, thinking, problem-solving, and group interactional processes.


Ethnomathematics is the study of the relationship between mathematics and culture (D’Ambrosio, 1999). It is generally understood that every community has a distinctive culture that is different from one another. Understanding mathematics through culture will bring mathematics closer to human life. For this reason, JRAMathEdu is focusing on publishing the studies in the connecting culture to support mathematics learning and how mathematical concepts are present in the culture.  



Section Policies

Research Articles

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Peer Review Process

All papers for publishing in JRAMathEdu (Journal of Research and Advances in Mathematics Education) are fully peer-reviewed. We only publish articles that have been reviewed and approved by highly qualified researchers with expertise in a field appropriate for the article. We used a double-blind peer-reviewing process. Detailed information about the flow for the manuscript submission (author) to the acceptance by the editor is shown in the following figure.


The description of the review process flow is as follows:

  1. Authors submit the manuscript through an online journal system.
  2. The Editor-in-Chief (EIC) will check the feasibility of the topic for possible publication. The suitable manuscript will be submitted to the editors for further processing, whereas the unsuitable manuscript will be rejected.
  3. The Editor will check the completeness of the provisionally accepted manuscript based on the guideline for authors, adherence to the journal’s template, adequacy of references, originality (check on potential plagiarism issues), and accuracy of language. The manuscript that meets the journal format and requirements will be forwarded to a minimum of two international reviewers under a double-blind process. The manuscript that did not meet the requirements will be sent back to the author(s) for revision. This process is estimated to take 1-2 weeks.
  4. The manuscript will be reviewed by at least two international experts. It takes within 4-8 weeks depending on the promptness of the reviewers in providing feedback.
  5. The EIC/Editors will notify the author that the manuscript may be published without revision, sent back to the author(s) to perform minor revisions or major revision, or may also be rejected based on reviewers' comments. For a minor revision, the author(s) are requested to submit the final version of the manuscript with the required changes. For a major revision, a final version of the manuscript will be resubmitted to the peer-reviewers for re-evaluation. In this case, the peer-review process begins anew (second round review). The EIC/Editors approve the manuscript for publication if no further changes are necessary.
  6. The accepted manuscript will be forwarded by Editors to the production division for editing, layout, and other requirements for publishing. The final version will be sent to the author(s) for proofreading. The manuscript will be published online as soon as no more changes needed and have been approved by the author.


Publication Frequency

Since it first came out in 2016, JRAMathedu issues have been published twice a year (January and July). Starting 2021, the journal will be published four times a year (January, April, July, October).


Open Access Policy

This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available to users or/institutions. Allowing open access to the journal’s contents is based on the principle that making research results freely available to the public supports and enhances a global exchange of knowledge.

Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to full text articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or author. This is in accordance with Budapest Open Access Initiative.

Budapest Open Access Initiative

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 An old tradition and a new technology have converged to make possible an unprecedented public good. The old tradition is the willingness of scientists and scholars to publish the fruits of their research in scholarly journals without payment, for the sake of inquiry and knowledge. The new technology is the internet. The public good they make possible is the world-wide electronic distribution of the peer-reviewed journal literature and completely free and unrestricted access to it by all scientists, scholars, teachers, students, and other curious minds. Removing access barriers to this literature will accelerate research, enrich education, share the learning of the rich with the poor and the poor with the rich, make this literature as useful as it can be, and lay the foundation for uniting humanity in a common intellectual conversation and quest for knowledge.

For various reasons, this kind of free and unrestricted online availability, which we will call open access, has so far been limited to small portions of the journal literature. But even in these limited collections, many different initiatives have shown that open access is economically feasible, that it gives readers extraordinary power to find and make use of relevant literature, and that it gives authors and their works vast and measurable new visibilityreadership, and impact. To secure these benefits for all, we call on all interested institutions and individuals to help open up access to the rest of this literature and remove the barriers, especially the price barriers, that stand in the way. The more who join the effort to advance this cause, the sooner we will all enjoy the benefits of open access.

The literature that should be freely accessible online is that which scholars give to the world without expectation of payment. Primarily, this category encompasses their peer-reviewed journal articles, but it also includes any unreviewed preprints that they might wish to put online for comment or to alert colleagues to important research findings. There are many degrees and kinds of wider and easier access to this literature. By "open access" to this literature, we mean its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited.

