Notes for Contributors

Irish Academic Practice - Notes for Contributors

  1. The Editorial Team invites submissions from across learning, teaching, technology and professional development. Proposals for special theme issues are also welcome. While the primary area of focus is learning, teaching and technology in Ireland, submissions from other regions are also welcome, particularly those that provide a comparative perspective. Specific topics can include curriculum development, language and education, teacher education, the education of special groups, education and learning technologies/media, educational leadership, theories of education, literacy, educational research and policy. Special emphasis is on innovative practices in teaching and learning. Articles on other related topics may be accepted if they have a clear relationship to research or practice in this field.
  2. Manuscripts may be pre-screened to ensure they fit the aims and scope of the Journal. It is editorial policy that manuscripts are sent to two anonymous peer reviewers.
  3. All published content must be approved through the normal IAP refereeing and editorial process, and final editorial control remains with the IAP Editors.
  4. Manuscripts shall be based on primary research, or exceptional critical literature reviews, or practice-based innovations.
  5. Manuscripts should be between 4000 - 6,000 words in length, including all references.
  6. The manuscript should be preceded by an abstract, on a separate page. The abstract should consist of title, and summary of the paper, between 300 and 500 words in length. The abstract should end with three or four key words relating to the content.
  7. Manuscripts should be typed on one side of the page, in Times New Roman, 12, double-spaced with wide margins. Manuscripts should be submitted via email to both and
  8. All text should be unjustified. Do not insert page breaks or bold the text.
  9. Authors are expected to correct proofs. The typescript finally accepted for publication must be regarded as definitive and subsequent corrections should be restricted to printer’s errors. Any alterations at this stage may be made only with the agreement of the editorial team. Changes in the text will not be considered at proof stage.
  10. Authors may already have begun a process of consultation with other journals for your paper submission. However it is still possible to publish a version of your work in this new journal without impacting on the status of other publications.
  11. The American Psychological Association referencing style must be used (as per 6th edition of the APA Publication Manual, 2010). See examples overleaf. References should be placed in alphabetical order at the end of the text. The second line of each entry to the References should be indented by one tab.


    Moore, S., Walsh, G., & Rísquez, A. (2007). Teaching at College and University. Maidenhead: Open University Press

    Book chapter
    Noddings, N. (2004). Is Teaching a practice? In J.Dunne & P.Hogan (Eds.), Education and Practice: Upholding the Integrity of Teaching and Learning (pp. 159 169). Oxford: Blackwell Publishing

    Journal article
    Barnett, R. (2000). Supercomplexity and the curriculum. Studies in Higher Education, 25(3), 255-265

    Online citation
    Higher Education Authority (2011). National Plan for Equity of Access to Higher Education 2008-2013 Mid-Term Review 2009. Dublin: National Office for Equity of Access to Higher Education, Higher Education Authority (http://www.hea.ie/en/Publications#2011)

    1. Articles for consideration should be submitted via email to: and by Friday, April 27th