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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.
  • Please note that LUMAT accepts papers to general section only from Nordic authors. If you are an international author, please submit your manuscripot to open special issue calls.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • In-text citations and references have been done via an automatic citations management software using the APA 7 style. Include DOIs for all possible references.
  • I have included author names and affiliations in the manuscript. LUMAT uses single blind review process (Anonymous Reviewer/Disclosed Author).
  • If possible, add ORCID iDs for all authors.
  • I have read the journal Ethics Guidelines.
  • I understand, that all manuscripts will be sent to the Urkund similarity check.

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.

Ethical Guidelines

Before you start writing the manuscript, read the journal Ethics guidelines.


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. All manuscripts should be proofread by a language expert before submission.


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 10 000 words, including references.
Title: Use the sentence case capitalisation.
Abstract: maximum of 250 words
Keywords: 3–5 relevant keywords
Headings: Use the sentence case capitalisation and numbered heading levels (1, 1.1, 1.1.1, 2 ...)
Text, charts, images and tables must be included in the manuscript. Please use sentence case writing.
References and citing according to APA 7 style using an automatic citation tool such as Zotero.

Template: Download LUMAT template for preparing the manuscript. This is mandatory.

Files to be Submitted

Your submission should include at least three files: 1) the article, 2) refences in a RIS format exported from an automatic citation software and 3) a graphical abstract image file. The article file should include the title, author names, affiliations, abstract, text and possibly images/tables. Additional files, such as appendix should be attached to the manuscript, after the list of references.

Submitting Manuscript

When submitting a manuscript, write an letter to editor and explain the key details of the research, and 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 are engouraged to 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 (CC BY 4.0) copyright license. The authors are responsible for their text and have a copyright on it. All submittted manuscripts will go though the Urkund similarity check.

Publication Fees

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

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