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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 or Microsoft Word format.
  • Every use of information from other sources is cited in the text.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided. URLs are not included in in-text citations.
  • All works cited in the text, including works cited only in notes, are included in the reference list.
  • Submission includes an abstract, keywords, acknowledgments (if applicable), a statement about conflicts of interest, and a statement about ethics and consent (if applicable).
  • Authors have secured permission to publish any copyrighted material.
  • The submission contains nothing that poses a risk of harm to marginalized communities.

Author Guidelines

See Submission Guidelines for information on article eligibility, user registration, authorship, formatting a submission, preparing a submission for review, etc. 


Research Articles

Research articles should present the findings of unpublished original research. Authors should make a substantial contribution to scholarship by identifying a research problem or question related to the journal’s focus and making a persuasive argument supported by relevant evidence.

  • Open submission
  • Indexed
  • Peer reviewed

Word count: Research articles should be between 6,000 and 9,000 words (including notes but not references).


Invited submissions only.


Project Reports

Project reports should give a detailed overview of an ongoing or completed scholarly or community project whose purpose is the creation, dissemination, or preservation of knowledge, locally or globally. Reports may discuss the project’s origins, goals, partners, activities, successes, challenges, and plans for the future. These reports will ideally be supplemented by images, audio, and/or video content. 

  • Open submission
  • Indexed

Word count: Project reports should be between 1,000 and 2,500 words (including notes but not references).

Methods Articles

Methods articles should present new techniques for research and scholarship and discuss the significance of and possible applications of these techniques. Articles that critique or propose changes to existing methodologies and approaches are welcome.

  • Open submission
  • Indexed
  • Peer reviewed

Word count: Methods articles should be between 6,000 and 9,000 words. Word count includes notes but does not include references.

Teaching Reflections

Teaching reflections should discuss scholarly research and pedagogical principles informing curriculum design and instruction of academic courses related to the journal’s focus. Authors should establish why the course focus is important, what they hope students learn, and how the format of the course (e.g., method of instruction, types of assignments) relates to the content and encourages learning. Authors may also discuss what they have learned as instructors, what challenges they have faced, etc. Authors are encouraged to include teaching materials such as syllabi as part of their submission. 

  • Open submission
  • Indexed
  • Peer reviewed

Word count: Teaching reflections should be between 3,000 and 5,000 words (including notes but not references).   

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