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New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development

New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development


Editor
Tonette S. Rocco Florida International University, USA


eISSN: 19394225 | ISSN: 19394225 | Current volume: 36 | Current issue: 1 Frequency: Quarterly

The mission of New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development is to promote all aspects of practice and research that explore issues of individual, group, and organizational learning, management, and culture wherever they maybe located. The journal publishes theoretical, empirical, and methodological work that focuses on a range of topics in adult education, human resource development, and related fields, such as lifelong learning, leadership, higher education administration, vocational education, workplace learning, peace education, and community education. The journal is also interested in research in medical education, allied health education, professional and continuing education in all fields. In sum, the journal welcomes work from all adult educational settings and national and international contexts.

The journal publishes cutting-edge knowledge and research in the fields of adult education and human resource development as well as diverse perspectives from scholars that stimulate cross-disciplinary dialogue and scholarship. Towards this goal, the journal publishes a variety of manuscript types: peer-reviewed articles; editor-reviewed perspectives articles on people, practice, research, and teaching; book and media reviews; point-counterpoint essays; and writer’s forum articles. The journal also welcomes proposals for special issues on relevant and current topics.

New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development was created by faculty and students in the adult education program at Syracuse University and the first issue was published in 1987. Since that time, the journal has built a reputation for encouraging emerging scholars and students and effectively providing a space where all scholars in adult education and human resource development could address common questions and issues of concern to either field or related fields.

The mission of New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development is to promote all aspects of practice and research that explore issues of individual, group, and organizational learning, management, and culture wherever they maybe located. The journal publishes theoretical, empirical, and methodological work that focuses on a range of topics in adult education, human resource development, and related fields, such as lifelong learning, leadership, higher education administration, vocational education, workplace learning, peace education, and community education. The journal is also interested in research in medical education, allied health education, professional and continuing education in all fields. In sum, the journal welcomes work from all adult educational settings and national and international contexts.

The journal publishes cutting-edge knowledge and research in the fields of adult education and human resource development as well as diverse perspectives from scholars that stimulate cross-disciplinary dialogue and scholarship. Towards this goal, the journal publishes a variety of manuscript types: peer-reviewed articles; editor-reviewed perspectives articles on people, practice, research, and teaching; book and media reviews; point-counterpoint essays; and writer’s forum articles. The journal also welcomes proposals for special issues on relevant and current topics.

Editor in Chief
Tonette S. Rocco Florida International University, USA
Editors
Jeremy Bohonos Texas State University, San Marcos, USA
Maria S. Plakhotnik National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia
Thomas G. Reio, Jr Florida International University, Miami, USA
Brad Shuck University of Louisville, USA
M Cecil Smith Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, USA
Jill Zarestky Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, USA
Associate Editors
Susan Brigham Mount St. Vincent University, Halifax, Canada
Vaughn John University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Jae Young Lee Ewha Woman’s University, Seoul, South Korea
Hongxia Shan The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Perspectives Assistant Editors
Amir Hedayati Mehdiabadi University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA
Sarah Ray George Washington University, Washington D.C., USA
Abbie Salcedo University of Virginia, School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia USA
ASSISTANT EDITORS BOOK AND MEDIA REVIEW
Oliver S. Crocco Louisiana State University, USA
WRITER’S FORUM
Sunny L. Munn The Ohio State University, Columbus, USA
Tonette S. Rocco Florida International University, Miami, USA
ASSISTANTS EDITOR OF SOCIAL MEDIA
Debaro Huyler Florida International University, Miami, USA
Sunny L. Munn The Ohio State University, Columbus, USA
Editorial Board
Carlos A. Albornoz EGADE Business School, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico
Alexandre Ardichvili University of Minnesota, USA
Heidi Bacon Southern Illinois University Carbondale, USA
Elisabeth E. Bennett Northeastern University, USA
Jill Castek University of Arizona, USA
Darlene Clover University of Victoria, Canada
Josh Collins University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, USA
Simone C. O. Conceição University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee USA
Thomas Cox University of Central Florida, USA
Rajashi Ghosh Drexel University, USA
Robin S. Grenier University of Connecticut, USA
Holly M. Hutchins University of Houston, USA
Robert Mizzi University of Manitoba, Canada
Kim Nimon University of Texas at Tyler, USA
Satish C. Pandey Pandit Deendayal Energy University, India
Robert F. Poell Tilburg University, the Netherlands
Steven W. Schmidt East Carolina University, USA
Qi Sun University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA
Elizabeth L. Tighe Georgia State University, USA
Consuelo L. Waight University of Houston, USA
Yidan Zhu Texas State University, USA
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    Manuscript Submission Guidelines: New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development

     

    This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics.

