ISSN Number

ISSN: 2147-9690

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

TUJEST will include three major categories of articles

Current Issues include more theoretical discussions of technology and teacher preparation.

Current Practices provide shorter, up-to-the-minute snapshots of technology in practice.

Seminal Articles include previously published “classic” articles that have advanced the discussion of technology Articles should address educational technology and may address assessment, attitudes, beliefs, curriculum, equity, research, translating research into practice, learning theory, alternative conceptions, sociocultural issues, special populations, and integration of subjects.

SUBMISSION FILE(S) FORMATS

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Files types submitted are of two primary types: Main Manuscript and Artwork files. See below for acceptable submission files types.

Link all files from the Main Manuscript and embed the graphics in this document. Also, ALL files should be sent separately with names matching those in the Main Manuscript. Do NOT submit compressed files.

Main Manuscript (primary submission document)

Submit your manuscript in WORD FORMAT - Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) 

Do not use any word processing options/tools, such as--strike through, hidden text, comments, merges, and so forth. Due to the academic focus of this publication, the use of personal pronoun (I, we, etc.) and present tense is strongly discouraged.

Artwork (Tables, Figures, Appendices, & Videos)

Tables – All tables (i.e., data displayed in rows and columns) must be submitted either in HTML format or as MS Word tables embedded in the manuscript near the first reference to the corresponding table. Tables MUST be no wider than 500 pixels (5.25"). Lengthy tables are discouraged as they are difficult to read online.

Figures – Figure graphics (e.g., charts, graphs, photographs, and drawings) must be in either .GIF, .PNG, or .JPG format, attached to the electronic file. Filenames for figures must be clearly labeled as Figure 1, Figure 2, etc., at the bottom of the figure, left justified, numbered in sequence, and must be referenced within the text of the article. ALT tags will be applied to all graphics. The default tag will be the figure caption supplied by the author. Authors should provide tag text for any graphics used as links to audio or videos.

Appendices – All supplemental text not falling under the definition of a table or figure will be considered an appendix. Appendices should be placed at the end of the manuscript, after the reference list. If possible, authors should provide a link from the reference to the appendix in the manuscript (e.g., “see Appendix A”) to the beginning of the actual appendix.

Videos – All videos must be submitted as RealMedia (.RM) (formatted files, optimized for Web use (see note following this paragraph). (Flash animations should also be converted to .RM format.) Videos should be identified in the text as “Video 1, Video 2,” etc., and video filenames should include the corresponding video numbers. Authors must provide a link to the video within the article. This link could be a text link (e.g., “Video 1”) or a still frame from the video (i.e., a .GIF, .PNG or .JPG file).

Audio files – Audio files must be submitted as RealMedia (.RM) formatted files (see note just preceding this paragraph). Audio files should be identified in the text as “Audio 1, Audio 2,” etc., and audio filenames should include the corresponding audio numbers. Authors must provide a link to the audio within the article. This link could be a text link (e.g., “Audio 1”) or a related graphic. NOTE: For assistance with video and audio compression into multiple formats, Media Cleaner is one industry leader you may find helpful.

GENERAL GUIDELINES

Material must be original, reflect the integrity expected of scholarly communication, and demonstrate a coherence and unity that makes the paper both understandable and interesting. Before submitting an article, please review the following suggestions. Original manuscripts received in correct form serve to expedite the review process, others will be returned to author. Spelling, punctuation, sentence structure, and the mechanical elements of arrangements, spacing, length, and consistency of usage in form and descriptions should be studied before submission.

Length

Because this is an electronic journal the length of papers may vary. The length of your paper should be appropriate to the topic and focus. We will accept some papers that are only two or three pages long and some that are as long as 40 or 50 pages. The critical issue is whether the length is appropriate.

Originality

All manuscripts must be original. No manuscript will be considered which has already been published or is being considered by another magazine or journal. However, if work described in conference proceedings is substantially revised and extended, it will be considered. Submission of a manuscript represents certification by the author that the article is not being considered nor has been published elsewhere. -

Handling of Manuscripts

All manuscripts are acknowledged upon receipt via email. Review is carried out as promptly as possible. The manuscript will be reviewed by at least two members of the Editorial Review Board, which takes usually no more than eight weeks. When a decision for publication or rejection is made, the first author or author designated to receive correspondence is notified.

Title Sheet

Do NOT include a title sheet. Manuscripts are blind reviewed so there should be no indication of the author(s) name on the pages..

Abstract

Each article should include an informative, comprehensive abstract of 75 to 200 words. This abstract should succinctly summarize the major points of the paper, and the author's summary and/or conclusions.

Mechanical Requirements

Because this is an electronic journal the length of papers may vary. The length of your paper should be appropriate to the topic and focus. We will accept some papers that are only two or three pages long and some that are as long as 40 or 50 pages. The critical issue is whether the length is appropriate.

Credits and Acknowledgments

Acknowledgments or appreciation to individuals for assistance with the manuscript or with the material reported should be included in the Acknowledgment at the end of the article.

References

Authors are responsible for checking the accuracy of all references and that all references cited in the text also appear in the Reference section. 

Text: Indicate references by number(s) in square brackets in line with the text. The actual authors can be referred to, but the reference number(s) must always be given. 

Example: '..... as demonstrated [3,7]. Ficici and Karacadag [4] obtained a different result ....' 


List: Number the references (numbers in square brackets) in the list in the order in which they appear in the text. Citation examples (1) book and (2) periodical:

[1] Ferit Ficici (2011). CATIA, Sakarya: Gelisim Yayınlari

[2] Ficici, F. (2011). Applications of Taguchi design method to study wear behaviour of boronized AISI 1040 steel", International Journal of the Physical Sciences, Vol. 62, pp. 237-243.

