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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.
  • 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, DOI numbers & URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

I. Evidence-based Research

1. Manuscripts must be submitted in English.2. Manuscripts must be a minimum of 2,000 words to a maximum of 8,000 words.3. A copy of the IRB approval letter, if applicable 4. A copy of the manuscript with all authors listed, in WORD format5. A copy of the manuscript with any identifying features removed, in WORD format6. Evidence-based research submission order (see Style Guidelines)     a. IRB approval letter, if applicable      b. Title page     c. Key Words      d. Abstract     e. Main text     f. Reference list     g. Tables*     h. Figures*     i. Appendices*      j. Supplemental materials*     k. Author contact information*     *optional

II. Practitioner Articles

Submission Types

1. Articles / Essays (500-1,500 words)a. Best Practices Lesson Plans/ Innovative lessons (resources and texts to use as a model; class discussion; student’s questions and responses; difficulties or surprises, etc.; sample of student assignments)b. Article critiquesc. Literature reviewsd. Program descriptionse. news and trends (topics, issues, and trends in higher education teaching and learning)f. Summarize research, conference presentations, etc.

2. Brief Articles / Features (500-600 words)a. "Back page" essay feature "as a forum for personal thoughts and experience, serious/light, topical, or news and trends (topics, issues, and trends in higher education teaching and learning)b. Teaching tidbits

Practitioner Article Submission Requirements

1. Articles must be submitted in English.2. Articles must be a minimum of 500 words to a maximum of 1,500 words. 3. A copy of the manuscript with all authors listed, in WORD format4. A copy of the manuscript with any identifying features removed, in WORD format5. Practitioner article submission order (see Style Guidelines)       a. Title page       b. Key Words        c. Abstract       d. Main text       e. Reference list       f. Tables*       g. Figures*       h. Appendices*        i. Supplemental materials*       j. Author contact information*       *optional

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Style Guidelines

Except for conventions noted in these instructions, research manuscripts and practitioner articles should be prepared in accordance with the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th edition.

Required Research Manuscript/Practitioner Article Elements 2.1-2.15       Title page 2.3-2.7       Page headers and page numbers (Section 2.8 and 2.18)       Abstract 2.9       Text 2.11       Works Credited in Text (Chapter 8)       Reference list (Section 2.12 and Chapter 9)

*Optional Manuscript/Article Elements       Keywords 2.10       Tables 7.8-7.21       Figures 7.22-7.36       Appendices 2.14       Supplemental materials (Section 2.15)

Paper Format and Organization 2.16-2.28       Text format 2.16-2.24       Headings 2.27       Section Labels 2.28

Sample Professional Paper

Jounal Reporting Standard Guidelines

The following are APA’s Journal Article Reporting Standard (JAR) guidelines outline the minimum information to be included in evidence-based research manuscripts.

1. Abstract (Section 3.3) The abstract section is limited to 250 words and should describe the research objective, method, results, and conclusions.2. Introduction (Section 3.4) The introduction section should include the issues studied, a literature review, and state the objectives and/or goals of the study.3. Method (Section 3.6) The method section should include materials and procedures used, research design, and protection of participant’s statement. Quantitative Research (Section 3.5-3.12) Qualitative Research (Section 3.13-3.17) Mixed Methods Research (Section 3.18)  4. Results or Findings (Section 3.7) The results section should include analysis and report findings.5. Discussion (Section 3.8) The discussion section should include a summary of the study with interpretation, limitations, and implications of results.

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