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.
Submitted manuscripts must include the following elements:
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.
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: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/.
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.
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:
The second set of criteria concerns the quality and presentation of the manuscript:
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 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: Kathleen.Burke@corltand.edu