To Improve the Academy: A Journal of Educational Development Submission

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About To Improve the Academy: A Journal of Educational Development

To Improve the Academy: A Journal of Educational Development is an electronic journal that seeks to advance excellence in research and practice in educational development. The journal is the flagship peer-reviewed publication of the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education.

Focus and Scope for To Improve the Academy: A Journal of Educational Development

To Improve the Academy: A Journal of Educational Development is an electronic journal that seeks to advance excellence in research and practice in educational development. The journal is the flagship peer-reviewed publication of the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education

To Improve the Academy endeavors...

  • to reflect the diverse community of faculty, staff, and administrators who contribute to the rigor and improvement of teaching and learning in higher education;
  • to shape the conversation and drive inquiry regarding the scholarship of educational development;
  • to support innovation in scholarship, research, practice, and the discipline of educational development itself.

Submission Checklist

Parts of the Manuscript

The manuscript should be submitted in separate files:

  1. main text file (tables and figures should be placed in-text with titles and footnotes, as appropriate)
  2. supplemental files
  3. author biographies and acknowledgements

Order of the Manuscript

All manuscripts are double-blind peer reviewed, the main text file should not include any information that might identify the authors. The main text file should be presented in the following order:

  1. title
  2. abstract and key words
  3. main text (tables and figures should be placed in-text with titles and footnotes, as appropriate)
  4. references
  5. appendices (if relevant)
Any supporting/supplemental information should be supplied as separate files.

Style Considerations

Please refer to the Style Considerations on the TIA website for structure and formatting details. TIA uses APA 7 (see, for example, https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_style_introduction.html)

Acceptance Criteria

Acceptance will be determined based on the following criteria:

  • suitable for POD Network's audience and scope and relevant to the practice of educational development;
  • advances the values of the POD Network;
  • ideas are well-organized;
  • claims are sufficiently supported;
  • literature review is up to date, relevant, and sufficient;
  • theoretical foundation is appropriate;
  • methodology is appropriate and ethical;
  • data (whether qualitative or quantitative) are sufficient and appropriate to argument and methodology;
  • analysis and conclusion are compelling;
  • insights and/or recommendations are generalizable to other institutions
  • writing is high-quality.

Copyright Notice

If a manuscript is accepted for publication, the Publisher is granted a non-exclusive, perpetual license to publish the work as part of To Improve the Academy: A Journal of Educational Development under a CC-BY-NC-ND license, and may act on behalf of the author(s)to make the work discoverable and accessible itself and via third-party indexes, catalogs, etc.

Licences

To Improve the Academy: A Journal of Educational Development allows the following licences for submission:

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    Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes. No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.
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    Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes. NoDerivatives — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you may not distribute the modified material. No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.
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    Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. ShareAlike — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original. No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

Publication Fees

There are no publication fees for To Improve the  Academy.

Peer Review

This journal operates a double blind peer review policy.

Publication Cycle

This journal publishes semiannually.

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