Teachers and Curriculum

Special Issue Initial Proposal

Teachers and Curriculum Special Issue Proposal Guidelines:
Special Issue Initial proposal and agreement in principle
All Special Issues must receive initial approval from the Teachers and Curriculum Editorial
Board. Proposals should be emailed to kerry.earlrinehart@waikato.ac.nz. There are two
formats proposals can take:

  1. A detailed formal proposal which includes the titles and abstracts of the proposed articles. This proposal format must contain:
    • The title of the Special Issue.
    • A brief CV of the proposed Guest Editors (usually no more than three).
    • A statement of the Special Issue’s relevance for Teachers and Curriculum
    • Titles and draft abstracts of each of the proposed articles
    • Brief details of contributors.
    • An outline timetable.
  2. A proposal for a Special Issue Call for Papers. This proposal format must contain:
    • The title of the Special Issue.
    • A brief CV of the proposed Guest Editors (usually no more than three).
    • A statement of the Special Issue’s relevance for Teachers and Curriculum
    • and the likely content to be covered.
    • A draft of the Call for Papers.
    • An outline timetable.

The Editorial team will consider whether the initial proposal is of interest to the journal and
the proposed Guest Editors will be informed of approval. A member of the editorial board
will liaise with Guest Editors regarding progress of the Special Issue and any queries that
arise throughout the process.  Guest Editors are expected to oversee the peer review process
for the Special Issue. Guest Editors will also be given full support and guidance regarding the
use of the online submission and reviewing system used by Teachers and Curriculum.

General information

Length
As a general guide, a full Special Issue should comprise of approximately 8-12 articles.
Where the review process results in fewer articles than this a Special Section can be published.

Timetable
Authors should work to clear deadlines set by the Guest Editors.