Information for Authors and Readers
IMEJ, the Interactive Multimedia Electronic Journal of Computer-Enhanced Learning, is an on-line peer-reviewed journal devoted to the presentation of creative and practices for teaching with technology and to the exploration of theoretical and pedagogical issues that arise from these innovations. Through our use of multimedia interactivity, readers will be able to use experimental software, take sample tests, manipulate graphs and three-dimensional images, search text, and communicate with authors. A new journal, IMEJ was created at Wake Forest University in 1998; its editorial broad includes scholars from many disciplines and a multimedia production team comprised of experts in the field of computer technology. For more information, see http://imej.wfu.edu/.
Submission of Articles
We invite authors to submit articles that demonstrate how computer technology has been used in real-life classroom situations. Since our primary objective is to create a forum for interdisciplinary discussion among teachers and scholars, we will consider articles from all academic fields. Authors should consider this cross-disciplinary audience and limit the use of specialized terminology.
Before submitting a manuscript for publication, authors should prepare a 200-400 word abstract outlining the article and describing the kinds of interactive or multimedia elements that could be included in the publication. (The IMEJ multimedia production team will serve as technical advisers and work with those whose abstracts have been accepted to construct the interactive, on-line version.) Authors should include with the abstract a cover letter with educational affiliation and e-mail address and if possible, a link to any relevant Web-based material that we might review. Mail one hard copy of your abstract to IMEJ, P.O Box 7657, Winston-Salem, NC 27109 and one electronic copy to email@example.com.
Authors will be promptly notified of the status of their abstract. Those who are encouraged to submit articles will receive information from our multimedia experts and a preliminary schedule for submission and publication.
Text submissions will necessarily vary in length, although most average 1500 to 3000 words (6 to 12 pages). Authors are asked to submit one electronic copy of the text, along with a short biographical sketch. The electronic copy can be submitted in any standard word processing program or HTML. APA or MLA guidelines should be used in preparation of the manuscript and citation of sources. All tables and figures must be clearly labeled.
IMEJ editors will send authors prompt acknowledgement of the receipt of manuscripts and notification of publication date. Our multimedia team will consult with authors during the production of the interactive, on-line article, and our board will send authors a final version of the articles for review before publication.
Protocol for Submission and Review of Articles
In what follows, "author" may imply multiple authors, "Editors" refers to IMEJ's Editors-in-Chief, and "Associate Editors" refers to Editorial Board members. See Editorial Board web page.
Author's Guidelines for the Submission of Multimedia Elements
IMEJ Policy regarding Multimedia Collaboration
Copyright Policy for the Protection of Authors
Authors will be asked to assign copyright for their articles to Wake Forest University. We will create and maintain the definitive version of IMEJ articles on our server. Articles will not be modified without joint permission by the author and editorial board. While authors and readers may make links to the articles, reproduction without permission is a violation of our policy. Requests to republish or post articles must be made to IMEJ. Permission to make digital or hard copies of IMEJ copyrighted articles for personal or classroom use is granted as long as:
Agreement of Originality: Author's Responsibilities
IMEJ strives to provide authors with wide readership and copyright protection. In return, we expect that manuscript submissions have not been or will not be published elsewhere. Articles that differ from IMEJ articles by 25% or more will be seen as new works and are not bound by IMEJ copyright.
Authors must include complete documentation of all sources used in the creation of their articles and, before publication, submit copies of letters granting permission to use all copyrighted materials, including images or sound files, commercial software, and other traditional or on-line works. If materials that have not been published are used (such as students' writings), please send us release letters from writers even if the materials appear anonymously. All permission requests should include not only release for on-line publication, but also for publication of a compact disc.
The IMEJ board will be happy to field questions or share sample permission or release forms if necessary. These materials are for information purposes and should not be construed as providing legal advice. Authors may wish to consult their own attorney.
If questions of copyright infringement arise, the editorial board reserves the right to take the article off the server until the matter has been resolved.
The views expressed in IMEJ are to be attributed to their authors, not the journal, its editorial board, or Wake Forest University.