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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.
  • I/We are the author(s) of the work and approve the work for publication. If the work contains multiple authors, all authors have agreed that this work be submitted.
  • I/We take responsibility for the contents and warrant that the work does not contain libelous or unlawful statements or infringe on the rights or privacy of others or contain material or instructions that might cause harm or injury.
  • The work has not been previously published or submitted elsewhere for consideration.
  • The work has been anonymized to facilitate double-blind peer review.
  • The work uses APA 7th edition when citing references and includes DOIs and URLs where available.
  • I/We have obtained permission for any copyrighted material used and all authors accept the Creative Commons license terms as outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • For any research involving human participants, I/We have provided confirmation of ethics board clearance within the body of the text.
  • I/We have declared any conflicts of interest.

Author Guidelines

Imagining SoTL: Guidelines for authors

Thank you for considering Imagining SoTL: Selections from the Banff Symposium (IS). We encourage presenters at the Banff Symposium to submit full papers (4,000-6,000 words including references) based upon their presentations for peer review. Submissions may be research articles, reflective essays, calls for collaboration, reports on SoTL in practice, or other scholarly works that investigate teaching and learning in higher education. IS aims for high quality and values methodological richness and variety from a diversity of perspectives. Submissions should be previously unpublished and not under review by any other journal.

Intended audience

This open access publication serves a broad interdisciplinary audience interested in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Authors should keep this audience in mind while preparing their submissions. 

Format and Style Guidelines

We encourage submissions written in English using the active voice; for example, it is fine to use the first person when describing your study (“We interviewed ten participants” rather than “Interviews of ten participants were conducted”). Please try to avoid most abbreviations and disciplinary specific jargon. If you want to use an abbreviation, please write the phrase in full the first time, followed by the abbreviation in brackets. When referring to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, refer to it in full the first time, and then use the abbreviation SoTL (not SOTL). 

Please use the American Psychological Association (APA) 7th edition when citing references. Include DOIs and URLs where available. 

Your submission should be double spaced, contain page numbers, and be in Times New Roman 12pt font. Please use italics rather than underlining. 

If your submission contains charts, tables, or figures, please insert them into the document where they would appear in the published version. For guidance on how to create and label charts, tables, and figures, please refer to APA 7th edition.

Technical Guidelines for Submission

All submissions should be anonymized to facilitate double-blind peer review. Please remove author names and references to specific institutions or programs for the peer review process. To ensure your manuscript is fully anonymized, please follow the instructions for "Ensuring a Blind Review" found on the OJS submission screen.

Please submit in WORD (.doc or .docx) or RTF format. We cannot accept PDF files.

Ethics

For any research involving human participants, you must provide confirmation of ethics board clearance within the body of the text. 

You must also declare any Conflicts of Interest.

You must be the author(s) of the submission; you must have approved the work for publication; you must take responsibility for the content of the submission; and you warrant that the submission does not contain libelous or unlawful statements or infringe on the rights or privacy of others or contain material or instructions that might cause harm or injury.

Authors are responsible for notifying editors and providing retractions or corrections of mistakes promptly.

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