Perspectives: The New York Journal of Adult Learning seeks to publish articles that will address the needs and interests of those involved in educating adults in the specific areas of adult literacy, adult education, community education, continuing education and higher education. The ultimate goal is to improve understanding and practice of adult education through careful consideration and reflection of timely research and issues. The journal is intended to be a source of adult education articles that are practical, substantial, and scholarly. Articles may be submitted for consideration in the following areas: refereed articles, book reviews, issues and trends, invited research summaries and best practice. (This journal is published twice a year - November and May.)
(1) Articles should readily address the readership of the journal in content, interest, and readability.
(2) All submissions must conform to the Publications Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th Ed.) except where modified in these guidelines. (Click here for a brief summary of citation and reference list formatting.)
(3) Four typed copies of the manuscript should be submitted (double-spaced, 12-point font, with 1" margins at top, bottom and sides).
(4) Four printed copies of the article should be submitted to the editor. Articles cannot be submitted by e-mail. Please keep an original copy, because no copies will be returned.
(5) Tables, graphs, and figures should be kept to a minimum and must be submitted on separate pages as camera ready.
(6) All submissions will include a Word or RTF file on disk.
a. Label your disk with the following information: your name, name of the article, computer (i.e., PC, Mac) type and file type (doc or rtf).
b. Use Times New Roman (or similar font) 12-point type and double-space the entire document.
c. Do not insert headers, footers, or specified page numbers.
d. Do not use any special commands for spacing or other formatting commands.
e. Do not use any special features to configure tables within your article. Tables should be configured using APA 5th Edition guidelines and can be drawn using underline feature to make horizontal lines.
f. Figures should be placed in a separate file on the disk and not placed in the manuscript. We recommend jpg, gif, bmp or pcx formats for graphics, with jpg being the preferred format. The graphic file should be in black and white or gray scale, NOT color. Please enclose a black and white or gray scale camera-ready copy of any figure.
(7) Evaluation of manuscripts is based upon value of the topics to the field, clarity of purpose and theoretical and conceptual base, soundness of the approach (e.g., research methodology, logic of analyses, etc.), strength of conclusions, implications for practices, quality of writing and readability.
*Note: Manuscripts will be accepted for review on a continuous basis and those accepted for publication will be included in the next issue of the journal in which there is space available.
Articles that relate to theory, research and practice of adult education are welcomed in this journal. The purposes of this section are to improve practice and encourage research and theory development. Refereed articles are subject to a blind peer review process.
Book Review Guidelines:
Book reviews that pertain to the theory, research and practice of adult education are welcomed. The purpose of the book reviews is to provide adult educators with insight into the literature of adult education. Book reviews are subject to a review process that includes the journal’s book review editor and the editorial staff.
· The General Guidelines above must be followed.
· Book reviews should be no more than 1,000 words in length, total. Submissions should comply with the American Psychological Association (APA) Publication Manual (5th ed.). (This should include 12-point font, 1” margins and the specified format of citations and reference list).
· Submissions should include a cover page with the title and publication information of the reviewed book, author/s name, institutional affiliation, address, and telephone, fax, email, and the signed warranty statement (See below).
Articles that relate to current issues and trends, as well as available resources for adult education. The Issues and Trends section will provide the readership with timely discussions of issues and developments in the field. The Research Summaries will present brief synopses of the background, research method, data and conclusions of a completed research project and Best Practices articles will highlight instructional strategies and programs that are valuable for adult educators, adult learners and adult education programs. Submissions from this category will be subject to review by the journal’s resources editor and the journal’s editorial staff.
· The General Guidelines above must be followed.
· Submissions for Best Practices category should be no more than 1,200 words, for Issues and Trends 1,000 words and for Research Summaries 2,500 words; all word counts include charts, appendices and references.
· Articles should comply with the American Psychological Association (APA) Publication Manual (5th ed.). (This should include 12-point font, 1” margins and the specified format of citations and reference list).
· Submissions should include a single cover page with article title, author/s name, institutional affiliation, address, and telephone, fax, email, and the signed warranty statement (See below).
“I hereby confirm the assignment of first publication rights to the manuscript named above in all forms to the New York Association of Continuing, Community Education, effective if and when it is accepted for publication in PERSPECTIVES: THE NEW YORK JOURNAL OF ADULT LEARNING. I warrant that my manuscript is original work and has not been accepted for publication by another periodical. I further warrant that my work does not infringe upon any copyright or statutory rights of others, does not contain libelous statements, and that editorial board members, staff, and other officers of the New York Association of Continuing, Community Education and Fordham University are indemnified against all costs, expenses, and damages arising from any breach of the fore going in regard to this manuscript. Finally, I acknowledge that the New York Association of Continuing, Community Education is relying on this statement in any publishing of the manuscript's information.” (Signature and date)
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