The Journal of Faculty Development welcomes manuscript submissions that advance theoretical and practical understandings of faculty development in post-secondary institutions. To be considered for publication in the Journal of Faculty Development, manuscripts, in whole or part, may not have been previously published or be currently under review for publication elsewhere.
Manuscripts should adhere to the following guidelines:
Note: Please remember the definition of the word faculty is collective, according to The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language , Fourth Edition, 2000:
Therefore, referring to a single individual as a faculty is incorrect. The correct form is faculty member.
Authors are responsible for removing identifying information from their manuscripts that may reveal identity or affiliations to reviewers. All submitted manuscripts should mask the authors(s) name(s), affiliation(s), and institutional references. Authors will then add identifying information that was redacted for initial submission during the copyediting phase of the publication process.
Authors are responsible for obtaining permission for any copyrighted material used in the manuscript, including illustrations. In addition, authors are expected to adhere to the standards for intellectual property rights and plagiarism and assume full responsibility for the content of their submissions.
The Journal of Faculty Development welcomes electronic submissions. To submit your manuscript for consideration, email the document file as a Microsoft Word, RTF, or PDF attachment to email@example.com. All manuscripts will undergo a preliminary review by the Editor. After a preliminary review by the Editor, manuscripts that are suitable for consideration will be sent to at least three peer reviewers. The reviewers may recommend that Journal of Faculty Development
General criteria used for manuscript review include:
Suitability criteria for the Journal of Faculty Development include:
One copy of the volume in which the article appears will be sent to each author, and reprints may be ordered by authors at cost. In addition to the Magna Publications website, printed copies of each issue may be ordered on Amazon.com. The Journal of Faculty Development is also available in an electronic version through the Magna Publications website.
Manuscripts should generally not exceed 3,500 words (approximately 14 pages, double spaced, including references, tables, and figures).
Manuscripts must conform to the American Psychological Associations format described in the associations Publication Manual (6th Edition). Please double-check references, citations, headings, figures, and graphs for compliance with APA format.
Page size should be 8.5 x 11-inches.
All margins (left, right, top and bottom) should be 1 inch, including your tables and figures.
Use 12 point Times New Roman font for the body of the text.
Use a single column layout with left justified.
The name and complete address, telephone, and email address of each author should appear on a separate cover page, so it can be removed for the blind review process.
All figures and tables should appear at the end of the manuscript, each on a separate page. All portions of figures and tables must be in black only, and created in the word processing program, not generated from a linked spreadsheet or other application. The author(s) should indicate placement of figure or table by inserting a notation, Insert Figure X about here, at the appropriate point in the manuscript (between paragraphs).
The manuscript should include a 100-word abstract.
Each author should include a two- to three-sentence biographical sketch of each author, and postal and email addresses for each author. Use consistent formatting of author bios, including degree. Author bios should be no longer than two to three sentences. Author name(s) should appear in bold. Degree should follow author name as applicable. For example:
Charlie Sweet, Ph.D., is the Co-Director of the Teaching & Learning Center at Eastern Kentucky University. With Hal, he has collaborated on over 1100 published works, including 23 books, literary criticism, educational research, and novels (as Quinn MacHollister).
Hal Blythe, Ph.D., is the Co-Director of the Teaching & Learning Center. With Charlie, he has collaborated on over 1100 published works, including 22 books (eight in New Forums popular It Works For Me series), literary criticism, educational research, and a stint as ghostwriter of the lead novella for the Mike Shayne Mystery Magazine.
Manuscripts should be submitted as a Microsoft Word document, RTF, or PDF as an attachment to an email sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Russell Carpenter, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Noel Studio for Academic Creativity
Associate Professor of English
Eastern Kentucky University