Education for Information (EFI) welcomes a broad perspective on issues related to pedagogy and learning in the information and communication disciplines (ICD) such as Library and Information Science, Communication and Media studies, Journalism, Archival studies, Museum studies, Psychology, Cognitive science and Digital Humanities.
Founded in 1983, EFI is a quarterly refereed academic international journal publishing research articles on issues related to the teaching and learning of information scientists and professionals for an information society. EFI provides a link between scholarly research, teaching and professional practices in cognate information-communication disciplines. As a peer-reviewed journal with an international focus, EFI publishes full-length articles, comprehensive literature reviews, commentaries, funded innovative research protocols, short communications and book reviews. Its News section reports on significant activities and events in the international arena. Submissions embrace a diverse array of methodological approaches including qualitative, quantitative and mixed-methods on topics including but not limited to:
- Policies and strategies for curriculum design and implementation in ICDs;
- Philosophical and theoretical approaches to teaching and learning (flipped classroom, learning by problem solving, open access, open education, participatory models, etc.);
- Teaching and learning modalities (aural, blended, face-to-face, online, spaced, textual, visual, etc.);
- Economic, cultural, ethical, political and social issues related to learning and teaching
- Uses of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in ICD teaching and learning (Big Data, Digital Humanities, Internet of Things, MOOCs, SPOCs, wearable technology, etc.);
- Impact of educational programs on the development of information and communication professionals;
- Information and information practices as objects of teaching and learning in all academic disciplines and countries.
Daniel Martinez-Avila, Sao Paolo State University, Brazil (Metrics Manager)
Will Senn, School of Library & Information Studies, Texas Woman's University, USA (Social Media Manager)
Editorial Board (contd)
Sylvie Davies, Dept. of Information Management and Librarianship , School of Creative and Cultural Business, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Aaron Elkins, School of Library & Information Studies, Texas Woman's University, USA
Jonathan Furner, Dept. of Information Studies, UCLA, USA
Anne J. Gilliland, Dept. of Information Studies, Archival Education and Research Initiative (AERI), University of California Los Angeles, USA
Koraljka Golub, Dept. of Library and Information Science, Linnaeus University Vaxjo, Sweden
Vera Granikov, School of Information Studies, Dept. of Family Medicine, McGill University, Canada
José Augusto Chaves Guimarães, Dept. of Information Science, State University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Virginia Ortiz-Repiso Jiménez, Dept. Of Library Science & Documentation, University Carlos III, Madrid, Spain
Diane Sonnenwald, Emerita, School of Information and Library Studies, University College Dublin / Sweden
SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPT
Full-length articles and literature reviews should be between 5000-8000 words of text excluding the references. Commentaries, funded innovative research protocols, short communications and book reviews should be between 1000-1500 words of text excluding references.
Authors are requested to submit their manuscript electronically to the journal’s editorial management system.
Reviews of submitted articles will be double-blind.
Note that the manuscript should be uploaded as one file with tables and figures included. This file should be a Word document.
Required files for final submissions
After the article has been accepted, the authors should submit the final version as source files, including a word processor file of the text, such as Word or LateX (If using LaTeX, please use the standard article.sty as a style file and also send a PDF version of the LaTeX file).
It is possible to have figures printed in colour, provided the cost of their reproduction is paid for by the author. See Preparation of Manuscripts for the required file formats.
Open Access option
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See also our website for more information about this option IOS Press Open Library®
PREPARATION OF MANUSCRIPTS
Organization of the paper and style of presentation
Manuscripts must be written in English. Authors whose native language is not English are advised to seek the advice of a native English speaker, before submitting their manuscripts. Through Peerwith you can get an offer from a language and copyediting expert to ensure your paper has the appropriate level of English. You may expect to receive free and non-binding quotes from experts in your field of research within 24 hours after submitting a request.
Manuscripts should be prepared with wide margins and double spacing throughout, including the abstract, footnotes and references. Every page of the manuscript, including the title page, references, tables, etc., should be numbered. However, in the text no reference should be made to page numbers; if necessary, one may refer to sections. Try to avoid the excessive use of italics and bold face.
Manuscripts should be organized in the following order:
- Title page
- Body of text (divided by subheadings)
- Figure captions
Headings and subheadings should be numbered and typed on a separate line, without indentation.
SI units should be used, i.e., the units based on the metre, kilogramme, second, etc.
The title page should provide the following information:
- Title (should be clear, descriptive and not too long)
- Name(s) of author(s); please indicate who is the corresponding author
- Full affiliation(s)
- Present address of author(s), if different from affiliation
- Complete address of corresponding author, including tel. no., fax no. and e-mail address
- Abstract; should be clear, descriptive, self-explanatory and not longer than 200 words, it should also be suitable for publication in abstracting services
Number as Table 1, Table 2 etc, and refer to all of them in the text.
