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Author Guidelines

Prospective authors for CALICO Journal should register as authors (see the 'Online Submission' details above). First, download the CALICO Guidelines for Submission which you will find in PDF format. All articles are peer-reviewed. We will acknowledge your submission upon receipt. One round of the peer review normally takes about three months, and we will communicate an editorial decision soon after receiving a complete set of reviews. If your article is accepted, we will send you further instructions for submitting the final manuscript of your article. For accepted manuscripts, the time between submission and publication is normally 12 to 18 months. For writing/submitting a book review, consult the CALICO Book Review Guidelines. For learning technology reviews, consult the CALICO Learning Technology Review Guidelines and follow the template provided.

Statement of Ethical Practice

Equinox Publishing is a leading publisher specializing in books and journals in the humanities, social sciences and performing arts. We recognize and believe in the integrity of good ethical practice in publishing in order to promote and maintain the quality our contributors produce. As a publisher, we uphold the standards set forth in the COPE code of practice (, specifically for all contributing parties: author, editor, reviewer and as publisher.

We have communicated these standards to our journal editors who share in our aims for ethical publishing practice and agree to work towards these standards throughout the editorial process. Together, we ensure the ongoing excellence and quality for which Equinox is recognized.

Equinox journal editors have access to (and are encouraged to use) CrossCheck, a plagarism-detection software system which identifies professional plagiarism and other forms of scholarly misconduct. More information


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.

  1. The manuscript has not been published previously and is not currently considered for publication at another journal.
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  3. The manuscript contains a title, an abstract, a list of keywords, the main text body, and a list of references.
  4. The article submission is not longer than 7000 words all inclusive. Book reviews are not longer than 1500 words all inclusive; and Learning Technology reviews are not longer than 3000 words. If there are a number of figures and/or tables, the overall number of words has been reduced accordingly.
  5. Where available, the doi or URL for the references have been provided.
  6. The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end. 
  7. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  8. METADATA: Please ensure text is entered as plain text.

Copyright Notice

Copyright of all articles, reviews and commentaries resides with the CALICO Journal. Copying of material appearing in the CALICO Journal beyond that constituting "fair use" requires permission of the publisher.



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