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Author Guidelines

JCT accepts both feature articles and section articles (see Section Policies for descriptions of different sections). Please submit your article either to a section or as a feature article according to your topic.

Allowing some latitude for experimental forms, to the extent possible, manuscripts submitted to JCT should conform to the guidelines specified in the most recent edition of The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

Manuscripts should be double spaced with 1-inch margins and numbered pages. A 100-150 word abstract must be included as the first page of the manuscript. Please exclude all references to authorship. Manuscripts (including notes and references) should not exceed 25 pages. Artwork, tables, and links to online material may also be submitted for review as supplementary file(s).

Manuscripts submitted for publication consideration to JCT should not have been published elsewhere be under review for publication elsewhere. Manuscripts must be original works. It is authors' responsibility to obtain copyright permission to use any copyrighted materials such as poetry, photography, figures, or tables.

Manuscripts submitted to JCT will undergo an initial internal review. Those judged as having potential for publication will be externally reviewed. Manuscripts that do not follow these specifications—or that are not accompanied by an explanatory note detailing why they do not follow these guidelines—will not be considered for publication.

Manuscripts accepted for publication are subject to non-substantive editing.

Please note: If you have previously registered as a "reader" of the journal and would now like to submit a manuscript for publication, you first need to add the "author" role to your User Profile, then proceed to submit your manuscript.


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. Manuscript conforms to the guidelines specified in the most recent edition of The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.
  2. Manuscript is double spaced with 1-inch margins and numbered pages, 12pt font.
  3. Endnotes should be limited and numbered.
  4. All references to authorship are excluded from the manuscript for blind review.
  5. The submission is an original work of the author(s) and has not been previously published or is under review for publication elsewhere. The author has secured permission to use copyrighted materials such as poetry, photographs, figures, or tables.
  6. The work is sufficiently positioned within the larger and historical field of curriculum studies.  This is reflected in both the body of the work and the references listed.

Copyright Notice

In every case, copyright of work appearing in JCT is retained by the author. In accordance with its mandate to promote discussion on matters of curriculum, the Foundation for Curriculum Theory permits limited reproduction of parts of JCT. Individual articles may be reprinted for educational purposes, provided that no fees (other than copying costs) are charged.

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