Guidelines for Authors

Faculty submitting proposals are strongly encouraged to also submit (along with the standard proposal form and one-page attachment) an in-depth paper either: 1) describing the study that serves as the basis of their presentation (along with an introduction that covers the relevant research literature); 2) providing a selective but exhaustive summary of research on a topic related to the Conference, or 3) describing an innovative academic program, either classroom based or online, which provides evidence indicating that the program is significantly improving student retention and success (along with an introduction that covers the relevant research literature). Papers that do not exceed 30 single-spaced pages will be considered. These papers must be submitted in journal form following the Conference’s Guidelines for Authors, provided below. A total of 10-15 papers will be selected by a faculty committee; the selected papers will be identified in the Conference program as Award-Winning Conference Papers.

The faculty review committee will also choose one paper to receive the Conference Best Paper Award, which carries with it an honorarium of $1,000 and a plaque to be presented at the conference. The papers will be published in Selected Papers from the 24th International Conference on College Teaching and Learning. The journal will be distributed to all participants. Selected Papers is covered by APA’s PsycINFO. The deadline for paper submissions is February 22, 2013.

1. STYLE. Write clearly and simply in the third person for an audience of professionals from diverse fields. Avoid technical jargon and abbreviations. Define technical terms when they are introduced.

2. FORMAT. (see example). In general, follow the guidelines presented in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition. Center the title of the article at the top of the first page and use all caps. Center the name(s) of the author(s) under the title (NOT in all caps), and under each name, center the italicized name of each author's institutional affiliation. Use bold font for the title, author's/authors' name(s) and affiliations, and all headings.
Use up to three subheading levels throughout the article as needed. Major headings should be centered and all caps. Secondary headings should be flush with the left margin, with the first letter of each word in caps. Third-level headings should have a five-space paragraph indentation, with the first letter of each word in caps; the third-level headings should also be italicized and followed by a period. In this last situation ONLY, the narrative should begin on the same line as the heading. In all other subheadings listed above, the narrative should begin on the next line.

3. PAGE SIZE, TYPE STYLE & SIZE, SPACING, AND NUMBERING. Page size should be set at 6"x9". Use Times New Roman, 12 point font, and SINGLE SPACE throughout, including references. Leave a five-space left margin at the beginning of each new paragraph. Number pages at the bottom center of each page, beginning on page 2.

4. TABLES AND FIGURES. Number tables and figures sequentially, using Arabic numbers (i.e., Table 1, Table 2, Figure 1, Figure 2). Below the table/figure number, place the title with the first letter of each word in caps. Place the number and title flush with the left margin and above the data. Place tables and figures in the narrative, following their first mention in the text.

5. REFERENCES. Provide references in the narrative by last name(s) of author(s), followed by year of publication. For example, Myron (2007) found . . . . It was found . . . (Myron, 2007).

The introduction for all papers (other than those presenting a summary of the literature on a specific topic) must contain a brief summary of relevant literature. Place full reference information at the end of the article only for those sources cited in the narrative. Center the word "REFERENCES" in all caps and double space before the first source listed. List references alphabetically by last name of the senior author.

JOURNAL REFERENCES. List the last name of the senior author, followed by a comma and her/his initials. Do the same for additional authors. Next, list the journal publication year (in parentheses), followed by a period. Next list the article title (first letter of first word and proper nouns only in caps), the journal name and volume in italics, the issue (in parentheses), and pages number(s).

BOOK REFERENCES. List the last name of the senior author, followed by a comma and her/his initials. Do the same for additional authors. Next list the publication year (in parentheses) followed by a period. Then list the italicized title of the book (first letter of first word and proper nouns only in caps), followed by a period. Last, list the name of the city in which the book was published, followed by a colon and the publisher name.

6. FOOTNOTES. Do not use footnotes in your article. Cite all sources within your text and provide corresponding references.

7. SPELLING. Check your article to ensure accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

8. COPYRIGHT AND REPRINTS. Florida State College at Jacksonville will hold the copyright for all articles published in Selected Papers. Although no reprints will be provided, authors of accepted articles will receive permission to reproduce their articles as needed. Additional copies of the journal will also be available at nominal costs to authors.

9. SUBMISSION. Submit the paper via email attachment in Word for Windows to jmdavis@fscj.edu. No other form of submission will be accepted. Authors must also submit a completed proposal form. The deadline for all submissions is February 22, 2013. Please feel free to call if you have any questions.

Jeana Davis
Phone: (904) 632-3088
Fax: (904) 632-3289
E-mail: jmdavis@fscj.edu


Authors are encouraged to review previous Conference journals. Printed copies of Selected Papers from the previous Conferences on College Teaching and Learning are available at $25.00 each. Contact Jeana Davis by phone (904) 632-3088; fax: (904) 632-3289; or email: jmdavis@fscj.edu. Payment may be made by VISA, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover, or mail request to 501 W. State St., Suite 201, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Make checks/purchase orders payable to Florida State College at Jacksonville.

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