 

Elements of references to on-line information

Author, I. (date). Title of article. Name of Periodical [On-line], xx. Available: Specify path Author, I., & Author, I. (date). Title of chapter. In Title of full work [On-line]. Available: Specify path Author, I., Author, I., & Author, I. (date). Title of full work [On-line]. Available: Specify path The date element should indicate the year of publication or, if the source undergoes regular revision, the most recent update; if a date cannot be determined, provide an exact date of your search. (p. 219) An availability statement replaces the location and name of a publisher typically provided for text references. Provide information sufficient to retrieve the material. For example, for material that is widely available on networks, specify the method used to find the material, such as the protocol (Telnet, FTP, Internet, etc.), the directory, and the file name. (p. 219)

Other Electronic Media

Author, I. (Version number) [CD-ROM]. (date). Location of producer/distributor: Name of producer/distributor. Author, I. (date). Title of article [CD-ROM]. Title of Journal, xx, xxx-xxx. Abstract from: Source and tretrieval number Author, I. (date). Name of Software (Version number) [Computer software]. Location of Location of producer/distributor: Name of producer/distributor. After the title of the work, insert in brackets as part of the title element (i.e., before the period) the type of medium for the material (current examples include CD-ROM, Electronic data tape, cartridge tape, and computer program). (p. 220) Include the location and name of the producer and distributor if citing an entire bibliographic database. (p. 220)

URLs

Authors may provide links to interactive media or files containing animation, sound, and images that will help readers better understand and envision the concepts authors are trying to express (see Multimedia Guidelines). Authors may include up to 15 non-reference URLs for sites of interest to readers.

Submission checklist 

The following list will be useful during the final checking of an article prior to sending it to the journal for review. Please consult this Guide for Authors for further details of any item. 
 

Ensure that the following items are present: 
One author has been designated as the corresponding author with contact details: 
• E-mail address 
• Full postal address 
• Phone numbers 
All necessary files have been uploaded, and contain: 
• Keywords 
• All figure captions 
• All tables (including title, description, footnotes) 
Further considerations 
• Manuscript has been 'spell-checked' and 'grammar-checked' 
• References are in the correct format for this journal 
• All references mentioned in the Reference list are cited in the text, and vice versa 
• Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Web) 

 

Points to consider when deciding whether to submit your manuscript

Approximately 15% of submissions are returned to authors after editorial pre-screening.

The most common reason for immediate rejection is that the material reported upon in the manuscript does not fall within the scope of the Journal. Therefore, read the Journal’s scope and mission statements carefully and make sure that your research is a good match. Look through recent issues of the Journal to ensure that you find articles that are related to the type of research that you report in your manuscript. Be sure that there is a member of the Journal's editorial board who has the expertise to handle the manuscript.

The following broadly characterized manuscript types are unlikely to be pursued through peer review:

• Principally descriptive studies that are absent of a clear objective or hypothesis, or which are narrow in scientific scope or relevance.

• Studies that are based upon limited data sets, for example, low level of replication; small sample size; limited number of sample dates/locations; short time series etc.

• Species-specific or regional studies that may be of local importance but are not set in a wider context nor integrated with analogous work conducted elsewhere.

• Case studies that are confirmatory of a large body of earlier work and that do not clearly add something novel that extends our understanding of the question.

• The Journal will typically decline to publish articles that are repurposed from internal, institutional, or governmental reports unless they have been recast as strong stand-alone research articles and their content is clearly and substantively different from the previously published documents.

If you are unsure about any of the above, contact the Editor-in-Chief or a member of the editorial board with a pre-submission inquiry.

Points to consider when preparing your manuscript

Authors should provide a cover letter with their submission that summarizes the significance and importance of the research. The cover letter forms an important part of the initial evaluation of a manuscript.

Consider carefully which is the most appropriate article type and follow the format instructions on the Journal’s website carefully when you prepare it.

An accurate and informative title, abstract, and key words are important. For online bibliographic searching these have a key role in drawing the attention of potential readers to your paper.

Excessive length and/or inappropriate number of Figures and Tables will result in the manuscript being returned without review. The Journal provides the opportunity to include Supplementary Material online and also actively encourages data archiving.

Clearly and concisely stating the aim of the work at the beginning of a manuscript, and then coming back in a conclusion or summary to state the outcomes and significance, helps both the reviewers and ultimately the readers of your work.

Unclear writing and poor structure impede the review process, sometimes resulting in a negative recommendation. To avoid reviewers dwelling on stylistic details at the expense of scientific content, authors are advised to submit only polished manuscripts. The Journal recognises the challenges of non-English speaking authors and manuscripts will only be rejected on the basis of language if initial review is not possible due to an inability to understand the content. However, a standard of English appropriate for an international journal will make the work of the reviewers easier and will increase the chance of a more favourable reception.

Common reasons for rejection of manuscripts following peer review

Approximately 50% of the manuscripts submitted for peer review are ultimately rejected. The most common reasons are: flawed study design; inappropriate methodology or statistical analysis; a lack of detail/clarity in the methods that prevent reviewers from understanding how the research was done (e.g. sample size; level of replication; statistical analyses…); lack of novelty/only confirmatory of previously published work; interpretations that are not strongly supported by the data and/or that greatly overstep the constraints of the work.

In an era of ever-increasing numbers of scientific journals, particularly those publishing online, it is inevitable that the Journal receives manuscripts that may have been previously rejected by other journals. Although it is not a condition of submission, an open acknowledgement of prior rejection by another journal, together with the reasons, can assist the Journal’s review process. Manuscripts that are sent to a reviewer who has previously seen it for another journal - particularly if his/her advice has not been taken into account in preparing a revised version - very often attract negative review comments. Authors should consider this carefully when submitting a manuscript that has been rejected elsewhere.


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