How to Submit a Manuscript
Initiating the Process
First, register with the Educational Theory Submission Site. This process is straightforward. If you have difficulties registering, please contact the Managing Editor. Once you have registered, you will be able to log in and begin the submission process.
Submitting a Manuscript
One benefit of Wiley's ReX submission process is that it is set up to
pull manuscript details (such as the Abstract) directly from the files you upload, reducing the amount
of information you are required to fill in manually. Please carefully follow the instructions in ReX and outlined below to ensure you get the full benefit of the automation ReX offers.
Step 1: Article Type
1. Select submission type:
- Original Article
TIP: Unless Educational Theory's Editor has requested that you provide a Symposium Introduction or Editorial, you should select Original Article.
2. Read through the 3 statements on this page and click on the box next to each one to confirm the information is correct and that you agree to the terms. If you are concerned that any of these statements may not be correct in the case of your manuscript, please contact the journal's Managing Editor to explain your concerns before you complete the submission process.
3. Click on the Confirm button at the bottom of the screen for this step.
Step 2: Uploading Manuscript Files
In this step, you must upload 3 files:
1. The Anonymized Main Document file in MS Word format (.doc or .docx — if you do not have access to MS Word, please contact the Managing Editor prior to submitting the manuscript).
- The text must not include any identifying information (author names, emails, affiliations, funding sources). Due to the journal's anonymous review process, all identifying information should be confined to the Title Page;. If the main document includes identifying information, the author(s) will be asked to submit a corrected version that does not contain the identifying information.
- It is not necessary to reformat the manuscript to adhere to Educational Theory style (e.g., use of footnotes or endnotes) prior to submitting the manuscript.
- The text may include embedded figures and tables, but such supplementary information (if applicable) should be uploaded as separate files.
2. The Title Page file in MS Word format (.doc or .docx). This file should include
- The manuscript title
- For each author: name & affiliation, correspondence address, and preferred email address
- Abstract (of roughly 150 words)
- Conflict of Interest Statement (this must be included only if any author of the manuscript has a conflict of interest to report; if any author does have a conflict of interest to report, a statement of that conflict must both be included in the title page file and uploaded as a separate file (see below).
- Acknowledgments (optional — include if desired)
- Note that here you may also upload a Cover Letter for the Editor in this section (for initial manuscript submissions, including a cover letter is optional; for resubmitted manuscripts, a cover letter that explains how the revised version addresses revision recommendations specified in the Editor's decision letter is required).
3. The Conflict of Interest file is a single document that discloses all conflicts of interest (if any) for each author of the manuscript. If no authors of the manuscript have an conflicts of interest, this document can simply state that no conflict of interest exists for any author of the manuscript. Please do not include the conflict of interest statement in your anonymized main document file.
You may also upload the following file types:
- Figure files, if the figures are not embedded in the main document. If you have more than 4 figure files, please contact the Managing Editor.
- Table files, if the tables are not embedded in the main document. If you have more than 4 table files, please contact the Managing Editor.
- Cover Letter: In this section, too, you have the option to upload a cover letter for the Editor. Note that including a cover letter is optional when submitting a new manuscript; for resubmitted manuscripts, however, a cover letter that explains how the revised version addresses revision recommendations specified in the Editor's decision is required.
- Click on the Confirm button at the bottom of the screen for this step.
Once you complete Step 2, a pop-up box that states "Transforming your manuscript" will appear. The transformation process pulls most of the information required for the remaining into dialogue boxes. For these steps, then, your task is simply to confirm that the information pulled from your files is accurate. If it is not, you have the opportunity to correct errors in each step. The remaining steps are:
- Confirm Title — If there is an error in the title, click on the "Something is wrong with my title" link to make corrections; otherwise, click on "confirm title".
- Confirm Abstract — If there is an error in the abstract, click on the "Something is wrong with my abstract" link to make corrections; otherwise click on "confirm abstract".
- Confirm Authors — If there is an error with the authors listed for the manuscript, click on "No, let me fix them"; otherwise, click on the "Yes" button.
- Confirm Affiliations — If there is an error with the author affiliations listed, click
on "No, let me fix them"; otherwise, click on the "Yes"
- Confirm Author Details — In this step, you have another chance to correct author information and you can provide additional details about the submission authors; you also must specify who is the corresponding author. This step also offers the option to link your ORCID iD to your author account.
- Match Organizations — In this step, you will be able to confirm that you have been "matched" with your correct institutional affiliation.
- Provide Additional Information — In this step, you are prompted to
1. Identify 4 to 5 keywords.
2. Specify whether the manuscript is a new submission, or a resubmission.
3. If you are resubmitting a manuscript, please
a. choose the first "Yes, this is a resubmission" option (disregard the second resubmission option, as it does not apply to authors submitting to Educational Theory);
b. include the manuscript ID for the initial submission; and
c. include a cover letter that explains how the revised version addresses the revision recommendations specified in the Editor's decision letter.
Last Step: Final Review
This stage is a form that summarizes all the manuscript information for the submission. Review the details one last time before clicking "submit". On this page, you have one more opportunity to edit any inaccurate information and to update files for the following categories:
- Article Type
- Manuscript Files
- Additional Information
PLEASE REMEMBER: In this step, you must click on the "Submit" button to complete the submission process.