Adult Learning is a practitioner-oriented journal owned by the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE). The journal publishes empirical research and conceptual papers for researchers and practitioners that approach practice issues with a problem-solving emphasis. The audience includes those who design, manage, teach, and evaluate programs of adult and continuing education.
|Mary V. Alfred||Texas A&M University|
|Michelle Johnson||Texas A&M University|
|Michelle Glowacki-Dudka||Ball State University|
|Catherine A. Cherrstrom||Texas A&M University|
|Dionne Rosser-Mims||Troy University|
|Lisa M. Baumgartner||Texas A&M University|
|Jim Berger||Western Kentucky University|
|Marcie Boucouvalas||Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University|
|Tuere A. Bowles||North Carolina State University|
|Dominique T. Chlup||Texas A&M University|
|Rosemary Closson||University of South Florida|
|Simone C. O. Conceição||University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee|
|Joellen E. Coryell||Texas State University|
|Thomas D. Cox||University of Central Florida|
|Donna Drake-Clark||University of Maryland|
|Steven Frye||Tennessee Technological University|
|Shibao Guo||University of Calgary|
|Talmadge C. Guy||University of Georgia|
|Pi-Chi Han||University of Missouri-St. Louis|
|Catherine A. Hansman||Cleveland State University|
|Sharon H. Herbers||University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio|
|Lilian H. Hill||University of Southern Mississippi|
|Paulette Isaac-Savage||University of Missouri-St. Louis|
|Kathleen P. King||University of South Florida|
|Clarena Larrotta||Texas State University-San Marcos|
|Ming-yeh Lee||San Francisco State University|
|Alan Mandell||Empire State College|
|Larry B. Martin||University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee|
|Lisa R. Merriweather||University of North Carolina, Charlotte|
|Mitsunori Misawa||The University of Memphis, USA|
|Machuma Muyia||Texas A&M University|
|Carmela Nanton||Palm Beach Atlantic University|
|Robert Nolan||Oklahoma State University|
|Glenn Palmer||DeVry University|
|Carole E. Pearce||Walden University|
|Maria Plakhotnik||National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia|
|John R. Rachal||University of Southern Mississippi|
|Robin Redmon Wright||Penn State Harrisburg|
|Delores Rice||Texas A&M University-Commerce|
|Petra Robinson||Rutgers University|
|Elice E. Rogers||Cleveland State University|
|Amy D. Rose||Northern Illinois University|
|Michael L. Rowland||University of Louisville|
|Stephen Schmidt||East Carolina University|
|Ellen Scully-Russ||The George Washington University|
|Regina O. Smith||University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee|
|Qi Sun||University of Wyoming|
|Jonathan E. Taylor||Troy University|
|Melody Thompson||Penn State University|
|Meg Wise||University of Wisconsin-Madison|
|Susan M. Yelich Biniecki||Kansas State University|
|Jill Zarestky||Texas A&M University|
Editor: Mary V. Alfred
Editorial Assistant: Michelle Johnson
Submit online: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/al
Adult Learning is a practitioner-oriented journal published by the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE). The journal publishes articles for researchers and practitioners that approach practice issues with a problem-solving emphasis. The audience includes those who design, manage, teach, and evaluate programs of adult and continuing education.
Types of Articles Published
Adult Learning seeks to publish original compositions within the areas of refereed articles, personal reflections, futures, and resources. In addition, from time to time, special issues are published around a specific theme.
1. Refereed Articles
The editors are very interested in publishing empirical research and conceptual papers and are actively soliciting manuscripts of 4,000-4,500 words. Submit refereed inquiries to the Editor, Mary Alfred, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The editorial procedure for refereed manuscripts includes review by two or three editorial board members. Reviewers make one of the following recommendations: accept, conditional accept (upon revisions), revise and resubmit, and reject. Authors generally receive a decision within two to three months of manuscript submission. Authors of articles receiving a revise recommendation may receive comments on and suggestions for enhanced organization, readability, and substantive content changes.
2. Personal Reflections
The Personal Reflections section publishes short articles on various topics that often relate to current events or a special theme, if applicable. Reflections articles demonstrate the author's personal thoughts about the issue in 1,200-1,500 words. Submit inquiries to the Personal Reflections Editor, Catherine A. Cherrstrom, at email@example.com.
The Futures section contains articles of 1,200-1,500 words that articulate a vision of future directions for the broad field of adult and continuing education. Submit inquiries to the Futures Editor, Michelle Dudka, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Resources section is for book, video, and other material reviews, including full reviews of 500-750 words and shorter treatments ("notices") of no more than 200 words. Reviews of materials less than 2 years old are preferred. Submit inquiries to the Resources Editor, Dionne Rosser-Mims, at email@example.com.
5. Special Issues
The Adult Learning editors welcome your suggestions for special issues. Past special issues are varied and include workforce education, mentoring, older adult learners, adult literacy, staff development, adult learners with disabilities, instructional technology, intercultural education, learning to learn, and the philosophy of adult education. Special issue editors work with authors on the content and form of manuscripts. Submit special issue inquiries and proposals to the Editor, Mary Alfred, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adult Learning uses an online submission and review platform. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/al. Authors set-up an online account on the SAGE Track system, powered by ScholarOne, provide the required information (author name(s) and contact information, abstract, keywords, etc.) and upload the "title page" (with author information) and "main document" (with no author information) separately to ensure the manuscript is ready for a blind review. The site contains links to an online user's guide (Get Help Now) for help navigating the site.
- Use current APA guidelines, including one-inch margins, Times Roman 12 pt. font, and double spacing.
- On a separate title page, include your name, address, telephone number(s), e-mail address, and a two- to three-sentence biography.
- Place the title of the article, but no author information, on the first manuscript page, followed by an up to 250-word abstract and three to five key words.
- Upon acceptance, submit a completed Journal Contributor Publishing Agreement, as detailed in the Exclusivity section, below.
Photos and Illustrations
Photos and figures to illustrate the article are accepted in the following file formats: TIFF, EPS, Word, or Excel. Scans/photos must be at least 300 dpi. Rules/tick marks should not be smaller than 1 point. Photos and figures must be production-ready.
Manuscripts accepted for publication will be edited for grammar, punctuation, APA style, and readability.
Manuscripts should not be under consideration for publication by other periodicals, nor should they have been published previously, except as a part of a presentation at a meeting. Upon final acceptance of your manuscript, you will be prompted to complete a Journal Contributor Publishing Agreement online at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/al.