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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The title page has been removed from the manuscript file (this should be uploaded separately).
  • The manuscript file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
  • The manuscript file name does not contain any identifying information
  • The manuscript file has had ALL author, state, and affiliation identifiers removed.
  • The manuscript figures/tables are in black and white only.
  • The manuscript adheres to the APA 7th edition style guide found at
  • The manuscript has 3 -5 keywords that relate to can be used for indexing.
  • The manuscript is be no more than 20 pages in length (excluding title page, figures, tables, and references). Tables are no more than one page in length.
  • The manuscript has not been published previously nor is it currently under review by another journal.
  • The manuscript is based on the scholarship of teaching and learning, theoretical models, and on case studies in which the teaching and learning experience is examined through a theoretical frmalework.
  • The manuscript, if involving human subjects, has been vetted and approved or has been designated exempt by an Institutional Research Ethics Board (IRB).
  • The manuscript does not deal with the technical subject matter in agronomy, animal science, economics, etc. (not involving teaching and learning).
  • The manuscript may be subjected to anti-plagiarism software. If plagiarism is observed, the manuscript will be promptly rejected.

Author Guidelines

The NACTA Journal invites contributions from teachers, researchers, and community educators in agricultural and other applied life science disciplines. Manuscripts should primarily address the teacher’s role as an educator and communicator, skills, techniques, philosophies and methods used in teaching and learning, and aspects of learning environment management, leadership, supervision, and administration essential to effective teaching and learning.

Detailed submission formatting guidelines can be found here: Manuscript Submission Guidelines

If you need help formatting your submission into APA 7th ed, you can find a video walkthrough HERE.

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