Distance Learning

For Educators, Trainers, and Leaders

Sponsored by the U.S. Distance Learning Association, Fischler School of Education, Nova Southeastern University And Information Age Publishing

Indexed in DE Hub

MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION GUIDELINES

Distance Learning is for leaders, practitioners, and decision makers in the fields of distance learning, e’learning, telecommunications, and related areas. It is a professional magazine with applicable information for those involved with providing instruction of all kinds of learners, of all ages, using telecommunications technologies of all types. Stories are written by practitioners for practitioners with the intent of providing usable information and ideas. Articles are accepted from authors with interesting and important information about the effective practice of distance teaching and learning. No page costs are charged authors, nor are stipends paid. Two copies of the issue with the author’s article will be provided. Reprints will also be available.

1. Your manuscript should be written in Microsoft Word for Windows. Save it as a .doc file and also as a .rtf file. Send both versions on a CD or Flash Drive.

2. Double space the entire manuscript. Use 12 point Times New Roman (TNR) font.

3. Laser print your paper.

4. Margins – 1” on all sides.

5. Do not use any subheadings, page numbers, or embedded commands. Documents that have embedded commands, including headers and footers, will be returned to the author.

6. Include a cover sheet with the paper’s title and with the names, affiliations and addresses, telephone, email, and fax for all authors.

7. Submit the paper on a CD or Flash Drive that is clearly marked. The name of the manuscript file should reference the author. In addition, submit two paper copies. A high resolution .jpg photograph (> 500 kb) of each author is required. Send the disk and paper copies to:

Michael R. Simonson, Editor
Distance Learning
Instructional Technology and Distance Education
Nova Southeastern University
Fischler Graduate School of Education
1750 NE 167th Street
North Miami Beach, FL 33162
simsmich@nova.edu
954-262-8563

The Manuscript

To ensure uniformity of the printed proceedings, authors should follow these guidelines when preparing manuscripts for submission. DO NOT EMBED INFORMATION. YOUR PAPER WILL BE RETURNED IF IT CONTAINS EMBEDDED COMMANDS OR UNUSUAL FORMATTING INFORMATION.

Word Processor Format
Manuscripts should be written in Microsoft Word for Windows.

Length
The maximum length of the body of the paper should be about 3000 words.

Layout
Top and bottom margins: 1.0”
Left and right margins: 1.0”

Text
Regular text: 12 point TNR, left justified
Paper title: 14 point TNR, centered
Author listing: 12 point TNR, centered
Section headings: 12 point TNR, centered
Section sub-heading: 12 point TNR, left justified

Do not type section headings or titles in all-caps, only capitalize the first letter in each word. All type should be single-spaced. Allow one line of space before and after each heading. Indent, 0.5”, the first sentence of each paragraph.

Figures and Tables
Figures and tables should fit width 6 ½ “ and be incorporated into the document.

Page Numbering
Do not include or refer to any page numbers in your manuscript.

Graphics
We encourage you to use visuals – pictures, graphics, charts – to help explain your article. Graphics images ( high quality .jpg) should be included at the end of your paper.