Education and Information Technologies - Aims & Instructions for Authors

Aims & Scope

Education and Information Technologies, the official journal of the IFIP Technical Committee on Education, publishes papers from all sectors of education on all aspects of information technology, and information systems. It has been proposed in order to meet the demand for an international publication which addresses all aspects of education and information systems. As users are aware, the new technologies can liberate the learner and teacher and allow their time to be used more efficiently.

Topics covered include: change in teaching and learning, as well as examples of good practice and innovative ideas.

Instructions for Authors

Manuscripts must be original, unpublished work which is not simultaneously under consideration elsewhere. Three copies of the manuscript together with all original figures and tables should be submitted to the Editor-in-Chief. Submission of manuscripts on disc is encouraged; these should be prepared using a standard word processing package. Three printed copies are to be supplied with the disc, matching the contents of the disc exactly.The manuscript must be typed in English, double-spaced on A4 paper, with at least 3 cm margins (approximately 21 x 30cm). Low quality dot-matrix printers should not be used.
Clearly written, concise manuscripts should comprise of:

a) Title page including: (i) a concise and informative title; (ii) the full names and affiliations of all authors (including email addresses); (iii) the full mailing address, telephone and fax numbers of the corresponding author.
b) A concise and informative abstract of 150 words or less.
c) Introduction clearly stating the purpose (aims and objectives) of the paper.
d) The main body of the manuscript may be divided into sections and subsections. The use of sub-subsections is discouraged, except in very long papers.
e) Discussion. The discussion should emphasize the implications and practical significance of the findings, their limitations, and relevance to previous studies.
f) References in the text should be cited as follows:
one or two authors - Smith (1993) or (Smith, 1993) or Smith and Brown (1993) etc.
three or more authors - Smith et al. (1993) or (Smith et al. 1993)

Papers by the same author(s) in the same year should be distinguished by the letters a, b, etc. References should be listed at the end of the paper giving the year of publication, title of paper, journal titles in full, volume number and first and last page numbers. References to books should include their edition, editor(s), publisher and place of publication. Names of journals must be given in full, with abbreviations. Please adhere closely to the following format in the list of references:

Billiam, A.T. (1986) Effect of surface runoff on water quality measurements. Journal of Environmental Science, 84, 161-75.
Jones, A. B. and Smith, W. (1984) Statistical Methods for Scientists. Wiley, New York.
Excerpt in Book
Lawson, W. (1987) A survey of soil remediation methods. In Advances in Soil Science, A. Hall and B. West (eds), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. pp. 104-6.
Singer, J.M. (1989) Contributions to the theory of order statistics. Ph.D. thesis, University of Vermont.
USEPA (1989) Methods for evaluating the attainment of cleanup standards. Volume 1: Soils and solid media. Statistical Policy Branch, US Environmental Protection Agency, 401 M Street SW, Washington, DC 20460.
Conference Proceedings
Davis, J. O. (1989) Statistics for beginners. In Proceedings of the American Statistical Society Conference on Education and Statistics. Edited by A. Bunn and J. Block. Madrid, July. pp. 405-12.

Tables must be typed, double spaced on a separate page. They must be consecutively numbered and should have a brief informative title. Tables should be understandable without reference to the text. Explanatory footnotes should be brief, placed beneath the table and indicated by lower case letters. When using percentages, state the absolute value that corresponds to 100%. Identify all statistical methods.

Figures and illustrations of any kind must be submitted as sequentially numbered figures, one to a page. At least one set of figures must be glossy photographs, high quality laser printed computer outputs, or originals not requiring any additional artwork or typesetting, photocopies are NOT acceptable. The author(s) name and the numbers or letters used to identify parts of any illustrations must be clearly identified by a key which should normally be incorporated into the legend rather than in the figure itself. Similarly, internal scales, staining or processing of the figure must be explained where appropriate. Figure legends should be listed sequentially on a separate page.

Units, symbols and displayed equations. Use only recommended SI units. Numerals should be used for all numbers of two or more digits, and for single digits when attached to units of measure. Abbreviations should be defined in brackets after their first mention in the text in accordance with internationally agreed rules. Equations should be presented as simply as possible. Numerical subscripts and superscripts should be used wherever possible, and the root sign should be avoided. Vector quantities should be presented in bold type. Displayed equations should be numbered consecutively, using parenthesised arabic numerals.

Proofs will be sent to the designated corresponding author and should be returned directly to the publisher within 3 days of receipt. Alterations in proofs other than the correction of typesetter's errors may cause delay and extra charges that may be made to authors.

Reprints may ordered using the offprint order form supplied with page proofs.

Copyright. Submission of a paper will be taken to imply that it presents original unpublished work, not under consideration for publication elsewhere. By submitting a manuscript authors agree that the copyright for their article is transferred to the publisher if and when the article is accepted for publication. The copyright covers the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the article, including reprints, photographic reproduction, microfilm or any other reproduction of similar or any nature including translations.

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