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.
Certify that the submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
The submission file is in PDF, OpenOffice, or Microsoft Word file format.
Manuscripts must be formatted according to APA guidelines. In particular, all manuscripts should be double-spaced, in 12 pt. font. Figures, tables, and captions should be included at the end of the document.
Cumulative line numbers and page numbers are included throughout the manuscript.
JIPE adheres to a blind peer review process. Therefore, all submissions should follow the instructions for "Ensuring a Blind Review".
These are extremely brief contributions that describe an innovative teaching practice, approach, or tool, and provide accompanying systematically-gathered evidence to support the effectiveness of the innovation. Papers should adhere to APA research paper guidelines (including a brief review of only the most relevant literature, a method section, a results section, and a discussion/conclusion section). Papers should not exceed 1500 words. Where possible, JIPE emphasizes the collection of multiple streams of evidence, rather than from a single source and/or from a single data collection instrument.
Original Research Articles
Original Research Articles – papers that report on original empirical research with a focus on teaching and learning. Papers should include an Abstract, Introduction, Method, Results, Discussion, and Reference section, as well as any tables and/or figures. Research articles should be approximately 5000-8000 words in length.
Research articles – papers that provide a balanced synopsis of the current literature within a specific area of inquiry. These papers summarize the literature comprehensively, but also identify outstanding questions and areas for future inquiry.
Brief Reports – These are papers that report on original empirical research, but are shorter and more limited in scope. Examples of research that might be presented in this format include results from a pilot study, findings from a study with a small sample size that show promise of a large effect size, research using a simple design and answering a single, specific question, or reports from an early phase of a project that is still ongoing. These papers include the same sections as Original Research Articles, but are no longer than 2500 words in length.
These are brief summaries of presentations given at peer-reviewed conferences, as a part of the publication of conferenece proceedings.
Review papers – papers that provide a balanced synopsis of the current literature within a specific area of inquiry. These papers should not only summarize the literature comprehensively, but should also identify outstanding questions and areas for future inquiry. Review papers should be approximately 5000-8000 words in length.
Scholarly reviews of books are occasionally considered for publication, depending on the relevance of the book for the journal readership. These papers should present a brief summary of the book as well as a critical reflection on the book’s strengths and weaknesses. Of critical importance is that the review situates the book within a teaching and learning framework. These papers are no more than 1500 words in length.
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