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.
  • Request an account for astroEDU journal by emailing
  • Use the Submission form (see Author Guidelines) to upload your Activity.
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Upload all images as part of the Activity submission form but also as separate items.

Author Guidelines

Submission Forms

Use one of these forms to submit your astronomy education activity

Log in

You will need an account for astroEDU before submission. If you do not already have one please request one from the editors using

Referee's Reports

The Editor keeps contact with the referees by email. When a referee is asked to produce a report, she/he should respond to the Editor as soon as possible, stating whether she/he accepts to act as a referee. In the case of a negative answer, the suggestion of (an) other referee(s) is warmly appreciated.

Reports should be written in such a way as to help the author address any issues identified with the activity. Suggested changes to a activity should be clearly stated.

The referee concludes the assessment with one of the following recommendations:

  • Do not accept activity.
  • This activity requires significant revisions before acceptance
  • Accept activity subject to minor revisions
  • Accept activity with no revisions

Once activities have been modified by the author they may be resent to the referee for re-evaluation (if only minor modifications are required the Editor may fulfill this duty).

Referees are also asked to provide recommendations on how to improve (if necessary) the language and visual communication of the activity. Referees are kindly requested to produce their reports within 3 weeks. In case they need more time, or cannot produce their report in a reasonable time, or are at all unable to produce a report, they are strongly requested to contact the Editors at their earliest convenience. Referee reports need to be submitted to the editor and not to the original author.


The Editor decides upon the acceptance of each activity on the basis of the referees' reports and of the general astroEDU style. The final version of the activity will be sent to the editorial board for the approval. Once the final decision has been made the Editor will notify the author not normally more than 4 weeks from the date of the original submission (this will depend on the level of modifications needed by the author).

All accepted activities will be immediately made available on astroEDU (including the epub and PDF versions) unless a delay is requested by the author or the editorial board.

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