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Submissions to ELTHE

The ELTHE editorial board welcomes the submission of scholarly work and reports relating to the study, practice, and effectiveness of experiential learning and teaching in higher education. The journal is a publication representing a range of interests and is receptive to a variety of topics, whether general or specific. All scholarly methods and theoretical perspectives, so long as they contribute to readers’ knowledge about experiential learning and/or teaching within higher education, are accepted. The ideal ELTHE submission addresses a significant problem or approach, draws out the implications of its findings clearly, and engages the attention of its audience through a concise, readable presentation.

Manuscript Guidelines

Contributions of fewer than 2000 words or more than 6000 words are not considered for publication. The word count includes notes but excludes works-cited lists. The ELTHE editorial board urges its contributors to be sensitive to the social implications of language and to seek wording free of discriminatory overtones.

Authors’ names should not appear on manuscripts; instead, a cover sheet, with the author’s name and address and the title of the article, should accompany each manuscript. Authors should not refer to themselves in the first person in the submitted text or notes if such references would identify them; any necessary references to the author’s previous work, for example, should be in the third person. If the contribution includes any quotations, images, or graphics that exceed fair use, the author must provide a copy of written permission from the copyright holder.

For a collaboratively written submission, all co-authors and contributors must be named on the cover sheet only. ELTHE does not accept unsolicited reviews, nor does it accept essays previously published in any language. An essay is considered previously published if it appears in print or in an online outlet with the traits of publication.

In the event that the author wishes to include lengthy quotations, tables, or images that fall under copyright laws, the author is responsible for securing and providing to ELTHE written permission from the copyright owner. Submissions without the necessary permissions will not be reviewed.

Because the submission of an essay simultaneously to more than one refereed journal can result in duplication of efforts, it is ELTHE’s policy not to review work under consideration by other journals. An essay found to have been simultaneously submitted elsewhere will not be published in ELTHE even if it has already been accepted for publication by the editorial board.

Submission Instructions

Submissions should be prepared according to the Chicago Manual of Style, Documentation II: Author-Date References, and should be sent electronically as PDF documents to They may be sent in duplicate hard copy to:

ELTHE Managing Editor
Southern Utah University
351 W University Blvd
Cedar City, UT 84720

Print submissions must include a self-addressed envelope and enough postage for one copy to be returned.

Essays submitted to ELTHE are reviewed and assessed based on (a) appropriateness of their topic, (b) significance to the field of experiential learning and teaching in higher education, (c) level of scholarship, and (d) readability.

Each submission is sent via blind copy to two consultant reviewers. The managing editor forwards reviewers’ assessments and recommendations to the members of the editorial board, who meet periodically with the editor to make final publication decisions. Until a final decision is reached, the author’s name is not made known to consultant reviewers, to the editorial board, or to the editor. Final recommendations to the author will be to (a) accept the submission for publication as is, (b) accept it with minor revisions, (c) suggest significant revisions and resubmission, or (d) reject as inappropriate for publication in ELTHE.