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Adult Learning


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Mary V. Alfred Texas A&M University, USA

eISSN: 21624070| ISSN: 10451595|Current volume: 26|Current issue: 3 Frequency: Quarterly
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.

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.

Editor
Mary V. Alfred Texas A&M University, USA
Managing Editor
Catherine A. Cherrstrom Texas A&M University
Futures Editor
Michelle Glowacki-Dudka Ball State University, USA
Reflections Editor
Joellen E. Coryell Texas State University, USA
Resources Editor
Dionne Rosser-Mims Troy University
Editorial Board
Lisa M. Baumgartner Texas A&M University, USA
Jim Berger Western Kentucky University
Marcie Boucouvalas Virginia Tech
Tuere A. Bowles North Carolina State University, USA
Debbie Chang University of Texas Health Science Center
Dominique T. Chlup Texas A&M University, USA
Rosemary Closson University of South Florida
Simone C. O. Conceição University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
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, USA
Lilian H. Hill University of Southern Mississippi
Paulette Isaac-Savage University of Missouri-St. Louis
Kathleen P. King University of South Florida
Priya Kurup Texas A&M University
Clarena Larrotta Texas State University-San Marcos, USA
Ming-yeh Lee San Francisco State University, USA
Alan Mandell Empire State College
Larry B. Martin University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee
Lisa R. Merriweather University of North Carolina, Charlotte, 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, USA
Delores Rice Texas A&M University-Commerce
Petra Robinson Rutgers University
Elice E. Rogers Cleveland State University, USA
Amy D. Rose Northern Illinois University, USA
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
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  • Adult Learning

    Editor: Mary V. Alfred

    Editorial Assistant: Catherine A. Cherrstrom

    Inquiries: adultlearning@tamu.edu

    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 adultlearning@tamu.edu.

    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, Joellen E. Coryell, at jc59@txstate.edu.

    3. Futures

    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 mdudka@bsu.edu.

    4. Resources

    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 drosser-mims@troy.edu.

    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 adultlearning@tamu.edu.

    Electronic Manuscript Submission

    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.

    Formatting Guidelines

    • 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.

    Copy Editing

    Manuscripts accepted for publication will be edited for grammar, punctuation, APA style, and readability.

    Exclusivity

    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.

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