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Friday, March 11, 2011

Call for Proposals: Journal of Learning Spaces. Due June 30

CFP: Journal of Learning Spaces

The Journal of Learning Spaces is now accepting submissions for our inaugural issue.

The Journal of Learning Spaces provides a scholarly, multidisciplinary forum for research articles, case studies, book reviews, and position pieces that examine higher education learning spaces in the context of space design, use, and management, as well as assessment, evaluation, and pedagogical practices. Please visit our Focus and Scope page for more information. 

Research Manuscripts, Position Pieces, and Case Studies submissions are double-blind peer reviewed.

All submissions are due on or before June 30, 2010.

All  submissions must be:
  • Original, unpublished works not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  • Written in English.
  • Formatted and referenced using the most current APA Style.
  • Submitted as MS Word or RTF documents.
  • Submitted through the Journal's web site. To submit, you must first register or log in as an Authorwith the journal, then follow the instructions to Start a New Submission.

Types of submissions sought:

Research manuscripts.  
3,000-5,000 words, including bibliography.
Research manuscripts present and describe original, primary research (broadly defined) on topics of current importance that may impact learning space research and practice in higher education. Manuscripts provide clear and complete methodology and include all necessary figures, tables, and illustrations. See additional formatting requirements below.

Position pieces.
1,500-2,500 words, including bibliography.
Position pieces are essays intended to inform readers of, or to stimulate discussion about, significant issues in current learning space research and practices in higher education. Position pieces may be primary or secondary research and will provide complete references. See additional formatting requirements below.

Case studies.
1,500-2,500 words.
Case studies describe mature projects and programs that provide or demonstrate innovative or instructive learning space designs, programs, or practices in higher education. Case studies dealing with pedagogy, assessment, or unique partnerships and collaborations will receive greatest preference. See additional formatting requirements below.

Book reviews.
1,000-1,500 words.
Book reviews provide concise summaries and evaluations of current (published within the last 12 months) books related to learning space research or practices in higher education. Book review authors select and procure books to review, based on their professional perception of the book's real or potential impact or relevance to current research and practice. See additional formatting requirements below.

Formatting Requirements

All submissions should be double-spaced, with margins of one inch on all sides. Number pages consecutively throughout the paper. Authors should also supply a shortened version of the title suitable for the running head, not exceeding 50 character spaces. Each article should be summarized in an abstract of not more than 100 words.
Authors are strongly encouraged to include relevant, hi-resolution images in their submissions. Image files should be:
  • 300 dpi or higher
  • Minimum of 600 x 800
  • JPEG, TIFF, or PSD format only
  • Submitted as separate files, not embedded in the manuscript files
Authors are strongly encouraged to include relevant hyperlinks throughout their manuscript, taking full advantage of the Journal's online format.

Video and audio.
Submissions that incorporate supplemental video or audio files are welcome, but the manuscript must provide a simple or embedded link to remotely-stored video or audio files. The journal does not currently host or stream media files locally.

Tables and Figures. When submitting a manuscript, tables and figures should not be embedded in the text, but should be included as separate files. A brief, descriptive title should appear above each table or figure, which corresponds with a like-titled placeholder within the manuscript. Clear legends and footnotes should also appear beneath tables and figures. 

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