JIR Process

Unique to JIR is the role of public review prior to final submission for publication consideration. As such, papers submitted to JIR will be posted on the JIR website for public discussion during one of three discussion periods; discussion periods are held in February, June and September of each year.

Papers posted for discussion are NOT anonymous; in addition to the written paper, authors have the opportunity to supplement the paper with a brief presentation discussing the scope, goals and purpose of their work. Copyright information will be posted along with each paper to ensure ownership of all posted informatin. Notification of discussion periods will be openly disseminated to the broader academic community. Scholars wishing to contribute to the discussion surrounding each paper must register with JIR in order to publicly post their comments.

At the conclusion of each discussion period, authors have the option of having their work removed from the website (with only the title and abstract remaining) or leaving their work archived for ongoing viewing (without the possibility of additional comments). All papers posted for discussion on JIR will have permanent, dated documentation remaining on the site.

Following the discussion period, authors are encouraged to utilize the feedback from the public review in order to enhance their SoTL work. At this point, authors may elect to submit the paper for final publication consideration with JIR or they may choose to submit with another publication outlet. Papers submitted for final publication with JIR are subjected to another round of formalized peer review by anonymous reviewers. 

Papers accepted for final publication with JIR will appear in both the online and print version of the journal. JIR will be published annually in the spring; for publication consideration in the final JIR publication, submissions must be received by December 1. Submissions for publication consideration in JIR MUST have first been reviewed in a public format in one of the JIR discussion periods. 

General Call for Papers

Papers may be submitted for discussion at any time. Papers will be posted for discussion during the next available discussion period. Discussion periods:

  • February
  • June
  • September

Deadline for submitting revised papers for publication consideration in the final JIR print/online volume is December 1.

To submit your manuscript for publication consideration, view the submission guidelines and link at: http://cirt.gcu.edu/jir/submissionguidelines.

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Call for Papers

Invitation to submit manuscript for the 2018 Journal of Instructional Research

Prospective authors are invited to submit manuscripts for possible publication in the Journal of Instructional Research (JIR). JIR publishes original material highlighting faculty research relevant to best practices in post-secondary teaching, learning and assessment. As is the nature of refereed journals, acceptance and publication of original manuscripts is a competitive process. The 2018Issue focuses exclusively on pedagogical and instructional research related to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in either the face-to-face, blended or online classroom.  

As educators, it is important to discover, reflect, and share teaching strategies with our colleagues and the collective community of teacher-scholars. As such, SoTL includes a broad range of pedagogical topics including:

  • Teaching Strategies
  • Curriculum
  • Assessment
  • Technology Integration
  • Active Learning Strategies
  • Reflective Practice
  • Pedagogy
  • Student Engagement
  • Teaching Critical Thinking
  • Student Learning
  • Motivation

As such, presentations will all focus on issues relevant to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. For example, topics might include:

  • Hybrid Classrooms
  • Engaging Students in a Large-Enrollment Classroom
  • Classroom Management Strategies
  • Service-Learning Projects
  • Classroom Assessment Techniques
  • Classroom Design
  • Online Teaching Strategies
  • Teaching Exceptional Students

To submit your manuscript for publication consideration, view the submission guidelines and link at: http://cirt.gcu.edu/jir/submissionguidelines. Deadline for submission  is February 1, 2018.

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