While  the peer-reviewed journal literature should be accessible online without cost to readers, it is not costless to produce. However, experiments show that the overall costs of providing open access to this literature are far lower than the costs of traditional forms of dissemination. With such an opportunity to save money and expand the scope of dissemination at the same time, there is today a strong incentive for professional associations, universities, libraries, foundations, and others to embrace open access as a means of advancing their missions. Achieving open access will require new cost recovery models and financing mechanisms, but the significantly lower overall cost of dissemination is a reason to be confident that the goal is attainable and not merely preferable or utopian.

To achieve open access to scholarly journal literature, we recommend two complementary strategies. 

I.  Self-Archiving: First, scholars need the tools and assistance to deposit their refereed journal articles in open electronic archives, a practice commonly called, self-archiving. When these archives conform to standards created by the Open Archives Initiative, then search engines and other tools can treat the separate archives as one. Users then need not know which archives exist or where they are located in order to find and make use of their contents.

II. Open-access Journals: Second, scholars need the means to launch a new generation of journals committed to open access, and to help existing journals that elect to make the transition to open access. Because journal articles should be disseminated as widely as possible, these new journals will no longer invoke copyright to restrict access to and use of the material they publish. Instead they will use copyright and other tools to ensure permanent open access to all the articles they publish. Because price is a barrier to access, these new journals will not charge subscription or access fees, and will turn to other methods for covering their expenses. There are many alternative sources of funds for this purpose, including the foundations and governments that fund research, the universities and laboratories that employ researchers, endowments set up by discipline or institution, friends of the cause of open access, profits from the sale of add-ons to the basic texts, funds freed up by the demise or cancellation of journals charging traditional subscription or access fees, or even contributions from the researchers themselves. There is no need to favor one of these solutions over the others for all disciplines or nations, and no need to stop looking for other, creative alternatives.

Open access to peer-reviewed journal literature is the goal. Self-archiving (I.) and a new generation of open-access journals (II.) are the ways to attain this goal. They are not only direct and effective means to this end, they are within the reach of scholars themselves, immediately, and need not wait on changes brought about by markets or legislation. While we endorse the two strategies just outlined, we also encourage experimentation with further ways to make the transition from the present methods of dissemination to open access. Flexibility, experimentation, and adaptation to local circumstances are the best ways to assure that progress in diverse settings will be rapid, secure, and long-lived.

The Open Society Institute, the foundation network founded by philanthropist George Soros, is committed to providing initial help and funding to realize this goal. It will use its resources and influence to extend and promote institutional self-archiving, to launch new open-access journals, and to help an open-access journal system become economically self-sustaining. While the Open Society Institute's commitment and resources are substantial, this initiative is very much in need of other organizations to lend their effort and resources.

We invite governments, universities, libraries, journal editors, publishers, foundations, learned societies, professional associations, and individual scholars who share our vision to join us in the task of removing the barriers to open access and building a future in which research and education in every part of the world are that much more free to flourish.

February 14, 2002
Budapest, Hungary

Leslie Chan: Bioline International
Darius Cuplinskas
: Director, Information Program, Open Society Institute
Michael Eisen
: Public Library of Science
Fred Friend
: Director Scholarly Communication, University College London
Yana Genova
: Next Page Foundation
Jean-Claude Guédon: University of Montreal
Melissa Hagemann
: Program Officer, Information Program, Open Society Institute
Stevan Harnad: Professor of Cognitive Science, University of Southampton, Universite du Quebec a Montreal
Rick Johnson
: Director, Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)
Rima Kupryte: Open Society Institute
Manfredi La Manna
: Electronic Society for Social Scientists 
István Rév: Open Society Institute, Open Society Archives
Monika Segbert: eIFL Project consultant 
Sidnei de Souza
: Informatics Director at CRIA, Bioline International
Peter Suber
: Professor of Philosophy, Earlham College & The Free Online Scholarship Newsletter
Jan Velterop
: Publisher, BioMed Central



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Publication Ethics

JRAMathEdu (Journal of Research and Advances in Mathematics Education) is an open-access and peer-reviewed scholarly international journal devoted to encouraging the academic conversation of researchers in the field of mathematics education. To address allegations of research misconduct, this statement clarifies the ethical behaviour of all parties involved in the publication of an article in this journal, including the author, the chief editor, the Editorial Board, the peer reviewers, and the publisher (Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta). This assertion is based on the latest updates of Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors issued by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).


