Preparing to submit a manuscript

Before submitting your manuscript, you will need to follow a number of steps:

  1. Please ensure you carefully read and adhere to all the guidelines and instructions to authors available at  Manuscripts not confirming to these guidelines will not be considered.
  2. Manuscripts are submitted to Before a manuscript can be submitted, you will need to create an account by clicking the second icon and providing the information requested.
  3. When submitting your manuscript you will need to upload a manuscript file with no identifying author information (designate as Anonymous Main Document) and a separate title page (designate as Title Page) with author details.
  4. An abstract of 100-150 words must also be uploaded.
  5. Figures, images and tables are uploaded as separate files.
  6. Only electronic files conforming to the journal's guidelines can be accepted. Preferred formats for the text and tables of your manuscript are Word (.doc or .docx), RTF, XLS.
  7. Select six keywords to describe your manuscript from the Australian Thesaurus of Education Descriptors (ATED), which is freely available on the ACER website: (link opens in new window).

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