English Teaching: Practice and Critique
Guidelines for contributors
In many cases, potential contributors with acknowledged expertise will be approached by the Board or by a guest editor appointed by the board and invited to contribute to an issue of the journal commensurate with their expertise.
English Teaching: Practice and Critique does not provide a review process on demand. Rather, its Board selects recently published works deemed to be of high interest and relevance to the English/literacy teaching profession worldwide. (Words selected need not relate to the chosen focus of a particular issue.) The work will be allocated by the ETPC Review Editor to an established academic whose job it will be to enter into dialogue with the writer(s) of the chosen work, thereby drawing the work into the kind of academic and professional conversation that the journal is committed to. Publishers, who have familiarised themselves with the journal's "Statement of Purposes" on its home page, are invited to submit books for review purposes.
The editors invite teachers to submit theorised classroom-based accounts or narratives that they believe will resonate with colleagues in other countries. In line with the journal's editorial policy, such submissions will also be subject to peer review. Having said that, our aim in including such narratives is to ensure that practising teachers have a voice in this publication and thereby develop a sense of ownership of the journal.
In developing a classroom narrative, teachers (and, of course, teacher/researchers) are invited to consider the following suggestions:
Language and spelling: British English or American English spelling and terminology may be used, but please be consistent in your use of conventions.
Layout and punctuation: Manuscripts should be A4, one side only, leaving an adequate left-hand margin for reviewer comment. Please double-space all material, including notes and references. Please use Times New Roman font (12pt). Quotations of more than 40 words should be set off clearly by indenting the left-hand margin and by using an 11pt typeface. Use double quotation marks for direct quotations and single quotation marks for quotations within quotations and for words or phrases used in a special sense. Number the pages consecutively but don't include the title page in this numbering. Abbreviations should be explained at first occurrence. Please do not include a double space after a period (full stop).
Abstract: Please provide a short abstract of 100 to 200 words. Avoid undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.
Key words: Please provide five to 10 key words or short phrases in alphabetical order.
Moving image clips: Please provide these in Quicktime or AVI format – Windows media file.
Headings and subheadings: Section headings should be in bold capitals and section subheadings should be bold sentence case. Avoid sub-subheadings.