The Journal of Faculty Development
A Forum for the
exchange of information regarding professional development in
post-secondary educational institutions.
The Journal of Faculty Development, founded in 1983, is an independent, peer-reviewed journal published by New Forums Press. Issued three times yearly, the Journal is a medium for the exchange of information regarding professional development in post-secondary educational institutions. We publish a wide variety of articles, ranging from research studies (using qualitative or quantitative methodologies) to essays on theory and philosophy. Our readership includes faculty members, administrators, and faculty development professionals at all levels of higher education, therefore we encourage contributors to focus on the implications of their investigations for scholars and practitioners in the field. We have published manuscripts related to issues in professional development, higher education pedagogy, curriculum, leadership, program design and implementation, and evaluation and assessment. We welcome suggestions for thematic issues of the Journal -- addressing a single issue, problem, or theory.
The Journal is affiliated with the following organizations:
*This organization purchases the online version of the Journal for current members.
Therefore, referring to a single individual as “a faculty” is incorrect. The correct form is “faculty member.”
We accept only
electronic submissions; email the document file as an attachment to
email@example.com. Otherwise, send the document as a saved
file on a CD or flash drive, to The Journal of Faculty Development, New
Forums Press, PO Box 876, Stillwater, OK 74076. Call 405-372-6158 with
The criteria used for the evaluation of manuscripts include:
Once the manuscript is accepted for publication, the author will submit it in RTF format on a computer disk if the first submission was not via email. Microsoft Word or any other standard word-processing program is acceptable.
One copy of the Journal in which the article appears will be sent to each author, and reprints may be ordered by authors at cost. In addition to the New Forums Press Web site, printed copies of each issue may be ordered on Amazon.com. The Journal is also available in an electronic version through the New Forums Press Web site.
Note: The Journal of Faculty Development does not publish articles that have appeared in other publications. Articles must differ substantively from previously published works.
Manuscripts should generally not exceed 3,500 words (approximately 14 pages, double spaced, including references, tables, and figures).
Manuscripts must conform to the American Psychological Association’s format described in the association’s Publication Manual (6th Edition). Please double-check references, citations, headings, figures, and graphs for compliance with the APA format.
Manuscripts should be submitted as a Microsoft Word document, or a similar standard word processor document (saved in RTF rich text), as an attachment to an email sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Otherwise, submit your manuscript on 8 ˝ x 11 inch white bond paper (one original and four copies) to Submissions, P.O. Box 876, Stillwater, OK 74076. You must indicate that your submission is for this journal.
The name and complete address, telephone, fax number, and email address of each author should appear on a separate cover page, so it can be removed for the blind review process.
All figures and tables should appear at the end of the manuscript, each on a separate page. All portions of figures and tables must be in black only, and created in the word processing program, not generated from a linked spreadsheet or other application. The author(s) should indicate placement of figure or table by inserting a notation, “Insert Figure X about here,” at the appropriate point in the manuscript (between paragraphs).
The manuscript should include a 100-word abstract, a two- to three-sentence biographical sketch of each author, and postal and email addresses for each author.