The Journal on Excellence in College Teaching
The Journal on Excellence in College Teaching

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Forthcoming in 2016:
Issues devoted to "How to Help Faculty and Students Learn", "Innovative Teaching", "What Students See and Tell Us", and a special
joint issue with the journal Zona Proxima (Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia).

Call for Manuscripts
ISSN 1052-4800 for print and electronic versions

The Journal on Excellence in College Teaching is now accepting submissions using new automated journal software - Open Journal Systems. This system will be of great benefit to authors; once they initially create an account to submit a manuscript, they will be able to track their submission through the system and receive automated email updates on their manuscript's status. If you have any questions regarding use of the new system, please contact Gregg Wentzell, Managing Editor, at

Call for manuscripts

Manuscripts are solicited for publication in the Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, a peer- reviewed journal published by and for faculty at universities and two- and four-year colleges to increase student learning through effective teaching, interest in and enthusiasm for the profession of teaching, and communication among faculty about their classroom experiences. The Journal provides a scholarly, written forum for discussion by faculty about all areas affecting teaching and learning, and gives faculty the opportunity to share proven, innovative pedagogies and thoughtful, inspirational insights about teaching.



Accepted for publication are papers on college and university teaching that demonstrate scholarly excellence in at least one of the following categories:

Research: Reports important results from own experience or research; describes problem clearly; provides baseline data; explains what researcher has done and why; and provides results.

Integration: Integrates research of others in meaningful way; compares or contrasts theories; critiques results; and/or provides context for future exploration.

Innovation: Proposes innovation of theory, approach, or process of teaching; provides original and creative ideas based on results of research by self or others; and outlines proposed strategy for testing effectiveness of ideas.

Inspiration: Provides inspiration for teaching excellence; combines personal values, insight, and experience to communicate enthusiasm and dedication to outstanding teaching.

Papers appearing in the Journal may be interdisciplinary or specific to one or a group of disciplines, and may address a general or specific audience.

Review Process

Manuscripts are reviewed first by the editorial staff. Those that are appropriate for the Journal are sent to at least two experts in teaching scholarship, particularly in the writer's discipline or subject area. All reviews are "blind," that is, without identifying the author(s) to the reviewers. Reviewers are encouraged to write comments for the author(s). Editorial feedback and/or reviews are provided to authors for all manuscripts.

Articles may be rejected or accepted outright, or accepted with a request for revision. In some cases, articles requiring major revision (such as including an additional year's results) are not officially accepted or rejected, but will be reconsidered when revised.


Please prepare your manuscript according to APA format as described in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition. The main points to remember are the following:

Submission Requirements

Manuscripts are submitted using the Open Journal System software. Authors will be required to register the first time they submit and to login on subsequent visits. They will be guided through the process of submitting their manuscript and accompanying data. Authors will be required to complete a cover sheet, a checklist, and a copyright agreement.

Click the button below to be taken to the OJS system and submit your manuscript. You must complete each step for your manuscript to be properly submitted.

For further information, contact:

Gregg Wentzell, Managing Editor
Journal on Excellence in College Teaching
Center for Teaching Excellence
Miami University
Oxford, OH 45056
United States
Telephone: 513-529-9265
Fax: 513-529-9984

Thank you for your interest in and support for the Journal.