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Author Guidelines

How to Submit
Call for Submissions
Sections of the Journal
Style Guide


How to Submit


All submissions will be handled through this Open Journal Systems (OJS) site, which requires you to create a free account. Once logged in to OJS,



  1. Navigate to My Journals (in the User menu of the right-hand sidebar).

  2. Find the Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy, and select [New Submission].

  3. Follow the on-screen directions to complete the process.


As part of the submissions process, you will be asked to affirm the following:



  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.

  • You have permission to use any and all materials included in your submission, including allowances for fair use and/or the protection of human subjects.

  • All URL addresses in the text (e.g., http://pkp.sfu.ca) are activated and ready to click.

  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the JITP Style Guide, i.e. Chicago 16th ed. Author Date format with minor modifications.

  • You grant to JITP the right to distribute your materials, if accepted, via a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Sharealike 3.0 United States License.


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Call for Submissions


What we're looking for


JITP welcomes any work that engages an audience in critical and creative uses of interactive technology – digital or otherwise – in teaching, learning, and research. Submissions that focus on pedagogy directly should balance theoretical frameworks with practical considerations of how new technologies play out in the classroom. Research-based submissions should include discussions of approach, method, and analysis.

We are very flexible as to genre and format, and in addition to traditional long-form articles we invite audio or visual presentations, interviews, dialogues, or conversations, creative works, manifestos, jeremiads…  If you have an idea for us to consider, we encourage you to send it. You may query the editors at admin@jitpedagogy.org.

To read the JITP Call for Submissions, click here. Please allow 3 months before emailing to query the status of your submission.

Submissions for all other sections will be considered on a rolling basis.

What makes JITP different?


We are committed first and foremost to teaching and learning, and intend that the journal itself – both in process and in product – serve as an opportunity to reveal, reflect on, and revise academic publication and classroom practice. To honor that commitment, all submissions will be considered for our forthcoming Behind the Seams feature, in which we will publish initial drafts and submissions alongside final revised work, as well as author-editor communications, dynamic representations of revisions and editing, and discussion about the process among the participants.

Can I submit something already published elsewhere?


No, all work should be original and previously unpublished. Essays or presentations posted on a personal blog may be accepted, provided they are substantially revised; please contact us with any questions. As a courtesy to our reviewers, we will not consider simultaneous submissions, but we will do our best to reply to you within 2-3 months of the submission deadline.

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Sections of the journal


JITP runs on two overlapping timescales, to accommodate both traditional and evolving models of peer review:

Issues operate on a measured pace, with block releases timed to allow for extensive peer review and revision before publication. Submissions to this section receive formative feedback from two members of our review board or editorial collective, and Issue Editors work with authors to bring accepted pieces to their fullest potential. The best submissions to this section will demonstrate sustained engagement with the relevant scholarship of teaching, learning, and technology, as well as a critical awareness of their own strengths and limitations. We currently plan to release two issues per year, with some themed issues and others drawn from the general submissions pool.

Releasing continuously throughout the year, JITP's other sections (described below) operate on a publish-first-then-peer-review model, with corresponding editors curating submissions on a rolling basis.
  • The Teaching Fails section seeks moments of insight from ideas that fell flat—assignments that didn’t work out, readings that none of your students understood. Tell us your story as a way of thinking through what went wrong. Help others learn to fail better.

  • Tool Tips calls for reviews of an IT tool or a set of comparable tools that you have used in a class. The best submissions will address how smoothly the tool worked and detail its strengths and drawbacks; links to online examples of the tool being utilized would be ideal. The suggested length for reviews is 500-1,000 words.

  • The Opinion section invites short submissions expressing a view on issues in educational technology or digital scholarly research. The suggested length for essays is no more than 800 words, but essays of up to 1,000 words will be considered. Creative formats such as video or graphics are welcome. Questions about this section should be sent to opinion@jitpedagogy.org.

  • We also welcome Assignments or syllabi highlighting interactive technology or pedagogy, along with a short narrative reflection (roughly 400-1,000 words) on how well the assignment or course plan worked in practice. Links to a class website or online responses to the assignment would be ideal.

  • Finally, we invite Book Reviews of new and important work in the field. If you have an idea for a book to review, or would like to be given an idea for a book to review, please contact the Book Reviews Editor.


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    Style Guide


    JITP uses a modified version of the Chicago Manual of Style 16th Edition, Notes & Bibliography. A quick overview of the Chicago style, with examples, can be found at http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html. Variations to this style, or style matters that Chicago 16 leaves open to editorial preference, are listed below:



    • Citations should be listed in an alphabetical Bibliography (not References or Works Cited) and include a DOI or OCLC number, when possible, as well as an ISBN or ISSN. For example:

      Citing an entire book:


      Nuttall, A. D. 2007. Shakespeare the Thinker. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. ISBN 9780300136296.


      Citing an entire article:


      Veseth, Marius, Per-Einar Binder, Marit Borg, and Larry Davidson. 2012. “Toward Caring for Oneself in a Life of Intense Ups and Downs: A Reflexive-Collaborative Exploration of Recovery in Bipolar Disorder”. Qualitative Health Research. 22 (1): 119-133. ISSN 1049-7323.



    • Word usage adheres to Chicago 5.220. Use American spellings, not British. Toward and similar words (backward, forward, upward, downward) should appear without the final -s, which is a Britishism.

    • Lists should be unordered unless there is a compelling reason (for example, the list is a sequential series of steps in a task) to number the list. Items in a list should always be indicated with bullets (those bold circles that the interwebs insert when you create a <ul>), never dashes.

    • Headings and subheadings should be indicated using HTML tags, as follows:

      • Article titles should be indicated with <h1> and should be given in upper- and lower-case letters (title caps), not all upper-case.

      • Subheadings should be indicated with <h2>, <h3>, <h4> and so on, with <h2> indicating a first-level subheading. First-level <h2> subheadings should be given in title caps, and all subsequent subheadings should have only the first letter of the first word capitalized. Subheadings should never end in a period or a colon.



    • Subheadings should not be ordered with numbers or letters, with the exception of appendixes (Chicago, by the way, prefers “appendixes” to “appendices”). Appendixes are level-1 <h2> subheadings.

    • If an article has two or more appendixes, they should be designated by letters (Appendix A, Appendix B, etc.), and each should be given a title as well. For example: Appendix A: Final Project Guidelines and Topics. Appendixes appear at the end of an article. Articles do not need a separate Appendixes heading before the first appendix.


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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
  2. You have permission to use any and all materials included in your submission, including allowances for fair use and/or the protection of human subjects.
  3. All URL addresses in the text (e.g., http://pkp.sfu.ca) are activated and ready to click.
  4. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the JITP Style Guide, i.e. Chicago 16th ed. Author Date format with minor modifications.
  5. You grant to JITP the right to distribute your materials, if accepted, via a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Sharealike 3.0 United States License.
 

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