Instruction for Authors (Manuscript Submission)

Career and Technical Education Research


One electronic copy of the manuscript should be submitted to the Editor. The electronic version must be in MS Word Version 6 or higher. Manuscripts typically range in length from 20-30 double – spaced pages including references, tables, and figures. Text, references, and tables must be prepared according to the guidelines detailed in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition). Authors should report effect sizes in manuscript and tables when reporting statistical significance. The title page should include the title of the article, and the name, affiliation, mailing address, e-mail address, and telephone number for each author. Each manuscript must be accompanied by an abstract of no more than 150 words. The receipt of all manuscripts will be acknowledged within one week of receipt. Manuscripts accepted for publication are usually published within one year of formal acceptance. To defray rising publication costs, authors who are not members of ACTER will be required to pay a $50.00 fee if their manuscript is accepted for publication.

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READER COMMENTS. CTER welcomes comments from readers on articles that have appeared in recent issues. Submitted comments must speak directly to the content of the article of reference, not to exceed four manuscript pages, and conform to the APA reporting format. These manuscripts may be sent out for peer review at the Editor’s discretion. Author(s) of the original article will have an option of responding to published comments of their work.

REPRODUCTION RIGHTS. ACTER retains literary property rights on copyrighted articles. However, articles published in CTER can be reproduced for academic and not-for-profit activities with the stipulation that credit is given to CTER. All other forms of use require written permission from the publisher.