Journal Production Ethical Standards


A crucial component in the creation of a well-organized and reputable knowledge network is the publishing of an article in a peer-reviewed journal. The calibre of the writers' work and the organizations that support them are reflected in it. Peer-reviewed publications uphold and represent the scientific process. As a consequence, it's essential that all parties engaged in the publication process—the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher, and the society—agree on certain ethical criteria.


As the publisher of JRAMathEdu, Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta takes its guardianship responsibilities over all publication phases extremely seriously. We are also conscious of our other duties and ethical obligations. We are devoted to preventing commercial revenue—whether from advertising, reprints, or other sources—from influencing editorial choices. Additionally, when required, the Editorial Board and the Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta will support interactions with other journals and/or publishers.


Allegations of Research Misconduct


The term "research misconduct" refers to fabrication, falsification, citation manipulation, or plagiarism in the creation, execution, or evaluation of research, in the authoring of papers by authors, or in the reporting of study findings. Editors have a duty to maintain the truth and integrity of the scientific record when authors are implicated in research misconduct or other major anomalies regarding publications published in scientific journals.


The Editors and Editorial Board shall use COPE best practices to handle complaints and equitably address alleged misbehaviour in such circumstances. The Editors will look into the claim. Any manuscript found to include this kind of misbehaviour will be disregarded. A retraction may be written and published with a link to the original article if such misbehaviour is found in a work that has already been published.


Finding out if the claim is true and fits the description of research misconduct is the first step. This first phase also entails figuring out if the people who are accused of misbehaviour have relevant conflicts of interest.


The corresponding author is informed of any claims of scientific misconduct or other substantial research irregularities and is invited to react in-depth on behalf of all co-authors. It is possible to request extra assessment and the involvement of professionals (such statistical reviewers) after receiving and evaluating the answer. Clarifications, new analyses, or both, published as letters to the editor, often with a correction notice and modification to the original article, are adequate in situations when it is improbable that wrongdoing took place.


Institutions are required to investigate claims of scientific misconduct properly and completely. The veracity of the scientific record is a crucial responsibility shared by authors, journals, and organizations. By reacting correctly to complaints about scientific misconduct and taking the required steps based on these concerns, such as corrections, retractions with replacement, and retractions, JRAMathEdu will keep up its obligation to ensure the validity and integrity of the scientific record.


Publishing Decisions


The editor of the JRAMathEdu is in responsibility of selecting the papers that should be published in the journal. The validity of the relevant work and its worth to scholars and readers must always be taken into consideration when making such choices. The editorial board's rules may serve as a guide for the editors, and they are also constrained by any applicable laws pertaining to plagiarism, copyright infringement, and libel at the time. The editors may confer with additional editors or reviewers before making this decision.


Complaints and Appeals


For handling complaints concerning the journal, its editorial staff, editorial board, or its publisher, JRAMathEdu shall have a well outlined system. Regarding the complaint situation, the complaints will be explained to respectable people. Any aspect of the journal business process might be the subject of a complaint, including the editing process, unethical editors/reviewers, peer review manipulation, and so on. According to COPE standards, the complaints will be addressed. Emails containing complaints should be submitted to jramathedu@ums.ac.id.


Fair Play


Without regard to the writers' race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, citizenship, or political philosophies, an editor may at any moment examine submissions for their intellectual substance.




The corresponding author, reviewers, prospective reviewers, other editorial advisors, and the publisher, if appropriate, are the only people that the editor and any editorial staff may discuss a submitted article with.


Disclosure and conflict of interest


Unpublished information revealed in a submitted paper may not be utilized by the editor for independent research projects without the author's explicit written approval.



Duties of Reviewers


Contribution to editorial judgments


Peer review helps the editor when making editorial choices, and it may also help the author when improving the article via editorial contacts with the author.




Referees are required to inform the editor and resign from the review process if they feel unqualified to assess the research detailed in a submission or are aware that it will be unable to complete the review in a timely manner.




Submissions of manuscripts for review must be handled as confidential materials. They cannot be seen by or discussed with anybody else unless the editor has given permission.


Objectiveness Standards


Reviews need to be performed impartially. Personal criticism of the author is not acceptable. Referees must clearly and persuasively state their viewpoints.


