JITP, The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy, cordially invites submissions for all sections.
JITP welcomes work that explores critical and creative uses of interactive technology in teaching, learning, and research. We invite submissions of audio or visual presentations, interviews, dialogues, or conversations, creative works, manifestos, or jeremiads as well as traditional long-form articles. Submissions might explore content-neutral uses of technology, such as blogs, clickers, or multimedia projects, used in any discipline. Submissions might also focus on disciplinary uses of technology, such as software designed specifically to aid language learning or physics instruction. Discipline-specific submissions should be written for non-specialists.
Submissions that focus on pedagogy should balance theoretical frameworks with practical considerations of how new technologies play out in the classroom. Research-based submissions should include discussions of approach, method, and analysis. Successes and interesting failures are equally welcome (although see the Teaching Fails section below for an alternative outlet).
We intend that the journal itself – both in process and in product – serve as an opportunity to reveal, reflect on, and revise academic publication and classroom practice. All 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 participants.
All work appearing in the Issues section of JITP is reviewed independently by two scholars in the field, who provide formative feedback to the author during the review process. The submission deadline for the Fall 2013 issue is June 5, 2013 (Deadline Extended). Tool Tips, Teaching Fails, Assignments, and Book Reviews sections operate under a publish-then-peer-review model. Submissions for these sections are accepted on a rolling basis.
All work should be original and previously unpublished.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 email@example.com.
As a courtesy to our reviewers, we will not consider simultaneous submissions, but we will do our best to reply to you within 2-3 months of the submission deadline.
JITP runs on two overlapping timescales, to accommodate both traditional and evolving models of peer review:
Issues operate on a measured pace, with block releases timed to allow for extensive peer review and revision before publication. Submissions to this section receive formative feedback from two members of our review board or editorial collective, and Issue Editors work with authors to bring accepted pieces to their fullest potential. The best submissions to this section will demonstrate sustained engagement with the relevant scholarship of teaching, learning, and technology, as well as a critical awareness of their own strengths and limitations. We currently plan to release two issues per year, with some themed issues and others drawn from the general submissions pool. For information on submitting to issues, please see How to Submit below.
Released continuously throughout the year, JITP’s other sections (described below) operate on a publish-first-then-peer-review model, with corresponding editors curating submissions on a rolling basis.
- The Teaching Fails section seeks moments of insight from ideas that fell flat—assignments that didn’t work out, readings that none of your students understood. Tell us your story as a way of thinking through what went wrong. Help others learn to fail better. Questions about this section should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Teaching Fail query” in the subject line.
- Tool Tips calls for reviews of an IT tool or a set of comparable tools that you have used in a class. The best submissions will address how smoothly the tool worked and detail its strengths and drawbacks; links to online examples of the tool being utilized would be ideal. The suggested length for reviews is 500–1,000 words. Questions about this section should be sent to email@example.com with “Tool Tips query” in the subject line.
- We also welcome Assignments or syllabi highlighting interactive technology or pedagogy, along with a short narrative reflection (roughly 400–1,000 words) on how well the assignment or course plan worked in practice. Links to a class website or online responses to the assignment would be ideal. Questions about this section should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Assignment query” in the subject line.
- Finally, we invite Reviews of new and important texts in the field, as well as reports from noteworthy conferences and workshops relevant to the subjects of technology and pedagogy. If you have an idea for a review, or would like to hear about upcoming reviewing opportunities, please write to email@example.com with “Review query” in the subject line.
All submissions will now be handled through our Open Journal Systems (OJS) site, which requires you to create a free account. Once logged in to OJS,
- Navigate to My Journals (in the User menu of the right-hand sidebar).
- Find the Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy, and select [New Submission].
- Follow the on-screen directions to complete the process.
As part of the submissions process, 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.
- All URL addresses in the text (e.g., http://pkp.sfu.ca) 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries.1
JITP uses a modified version of the Chicago Manual of Style 16th Edition, Author-Date style. A quick overview of the Chicago style, with examples, can be found at http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html. Note that this style requires page numbers to be listed following the author’s last name and the publication date in parenthetic in-text citations. Also 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:
- Citations should be listed in an alphabetical Bibliography (not References or Works Cited) and include an OCLC number and a Permalink to the item’s Worldcat page. The OCLC number can be found by searching for the item on Worldcat and looking under “Details.” The Permalink for each Worldcat item is on the upper right of the page. For example:
Citing an entire book:
Nuttall, A. D. 2007. Shakespeare the Thinker. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. OCLC 75087930.
Citing an entire article:
Veseth, Marius, Per-Einar Binder, Marit Borg, and Larry Davidson. 2012. “Toward Caring for Oneself in a Life of Intense Ups and Downs: A Reflexive-Collaborative Exploration of Recovery in Bipolar Disorder.” Qualitative Health Research 22 (1): 119–133. OCLC 769580266.
- 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 always be indicated with bullets (those bold circles that the interwebs insert when you create a <ul>), never dashes.
- Headings and subheadings should be indicated using HTML tags, as follows:
- Article titles should be indicated with <h1> and should be given in upper- and lower-case letters (title caps), not all upper-case.
- Subheadings should be indicated with <h2>, <h3>, <h4> and so on, with <h2> indicating a first-level subheading. First-level <h2> subheadings should be given in title caps, and all subsequent subheadings should have only the first letter of the first word capitalized. Subheadings should never end in a period or a colon.
- Subheadings should not be ordered with numbers or letters, with the exception of appendixes (Chicago, by the way, prefers “appendixes” to “appendices”). Appendixes are level-1 <h2> subheadings.
- If an article has two or more appendixes, they should be designated by letters (Appendix A, Appendix B, etc.), and each should be given a title as well. For example: Appendix A: Final Project Guidelines and Topics. Appendixes appear at the end of an article. Articles do not need a separate Appendixes heading before the first appendix.
- Many thanks to Cheryl Ball and Kairos for advice on multimedia guidelines ↩