ITAIS Newsletter Submission Guidelines

General Guidelines

The ITAIS newsletter encourages submission of articles and reviews on topics of significance to ITA professionals. The following are especially encouraged:
  • program and course descriptions
  • best practices and teaching techniques
  • editorials on any topic of interest to ITA practitioners
  • collaborative authorship among ITA professionals and/or ITAs themselves
  • reviews of books, articles, resources, technologies, websites, or conferences that provide analysis relevant to the practice and theory of ITA education

Format

  • Submissions should begin with a brief abstract (approximately 50 words).
  • Submissions should conclude with a one- or two-sentence bio about the author(s).
  • Length can vary depending on the type of submission. Articles should be no more than 1,750 words, but other types of submissions will be shorter.
  • For citations, please use the Publications Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition (APA) .
  • Use a space between paragraphs instead of indenting.
  • Clearly distinguish the different level headings & use bold:
    • THIS IS A LEVEL 1 HEAD
    • This Is a Level 2 Head
    • This Is a Level 3 Head
    • This is a level 4 head

Readability

  • Online readers prefer chunked information, so keep the text short, use bulleted lists, and put main ideas first. 
  • Use plenty of headings and subheads. 
  • Use clickable links (with http://). 

Graphics and Photos

Graphics and digital photos must
  • be .jpg, ,gif, or .tiff format
  • be at least 300 dpi resolution (higher is better)
  • include a caption, the name of each person in the photo, and, if known, the name of the photographer

Permissions

The author(s) must obtain written permission from the copyright holder to reproduce graphics such as tables, figures, and photos taken from published sources, including websites.

If the author(s) take a photograph of a person, he or she should obtain a release from that person to reproduce the photograph in the newsletter. No release is necessary for photos of the author(s).

If you have any questions about permissions, please contact TESOL Publications.

How to Submit

Submit articles in Microsoft Word (as a .doc or .docx file) as an email attachment in a message to the editor, Laura Murphy.

Please include a picture of yourself as separate .jpg file and indicate in the email body that you give permission to publish your photo.