Middlesex Journal of Educational Technology ISSN 2041-2762


* Volume2, Number 1, December 2012 is now available online. *



Editor: Steve Chilton (steve8@mdx.ac.uk)


Middlesex Journal of Educational Technology (MJET) is an online, peer-reviewed journal published by Middlesex University.

MJET aims to provide an unintimidating way for authors to publish papers and working papers perhaps prior to writing an external article.

The journal is interdisciplinary in approach and the papers are directed towards the study and research of learning in its diverse aspects: pedagogical, curricular, sociological, economic, philosophical, and technical that contribute to the development of both theory and practice in the field of education.

The journal publishes four kinds of submissions:
  • Full academic articles (generally 2000 - 5000 words);
  • Research initiatives notes (2000 words maximum)
  • Conference and book reviews (1500 words maximum)
  • Software and technology reviews (1500 words maximum)

Following the success of the first two editions of MJET, we are now inviting contributions from internal and external academic and support staff, researchers, and postgraduate students for the third volume of MJET.

The new deadline for submission: 30 April 2014.

For more information please contact the editor: Steve Chilton (steve8@mdx.ac.uk)


Information for authors


Stage 1 - Article submission


If you are interested in submitting a paper please email the editor at: Steve Chilton (steve8@mdx.ac.uk)

Before you submit a paper, please refer to the publishing guidelines available at http://elearn.mdx.ac.uk/www/open/ojs/index.php/MJET/about/submissions#authorGuidelines
Please take extra care to format the paper according to the guidelines and double-check that your references are provided in the appropriate style.


Stage 2 - Review process


The paper you have submitted will be allocated to min. two anonymous reviewers.

After being reviewed, you will be notified by e-mail, whether your paper is accepted for publication and of any corrections to be made and the deadline for them. It is expected that you will have 8 weeks to make the necessary amendments and resubmit your paper.

Upon approval of the corrections, editing and publication of the article will proceed.

Stage 3 - Editing


All papers will be copy edited and undergo rigorous proof reading. You will be sent a final copy to approve before the journal is published.

Stage 4 - Publish and celebrate


MJET is an annual journal and we aim to publish volume 3 by July 2014

Author guidelines


For examples please check volume 1 of MJET at http://elearningresearch.middlesex.wikispaces.net/MJET-Feb2011

The article should include:

  • Title: alluding to the content, not to exceed 20 words together.
  • Author Name: follow the template: name (no title), position/ job title, department, university, email address
  • Abstract: The main text should be proceeded by an abstract, max. 250 words
  • Keywords: Max. 6 key words that best describe the paper’s central thesis.
  • Body of article: For research articles please include the following sections: background/ introduction, methodology, results/ findings, discussion, bibliography. The body of the text shall not exceed 5,000 words, excluding the abstract, figures, tables, references.

Format:


  • Typeface Ariel, size 12, single line spacing, margins of 2.5 cm. Paragraphs should NOT be indented.
  • Quotations should be between “quotations marks”. Long quotes with more than 75 words, must be single-spaced and the whole paragraph clearly highlighed with a larger margin (indentation ).
  • All tables and diagrams should be labeled numerically, for example table 1, figure 1. You should always include both the source and tables, and figures and highlights must have a title after the header.
  • Headings should be marked as title, heading 1, heading 2, heading 3
  • Footnotes and endnotes are NOT permitted. NO ENDNOTES OR FOOTNOTES or the editors will aggro!

Referencing:


  • References MUST be in Harvard style.
  • References in the text: Between parentheses, indicating only the last name of the cited reference, the year of publication, pages cited, for example, (Downing et al., 2007, p. 45)
  • References at the end of the article: references should be listed alphabetically under the heading "References"