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Perspectives In Learning Journal

Perspectives In Learning Journal

Author Instructions

Manuscripts that interpret the journal's focus on teaching and learning as it relates to the author's own work or to that of colleagues or practitioners in any field are accepted for consideration for publication.  Submissions may include:

  • A research article chronicling an original study
  • An informed editorial on an issue relevant to the journal's focus
  • A book review about a work that is less than two (2) years old and is written by a prominent author about a relevant topic related to the journal's focus
  • A special feature essay related to current events in the university or community that are in some way linked to the focus of the journal

Submission Directions

Manuscripts should be submitted through the online submission form.  Upon successful submission, the corresponding author will receive a confirmation email.  By submitting a manuscript for review, the author(s) certify that the following conditions have been met:

  • The manuscript is the original work of the submitting authors.
  • The manuscript is not under consideration for inclusion in any other publication or previously published in any publication.
  • If the manuscript is a research article, the author(s) followed appropriate human subjects research protocol (e.g., obtaining IRB approval).

The specific manuscript format for the online submission form is cited below:

  • CONTACT INFORMATION FOR CORRESPONDING AUTHOR
  • SECOND AUTHOR'S CONTACT INFORMATION (if applicable)
  • THIRD AUTHOR'S CONTACT INFORMATION (if applicable)
  • TITLE (The title of the manuscript should be succinct and lend itself to indexing.)
  • ABSTRACT (Approximately 150 words should be used to provide an overview of the manuscript.  See an example for a research article.)
  • KEYWORDS (List three to five words to describe the manuscript's topic.)
  • MANUSCRIPT (Upload a Microsoft Word file that contains the article's title, body, references, and tables/figures.  A cover page and abstract should not be included in this file.)
  • AUTHORS' BIOGRAPHIES (For each author, include two to three sentences providing the professional affiliation and research interests.  See an example.)

Formatting

Manuscripts should be well written and free of errors. Authors should strive for brevity, readability, and grammatical correctness.  To facilitate the blind review process, the author(s) should remove all identifying information from the manuscript, including references.  Manuscripts should be (1) doubled-spaced, (2) in 12-point Times New Roman font, and (3) in an electronic Microsoft Word file.  Tables and figures must be camera ready and cited in the text where they are to appear.  See the APA style checklist for formatting guidance.  The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association can provide more specific guidelines.  Manuscripts that are not in APA (6th edition) format and/or that do not meet the above guidelines will not be reviewed.


Review Process

Reviewers include the editorial board members and other interested faculty from the College.  Upon receipt of the manuscript, it will be reviewed by one of the co-editors.  Then, it will be referred to two of the journal's approved reviewers.  During the blind-review process, reviewers consider the general importance and interest of the manuscript to the journal's readers, originality, scientific soundness, and the degree to which conclusions are supported by data.  In addition, presentation, length, methods, data presentation, and statistical design are considered.  The blind review process takes approximately 2 months.  The co-editors make final decisions regarding publication based on the reviewers' feedback.  The corresponding author will be notified of the editorial decision via email.  Manuscripts accepted for publication are subject to copy editing.  Following publication, the author(s) will receive the link to retrieve their article from the online journal.


 

All inquiries should be directed to perspectives@columbusstate.edu.