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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 authors have received all necessary approvals by the author's research ethics committee.
  • The authors have reviewed this journal for articles that address the issue(s) considered in the submitted manuscript. As authors draft their literature review, they are encouraged to include work published in this journal. If you have searched this journal and not found related work, please mention this in your submission letter to the editor.
  • 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 Microsoft Word document file format and is prepared for anonymous review.
  • Where available, URLs and/or DOIs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is double-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. If selected for publication the editors retain the right to move figures, illustrations and tables to enhance readability.
  • The text adheres to bibliographic requirements outlined in the JoSoTL Style Sheet
  • By submitting your article, you agree to review future manuscripts for JoSoTL. We recommend checking your profile to ensure your research interests around the scholarship of teaching and learning are accurately stated.
  • I have read and agree to the copyright terms of the Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning as set forth in this copyright acknowledgement.
  • The author(s) certify that they have verified accuracy of any AI-generated content, whether integrated verbatim or paraphrased and whether cited or not, and that they have verified accuracy of citations. Authors who use any AI-generated content should indicate in a cover letter that they have done so.

Please refer to the PDF for submission guidelines by clicking on the link: Author Guidelines and Style Sheet. Our style sheet varies from APA style on the title page only, specifically in the way the author(s) and institution(s) are listed.

We want to emphasize the necessity of ensuring your manuscript is prepared for blind review and style sheet before it will be reviewed. Additionally, we are providing the review forms that reviewers use for each individual category.   

As of May 1, 2021, JoSoTL will use the rules of APA Style 7th Edition, including the use of "they" to refer to a specific person who does not identify with a gender-specific pronoun.