Each table should be provided on a separate page of the manuscript. Tables should not be included in the text.
Each table should have a brief and self-explanatory title.
Column headings should be brief, but sufficiently explanatory. Standard abbreviations of units of measurement should be added between parentheses.
Vertical lines should not be used to separate columns. Leave some extra space between the columns instead.
Any explanations essential to the understanding of the table should be given in footnotes at the bottom of the table.
Authors are requested to use the APA (American Psychological Association) citation style.
APA in-text citations should include the author's last name followed by the year of publication. All publications cited in the text should be presented in an alphabetical list of references at the end of the manuscript. Submitted articles can be listed as (author(s), unpublished data). See their website http://www.apa.org for more information. Authors are responsible for checking the accuracy of all references. Manuscripts will not be considered if they do not conform to the APA citation guidelines.
References must be listed alphabetically in APA style:
 Anderson, A. K. (2005). Affective influences on the attentional dynamics supporting awareness. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 154, 258-281. Anderson, A. K., Christoff, K., Panitz, D., De Rosa, E., & Gabrieli, J. D. E. (2003).
 Neural correlates of the automatic processing of threat facial signals. Journal of Neuroscience, 23, 5627-5633. Armony, J. L., & Dolan, R. J. (2002).
 Modulation of spatial attention by fear-conditioned stimuli: An event-related fMRI study.Neuropsychologia, 40, 817-826. Beck, A. T., Epstein, N., Brown, G., & Steer, R. A. (1988).
 An inventory for measuring clinical anxiety: Psychometric properties. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 56,893-897. Calvo, M. G., & Lang, P. J. (2004).
 Gaze patterns when looking at emotional pictures: Motivationally biased attention. Motivation and Emotion, 28, 221-243.
 Carretie, L., Hinojosa, J. A., Martin-Loeches, M., Mecado, F., & Tapia, M. (2004). Automatic attention to emotional stimuli: Neural correlates.Human Brain Mapping, 22, 290-299.
Footnotes should only be used if absolutely essential. In most cases it is possible to incorporate the information in the text.
- If used, they should be numbered in the text, indicated by superscript numbers and kept as short as possible.
Number figures as Fig. 1, Fig. 2, etc and refer to all of them in the text.
Each figure should be provided on a separate sheet. Figures should not be included in the text.
Colour figures can be included, provided the cost of their reproduction is paid for by the author.
For the file formats of the figures please take the following into account:
- Line art should be have a minimum resolution of 600 dpi, save as EPS or TIFF
- Grayscales (incl photos) should have a minimum resolution of 300 dpi (no lettering), or 500 dpi (when there is lettering); save as tiff
- Do not save figures as JPEG, this format may lose information in the process
- Do not use figures taken from the Internet, the resolution will be too low for printing
- Do not use colour in your figures if they are to be printed in black & white, as this will reduce the print quality (note that in software often the default is colour, you should change the settings)
- For figures that should be printed in colour, please send a CMYK encoded EPS or TIFF
Figures should be designed with the format of the page of the journal in mind. They should be of such a size as to allow a reduction of 50%.
On maps and other figures where a scale is needed, use bar scales rather than numerical ones, i.e., do not use scales of the type 1:10,000. This avoids problems if the figures need to be reduced.
Each figure should have a self-explanatory caption. The captions to all figures should be typed on a separate sheet of the manuscript.
Photographs are only acceptable if they have good contrast and intensity.
Copyright of your article
Authors submitting a manuscript do so on the understanding that they have read and agreed to the terms of the IOS Press Author Copyright Agreement.
Quoting from other publications
An author, when quoting from someone else's work or when considering reproducing figures or table from a book or journal article, should make sure that he is not infringing a copyright. Although in general an author may quote from other published works, he should obtain permission from the holder of the copyright if he wishes to make substantial extracts or to reproduce tables, plates or other figures. If the copyright holder is not the author of the quoted or reproduced material, it is recommended that the permission of the author should also be sought. Material in unpublished letters and manuscripts is also protected and must not be published unless permission has been obtained. Submission of a paper will be interpreted as a statement that the author has obtained all the necessary permission. A suitable acknowledgement of any borrowed material must always be made.
Pre-press and proofs
Accepted articles will be placed online as "pre-press" articles shortly after acceptance. This process will occur before the author receives proofs. The pre-press file will remain as the uncorrected proof version until the article is published in an issue and the final published version replaces the pre-press file.
The corresponding author will receive a pdf proof and is asked to check this proof carefully (the publisher will execute a cursory check only). Corrections other than printer's errors, however, should be avoided. Costs arising from such corrections will be charged to the authors.
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