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Author Guidelines

AUTHOR GUIDELINES

The J-CASP will be published bi-annually at the end of Spring and Fall during the academic year. We accept submissions year-round. 

We seek scholarly research articles for double-masked peer review. In addition to empirical write-ups, we also seek research-to-practice articles, theory-to-practice articles, and reviews of literature that include recommendations and implications. Appropriate articles that are not write-ups of empirical research studies will be considered for double-masked peer review based on scholarly rigor—more reflective, practitioner-based articles will be considered for publication as a non-peer-reviewed promising practice article. We will also consider shorter exploratory pieces. Please note that for all genre of articles, the majority of cited references should be more recent than not (within the past five years), not including seminal works in their respective academic fields.

Every Spring issue will be themed. The theme for Spring 2019 will focus on (but not be limited to) articles pertaining to Learning Support. If you have questions, comments, concerns, and/or suggestions—including future themed issues—please contact us at JCASP_Editor@txstate.edu.

The submission deadline for the Spring 2019 issue is February 1, 2019.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Feature Articles

Submit your manuscript as a Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx, etc.) file, double-spaced with 12-point Times New Roman font. Your manuscript should not exceed 6,000 words (however, please query if such is the case) and must adhere to the APA Publication Manual (6th edition) guidelines for writing, citation, and documentation style. Please include an abstract not exceeding 250 words. The J-CASP will not consider previously published articles or manuscripts under consideration elsewhere. Authors are responsible for the accuracy of all statements in their manuscript. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission for reprinting figures or quotations exceeding fair use regulations.  Please submit manuscripts (except for promising practices, op-eds, and exploratory pieces) through our online system: https://journals.tdl.org/jcasp/index.php/jcasp/user/register.

Promising Practices & Op-Eds

We are also seeking informal reflective articles pertaining to promising practices. These promising practices articles need only be between 500–1,500 words (however, please contact the editor if the article will be longer) with at least 5 APA references cited in the essay. Overtly opinionated articles will be considered for publication as an op-ed piece; please indicate if you are submitting as such. Please send promising practices and op-ed pieces directly to the editor at JCASP_Editor@txstate.edu. Guidelines are as follows:

Authors should specify in the article the area of specialtytype of content, and promising practice(s).

Areas of specialty include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Learning support
  • Learning centers
  • Advising
  • Diversity
  • Administration
  • Policy
  • Professional development
  • Technology
  • Et Cetera

Promising practices include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Affective development
  • Beneficial knowledge (e.g. useful in future credit classes or jobs)
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Cognitive self-awareness
  • Supportive learning environment
  • Variety of instructional methods
  • Active learning techniques
  • Learning strategies
  • Integrating technology
  • Distance learning
  • Et cetera

Types of content include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Classroom practices
  • Activities
  • Assignments
  • Infographs
  • Et cetera

Please include at least 5 research- or evidence-based citations according to APA Style, 6th Ed.

Exploratory Pieces

The J-CASP is now accepting exploratory pieces. These short articles should be approximately 500 words with at least 2-3 references cited in the text. Exploratory pieces should introduce a conversation and generate implications for future research and practice. Whereas a promising practice can be considered a stepping stone toward further scholarly rigor, an exploratory piece can be considered as opening the door for further inquiry.    

Please submit inquiries, promising practices, op-eds, and exploratory pieces to JCASP_Editor@txstate.edu. Make sure the subject line indicates Promising Practice, Exploratory Piece, or Op-Ed as appropriate. If you have any questions, please query through the JCASP_Editor@txstate.edu email.

For further questions, comments, concerns or suggestions, please contact the journal editor/manager at JCASP_Editor@txstate.edu.

 

 

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 (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
 

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Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms: 

Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

 

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