Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to confirm that their submission complies with all of the following items. Submissions which do not meet these requirements may be returned.

  • 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 OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs of references have been provided.
  • The text is 1.5 spaced; uses a 12-point font, employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end. Footnotes are used (sparingly) rather than endnotes.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Authors may submit manuscripts for the following categories:

1) Peer-reviewed

Peer-reviewed articles (empirical and theoretical) should not exceed 6000 words and should focus on topics of broad relevance to the journal. Submitted articles are double blind peer-reviewed, drawing on an international panel of reviewers.

2) Editorially-reviewed

Editorially reviewed pieces may include:

  • Opinion pieces. Contributors are encouraged to submit opinion pieces on topical issues within the scope of the journal. The editors may invite opinion pieces on topical issues in each issue at their discretion. Opinion pieces should be 1000–1500 words.
  • Contributors can submit responses to previously published articles. A number of authors may develop grouped contributions on topical themes or subjects of interest. The editors may also invite authors to develop a forum on a subject of interest. Forum contributions pieces should not exceed 1500 words. Abstracts are not required, but referencing is.
  • Teacher reflections. Reflective discussions of teachers’ work by teachers in the field on topics of interest to the educational community, from early childhood to tertiary. Length 1,000–2,500 words.
  • Research overviews (especially co-authored by project, theses or PhD/EdD supervisors and students). These are normally outlines of research projects or theses and should not be longer than 1,500 words.
  • Book reviews. Reviews of 500–1000 words are welcomed. These may also be solicited by the editors.