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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.
  • 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

1. Length

Abstracts should not exceed 250 words

We welcome submissions in three formats:

  • Invited Articles on key themes in teaching and learning from sector experts (4000 words-excluding references)
  • Papers on evaluated and established changes in teaching (3000 words-excluding references)
  • Update Papers on projects which are currently being developed (2000 words-excluding references)

2. Paper size, margins and alignments

  • Paper size: A4 (210 x 297mm)
  • 2 cm margin-top
  • 2 cm margin bottom
  • 2.5 cm margin-left
  • 2cm margin-right
  • Alignment is left justified
  • 1.5 line spacing

3. First Page

  • Paper title
    • Arial font 14-point bold, align left
    • Leave 1 line after the title
  • Name and affiliation
    • Author(s) name(s), Institutional affiliation, email address
    • Arial font 12-point, align-left
    • Leave 2 lines before abstract
  • Abstract
    • The word Abstract to appear on the first line in Arial, 12-point, bold, left justified
      Maximum 250 words, Arial, 12-point, 1.5 line spacing, left justified
    • Leave 1 line before the keywords
  • Keywords
    • The word Keywords to appear 1 line after the end of the abstract in Arial, 12-point, bold with a colon before the keywords begin.
    • Five to seven keywords
    • Leave 2 lines before the text of the paper begins

4. Body of paper

  • Arial, 12-point, left justified, 1.5 line spacing
  • 1.5 line spacing between paragraphs (no indenting)
  • Do not add page numbers, headers, footers, or endnotes.
  • Sub-headings
    • First-order Headings: For example, Heading, Arial, 12-point, bold, left aligned
      Second-order Headings: For example, Heading, Arial, 12-point, bold, italics, left aligned
    • Leave a one-line space before and after each level of subheadings. Do not
      Number subheadings.
    • Do not use more than two levels of headings.
  • Tables and figures
    •  All tables and figures should have a caption following the APA (7th Ed) guidelines and use 12-point Arial.
  •  References
    •  American Psychological Association (7th ed.) Please use APA 7th edition style for referencing. See: apa-formating style
  • Block Quotations:  Block quotes of more than 40 words should be indented one-half-inch and double-spaced. Do not surround them with quotation marks.

  • Oxford Comma: Please use the Oxford comma by placing a comma after the last item in a series of three or more elements. For example: “the interaction between physical, cognitive, and social development”.

5. Article End

  • Acknowledgements: The acknowledgement section is optional. Use it to thank someone who inspired or assisted your project, colleagues who offered feedback on your manuscript, or others you feel should be shown appreciation. If your work received financial support, identify the source here.
  • Disclosure: Disclose any use of Generative AI and/or AI-assisted technologies, at any stage of the writing and preparation of the manuscript (e.g., generating ideas, editing text, producing images and/or graphical elements, collecting and/or analyzing data).
  • Ethics: Include an ethics statement when research involves human subjects. For example: “Research was deemed exempt by the [UNIVERSITY] ethics review board” or “Research was approved through the [UNIVERSITY] ethical review processes


 Papers on evaluated and established changes in teaching (3000 words)

Update Papers

Update Papers on projects which are being developed currently to enhance teaching and learning of length 2000 words.

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