Policies for Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning
- Philosophy of Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning
- Who Can Submit?
- General Submission Rules
- Formatting Requirements
- Rights for Authors and Purdue e-Pubs
Philosophy of Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning
For more information, please see Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning Aims and Scope page.
Who Can Submit?
Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning provided he or she owns the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the article. Authors are the initial owners of the copyrights to their works (an exception in the non-academic world to this might exist if the authors have, as a condition of employment, agreed to transfer copyright to their employer).
General Submission Rules
Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication. In addition, by submitting material to Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that he or she will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, please contact the editors.
Submission of articles that report on original research, classroom or project descriptions and evaluations, syntheses of the literature, assessments of the state of the art, and theoretical or conceptual positions that relate to the use of PBL, including the planning, management, operation, and evaluation of PBL are highly desired. Please note that for original research we expect to see an evaluation of the research question(s), description of the methods employed, analyses used, and recommendations for implementation and further research.
Manuscripts should be between 10 and 25 double-spaced U.S. standard letter size (8.5" x 11") pages in length. In addition, an abstract of approximately 125 words is required. Manuscripts should be prepared according to the latest guidelines of the American Psychological Association. Manuscripts not conforming to these specifications will be returned to the author for proper formatting.
Rights for Authors and Purdue e-Pubs
As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the authors assign to Purdue e-Pubs all copyright in the article, subject to the expansive personal--use exceptions described below.
Attribution and Usage Policies
Reproduction, posting, transmission or other distribution or use of the article or any material therein, in any medium as permitted by a personal-use exemption or by written agreement of Purdue e-Pubs, requires credit to Purdue e-Pubs as copyright holder (e.g., Purdue e-Pubs © 2013).
The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from Purdue e-Pubs provided the author does not alter the format or content of the articles, including the copyright notification:
- Storage and back-up of the article on the author's computer(s) and digital media (e.g., diskettes, back-up servers, Zip disks, etc.), provided that the article stored on these computers and media is not readily accessible by persons other than the author(s);
- Posting of the article on the author(s) personal website, provided that the website is non-commercial;
- Posting of the article on the internet as part of a non-commercial open access institutional repository or other non-commercial open access publication site affiliated with the author(s)'s place of employment (e.g., a Phrenology professor at the University of Southern North Dakota can have her article appear in the University of Southern North Dakota's Department of Phrenology online publication series); and
- Posting of the article on a non-commercial course website for a course being taught by the author at the university or college employing the author.
People seeking an exception, or who have questions about use, should contact the editors.
General Terms and Conditions of Use
Users of the Purdue e-Pubs website and/or software agree not to misuse the Purdue e-Pubs service or software in any way.
The failure of Purdue e-Pubs to exercise or enforce any right or provision in the policies or the Submission Agreement does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any term of the Submission Agreement or these policies is found to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Submission Agreement and these policies remain in full force and effect. These policies and the Submission Agreement constitute the entire agreement between Purdue e-Pubs and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.
Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement
Authors must guarantee that submitted manuscripts have not been published elsewhere, are not currently under review elsewhere, and have been submitted with the full knowledge of their institutional home.
Any manuscripts that do not meet originality requirements will be rejected without peer-review.
All manuscripts will be reviewed based on intellectual content without regard for age, gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, country of origin, or political philosophy of the authors.
All manuscripts submitted for peer-review are kept strictly confidential by editors and reviewers. At no time will editors or reviewers utilize submitted materials without the consent of the authors.