Education and Professional Development


Education and professional development articles present the development, structure, delivery, evaluation and analysis of education and professional development programs. Model programs and curricula are also encouraged. Articles of this type may also themselves be a concise tutorial on a focused topic relevant to the profession. Tutorials should adhere to best practices in instructional design and be accompanied by learning objectives or outcomes as well as assessments to aid learners.

Word count limit: 4000 words

Abstract word count limit: 250 words; structured abstract not required

For tutorials: also include a statement of target audience, learning outcomes and assessment/s 

Table limit: 4

Figure limit: 6

References: required and unlimited

Education and professional development articles are expected to vary in purpose and content. Where the article reports the effectiveness of an education or training program, the article should provide results of formal education evaluation according to an established evaluation framework. These articles should state the research reporting guidelines appropriate for the research design employed in the evaluation and will be peer-reviewed according to the standard review rubric specific to reports of research results .

Education and professional development articles that seek to describe experience with the design or operation of a program will be peer-reviewed according to a standard research review rubric . Education and professional development articles that are themselves tutorials or that describe the curriculum of the education or training programs will be peer-reviewed according to a standard review rubric specific to best practice in instructional design. 

Education and professional development articles that report personal experiences in or opinion about education and professional development will reviewed as opinion articles.