Submission Guidelines

ICCTE seeks original articles and essays of good quality, both from a scholarly and a practitioner’s point of view, with a clear focus on the relationship between Christian belief, teacher education, and related fields. Please review past issues for examples of the kind of submissions we seek. Submissions should be well-written, appropriately grounded in the literature, sound in argument and/or methods, and suitable specifically for International Community of Christians in Teacher Education. APA 7th edition is to be used to guide all formatting, citations, and references, and the manuscript must evidence proper grammar, spelling, and use of academic language conventions.

International Community of Christians in Teacher Education is an electronic journal and is presented via the internet. If you are interested in taking advantage of the electronic environment and would like to submit a work enhanced for presentation via the internet through use of video/audio/photo files, please contact the editor for discussion in that regard. We anticipate inviting authors to participate in asynchronous discussion with readers regarding concepts and issues raised in their work.

All submissions should adhere to these manuscript preparation guidelines.

Article Guidelines

Articles are empirical and research-based, rather than theoretical. Article manuscripts should be between 20-30 double-spaced pages (including references). Article submissions must adhere to APA 7th edition guidelines. Articles are reviewed on criteria of quality in research methodology, comprehensiveness of literature review, quality of research findings, and appropriateness of content for ICCTE-J readers.

Submit manuscripts as an MS Word through the bepress system. This will require you to create a free author account. You will upload a copy of your manuscript with NO identifying author information (this includes omitting all author names/institutional information). The bepress system will collect all relevant contact information. An abstract should be included on the title page, following the title. Manuscripts that do not conform to these specifications will be returned to authors for revision prior to being sent off for review.

Essay Guidelines

Essays are theoretical, rather than empirical and research-based. Essay manuscripts should be between 10-15 double-spaced pages (including references). Essay submissions must adhere to APA 7th edition guidelines. Essays are reviewed on criteria of clarity and organization, clearly-developed argument and support, style, and suitability for ICCTE-J readers.

Book Review Guidelines

Book reviews are to follow a word limit of 800-1200 words. They should be written in an engaging style, strike a reflective tone, and invite a reading of the text. See examples published in recent issues of the journal. Keep in mind ICCTE-J’s audience as you determine whether your book review is appropriate for our journal. Contact the editors to discuss your ideas for a book review.

Should your manuscript be accepted for publication with revisions, you will be required to resubmit the manuscript along with an additional Microsoft Word document identifying how you addressed the called for revisions in your manuscript and your reasons for acceptance/rejection of such revisions. Please use the track changes function in Word to clearly show where changes were made in order to assist our copy editors in their work.

We anticipate the timeframe from submission of a manuscript to publication to be about six to nine months. You can support this timeframe by being responsive with requests from the editorial team for revisions and/or additional information.

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