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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word or Apple Pages document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end. Footnotes should not be used.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

The editorial board welcomes contributions in the form of original articles, letters, reports and reviews. AEC provides a vehicle for the publication of articles for which a national or international audience is appropriate. These fall into a number of categories. There are articles relating to research in the educational computing field and which are likely to be of interest to a wide cross-section of educators.

In addition, there are many educators who are exploring new ideas about the use of computers in education and who are writing articles of national interest. The journal may also contain reprinted articles from international organisations such as ISTE and IFIP; however, the majority of articles are of Australian content.

  • Refereed/Reviewed papers can be articles relating to research, theoretical articles, position or policy papers.
  • Non-Refereed/Reviewed papers can be papers relating to practice or policy.
  • Authors should ensure that their manuscript conforms to the American Psychological Association (APA6) bibliographic convention.
  • Generally, authors should aim for articles of at least 4000 words but this should not be considered a limiting factor and extended articles are welcome for consideration.
  • Articles should include an abstract of 100-150 words.
  • Articles should generally be submitted in the Microsoft Word or Apple  Pages file formats.
  • Authors should include a brief (100-150 words) autobiographical statement on the submission form and upload as a file attachment (to their bio submission) a current photograph (ideally 200 x 200 pixels in JPEG or PNG formats).
  • Authors should include a reference list in APA format on the submission form with each reference separated by a blank line.
  • Authors may also submit additional material such as research data or multimedia.
  • Papers contributed for the Refereed/Reviewed sections will be anonymously refereed by at least two members of the Editorial Board. All submitted material will pass through an editorial phase to maintain journal standards and balanced coverage.
  • To ensure the integrity of the blind peer-review for submission to AEC, every effort should be made to prevent the identities of the authors and reviewers from being known to each other. This involves authors, editors, and reviewers (who upload documents as part of their review) checking to see if the following steps have been taken with regard to the text and the file properties:
  1. Authors have deleted their names from the text, with "Author" and year used in references instead of the authors' name, article title, etc.; and
  2. Metadata in document files that shows the author of the document has been removed.

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