KDP Record – Author Guidelines

Manuscripts submitted for feature articles should not exceed 3,500 words, including references. Refer to the Call for Manuscripts for topics of particular interest.

Manuscripts submitted for a specific department must follow these guidelines:

In My View—Personal editorials on issues in education (1,200–1,800 words)
Gateways to Experience—Essays addressing concerns of the beginning teacher (1,200–1,800 words)
Programs in Practice—Descriptions of successful, innovative educational programs (1,200–1,800 words)
Curriculum Connections—Practical teaching ideas related to specific content disciplines, particularly how content from one discipline can assist in teaching another (1,200–1,800 words)
Electronic Classroom—Practical teaching ideas using computer and telecommunications resources (1,200–1,800 words)
Around the Globe—Articles on educational policy and practices in countries outside the United States (1,200–1,800 words)
Around the States—Articles on educational policy and practices specific to a particular state or region of the United States (1,200–1,800 words)
Research Reports—Translations of recent research into classroom applications (1,200–1,800 words)
Book Reviews—(450 words)
Telling Stories—Heartfelt personal stories about your teaching, learning, or an influential teacher that is close to your hear and that gives meaning to your professional career (600 words)

Submission Process

Manuscripts submitted for any of Kappa Delta Pi’s publications must not be submitted simultaneously to another publication, nor be under consideration by other publishers at the time of submission. Manuscripts must be original material and not published previously.

To help facilitate the review and communication process, electronic submissions are required. Submissions should be typed double-spaced for 8½" x 11" paper. Pages should be numbered. Please use the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th edition for manuscript formatting and reference style.

Kappa Delta Pi Record receives all manuscript submissions electronically via their ScholarOne Manuscripts Web site located at: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ukdr. ScholarOne Manuscripts allows for rapid submission of original and revised manuscripts, as well as facilitating the review process and internal communication between authors, editors, and reviewers via a Web-based platform. ScholarOne Manuscripts technical support can be accessed via http://scholarone.com/services/support. If you have any other requests please contact Kathie-Jo Arnoff, the journal’s Managing Editor, at kathiejo@kdp.org.

All manuscripts must be formatted for a blind review. The author’s name or other identifying information must not appear anywhere in the text. On a separate titlepage, authors should provide the following information:

  • Title
  • Number of words in the manuscript (including references)
  • Author’s name, mailing address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address (if more than one person has authored the manuscript, please provide contact information for all authors and indicate which person is the corresponding author)
  • Brief biography (up to 40 words) indicating the author’s present professional position and institutional affiliation, areas of specialization, and research interests
  • Journal name and topic or department for which the article is best suited
  • Date of submission
  • An abstract of no more than 75 words must accompany the manuscript.
  • At least 2 key words.

It is the author’s responsibility to quote accurately and provide complete reference information, as well as secure necessary permissions. Authors of accepted manuscripts will be requested to assign all rights to Kappa Delta Pi by means of a standard copyright form.

Editors of Kappa Delta Pi publications reserve the right to make editorial changes in all manuscripts to improve clarity, conform to style, correct spelling and grammar, and fit the journal space allotted to the article. Manuscript submission implies author acceptance of this agreement.

Deadlines for Submissions
The Kappa Delta Pi Record is published the last week of January, April, July, and October. Submissions are considered on a rolling basis.

Book Reviews
The Kappa Delta Pi Record occasionally accepts unsolicited reviews on recent books. Submissions should include a brief summary of the content of the book, provide its bibliographic information (including ISBN number and total page count), and discuss its strengths and weaknesses and its contribution to the field of education.