Sources Acknowledgments


Reviewers are entrusted with finding pertinent published publications that the authors have not acknowledged. Any claim that a certain observation, deduction, or argument has already been published should be supported by a reference. Any significant overlap or resemblance between the manuscript under consideration and any other published material of which the reviewer is aware should be brought to the editor's notice.


Transparency and Potential Conflicts of Interest


Peer-reviewed ideas or information must be kept private and not exploited for one's own benefit. Reviewers shouldn't take into account submissions when they have links or affiliations with any of the authors, businesses or organizations linked to the papers that are competitive, cooperative, or in any other way.









Duties of Authors


Reporting Requirements


Reports on original research must be written by authors who can accurately describe the work done and objectively assess its relevance. Underlying data should be appropriately portrayed in the study. A paper should include enough details and citations for others to be able to recreate the work. False or purposefully incorrect remarks are prohibited because they represent unethical behavior.


Data Availability, Retention, and Reproducibility


The raw data related to an article must be provided by the authors for editorial review, and if possible, they must be willing to make the data accessible to the public and to keep them on file for a reasonable amount of time following publication. The repeatability of the data is the responsibility of the authors.


Plagiarism and Originality


The writers must make sure that their works are wholly unique, and if they have borrowed ideas or words from others, they must properly credit or quote them.


Concurrent, Multiple, or Redundant Publication


Generally speaking, an author shouldn't submit to several journals or main publications submissions that effectively describe the same study. It is unethical and inappropriate publishing activity to concurrently submit the same paper to many publications.


Source Acknowledgment


Always appreciate the contributions of others and give credit where credit is due. The nature of the reported work should be acknowledged by the authors in their citations of important publications.


Contributorship and Authorship of the Article


Only those who made a major contribution to the idea, design, implementation, or interpretation of the reported research should be allowed to sign their names as authors. All people who have contributed significantly should be identified as co-authors.


When other people have made significant contributions to the research endeavor, they should be thanked or cited as contributors.


The corresponding author is responsible for making sure that all legitimate co-authors are listed on the paper, that no unsuitable co-authors are listed, that all co-authors have reviewed the paper's final draft and approved it, and that all co-authors have agreed to the submission of the paper for publication.


Transparency and conflict of interest


Any financial or other significant conflicts of interest that may be interpreted as having an influence on the findings or interpretation of a paper should be disclosed by all authors in their publication. It is necessary to disclose all funding sources for the project.


Basic mistakes in published work


It is the obligation of the author to contact the journal editor or publisher as soon as they become aware of a substantial mistake or inaccuracy in their own published work and to collaborate with the editor to withdraw or fix the piece.


Ethical Review


In order to adhere to the ethical standards for research involving human and animal subjects, the author must explicitly identify any drugs, people, animals, techniques, or equipment that have exceptional risks inherent in their usage in the paper. Authors must, upon request, provide proof of their legal and ethical clearance from a reputable group or organization.


The authors must explain whether or not the study will securely hide any sensitive data or information if it includes commercial or marketing strategies.


Intellectual Property (Copyright Policy)


The journal's intellectual property or copyright policy is stated here.


Peer-Review Process Policy


The peer review procedure and policies are stated here.


Discussions and corrections after publication


Reader feedback and corrections on previously published articles are appreciated by JRAMathEdu. A reader may send an email to the editor-in-chief with comments and corrections on an article that has already been published. If accepted, the comments and revisions will appear as a Letter to the Editor in the subsequent edition (by the Editor in Chief). Respected writers may contact the editor in chief to reply to suggestions from readers and revisions. The answer may be printed as a Response to a Letter to the Editor, if appropriate.



The papers published in the Journal of Research and Advances in Mathematics Education will be considered to retract in the publication if:

  1. They have clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of misconduct (e.g. data fabrication) or honest error (e.g. miscalculation or experimental error).
  2. The findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper cross-referencing and permission or justification (i.e. cases of redundant publication).
  3. It constitutes plagiarism.
  4. It reports unethical research.

The mechanism of retraction follows the Retraction Guidelines of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) which can be accessed at https://publicationethics.org.


Withdrawal of the Manuscript

The author is not allowed to withdraw submitted manuscripts after preliminarily review because the withdrawal is a waste of valuable resources that editors and referees spent a great deal of time processing submitted manuscript, money, and works invested by the publisher. For the withdrawal of the manuscript, the author and his/her affiliation will be blacklisted for publication in this journal. Even, his/her previously published articles will be removed from our online system.