JSE hosts a range of research strategies; most common formats include theoretical, empirical, critical reflection, case study, and classroom innovation. Submissions should clearly highlight the significance and implications of the investigation to computer-mediated learning; all manuscripts should be formatted according to APA Style. The American Psychological Association (2010) provides the following general guidelines for communicating your scholarly work:
- Present the problem, question or issue early in the manuscript.
- Show how the issue is grounded, shaped, and directed by theory.
- Connect the issue to previous work in a literature review that is pertinent and informative but not exhaustive.
- State explicitly the hypotheses under investigation or the target of the theoretical review.
- Keep the conclusions within the boundaries of the findings and/or scope of the theory.
- Demonstrate how the study or scholarly approach has helped to address the original issue.
- Identify and discuss what theoretical or practical implications can be drawn from this work.
Suggestions for effective manuscript submissions:
- Title: Titles should not exceed 15 words and should provide a clear introduction to the point of your manuscript.
- Abstract: The abstract is a short summary (50-100 words) of your work that provides the key information for readers to determine their interest in reading the complete article. The abstract should be “accurate, self-contained, nonevaluative, coherent, and readable” (Calfee & Valencia, 2001).
- Body: Information should be organized and sub-titled to facilitate flow and understanding of key issues. Authors should use APA Style guidelines to organize and present information in a manner that is easily communicated to readers. JSE has no length limitations for manuscripts; authors are encouraged to be direct and concise to maintain a focus on key issues. Authors are encouraged to include a section that explains how the study aligns/intersects with the Boyer model, and which specific Boyer domains/functions are applicable to this inquiry (application, discovery, integration, or teaching).
- References: Carefully select references to ensure that citations are current and relevant; prioritize credible, published sources that have proven pertinent and valuable to the relevant investigations.
- Tables, Figures, Appendices & Graphics: When necessary, include supporting documents to illustrate findings, relevance or utilization of materials. Prioritize supplements that promote easy, efficient integration of suggestions, findings or techniques into classroom (such as rubrics, assignments, etc.) applications.
Manuscript (including citations and references) must strictly follow APA style as dictated by the 7th Edition of the American Psychological Association Publication Manual (http://www.apastyle.org/).
Manuscripts must be written in clear English.
Maximum length of submission is thirty pages (A4 or Letter size with one inch margins), double spaced, including abstract, appendices, references, figures, and tables (with some length exceptions for supporting documents).