JITP General Issue 24: Call for Submissions to The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy
Call for Submissions
Elizabeth Alsop, CUNY School of Professional Studies
Cen Liu, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Sarah Silverman, University of Michigan-Dearborn
The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy (JITP) seeks scholarly work at the intersection of technology with teaching, learning, and research. We are interested in contributions that creatively take advantage of the affordances of digital platforms and critique their limitations. We invite both textual and multimedia submissions employing interdisciplinary and innovative approaches in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Besides scholarly papers, the submissions can consist of audio or visual presentations and interviews, dialogues, or conversations; creative/artistic works; manifestos; or other scholarly materials, including work that addresses the labor and care considerations of academic technology projects.
Brief Guidelines for Submissions
Research-based submissions should include discussions of approach, method, and analysis. When possible, research data should be made publicly available and accessible via the Web and/or other digital mechanisms, a process that JITP can and will support as necessary. Successes and interesting failures are equally welcome. Submissions that focus on pedagogy should balance theoretical frameworks with practical considerations of how new technologies play out in both formal and informal educational settings. Discipline-specific submissions should be written for non-specialists.
Submission Review Process
All work appearing in the Issues section of JITP is reviewed by the issue editors and independently by two scholars in the field, who provide formative feedback to the author(s) during the review process. We practice signed, as opposed to anonymous or so-called “blind,” peer review. We intend that the journal itself—both in our process and in our digital product—serves as an opportunity to reveal, reflect on, and revise academic publication and classroom practices.
As a courtesy to our reviewers, we will not consider simultaneous submissions, but we will do our best to reply to you within three months of the submission deadline. The expected length for finished manuscripts is under 5,000 words or an equivalent length or scope for timed or other forms of media (e.g. roughly 20–25 minutes of dialogue, 45 minutes of a spoken presentation, etc.). Both text-based and multimedia should be prepared to undergo review for their relationship to scholarly and related conversations, as well as be amenable to revision. All work should be original and previously unpublished. Essays or presentations posted on a personal blog may be accepted, provided they are substantially revised; please contact us with questions at email@example.com.
Submission deadline for full manuscripts is 1 December 2023. Anticipated publication via Manifold Scholarship is May 2024.
Please view our submission guidelines for information about submitting to the Journal.
JITP runs on two overlapping timescales, to accommodate both traditional and evolving models of peer review:
Issues operate on a measured pace, with block releases timed to allow for extensive peer review and revision before publication. Submissions to this section receive formative feedback from two scholars in the field, and Issue Editors work with authors to bring accepted pieces to their fullest potential. The best submissions to this section will demonstrate sustained engagement with the relevant scholarship of teaching, learning, and technology, as well as a critical awareness of their own strengths and limitations. We currently plan to release two issues per year, with some themed issues and others drawn from the general submissions pool. For information on submitting to issues, please see our submission guidelines. Our Issue Editors can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org and our Managing Editor can be contacted at email@example.com. We hope to begin accepting submissions for issues again in early 2023.
Short Form Sections
Released continuously throughout the year, JITP’s Short Form sections (described below) operate on a publish-first-then-peer-review model, with corresponding editors curating submissions on a rolling basis.
Please note that our Short Form sections are published independently of our Issues. Submissions that do not conform to short forms prescriptions will not be reviewed.
- Assignments publishes syllabi, lesson plans, and assignments that highlight interactive technology and pedagogy, along with a short narrative reflection (suggested length of 800–1,200 words) on how well the assignment worked in practice. Links to a class website or online responses to the assignment would be ideal. Before submitting, please review our published Assignments pieces and include a brief statement (1-2 sentences) that explains why your submission is appropriate for this section. Questions about this section should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Assignment query” in the subject line.
- Blueprints features short recipes for digital teaching and research – series of replicable steps that can be shared among instructors and researchers. JITP invites digital scholars to submit innovative recipes or innovative applications of a standard recipe, and/or reflections about using such recipes (see The Programming Historian for reference). Before submitting, please review our published Blueprints pieces and include a brief statement (1-2 sentences) that explains why your submission is appropriate for this section. Please click here to read more about our Blueprints requirements.
- We invite Reviews of new and important texts in the field, as well as reports from noteworthy conferences and workshops relevant to the subjects of technology and pedagogy. Please click here to read more about work sought for the Reviews section.
- Teaching Fails publishes ideas that fell flat—assignments that didn’t work out, readings, projects, or digital tools that none of your students understood. Tell us your story as a way of thinking through what went wrong. Fail better by helping others learn from your mistakes. The suggested length for a Teaching Fails submission is 800-1,200 words. Before submitting, please review our published Teaching Fails pieces and include a brief statement (1-2 sentences) that explains why your submission is appropriate for this section. Questions about this section should be sent to email@example.com with “Teaching Fail query” in the subject line.
- Tool Tips calls for examinations of a digital tool or a set of comparable tools that you have used in a class. We are most interested in pedagogical uses of tools for instruction, or tools used by students to accomplish academic work. The best submissions will address how smoothly the tool worked and detail its strengths and drawbacks. Links to online examples of the tool being utilized would be ideal. The suggested length for a Tool Tips submission is 800–1,200 words. Before submitting, please review our published Tool Tips pieces and include a brief statement (1-2 sentences) that explains why your submission is appropriate for this section. Submissions that do not adhere to our Short Forms section will be rejected. We do not accept product advertisements. Questions about this section should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Tool Tips query” in the subject line.
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