Manuscript Submission


Issues in Teacher Education (ITE) is a peer-reviewed journal published twice yearly by the California Council on Teacher Education (CCTE). The journal publishes original manuscripts focusing on topics, concerns, and methodologies for improving the quality of teacher education, broadly conceived to include pre-service preparation, the induction years, and the professional development of career teachers. The journal welcomes submissions in a variety of genres, including empirical research, philosophical or theoretical investigations, reports by practitioners in various field settings that ground teacher preparation (e.g., descriptions of innovative practices/curriculum situated in the literature), and book reviews related to the theme. All submissions must be scholarly in nature and demonstrate substantive knowledge of teacher education as a field of study. Submissions should be between 3000-5000 words (exclusive of references).   

Manuscripts are reviewed year-round. To submit a manuscript for publication consideration, please click here to begin the electronic submission process. ITE uses Open Journal Systems (OJS), a user-friendly online manuscript submission and review interface that allows authors to track the review process in real time. If you are a new user, click on “Register” in the upper right corner of the screen and follow the prompts to complete the registration process. You will receive a confirmation email with your user name and password. Login to the website again and follow the steps for Author and/or New Submissions. ¬†Additionally, please consider signing up to serve as a reviewer at this time, as well. A pool of responsive and active reviewers is crucial to maintaining the rigor and quality of publications, as well as to the health and well-being of the journal as a whole.

Manuscripts should follow the style outlined in the most recent edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association and should be submitted in Microsoft Word. Submitted files should: be “blind” (all identifying information removed, including in Word’s “properties”); have "track changes" turned off; use 12-point font; be unlocked; and not exceed 2 MB in size (including embedded graphics, if any). If your submission includes graphics, you may need to consult your institution's electronic media department for assistance in re-sizing them to assure they do not make the Word document in which they are embedded too large. Graphics should be camera ready at the time they are embedded in the Word document, and if published, will be reproduced in the journal in black and white. Issues in Teacher Education will not consider manuscripts that do not meet these style or electronic file standards.

Please send editorial correspondence to:

Terri Patchen, Editor
Issues in Teacher Education