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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.
  • In the first submission stage, please upload an abstract (max. 500 words). Complete articles can be submitted upon the acceptance of the abstract. In the obligatory "abstract" field of the submission form, please enter a sentence which summarises your contribution. This abstract field can be revised for the final publication.
  • The contribution is written in English or German, single-spaced, 12-point font. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, PDF or RTF document file format. Word count amounts to max. 5000 words excl. references.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements of the author's own academic discipline. Otherwise, APA style is recommended: https://www.apastyle.org
  • Manuscripts or parts of manuscripts may not have been previously published or be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. If the submission is based on a conference paper which may have been published elsewhere, the submitted article must have been substantially revised and rewritten so that is significantly different from the conference paper or presentation on which it is based and it signifies new, original work. Please include a statement “this is a revised/ expanded version of a paper entitled […] presented at [conference, date, location]”.

    Authors are expected to adhere to the standards for intellectual property rights and plagiarism and assume full responsibility for the content of their submissions.
  • Manuscripts adhere to the Ethical Guidelines document.
  • If there are multiple authors, please appoint one as the corresponding author. Authors may nominate students as co-authors. Remove all author identification (names and affiliations) and acknowledgements from the text file that you submit.

Author Guidelines

Submission stage 1: please submit an abstract (max. 500 words). This abstract will be reviewed.

Submission stage 2:  Authors will be invited to submit their complete articles dependent on the abstract reviews.

 

Submission types: 

  • Reflections on teaching practice are presented in a systematic and concise manner. By relating to conceptual or theoretical teaching and learning frameworks, contributions become accessible beyond the author’s specific context and thus nurture the discourse of teaching and learning at ETH.
  • Empirical articles inquire a specific aspect of student learning in an ETH classroom using transparent methodology, and put the results obtained into perspective by relating it to a conceptual or theoretical teaching and learning framework.

 

Review criteria for complete articles: 

Reflections on teaching practice

  • Contributions review a specific aspect teaching practice.
  • Teaching practice is discussed in view of its relevance and repercussions for learning and teaching in higher education and at ETH. 
  • Articles relate to the current topical focus of the journal issue they contribute to.
  • The practice description, observations and reflections are systematic and concise.
  • Manuscripts contribute to the scholarly discourse about teaching and learning in higher education.
  • Contributions relate to one of the following areas: enhancing student learning, developing the culture of academic teaching, scholarly approaches to teaching in higher education.
  • Manuscripts adhere to the Submission Preparation Checklist.

 

Empirical articles:

  • Articles state a clear question and describe their significance for teaching in higher education and at ETH.
  • Articles relate to the current topical focus of the journal issue they contribute to.
  • The conceptual or theoretical framework that informs the article is identified.
  • The design of the inquiry is made transparent and aligned with the question explored by the article.
  • Methods of collecting and analysing data are described and are in line with ethical considerations.
  • Articles connect findings to the conceptual framework that informs them, discuss limitations and describe implications for teaching at ETH and/or in a specific discipline.
  • Manuscripts adhere to the Submission Preparation Checklist.

 

The submission preparation checklist and review criteria have been adapted from https://www.inderscience.com/mobile/inauthors/index.php?pid=71 and https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/page/journal/21689830/homepage/ForAuthors.html

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