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Guide for Authors


The timeline shown here ensures that the print version of the Journal is available at the yearly conference. Authors who attend the conference will receive their copy of the journal at that time. Those who are not in attendance will receive their copy by mail, shortly after the time of the conference.

While papers are accepted at any time, for inclusion in the current edition, they need to meet these deadlines.

Papers are expected to report an original contribution on a significant research topic related to process education as outlined in the aim and scope of the journal. To empower the readers significant commentaries may be published as Briefs. In addition to the journal selected articles may be invited for submission as a module to the Faculty Guidebook.

Date Requirement  

September 1

Submit paper for review


December 1

Submit final paper for technical editing


Submission of Manuscripts

Submitted manuscripts must include the following elements:

  • Manuscript title
  • Author(s) name(s) and affiliation(s)
  • 100-150 word abstract
  • Introduction section following the abstract
  • The main body of the manuscript, divided into appropriate sections
  • All figures and tables must be in grayscale and embedded within the manuscript
  • A conclusion or summary section following the main body
  • List of references
  • Optional: acknowledgments, appendices, a glossary of words/symbols

All manuscripts will be refereed in a double-blind review process, therefore, two manuscripts should be submitted, one with no identifying information. Your manuscript should be e-mailed to Kathleen Burke.

Following the submission, an initial assessment of the manuscript based on the criteria of compatibility with the journal's mission will be conducted. The editors will perform the initial assessment and inform the author within a month of the submission of the manuscript. If the manuscript is deemed compatible, it will be submitted by the editors to the peer review process, which should be completed within three months.

Style Guide

The writing and formatting conventions used should follow those used in the Faculty Guidebook. The Faculty Guidebook is written in the scholarly-popular style of publications like Scientific American or the New England Journal of Medicine. It addresses a wide audience and does not give priority to a particular academic discipline.

Your manuscript must follow APA format for all citations and references. Your manuscript will not be sent for technical editing if your references are not in APA format. The following guide may prove helpful:

Our editorial staff strongly recommends use of Mendeley Desktop, a free reference manager that will help you to collect the correct reference information for most research available online.

Review/Assessment Criteria

The submitted manuscript will be assessed by at least three reviewers. Reviewers for the journal will use the Strength, Improvement, and Insight (SII) assessment method, the official assessment adopted by the Academy to select the published manuscripts. The authors will receive the reviewers’ SII assessment of their manuscript at the end of the review process. The assessment of the manuscripts will be conducted according to the following two sets of criteria and established measures for each.

The first set of criteria concerns the document’s scholarly content and its contribution in one or more of the following ways:

  • Addresses issues relevant to Process Education philosophy and implementation
  • Employ Process Educational principles and methodologies
  • Presents an original contribution to Process Education knowledge map
  • Appeals to wide range of Process Educators
  • Expands upon relevant Process Education references and bodies of knowledge

The second set of criteria concerns the quality and presentation of the manuscript:

  • Provide a clear, concise, and accurate representation
  • Use appropriate and well-defined terminology
  • Adhere to journal standards and style
  • Be self-contained and well integrated
  • Exhibit a high level of quality and attention to details

These criteria plus the SII assessment comprise the Analytic Rubric for Disciplinary Writing Assessment, which is available for authors (click to view; pdf format).

Editorial Inquiries

Editorial questions and inquiries should be directed to:

Dr. Kathleen Burke, Professor of Economics, SUNY Cortland, Cortland, NY 13045; Phone 607-753-2434 Fax 607-753-5983 Email: