Guideline s 63 Journal of Authentic Learning Publication Guidelines: The Journal is published once a year with occasional theme-focused issues. Authors are invited to submit their work at any time throughout the year. Professionals involved in community, pre-K-12 or higher education are invite d to submit their work for consideration. All submissions will be acknowledge d, and then distributed for blind peer-review in a timely and critical (but constructive) manner. Manuscripts submitted to the Journal of Authentic Learning should be original works, not previously published and must not be under review or considera tion elsewhere. A statement to this effect should be included in the ema iled cover letter accompanying a submission. A copyright transfer agreement must be submitted at the time of initial manuscript submission. If the editors decide not to publish the work, all rights will be returned to th e authors and they will be free to submit the work elsewhere. Articles from all disciplines, as well as interdisciplinary perspectives, are welcome providing they support the journal's mission. The preferred method of manuscript submission is via email attachment as a Microsoft Word document or similar text file. However, manuscripts may be mailed on a 3.5-inch floppy disk to the Editors. Manuscripts should be written according to the guidelines of the fifth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psyc hological Association (APA) All articles should be word-processed in Times New Roman 12 pt. font, double-spaced throughout (including quotations and references) with one-inch margins all around. Each article should be accomp anied by a title page that lists the title, author(s), institutional affiliations, addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and email addresses. Include an abstract of 200-word s or less. The abstract needs to be a succinct summary of the findings and conclusions of the work, rather than an introduction. Embed graphics, figures, and tables in the text. Retain gr aphics as jpeg or gif files, as journal editors may ask for these files to be sent separatel y. The recommended manuscr ipt length is 1500 to 5000 words. Manuscripts will be distributed fo r blind review; therefore, all identifying information should be limited to the title page. Review Guidelines Reviewers are asked to provide wr itten responses to the following que stions that will be shared with the authors. Content Does the content and topic of the manuscript address authentic learning and fit within the mission of the Journal? Methodology If the manuscript presents research data, is the study well constructed and are the research methods employed sound? Literature Review Have the authors reviewed the current literature? Findings and Conclusion Is the work significant enough to warra nt being published in the Journal? Organization and Clarity of Writing Is the work well organized, formatte d correctly, and succinct? Are the mechanics of writing correct/ Strengths and Weaknesses What are the strengths and weaknesses of the manuscript? How can the manuscript be improved/
Copyright A greement 64 Copyright Transfer Agreemen t Journal of Authentic Learning Author: _______________________________________________________________ Date: ___________________________ The following are the terms and conditions of this Copyright Transfer Agreement (Agreement) between the above-named Author and the Department of Curriculum and Instruction 102 Swetman Hall, State University of New York at Oswego, Oswego, New York 13126. The effective date of this Agreement is the date on which the Manuscript is received by The Department of Curriculum and Instruction. 1. The Manuscript and Rights to the Manuscript. Aut hor is the author of the manuscript entitled, _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ which is original to Author and has not been previously published or offered for publication For purposes of this Agreement, Author holds all copyright rights to the Manuscript (except as noted in this paragraph) and can transfer all rights, title and interest to the Department of Curriculum and Instruction as set forth herein. If Author prepared the Manuscript as a governmental employee, then Author shall notify the Department of Curriculum and Instruction of that fact. The Department of Curriculum and Instruction acknowledges that Authors rights may be limited by such employment. If Author is a co-author or if the Manuscript was prepared on the basis of a work for hire agreement, then Author has secured any third party permission necessary to effectuate this Agreement. Author agrees to provide such third party a copy of this Agreement. 2. Consideration; Transfer of Copyright. Author wishes the Depa rtment of Curriculum and Instruction to consider the Manuscript for publication by the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the Journal of Authentic Learning In consideration for such review, upon receipt by the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Author hereby transfers to the Department of Curriculum and Instruction all copyright rights in and to the Manuscript, including but not limited to the rights of first publication and republication, reproduction, public distribution and performance, and preparation of derivative and edited versions, in any med ia now existing or hereafter created throughout the world (the Trans fer). Author understands that the Department of Curriculum and Instruction is under no obligation to publish the Manuscript, but may do in its sole discretion. The Department of Curricul um and Instruction shall provide Author with notice of publicat ion and Author shall receive credit as is customary. 3. Termination of Transfer. In the event that the Department of Curriculum and Instruction does not publish the Manuscript with in two (2) years of receipt noted above, then the Transfer shall be null and void and of no further effect. If the Department of Curriculum and Instruction decides not to publish the Manuscript and notifies the Author of this decision, then the Transfer sh all be null and void and of no further effect. If the Department of Curriculum and Instruction publishes the Manuscript within said two (2) years, then the Transfer shall be irrevocable for the term of copyright. The Department of Curriculum and Instruction shall have the right to register the Manuscript in its own name with the United States Copyright Office. Author shall execute and deliver any documentation necessary to effectuate such registration. 4. Reservation of Rights of Author. Except for copyrights, Author reserves all other proprietary rights to the Manuscript and i n any ideas disclosed therein (including patent rights). Author shall be entitled to use all or part of the Manuscript in a future wo rk of his/her own (such as lectures, press rel eases, reviews or textbooks), provided that such use is after the Department of Curriculum and Instruction's first publication and that proper citation to the Journal of Authentic Learning (Examples: This article originally appeared in the Journal of Authentic Learning and date, Copyright "the Department of Curriculum and Instruction or This article contains material originally published in the Journal of Authentic Learning and date, Copyright the Department of Curriculum and Instruction) is provided. If Author desires to use the Manuscript prior to first publication by the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, then Author shall advise the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and obtain its consent, which shall not be unreasonably withheld. 5. Miscellaneous. This is the entire Agreement regarding the s ubject matter herein. This Agreement shall be interpreted pursuan t to the laws of the New York State. Author Signature _______________________________________________________________________________________ Department of Curriculum and Instruction Submit a signed copy of this agreemen t to one of the co-editors of the Journal of Authentic Learning when the manuscript is submitted for review.