Cambodian Education Forum Launches the Cambodian Journal of Educational Research

Welcome to the first issue of the Cambodian Journal of Educational Research (CJER).  On behalf of the team at the Cambodian Education Forum (CEF) and the editorial board of CJER, we are extremely excited to launch the first issue of the journal which can be found here

This journal demonstrates our humble yet ambitious attempt to contribute to building a vibrant research culture in Cambodia. We have discussed among our team a plan to establish CJER since December 2020 when we published our first edited volume, entitled “English language teaching, education, and online learning in Cambodia during COVID-19: Perspectives from practitioners and researchers”.

Initially, we thought of announcing a call for papers for the journal, but we did not have sufficient time and resources to seriously work on this publication. However, the idea of establishing a Cambodia-based journal to provide a publication platform to support young or inexperienced Cambodian writers or researchers has always been with us. This vision has inspired us to start the Cambodian Education Forum and continue to support Cambodian writers, especially young ones, to write and publish articles in English.

Our approach to CJER is realistic and inclusive. We will publish both full-length and short articles; however, at present, we focus only on short articles as we do not have the necessary resources to support the publication of full-length articles. We hope we can expand our capacity in the near future.

We will publish two issues of CJER per year. One will be in June and the other in December of each calendar year. The release of this issue is a bit late, but it is always better late than never.

In this inaugural issue, we put together the articles that the Cambodian Education Forum has published prior to July 2021, as any articles that will be published between July and December 2021 and meet CJER’s submission guidelines will be included in the second issue of the journal (i.e., Volume 1, Number 2).

There are a total of 11 articles in this first issue. Some of these articles were published in 2020; the others in 2021. Three articles focus on learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, two about professional development and English pronunciation learning and teaching, the other three articles about issues related to higher education, and the last three about general issues in education.

As always, CEF aims to contribute to fostering and promoting a culture of research and publication in Cambodia. We are particularly interested and committed to supporting young or novice Cambodian writers and researchers to write and publish their work. We believe that by supporting the new generation of Cambodian writers, we will contribute positively to nurturing a healthy research culture in Cambodia.

While we acknowledge our limitations in both editorial expertise and copyediting skills, we have tried and will continue to try our best to ensure the quality of CJER and other publications by CEF. Any unintentional errors are, however, ours. In this regard, we look forward to any comments or constructive feedback to help enhance the quality of this journal and our other publications.

Finally, we hope our efforts and commitment to promoting a research and publication culture in Cambodia will bring about a positive impact on how research and publication are perceived in Cambodian society. We strongly hope that our hard work will inspire other stakeholders in Cambodia to devise plans and strategies to contribute to building a thriving research culture in the Kingdom of Cambodia.

About the Cambodian Journal of Educational Research

The Cambodian Journal of Educational Research (CJER) is a peer-reviewed academic journal initiated and managed by the Cambodian Education Forum (CEF). CJER publishes English manuscripts in the field of education, which would be of interest to Cambodian or regional readership. All manuscripts must be original and have not been previously published or currently under publication consideration elsewhere. All manuscripts submitted to CJER will go through an initial screening by the CJER editorial team. The editorial team will then decide whether or not to send a manuscript for a blind peer review by two invited reviewers.

CJER publishes two issues annually (the first issue will be published in June and the second issue in December). Submissions to CJER can be made throughout the year following the CJER submission guidelines. Accepted manuscripts will be published online first and will later be included in one of the two issues.    

Submission guidelines


Full-length articles should be compiled in the following order: article title; abstract; keywords; main text (introduction, literature review, methods, results/findings, discussion, and conclusion); acknowledgments; declaration of interest statement (if applicable); author bio; references; and appendices (if applicable).

Short articles should contain article title; abstract; keywords; main text (introduction, body, and conclusion); acknowledgments; declaration of interest statement (if applicable); author bio; references; and appendices (if applicable).

Book reviews should include complete bibliographic information of the book (i.e., book title in full, authors or editors, place of publication, publisher, date of publication, pages, price, and ISBN/DOI); a concise summary of the book; a critical assessment of the book content (strengths and weaknesses); and suggestions for readers.     


-Articles must be submitted with 1.5 line spacing on an A4-sized Word document with margins on all sides at 2.54 cm (1 inch).

-Articles must be in Times New Roman 12-point font and be justified (except the reference list).

-Articles titles, headings, and sub-headings must be in sentence case (i.e., capitalizing only the first word and proper nouns), left aligned, and bold.

-Double quotation marks should be used for direct quotes.

-Quotations of more than 40 words should be set off from the main text by indentation, without any quotation marks.

Word limits 

CJER accepts the following types of articles:

-Full-length articles (no longer than 7000 words)

-Short articles (no longer than 3500 words)

-Book reviews (no longer than 1500 words)

All word counts include everything such as abstract (no longer than 150 words), main text, references, and appendices.


Acknowledgment of sources (both in-text citations and the reference list) must follow the APA 7th referencing style. For more information about the APA 7th edition, see


All submissions must be sent to [email protected] along with an abstract and a short bio of no more than 50 words for each contributing author.


All correspondence regarding subscriptions, advertisements, donation, and permission to republish should be sent to the Cambodian Education Forum at [email protected].

Call for articles

CJER currently publishes short education-related articles and book reviews. If you are interested in publishing in CJER, feel free to submit your article to our team.

Please refer to the general submission guidelines above for more information on word limits, referencing styles, and the peer-review process, or visit our website.

* Cambodian Education Forum is a newly established online publication platform dedicated to education. It aims to provide a unique platform for Cambodian students, teachers, academics, researchers, and other stakeholders to share informed opinions, knowledge, understanding, best practices, and research findings on education-related issues to promote a better understanding of key educational issues shaping the education landscape in Cambodia and beyond. For more information, visit

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