WRITE FOR THE REFORMER
Would you like to publish your manuscript for The Reformer? We are looking for high-quality, original submissions that shed light on our themes. We will also consider non-theme related articles for special Topics
WHO READS – AND WRITES FOR – THE REFORMER
The Reformer, is intended for everyone interested in education issues, including curriculum, instruction, reforms, and leadership. Each issue contains articles written by educators for educators. We particularly look for articles that inspire improved teaching and learning. The more appropriate an article is for a theme issue, the more likely it is that we will be able to publish it. We also accept articles on non-theme-related topics if the subject is compelling and timely.
The Reformer editorial staff makes all decisions regarding publication. Pakistan ASCD reserves the right to reject material, whether solicited or otherwise, if it lacks quality or timeliness. Pakistan ASCD offers no remuneration for articles.
GUIDELINES FOR WRITERS
The Reformer has a idiosyncratic position in the world of education publishing. Our readers are educators from all levels, and from many different disciplines and job positions—teachers, principals, policy makers, change agents, Educational Brands, Affiliate groups members of ASCD, professors of education, and other leaders in education.
Pakistan ASCD is committed to diversity. We encourage writers from diverse backgrounds to submit articles. We look for conversational manuscripts (1,000-2,500 words) that are insightful and helpful to the educators. Articles should contain fresh information, be research-based, and give practical guidance that readers can use to improve practice. Examples from classroom experience are appreciated.
For more information on submitting a manuscript, see our Guidelines for Writers or send us an e-mail.
WHAT WE LOOK FOR
The best way to determine what kinds of articles we publish is to read the magazine.
Most published articles are between 1,000 and 2,500 words, are written in a conversational style, and cover topics that are useful for educators. These are some of the qualities we look for:
- Articles describing research-based solutions to current problems in education.
- Reasoned debate on controversial subjects.
- Opinion pieces that interweave experiences and ideas.
- Program descriptions.
- Legislative Advocacy (What laws can work in the context of Pakistan’s Education Reforms).
- Suggested Reforms for the betterment of Pakistan’s Education System.
- Global Connectivity of Educators.
- Practical examples that illustrate key points.
- An emphasis on explaining and interpreting research results rather than on methodology.
- International contributions.
We are not looking for term papers or reviews of literature, and we rarely publish conventional research reports. We cannot review drafts and usually do not find query letters helpful; we prefer to read the manuscript. We do not publish articles that have been previously published, in print or electronic form. While your article is under review with us, we ask that you not submit it to another publication or post it on a website or blog—not even your own.
HOW TO PREPARE YOUR MENUSCRIPT
- Double-space and leave generous margins.
- Number all pages.
- Indicate the number of words in the manuscript, including references and figures.
- Include your name, address, phone number, and email address on the cover sheet.
- Include a two- or three-sentence bio for each author at the end of the manuscript.
- Submit Microsoft Word Editable copy.
We use the reference style outlined by the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Cite references in the text like this (Jones, 2000) and list them in a bibliography at the end of the article. Please do not use footnotes or endnotes for the references. For other matters of style, refer to The Chicago Manual of Style and Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary (11th ed.).
Authors bear full responsibility for the accuracy of citations, quotations, figures, and facts.
HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR MANUSCRIPT
Please, submit your manuscript to us via Submittable. Please check the checklist before you upload your manuscript. If you discover a small error after submitting your manuscript, please do not send a correction; we can correct errors in the editing process.
If your piece is accepted at another publication or you need to remove it from consideration for any other reason, you may withdraw the submission via Submittable or send us email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
WHAT EDITORS LOOK FOR IN YOUR MANUSCRIPT
Publishing an international Educational Magazine is a nerve wrecking work and huge responsibility to main highest standards for the readers. To maintain credibility; our editors strictly follow the following criteria for acceptance and rejection of work:
- The layout of the receiving article should be in proper block format and paragraphed.
- Sub titles should be given if necessary.
- The Citations and further references should be written in a synchronized manner and mentioned on relevant lines and references.
- Fact-check should be strictly monitored.
C. Logical/ Coherence
- The sequencing of the ideas should be written in a chronological order. One idea one paragraph, not many ideas should be catered in one single paragraph. Not many passive sentences should be accepted in a go. There are/there is/due to the fact kind of sentences should be edited and rephrased. Main verbs should not be repeated and over emphasized in any of the lines.
- The tone should be formal /semi-formal depending on the topic they choose but the audience should be kept in mind and edited accordingly. The style of the language, grammar and word should be used appropriately and related to the topic. Articles must carry a positive tone and not harsh criticism without any conclusion. All such articles that intend to promote any political party, sect, specific school of thought while negating others will be immediately turned down. On controversial topics in education, the manuscript should maintain a tone of respect, avoid sarcasm and should be focused on solutions and reforms to betterment. The magazine is not a place to vent personal negative emotions. We expect leaders of their areas to come forward and write wisdom for rest of the audience.
- The article should be their original piece of work.
- It should not be their old piece of work which is picked and edited to be sent for the magazine.
F. Significance for the related magazine/Issue
- Theme to be followed however non-themed articles can be considered if they are carry powerful positive message.
G. Reliability of the sources
- The sources, citations, blog sites whatever out of the written material is given as reference, needs to be verified for the authenticity of the sources given, It shouldn’t be made up or cheated for the sake of presenting in the article.
H. Plagiarism may lead to enter the name in black list.
I. Word Limit =1000-2500 words
The Reformer does not accept previously published material. The authors/writers are responsible for obtaining appropriate permission from the mentioned authors/co-authors to reproduce the material, quote or use their texts, graphs, tables, charts or videos for references
HOW TO SURVIVE THE EDITING PROCESS
If your manuscript is selected for the issue’s table of contents, it will be allotted to an editor, who will drive it through the editing and layout process. The style requirements of The Reformer—as well as space limitations—often dictate heavy editing, and we appreciate your collaboration with the editors in the process.
Your editor will email an edited version of your manuscript for your review, correction, and approval. At this time, you will have a chance to correct errors, answer our queries, and update any information. Just make your changes directly in the electronic version of the manuscript, marking them clearly, and send them back to your editor.
We will ask you to certify that the article, in whole or in part, has not been previously published, in print or in electronic form, including on the internet. When you receive the edited version of your manuscript, you will also receive a publishing agreement form, which includes permission for ASCD to use your article in print, online, and in other electronic formats. Please sign and return the form as soon as possible.
ABOUT ARTWORK AND PHOTOGRAPHS
We appreciate receiving any photographs and artwork related to your manuscript. We consider photos (color or black-and-white), slides, and examples of student work for publication. Digital photos must have a resolution of at least 400 dpi. Send photographs and artwork only when we request them. Please include the name of the photographer or the source. And please add a note to explain photos and artwork, including the name and location of the school, if applicable. This information helps us when we write captions.
Authors are responsible for obtaining the necessary permissions to use any photographs or artwork they provide. If we decide to use your photographs for publication, we will ask you to sign and return a photo permissions form giving Pakistan ASCD permission to use the photographs in your article and warranting that all persons in each photograph have given their permission for the photograph to be published.
WHEN YOUR ARTICLE COMES OUT
As soon as the issue is off press—shortly before the first of the month—we will send you ten complimentary copies. We will also invite you to complete an author’s feedback survey to gather your comments about our work. Then it’s the time to celebrate!