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Submissions Guidelines

Currents in Teaching and Learning


a peer-reviewed electronic journal that fosters exchanges among

reflective teacher-scholars across the disciplines. 




Submission of manuscripts: email the submission as a Microsoft Word document to currents@worcester.edu. Please do not mail a hard copy.

Manuscripts are accepted for consideration with the understanding that they are original material and are not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

After your manuscript has been accepted please fill out and submit a Copyright Transfer Form (Link Coming Soon) for each author. Authors who wish to use their published manuscript in an edited book or other compilation of articles may do so but first must obtain written permission from Currents.

Manuscripts can be take the form of a short report (suggested length: 10 to 20 pages; word count : 2850-5700 words) or longer article (suggested length: 20 to 25 pages; word count: 5700-7125 words). Texts of a length exceeding this will be considered as interest warrants and space permits.


Manuscripts should be prepared following guidelines established in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 5th ed., 2001. http://apastyle.apa.org/

Articles may include graphics and hyperlinks to online multimedia objects or other online materials, where the latter are indicated and linked using the hyperlink tool provided in MS Word. Authors should ensure that all links are active at the time of submission.

Submissions should include:

  1. title page with full title, full name of each author with current affiliation, position held  and full address/phone/fax/email details plus short biographical note of about 50 words. A second title page should be included without identifying information for peer review.
  2. Pages should be numbered consecutively in the upper right hand corner, beginning with the title page.
  3. Manuscripts should be double spaced in entirety, with 1-inch margins on all sides.
  4. abstract of 100-150 words.
  5. 5 key words/phrases beneath the abstract.
  6. Text should be clearly organized, with a clear hierarchy of headings and subheadings and quotations exceeding 40 words displayed, indented, in the text.
  7. Abbreviations and acronyms should be spelled out at first mention.
  8. Words to be set in italics (contrary to the rules of the style manual) should be set in italics, not underlined; sentence structure should be used to create emphasis.
  9. References are cited in the text as follows: (author(s), year of publication).
  10. The purpose of tables and figures is to present data to the reader in a clear and unambiguous manner. The author should not describe the data in the text in such detail that illustration or text is redundant.
  11. Figures and tables should be keyed to the text. Tables should each be typed on a separate sheet and placed at the end of the manuscript (after the references).
  12. Tables and Figures should be numbered sequentially (e.g., Table 1, Table 2, and Figure 1, Figure 2) and include descriptive titles.

Once the Editors determine that the manuscript’s format and content are appropriate for the journal, the manuscript is then sent through a blind peer review process. Names of reviewers will not be released to authors, nor will reviewers know the identities of authors whose work they review. The review process will take 8-10 weeks. Authors will be notified of the recommendations of the review panel and will be provided copies of the reviewers' comments.  

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