Guidelines for Authors

About Our Reviewing Process
How to Submit
Accessibility Guidelines
Multimedia Submissions
Style Guide

About Our Reviewing Process


All work appearing in the Issues section of JITP is reviewed by the issue editors and independently by two scholars in the field, who provide signed, formative feedback to the author(s) during the review process. We practice open, rather than blind, peer review. We intend that the journal itself—both in our process and in our digital product—serve as an opportunity to reveal, reflect on, and revise academic publication and classroom practices. Additionally, all accepted submissions will be considered for our “Behind the Seams” feature, in which we publish dynamic representations of the revision and editorial processes, including reflections from the authorial and editorial participants. Please click here for our latest Call for Submissions.

Research-based submissions should include discussions of approach, method, and analysis. When possible, research data should be made publicly available and accessible via the Web and/or other digital mechanisms, a process that JITP can and will support as necessary. Successes and interesting failures are equally welcome (although see the Teaching Fails section below for an alternative outlet). Submissions that focus on pedagogy should balance theoretical frameworks with practical considerations of how new technologies play out in formal and informal educational settings. Discipline-specific submissions should be written for non-specialists.

As a courtesy to our reviewers, we will not consider simultaneous submissions, but we will do our best to reply to you within two to three months of the submission deadline. All work should be original and previously unpublished. Essays or presentations posted on a personal blog may be accepted, provided they are substantially revised. Please contact us with any questions at

Short Forms

Released continuously throughout the year, JITP’s Short Form sections operate on a publish-first-then-peer-review model, with corresponding editors curating submissions on a rolling basis. Specific details for each Short Form section can be found on our Call for Submissions page. We will do our best to reply to authors of Short Form submissions within three to four weeks of the submission date. Please contact us with any questions at

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How to Submit

All submissions will be handled through direct correspondence with the Managing Editor. Authors should first proceed to the Author Checklist page (, where you will be asked to affirm the following:

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
  • You have permission to use any and all materials included in your submission, including allowances for fair use and/or the protection of human subjects, as stipulated by your institution’s Institutional Review Board.
  • All URL addresses in the text (e.g., are activated and ready to click.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the JITP Style Guide, i.e. Chicago 16th ed. Notes & Bibliography with minor modifications.
  • You grant to JITP the right to distribute your materials, if accepted, via a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Sharealike 3.0 United States License.

After you have completed the checklist, you will be prompted to email your submission to the Managing Editor along with the following information:

  • Author name
  • Author email address
  • Title of submission
  • Type of submission (i.e. PDF, Video, HTML site)*
  • Intended area of the journal for publication
  • Affirmation that the Author Checklist has been completed

*Please include any supplemental files with your submission.
Note: because of the ephemeral nature of SoundCloud, Vimeo, YouTube content, we prefer to host the multimedia content. Or you can host the multimedia content on We assume that you have the right to use or the content is fair use.

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Accessibility Guidelines

JITP strives to present all content in formats that are accessible to all potential audiences, even when publishing work that incorporates a range of multimedia formats. To ensure access for the widest possible range of users–including those who may use screen readers–we ask that authors consider the following guidelines:

  • When including images, provide brief alternate-text that fully describes each visual being presented, including a summary of any important information presented in flow charts, graphs, or other visualizations.
  • When including video media, ensure that it is fully captioned.
  • When including audio media, provide the Editor with a full transcript the spoken text and descriptions of any unspoken sound.
  • When including in-text hyperlinks, ensure all links include meaningful text that indicate where users will be directed (as opposed to generic “click here”).

During the submission process, you will be asked to confirm that your submission follows these access guidelines. You can find further information about implementing these guidelines in the “Practices to Implement” and “Further Reading & Resources” appendixes.

If you would like assistance in meeting these standards, please reach out to the JITP managing editor as early as possible at

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Multimedia Submissions

Authors of video and multimedia texts are advised that submissions should already be in edited and polished form, and must be capable of being stored locally (i.e. not on YouTube or elsewhere in the cloud). Please send compressed files or links to your server. Multimedia pieces significantly longer than 5-10 minutes are probably not likely to be article-equivalent, and thus might be a better match for a publisher other than a journal. Please email the editors at with any queries.1

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Style Guide

JITP uses a modified version of the Chicago Manual of Style 16th Edition. A quick overview of the Chicago style, with examples, can be found at Note that Chicago requires bibliographic entries to include the full names of authors as they are credited in the book or article cited, not just the initials. Variations to this style, or style matters that Chicago 16 leaves open to editorial preference, are listed below:

  • Word usage adheres to Chicago 5.220. Use American spellings, not British. Toward and similar words (backward, forward, upward, downward) should appear without the final -s, which is a Britishism.

Lists should be unordered unless there is a compelling reason (for example, the list is a sequential series of steps in a task) to number the list. Items in a list should be indicated with bullets, not dashes.

  • Headings and subheadings should be indicated using header styles, as explained below. (In Microsoft Word, these can be found under Format > Styles.)
    • Article titles should be in the “Heading 1” format and should be given in upper- and lower-case letters (title caps), not all upper-case.
    • Subheadings should be in the “Heading 2,” “Heading 3,” and “Heading 4,” formats, with “Heading 2” indicating a first-level subheading (such as the Introduction or a subsequent section).
    • First-level (“Heading 2”) subheadings should be given in title caps, and all subsequent subheadings should have only the first letter of the first word capitalized (sentence caps).
    • Subheadings should never end in a period or a colon.
  • Subheadings should not be ordered with numbers or letters, with the exception of appendixes, which should be lettered. (Chicago, by the way, prefers “appendixes” to “appendices”). Appendixes should be indicated with first-level (“Heading 2”) subheadings.

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  1. Many thanks to Cheryl Ball and Kairos for advice on multimedia guidelines
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