Quarterly Review of Distance Education

Research that Guides Practice

An Official Journal of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology

Editor: Michael Simonson, Nova Southeastern University

Indexed in DE HUB

Directions to Contributors

Submit four printed copies of your manuscript, typed double-spaced on 8 ½ x 11 paper. Manuscripts are generally between 10 and 30 pages in length and must conform to the style of the most recent edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Longer manuscripts will be considered also. Research Briefs may be shorter, normally between 3 – 10 pages.

The name(s), affiliation(s), address(es), and phone, fax, and email address(es) of the author(s) should appear on a separate cover page. A one paragraph biographical statement should be submitted for each author.

To ensure anonymity in the review process, names of author(s) should not appear elsewhere in the manuscript, except in appropriate citations. An abstract of 100 words should also be submitted on a separate page.

Manuscripts should also be submitted on a CD or Flash Drive using a recent version of Microsoft Word. The disk should be clearly labeled with the author(s) name(s), name and version of the word processing program used. Also include an RTF version of the document. Graphics should be included as part of the Word document. Four laser-printed copies are also required.

Manuscripts will be reviewed by at least three consulting editors. This process normally takes from 3 – 4 months.

Submit manuscripts to:

Michael Simonson
Instructional Technology and Distance Education
Fischler College of Education and School of Criminal Justice
College of Health Care Sciences
4118 DeSantis
3301 College Avenue
Nova Southeastern University
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314

Submission Guidelines

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. Send four laser printed copies, also.

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. Also include a biographical paragraph about each author.

7. Submit the paper on a CD that is clearly marked. The name of the manuscript file should reference the author. In addition, submit two paper copies. Send the disk and paper copies to the address above.

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.

The maximum length of the body of the paper should be about 30 pages, although longer papers will be considered.

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

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. 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.

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

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