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Author Guidelines

The Editorial Board will accept contributions from withing and outside the university, thereby encouraging best practice in these institutions and facilitating networking among them. The Editorial Board anticipates a range of papers that fall into any one of the following categories:

  • Origianl Research (empirical, interpretive)
  • Historical
  • Literature reviews
  • Book reviews
  • Position papers

Authors should submit one copy of each paper. The preferred software for submissions is Microsoft Word. Authors should specify whether their paper should be considered for Research Papers, Theoretical Papers, Position Papers, Literature Reviews or Reviews.

For Research Papers, the main text should not exceed 6,000 words, for Theoretical Papers, Position Papers and Literature Reviews, the main text should not exceed 4,000 words, and for Reviews, the main text should not exceed 1,500 words.

Articles should be submitted in English using Oxford spellings.

Articles would be subject to double blind peer review by two academic referees.

 

Structure and format of Research Papers
Title PageThis should include title, author(s) name(s), affiliation(s), a short biography of the author(s) (max. 75 words each) and corresponding details of the main author.
Subsequent pagesAs papers will be subject to double blind peer review, these should not include the author's name. The main test of the article should begin on the second page and should include the title, an abstract (no more than 200 words) and up to six keywords. The main text should be divided into headed sections as this aids the online reader.
Word limit for main text3,000 - 6,000 words
Main textSingle spacing, justified
TypefaceGaramond 12 point
Left margin1 inch
Right margin1 inch
TitleBold Upper Case (16 point)
Names of author(s)Bold upper and lower case
AffilitionItalic
Short biography of author(s)Maximum 75 words each
AbstractMaximum 200 words
KeywordsMaximum of six, upper and lower case, alphabetical sequence
Main headingsBold upper case (14 point)
Sub-headingsBold upper and lower case
Quotes passagesIn single quotation marks within main text if less than 3 lines or separated from main text in indented block is longer
Tables and figuresShould be kept to a minimum and embedded in the text within margins specified
References and citationsAPA Style

 

Structure and format of Theoritical Papers, Literatire Reviews and Position Papers

Word limit for main text2,000 - 4,000 words
Main textSingle spacing, justified
TypefaceGaramond 12 point
Left margin1 inch
Right margin1 inch
TitleBold upper case (16 point)
Names of author(s)Bold upper and lower case
AffiliationItalic
Short biography of author(s)Maximum 75 words each
AbstractMaximum 200 words
KeywordsMaximum six upper and lower case, alphabetical sequence
Main headingsBold upper case (14 point)
Sub-headingsBold upper and lower case
Quoted passagesIn single quotation marks within main text if less than 3 lines or separated from main text in indented block if longer
Tables and figuresShould be kept to a minimum and embedded in the text within margins specified
References and citationsAPA Style

 

Structure and format of Book Reviews

TitleReviews should include title, names of author(s) and affiliation(s) followed by the main text of the article in a separate paragraph. Articles should also include the correspondence details of the main author.
Work limit for main text1,500 words
Main textSingle spacing, justified
TypefaceGaramond 12 point
Left margin1 inch
Right margin1 inch
TitleBold upper case (16 point)
Names of author(s)Bold upper and lower case
Affiliation(s)Italic
Sub-title (optional)Bold upper and lower case (14 point)
Quoted passagesIn single quotation marks within main text if less than 3 lines or separated from main test in indented block if longer
Tables and figuresShould be kept to a minimum and embedded in the text within margins specified above

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
    • Typeface - Garamond 12 point
    • Main text - single spaced and justified
    • Left margin - 1 inch
    • Right margin - 1 inch
    • Title - bold upper case (16 point)
    • Names of author(s) - Bold upper and lower case
    • Affiliation - Italic
    • References and Citations - APA style
  4. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  5. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  6. Submission of a paper to The Caribbean Teaching Scholar will imply that it represents original, unpublished work, not being considered for publication elsewhere. Once selected for publication the copyright rests with The Caribbean Teaching Scholar. Any reprints or reproduction of the paper thereafter will only be done with the permission of the Managing Editor of The Caribbean Teaching Scholar.

    Note: In some instances there is a requirement to sign an agreement/license allowing the work to be published by the journal and giving rights to the Editorial Borad of the journal for distribution.

 

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