Submission Formats – 2nd Annual Writers’ Workshop
First of all, remember that the focus of the symposium and the papers we are expecting are to focus on information exasperation/gridlock.
There are two different ways you can participate in these sessions:
- Abstracts If you have an idea about a journal article but have not totally fleshed it out yet and want help in doing so, you may submit a white paper of approximately 750 – 1,000 words that outlines your idea and a short review of the theoretical basis or the gap in the literature for the paper and a focusing question.
- Submission Drafts If you plan to have a rough draft of your article in time for the workshop and need some help with the final editing, finding a correct perspective, need some advice as to the validity of your methodological focus, or general support to ensure that the perspective of the article is indeed formative in nature, you will be asked to submit that draft during the second round timetable.
In either case you should submit an ‘abstract’/proposal (approximately 1,000 +/- or enough to give us a good idea as to what you intend to write about) of your paper by the initial due date. Recall, that the general guidelines for final submission to our journal include the following:
- What is already known about this topic
- What new information does this work add to the literature (or what gap(s) does it fill)?
- From a practitioner’s perspective, what is the impact of that new knowledge?
What happens next?
We will read all the abstracts that submitted. After the initial deadline, then we will provide you feedback as for which of the two formats your paper is accepted. Then, by the second deadline you should submit your final draft. Those who select the white paper approach can make adjustments as needed but then are asked to reconfirm your interest by submitting the second draft by the second deadline. You will also be asked to register for the workshop on the AECT Conference page.