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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

This section provides details on typesetting and layout requirements pertaining to final manuscript submission to NEXUS.

Process

Articles should be submitted online via our online OJS platform. OJS provides an online submission and peer review tracking system where authors can submit manuscripts and track their progress. Whether you are an author, editor, or reviewer, you can access OJS from anywhere at any time as long as you have access to a computer with an internet connection.

The call for submissions for the first volume will be launched in December 2019.

NEXUS welcomes submissions in the following categories:

Featured articles

  • Length: max. 7,000 words (including references).
  • Aim: make a connection between the practitioners’ daily concerns and the research carried out in the relevant disciplines.
  • Content: research in the targeted field, experience gained by teachers, new teaching methods and tools, various frameworks and programs, assessment methods, initial and in-service teacher training approaches, or any other areas of professional interest.

We are interested in submissions that report on well-planned and carefully carried out experiments, research or projects. The contributors are requested to consider the following points when writing their articles:

  • The submitted articles should be clear, consistent and accessible to the journal’s readership.
  • The submitted articles should tackle both teaching practices and research. The theoretical concepts should be clarified in relation to their practical applications; the description of practices should be clearly linked to the underlying theoretical principles; the research methodology should be explicitly described.
  • The submitted articles that focus on a particular teaching or learning context should aim to include/discuss the implications for other contexts.
  • The submitted articles should refer to recent research work carried out into the reported field.
  • The presentation and discussion of the results should not assume more than a basic knowledge of statistics to allow for an easy understanding of the results (even though the analysis calls upon sophisticated techniques).

Classroom explorations

  • Length: max. 3,000 words (including references).
  • Aim: give a voice to teachers and learners.
  • Content: examples of good practices on teaching and professional actions that have been approved/tested/validated on a larger scale.
  • The submitted articles should be framed in the local teaching context (study/school programs), also refer to educational frameworks, methods, and cannot be limited to lesson plans.
  • The submitted articles should mention the limitations of the practices and actions and include a critical reflection on the suggested practices.

Materials, book and media reviews

  • Length: max. 500 words.
  • Those reviews will be managed by the editorial board (which will either contact authors for potential reviews or examine the reviews submitted).

News

  • Length: max. 100 words
  • Brief notes on upcoming activities (e.g. symposiums or study days). The news section will be managed by the editorial board (which will either share news or examine the news submitted).

 

Formatting requirements

Initial formatting of the manuscript:

  • Include an abstract (about 150 words).
  • Do not include a title page. Submit an anonymized version of your article.
  • Do not include headers or footers. These, along with page numbers, will be added as part of our publication process if your manuscript is accepted.
  • Submit your manuscript, including tables, figures, appendices, abstract etc., as a single file (Word, RTF, or PDF files are accepted).
  • Check the resolutions of images (TIFF - Tagged Image File Format - is the recommended file format, with 300 dpi resolution).
  • Single-space your text.
  • Submit your manuscript following the APA Format guidelines (6th Edition). For concrete illustrations see, for instance, https://library.stritch.edu/getmedia/68645fbb-f965-4ea0-a63d-14672a6c5fb7/APAStyleGuide6
  • Where available, DOIs (digital object identifiers) for citations must be provided and hotlinked in the Word document.

Peer review process

When NEXUS receives a submission, the author will be notified by email that the submission has been received. The Editor will review the submission to determine if the manuscript fits the aim and scope of NEXUS.

If the manuscript is appropriate for NEXUS, it will be sent out for peer review by at least two experts and/or practitioners in the field.

 

Featured articles

The contributors are requested to consider the following points when writing their articles:

  • The submitted articles should be clear, consistent and accessible to the journal’s readership.
  • The submitted articles should tackle both teaching practices and research. The theoretical concepts should be clarified in relation to their practical applications; the description of practices should be clearly linked to the underlying theoretical principles; the research methodology should be explicitly described.
  • The submitted articles that focus on a particular teaching or learning context should aim to include/discuss the implications for other contexts.
  • The submitted articles should refer to recent research work carried out into the reported field.
  • The presentation and discussion of the results should not assume more than a basic knowledge of statistics to allow for an easy understanding of the results (even though the analysis calls upon sophisticated techniques).

Classroom explorations

The submitted articles should be framed in the local teaching context (study/school programs), also refer to educational frameworks, methods, and cannot be limited to lesson plans.

The submitted articles should mention the limitations of the practices and actions and include a critical reflection on the suggested practices.

Materials, books and media reviews

Those reviews will be managed by the editorial board (which will either contact authors for potential reviews or examine the reviews submitted).

News

The news section will be managed by the editorial board (which will either share news or examine the news submitted).

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