Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Summer Academe welcomes submissions from different viewpoints, methodologies, disciplines, and cultures that relate to summer session administration or pedagogy. The primary criterion for submissions is that the content focuses on summer session administration or pedagogy. Original material is invited in the following broad categories:

Research and Scholarship

Reports on Innovations and Best Practice

Conference Papers  

Forum  

Book and Media Reviews

 

Section Policies

Research and Scholarship

deals with questions or issues related to any aspect of university/college summer session administration or pedagogy. Research papers should emphasize the implications for practice (4,000-6,000 words).

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Conference Papers

Reports on select presentations from the annual conferences of the sponsoring associations. Typically these papers will be invited, but submissions from conference presenters are welcome (2,000-2,500 words).

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Forum

features opinion pieces and commentary that provide thought-provoking perspectives on critical issues, policies, and contemporary events related to university/college summer session administration or pedagogy, including commentary on articles published in earlier issues of the journal (1,200-1,500 words).

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Reports on Innovations and Best Practice

Reports relating to the day-to-day practice of university/college summer sessions and providing ideas and information of immediate use to other institutions. Reports may relate to a range of topics, inlcuding marketing, budgets and finance, revenue sharing, administrative and organizational practice, innovative programs (1,500-2,000 words)

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Book and Media Reviews

provides a brief, clear presentation of the subject matter and its relevance to university/college summer session administration or pedagogy. Reviews of materials less than three years old are preferred. Because a limited number of reviews will be published in each issue, advance notice of intention to undertake a review is required (400-800 words).

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Articles

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Introduction

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Peer Review Process

Submissions to all sections of the journal except the book and media reviews are given blind reviews by members of the Editorial Board or colleagues in the field with special competence in the area represented by the submission. Review criteria reflect high academic standards, in general, but vary according to the section of the journal for which the submission is intended:

  • Criteria for submissions on Research and Scholarship include contribution of new knowledge to the field, relevance and significance of contents to professional practice in summer sessions
  • Criteria for Conference Papers include the extent to which the description of practice or program is likely to be of interest and of use to others involved in summer sessions
  • Criteria for Reports on Innovation and Best Practice include the extent to which the description of practice or program is likely to be of interest and of use to others involved in summer sessions

Authors generally receive a decision in 8-10 weeks of submission. Reviewers make one of the following recommendations:

  • Accept for Publication
  • Conditional Accept (conditional upon revisions)
  • Reject, Encourage Rewrite and Resubmission, or
  • Reject

 

Publication Frequency

Journal volumes are published on an annual basis.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...