Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice

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Edited By: Howard Everson

Online ISSN: 1745-3992

Associated Title(s): Journal of Educational Measurement

Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines for Submitting a Manuscript

1.Before submitting a manuscript to EMIP, make sure the content of your manuscript is a good fit for the journal. To get a better sense for manuscripts that would and would not be a good fit, please read the overview of the journal available at .

2.All submissions to Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice need to follow APA Style as described in the Sixth Edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. For details, see

3.Submissions must be double-spaced, with Times New Roman 12 point font and 1 inch margins.

4.Submissions must not exceed 30 pages, including references, tables and figures. Occasional exceptions to this rule will be at the discretion of the editor.

5. Submitting authors should do their best to keep their identities anonymous by not citing their own work excessively or gratuitously. For example, references to unpublished reports or conference papers should be avoided if possible. Please do not blind a reference to a previous publication (i.e., “Author 2012”) if it is clearly relevant to the present study as this simply makes the identity of the submitting author(s) all the more obvious. This represents a change to author guidelines through November of 2013.

6.Acceptable formats for submitted manuscripts are Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) or LaTeX.

7.All tables, charts, graphs and equations must be submitted in an editable format (i.e. Microsoft Excel, Equation Editor or LaTeX).

8.Any manuscript with significant deviations from the guidelines above will not be sent out for review.

Logistics of Manuscript Submission

Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice prefers to receive all manuscript submissions electronically using ScholarOne Manuscripts. To submit a manuscript, please follow the instructions below.

Getting Started

1.Launch your web browser and go to EMIP's ScholarOne Manuscripts homepage (

2.Log-in or click the "Create Account" option if you are a first-time user of ScholarOne Manuscripts.

3.If you are creating a new account.

After clicking on "Create Account", enter your name and e-mail information and click "Next". Your e-mail information is very important.

Enter your institution and address information as appropriate, and then click "Next."

Enter a user ID and password of your choice (we recommend using your e-mail address as your user ID), and then select your area of expertise. Click "Finish".

4.If you have an account but have forgotten your log in details, go to "Password Help" on the Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice ScholarOne Manuscripts homepage and enter your email address. The system will send you an automatic user ID and password reminder.

5.Log-in and select "Author Center." Submitting Your Manuscript

6.After you have logged in, click the "Submit a Manuscript" link in the menu bar.

7.Enter data and answer questions as appropriate.

8.Click the "Next" button on each screen to save your work and advance to the next screen.

9.You are required to upload your files.

  • Click on the "Browse" button and locate the file on your computer.

  • Select the designation of each file in the drop down next to the Browse button.

  • When you have selected all files you wish to upload, click the "Upload Files" button.

    Review your submission (in both PDF and HTML formats) before sending to the Journal. Click the "Submit" button when you are finished reviewing.

    You may suspend a submission at any phase before clicking the "Submit" button and save it to submit later. After submission, you will receive a confirmatory e-mail. You can also access ScholarOne Manuscripts any time to check the status of your manuscript. The Journal will inform you by e-mail once a decision has been made.

    Getting Help With Your Submission

    Each page of the ScholarOne Manuscripts website has a 'Get Help Now' icon connecting directly to the online support system at

    Queries can also be e-mailed to and telephone support is available 24 hours a day, 5 days a week through the US ScholarOne support office on: +1 434 817 2040, ext 167. If you do not have Internet access or cannot submit online, the Editorial Office will help with online submissions.

    For other questions, please contact

    Howard T. Everson, Editor (

    SRI International

    Education Division

    Center for Technology in Learning
    333 Ravenswood Avenue

    Menlo Park, CA 94025-3493

    A statement assigning copyright to NCME will be required for manuscripts that are accepted for publication. The necessary form can be downloaded here.

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