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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

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Email submission guidelines

Statement of Purpose

The Quarterly Review of Distance Education is a rigorously refereed journal publishing articles, research briefs, reviews, and editorials dealing with the theories, research, and practices of distance education. The Quarterly Review publishes articles that utilize various methodologies that permit generalizable results which help guide the practice of the field of distance education in the public and private sectors. The Quarterly Review publishes full-length manuscripts as well as research briefs, editorials, reviews of programs and scholarly works, and columns. The Quarterly Review defines distance education as institutionally based, formal education, where the learning group is separated and where interactive technologies are used to unite the learning group.

Directions to Contributors

Submit your manuscript, typed double-spaced. Manuscripts are generally between 30 and 50 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 be submitted using a recent version of Microsoft Word. The file should be clearly labeled with the author(s) name(s). Graphics should be included as part of the Word document.

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

Submit manuscripts using email to:

simsmich@nova.edu

Michael R. Simonson Editor
Fischler College of Education
Nova Southeastern University
4118 DeSantis Building
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314

Submission Guidelines

1. Your manuscript should be written in Microsoft Word for Windows. Save it as a .doc or .docx file. Send as an email attachment to simsmich@nova.edu

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

3. Laser print four copies of your paper.

4. Margins – 1” on all sides.

5. 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.

The name of the manuscript file should reference the author. Send the submission to:

simsmich@nova.edu
Michael R. Simonson
Editor
QRDE
Fischler College of Education
Nova Southeastern University
4118 DeSantis Building
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314
954-262-8563

The Manuscript

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.

Length
The maximum length of the body of the paper should be about 30-50 pages, although longer papers will be considered.

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

Text
Regular text: 12 point TNR, left justified
Paper title: 12 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 a width of 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, tables, figures, charts – to help explain your manuscript. Graphics images (.jpg) should be included at the end of your paper.

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