Action in Arkansas Teacher Education - The Journal of the Arkansas Association of Teacher Education

Manuscript Submission Guidelines


Topics and Issues: Manuscripts may address any topic or issue relevant to teacher education. Watch for announcements for specific themes for selected future editions of the journal.


Length: Manuscripts, including all references, charts, figures, and tables, generally should not exceed 30 pages.


Preparation: All submissions must be prepared using a computer word processing program, preferably Office 10. Manuscripts must adhere strictly to guidelines documented in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th edition.


Submission: Submit electronically to C. Neelie Dobbins at


Files: Authors should submit two files per manuscript with your cover letter email stating that your manuscript has not been submitted to another publication:


      file 1: title page with date of submission and contact information including author's name, institutional affiliation, complete mailing address, business and home phone numbers, and email address

      file 2: manuscript starting with abstract (120 words) but without a title page; your name or any other identifying information should not appear in the abstract or the manuscript. Include all charts, figures, graphs, or tables in the manuscript.


Label all files with the primary author's last name and the date of submission, i.e.,LastName 7-15-17 title page, LastName 7-15-17 manuscript, LastName 7-15-17 figures.

Your files will be copied and relabeled with a code.


Decisions: Authors will be notified of the receipt of the manuscript. Notification of the status of the manuscript will occur after the deadline date and the peer review process has been completed.


Due Dates:

      October 15 for Fall publication

      March 15 for Spring publication


Thank you!

Neelie and Lynze


Action in Arkansas Teacher Education - The Journal of the Arkansas Association of Teacher Education


Dr. C.Neelie Dobbins and Lynze Greathouse, Editors
Southern Arkansas University
office: 501-773-0881