Academic journal article ATEA Journal

Publication Guidelines for Research and Descriptive Journal Articles

Academic journal article ATEA Journal

Publication Guidelines for Research and Descriptive Journal Articles

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Types of Manuscripts

Articles submitted for publication in the ATEA Journal should address the quality and scope of postsecondary technical education and related programs. The topics should be of interest to postsecondary technical educators. Articles must be one of two types: reviewed/descriptive or refereed/research. The writing style of manuscripts in the two categories differs.

1. Reviewed/ Descriptive Manuscripts

This style is appropriate for presentations, best practices both in the classroom and the laboratory, technical information, and problems and solutions.

a. Write in an active voice using present tense. A personal information writing style is best. Avoid jargon. Define specialized words or terms.

b. Make your manuscript easy to read by using short words and short sentences. Journalism Magic Rule 13 applies--sentences should average 13 words in length

c. When possible, develop your manuscript from the most important to the least important facts. Use headings and subheadings for clarity.

d. Feel comfortable sharing authorship with a colleague. If you would like help finding someone who shares your interest, please contact Sandra Krebsbach, ATEA Executive Director at 612-381-3315 or skrebsbach@dunwoody. …

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