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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.

  • 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).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • All URL addresses in the text (e.g., are activated and ready to click.
  • The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • The text, if submitted to a peer-reviewed section (e.g., Articles), has had the authors' names removed. If an author is cited, "Author" and year are used in the bibliography and footnotes, instead of author's name, paper title, etc. The author's name has also been removed from the document's Properties, which in Microsoft Word is found in the File menu.
  • I, the author, represent and warrant that the material I am submitting for publication (the Work): a) does not contain any libelous or unlawful statements; b) does not infringe on any copyright, privacy rights or any other proprietary rights; c) has not been previously published elsewhere in its entirety. In the event, the Work contains material that has been previously published, such excerpted material has been attributed to the proper author(s) and identifies where it has been previously published; and d) is my sole, original work, or in the case the Work is prepared jointly by more than one author, I warrant that I have been authorized by all co-authors to submit the Work on their behalf.
  • I agree to hold harmless, indemnify and defend the journal publishers, its employees, contractors and agents from any and all losses, damages, expenses, claims, suits and demands of whatever nature (including legal fees and expenses on a solicitor client basis) resulting from any breach of the above warranties.
  • By submitting the Work, I agree that the right to reproduce and distribute the Work has been given to the journal and its publishers and that they may authorize third parties to republish, index or share the Work in alternate formats. Author permission will be obtained for any publication outside of the International Journal of E-learning& Distance Education. However, I understand that I as author will retain copyright of the Work and may reuse and redistribute the Work.
  • In submitting this article for publication in the Journal of Distance Education, I agree to support the peer review process by serving as a reviewer for a minimum of one year and to review three articles if asked.

Author Guidelines

Language IJEDE publishes articles in the language submitted (French or English). Abstracts are provided in both languages. Frequently manuscripts are returned to the author for English language and formatting issues. We strongly advise all authors to have their manuscripts professionally edited; authors whose first language is not English are encouraged to have their manuscripts reviewed by a native English speaker prior to submitting them to the IJEDE for peer review.

Manuscript Sections A publishable paper should contain the following: 1. Abstract (150-250 words); 2. Keywords; 3. Introduction (what is the problem?); 4. Literature review including relevant theory/framework; 5. Research design and methods; 6. Findings/results; 7. Discussion, implications, and limitations; 8. Conclusions; 8. References

Format All documents must be submitted in Word format. Articles are not to exceed 7000 words excluding graphics. Reports and Dialogues are not to exceed 3500 words. Use standard font and double-space throughout, including block quotations, and references. Provide an abstract of approximately 200 words that summarizes the main points of the article. Submit a biographical note for each author of not more than 50 words using the Online Journal System. IJEDE's editorial style conforms to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.).

Referencing Sources cited appear in parentheses after each reference (direct or otherwise), giving author's name (unless mentioned in text), year of publication, and page number(s) in the case of direct quotes. Enclose quotes of 40 or fewer words in double quotation marks in the text; indent quotes longer than 40 words in block format; page numbers must be given. List all sources alphabetically at the end of the manuscript under the heading References using APA style. For sample citation information please refer to:

Graphics and Illustrations All illustrations, figures, and tables should be placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end. Number tables and figures with Arabic numerals and provide titles that reflect the content.

Fees No fees are charged for article submission or processing.

Research Brief

Research briefs are short articles in this new section that report on pilot studies, studies based on a single site, and studies with small samples that would limit generalization. Research briefs serve to stimulate further research or alert researchers to work in progress.

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