Guidelines and Submission Details

CTD accepts three types of submissions as described in the   CTD Call for Manuscripts 2019-2020

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1. Research Paper / Conceptual Essay
2. Book Reviews
3. Outtake Articles

1. Guidelines for Submitting a Research Paper / Conceptual Essay

Manuscripts for Curriculum & Teaching Dialogue are expected to be on topics related to teaching and/or curriculum and must be received via email to CTDeditors@aatchome.org by December 1st to be reviewed and considered for publication.

Submit two separate files via email to CTDeditors@aatchome.org:

  • Document One (Cover Page):Must include the title of the manuscript, submission category, all authors’ names in publication order, corresponding author’s full mailing address, telephone number, and email contact information. Also includes manuscript abstract (75 words max) and biography for each author (20 words max). Name your file LastName_ManuscriptShortTitle_CoverPage (ex. Smith_TeachingMathematics_CoverPage).
  • Document Two (Blinded Manuscript): Manuscript with the title (no authors), abstract (75 words max), references, and prepared for blind review including the removal of any and all personal data. Name your file ManuscriptShortTitle (ex. TeachingMathematics_Manuscripts).

Document Guidelines:

  • 12 point font, double-spaced, one-inch margins
  • Manuscript length must not exceed 20 typed pages or approximately 5,000 words including references
  • Entire document (including references) in APA format with page numbers
  • Word document format (.doc or .docx). DO NOT send pdf files.
  • Tables, figures, and graphs attached at end of the manuscript, with the specific program used to create them noted and with the suggested place in manuscript indicated by [insert Table X here].

All Submissions must be electronic and sent to CTD editors at CTDeditors@aatchome.org

2. Guidelines for Submitting a Book Review

Reviews of books related to the teaching or curriculum fields are welcomed from any and all AATC members and non-members. Submissions should range between 750-1000 words and must be submitted by January 15th.

Characteristics of a Good Book Review:

  • The book review should situate the book within the field and consider its relevance to members of AATC.
  • The review introduces the readership to the book’s content and focus, how the author approaches the topic, the logic of the argument, the readability of the author’s writing, and describes how the book relates and contributes to what is happening in the academic discipline. The review is not a summary of the book.
  • Criticality is important to educational research. In discussing merits and potential shortcomings of the text, situate critiques within the literature and cite evidence in the text. Reviews should be fair to the author and should include an evaluation of the book’s content, merits, and its contribution to the subject along with discussions of shortcomings.
  • Reviewers may draw comparisons with earlier or similar books to establish the book’s place in existing literature. Reviewers should NOT describe what the author(s) should have written.
  • Strive to make your review informative, insightful, and readable. Be specific, give details, and include particularly relevant direct quotations or notable facts or findings that would entice readers of the review to read the entire book.

Document Guidelines:

  • 750-1000 words.
  • 12 point font, double-spaced, one-inch margins.
  • Submission must be Word (.doc or .docx) format. DO NOT send pdf files.
  • Include page numbers.

Submission Guidelines:

Within ONE document please include the following:

  • Title of manuscript, submission category, all authors’ names in publication order, corresponding author’s full mailing address, telephone number, and email contact information.
  • Biography for each author (20 words max).
  • Full manuscript of book review.

Name your file and email subject with your LastName_BookReviewCTD

All Submissions must be submitted to the CTD Editors at CTDeditors@AATChome.org.

3. Guidelines for Submitting an Outtake Article

Research outtakes provide researchers with an opportunity to share unusual situations, surprises, and unexpected challenges that they have encountered in conducting research but which may be out of place in a standard research article. Submissions should range between 1000-1500 words and must be received by email to CTDeditors@aatchome.org by January 15th to be reviewed and considered for publication.

Characteristics of Research Outtakes Manuscripts:

  • The focus and bulk of an outtake manuscript must be the unusual situation(s), surprise(s), or unexpected challenge(s) you have encountered when conducting research, its impact on your project, and (possibly) how they were resolved.
  • Avoid overly technical vocabulary and citations and strive to make your review informative, insightful, and readable.
  • Be concise and specific.
  • Think of your outtake manuscript as a very short play:
    • general introduction (What was your research project?)
    • specific introduction (Who or what in your project was expected to happen that relates directly to the outtake?)
    • outtake incident (What happened?)
    • impact (How did the incident affect the study?)
    • resolution (Was the outtake resolved?  If so, how?)
    • reflection (Did the outtake lead to any “ah ha!” moments or changes in how you proceeded with the study?)

Document Guidelines:

  • 1000-1500 words.
  • 12 point font, double-spaced, one-inch margins.
  • Entire document (including references) in APA format.
  • Submission must be Word (.doc or .docx) format. DO NOT send pdf files.
  • Include page numbers.

Submission Guidelines:

Within ONE document please include the following:

  • Title of manuscript, submission category, all authors’ names in publication order, corresponding author’s full mailing address, telephone number, and email contact information.
  • Abstract (75 words max) and biography for each author (20 words max).
  • Full manuscript of outtake.

Name your file and email subject with your LastName_OuttakeCTD.

All Submissions must be submitted to the CTD Editors at CTDeditors@AATChome.org.