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|HAPS Educator Submission Guidelines|
The HAPS Educator welcomes submissions of at least 1000 words relevant to Anatomy and Physiology Education. Authors do not have to be members of HAPS. All HAPS Educator articles are peer-reviewed, and are uploaded to the Life Science Teaching Resource Community (LifeSciTRC) one year post-publication.
Submissions must be directed towards one of three categories:
Shorter submissions will be directed towards one of two destinations:
Potential authors can use the flowchart below to choose the best destination for their submission.
Submission deadlines for HAPS Educator are:
March 15 (Spring issue)
B. PEER REVIEW PROCESS
Each submission will be evaluated by at least two members of the HAPS Educator editorial board for the Educational Scholarship standards listed below:
1. The article must meet the length and content requirements of one of the three HAPS Educator categories (Educational Research, Current Topics, or Perspectives on Teaching).
2. Educational Research articles will be further reviewed as to the quantity and quality of the data. Submissions lacking sufficient data will be redirected towards the “Perspectives on Teaching” section of the Educator.
3. The article must maintain scientific accuracy in its details and reflect the author’s preparation and knowledge of the field.
4. The information in the article must be organized and clearly presented, and free from spelling and grammatical errors.
The reviewers will make one of four recommendations:
1. Accept as is.
Based on the recommendations and comments of the reviewers, the Editor will make a final decision regarding each article. Authors will be notified as to the editor’s recommendation and will receive copies of the reviewer comments, and will have the opportunity to revise and resubmit, if necessary. While the reviewers will know the authors’ identities, the authors will not know the reviewers’ identities.
C. INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS
Please read through the information on this page prior to submitting your manuscript. If you have additional questions or need help with the submissions process, please contact the editors at email@example.com
The HAPS Educator publishes manuscripts consisting of original material that is not currently being consider for publication by another journal, website, or book and has not previously been published. Publication of the manuscript must be approved by all of the authors.
All articles published in the HAPS Educator are uploaded into the Life Sciences Teaching Resources Community (LifeSciTRC). For more information about this database, follow this link
Authors must obtain permission to reproduce any copyright material and the source of this material must be acknowledged in their manuscript. Authors are expected to know that the un-referenced use of published or unpublished ideas, writing or illustrations of others, from any source, constitutes plagiarism.
Responsibility for (1) the accuracy of facts, (2) the expression of opinion and (3) the authenticity of any supporting material presented by the author rests solely with the author. The HAPS Educator, its publishers, editors, reviewers and staff, take no responsibility for these things.
All articles must be submitted online, using the online submission form
· The name, affiliation, and email of each author
· A short biography of the authors (100 words maximum) to be included in the HAPS Educator
· The article title
· An abstract of 150 words or less. The abstract will be included in the LifeSciTRC submission.
· A list of 1-5 individual keywords
· The manuscript file
· Illustrations, uploaded as individual files
It is the responsibility of the author to make sure that the manuscript is complete, accurate, and properly formatted. Improperly formatted submissions will be returned to the authors for revision before the Editorial Board will review them.
o Single author: (Earhardt 2004, Earhardt 2007)
o Two authors: (Amber and Slevin 2005, Ryan and Slevin 2006)
o Multiple authors: (Garcia-Borreguero et al. 2006)
Note that for journal titles we use standard abbreviations. A doi should be provided if possible.
Example: Sobinoff AP, Beckett EL, Jarnicki AG, Sutherland JM, McCluskey A, Hansbro PM, McLaughlin EA (2013) Scrambled and fried: Cigarette smoke exposure causes antral follicle destruction and oocyte dysfunction through oxidative stress. Toxicol. Appl. Pharmacol. 271, 156-167. doi: 10.1016/j.taap.2013.05.009
Please provide the website author (if possible), the date of publication or last revision (if known), the website title, the web address, and the access date.
Example: NIH (National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute) (2014) What are the risks of smoking? Retrieved from www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/smo/risks.html 9/27/14.
Jones N (2014) Growth hormone and the ovarian follicle. In: B. Barker (Ed.) Growth Hormone (pp. 100-106). New York, NY: Wiley.
Moore KL, Persaud TVN, Torchia MG (2013) Before We Are Born: Essentials of Embryology and Birth Defects (Eighth Edition). Philadelphia: Elsevier.
Photos or line drawings should be uploaded separately from the manuscript as individual .jpg, .jpeg, .eps, .pdf, .png, .gif, and .zip files. Color figures are permitted and encouraged.
We look forward to your submission. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.
If you have additional questions please contact the editors at firstname.lastname@example.org
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