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2017 Proceedings - Manuscript Preparation Guidelines

Selected Research & Development Paper Presentations
Selected Instruction Paper Presentations
sponsored by the
Research and Theory Division
and the
Development and Development Division

  1. Your manuscript should be 8 -10 pages and written in Microsoft Word for Windows. Save it as a .doc file and also as an .rtf file. Send both versions on a flash drive or CD.
  2. Single space the entire manuscript. Use 10 point Times New Roman (TNR) font.
  3. Print your paper. (Note: You send two paper copies. )
  4. Margins – 1” on all sides.
  5. Do not use any page numbers, or embedded commands. Documents that have embedded commands, including editorial comments or special style commands, will not be included in the Proceedings.
  6. Include a cover sheet with the paper’s title and with the names, affiliations and addresses of all authors. Identify two descriptors for use in the index. Sign the cover sheet to indicate that you assign copyright of this manuscript to AECT and the Research and Theory Division of AECT. Your paper may be submitted to the Educational Resources Information Clearinghouse (ERIC) for addition to the ERIC document system. Submission of your paper to the Proceedings indicates your agreement to submit your paper to ERIC.
  7. The name of the manuscript file should reference the author. In addition, submit two paper copies. Send the disk and paper copies to:
    Michael R. Simonson
    Instructional Technology and Distance Education
    Nova Southeastern University
    Fischler College of Education
    Campus Support Building
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314
    * Note: All submissions need to be received before one week after the close of the convention.

The Manuscript

To ensure uniformity of the printed proceedings, authors should follow these guidelines when preparing manuscripts for submission. DO NOT EMBED INFORMATION. YOUR PAPER WILL BE RETURNED IF IT CONTAINS EMBEDDED COMMANDS OR UNUSUAL STYLE OR FORMATTING INFORMATION.

Word Processor Format:
Manuscripts should be written in Microsoft Word.

The maximum length of the body of the paper should be about 8 – 10 pages.

Top and bottom margins: 1.0”
Left and right margins: 1.0”

Regular text: 10 point Times New Roman (TNR), left justified
Paper title: 10 point TNR, centered
Author listing: 10 point TNR, centered
Section headings: 10 point TNR, centered
Section sub-heading: 10 point TNR, left justified

Do not type section headings or titles in all-caps, only capitalize the first letter in each word. All type should be single-spaced. Allow one line of space before and after each heading. Indent, 0.5”, the first sentence of each paragraph.

Figures and Tables:
Figures and tables should fit a width of 6 ½ “ and be incorporated into the document.

Page Numbering:
Do not include or refer to any page numbers in your manuscript. The Proceedings will be page enumerated when it is processed for printing.

We encourage you to use visuals – pictures, graphics – to help explain your article. Graphics images (.jpg) should be included in the paper where they fit best. Images should be no wider than 6 ½”. Visuals and pictures should be at least 500kb.