     

    Please read the guidelines below then visit the journal’s submission site (https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/nhaehrd) to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned. Remember you can log in to the submission site at any time to check on the progress of your paper through the peer review process.

     

    Sage Publishing disseminates high-quality research and engaged scholarship globally, and we are committed to diversity and inclusion in publishing. We encourage submissions from a diverse range of authors from across all countries and backgrounds.

     

    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development will be reviewed.

     

    There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this Journal. Open Access options are available - see section 3.3 below.

     

     As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere. Please see our guidelines on  prior publication  and note that New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development will consider submissions of papers that have been posted on preprint servers; please alert the Editorial Office when submitting (contact details are at the end of these guidelines) and include the DOI for the preprint in the designated field in the manuscript submission system. Authors should not post an updated version of their paper on the preprint server while it is being peer reviewed for possible publication in the Journal. If the article is accepted for publication, the author may re-use their work according to the Journal's author archiving policy.

    If your paper is accepted, you must include a link on your preprint to the final version of your paper.

     

     

    If you have any questions about publishing with Sage, please visit the  Sage Journal Solutions Portal.

     

    1. What do we publish?

      1. Aims & Scope
      2. Article types
      3. Writing your paper

     

    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy

    2.2 Authorship

    2.3 Acknowledgements

    2.4 Funding

    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    2.6 Research ethics and patient consent

    2.7 Clinical trials

    2.8 Reporting guidelines

    2.9 Research data

     

    3. Publishing policies

      1. Publication ethics
      2. Contributor’s publishing agreement
      3. Open access and author archiving

     

    4. Preparing your manuscript

    4.1 Formatting

    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

    4.3 Identifiable information

    4.4 Supplemental material

    4.5 Reference style

    4.6 English language editing services

     

    5. Submitting your manuscript

    5.1 ORCID

    5.2 Information required for completing your submission

    5.3 Permissions

     

    6. On acceptance and publication

    6.1 Sage Production

    6.2 Online First publication

    6.3 Access to your published article

    6.4 Promoting your article

     

    7. Further information
    7.1 Appealing the publication decision

                   

     

     

    1. What do we publish?

    1.1 Aims & Scope

    Before submitting your manuscript to New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.

    New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development was created by faculty and students in the adult education program at Syracuse University and the first issue was published in 1987. Since that time, the journal has built a reputation for encouraging emerging scholars and students and effectively providing a space where all scholars in adult education and human resource development could address common questions and issues of concern to either field or related fields.

    The mission of New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development is to promote all aspects of practice and research that explore issues of individual, group, and organizational learning, management, and culture wherever they may be located. The journal publishes theoretical, empirical, and methodological work that focuses on a range of topics in adult education, human resource development, and related fields, such as lifelong learning, leadership, higher education administration, vocational education, workplace learning, peace education, and community education. The journal is also interested in research in medical education, allied health education, professional and continuing education in all fields. In sum, the journal welcomes work from all adult educational settings and national and international contexts.

    The journal publishes cutting-edge knowledge and research in the fields of adult education and human resource development as well as diverse perspectives from scholars that stimulate cross-disciplinary dialogue and scholarship. Towards this goal, the journal publishes a variety of manuscript types: peer-reviewed articles; editor-reviewed perspectives articles on people, practice, research, and teaching; book and media reviews; point-counterpoint essays; and writer’s forum articles. The journal also welcomes proposals for special issues on relevant and current topics.

     

    1.2 Article types

    ORIGINAL ARTICLES (DOUBLE-ANONYMIZE PEER REVIEW):

    Types of articles:

    • Empirical studies: qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods, primary historical, and evaluation methods;
    • Literature reviews: of all types (e.g., structured literature reviews, meta-analyses, integrative reviews, scoping reviews);
    • Non-empirical works: Position, conceptual, and theoretical papers

     

    Articles can be between 20 and 40 double-spaced pages inclusive of text, tables, figures, and references. The word length does not include the abstract & keywords. 

     

    ARTICLES (EDITOR REVIEW):

    Types of articles:

    • invited reactions to selected articles;
    • perspectives (on people, practice, research, and teaching);
    • book and media reviews;
    • writer’s forums;

    The page length of these articles varies and includes text, tables, figures, and references. The page length does not include the abstract & keywords. 

     

    INVITED REACTIONS TO SELECTED ARTICLES The Editor in Chief (EIC) in consultation with the editorial team and author(s) of the selected article determines who to invite to react to the selected article. Invited reactions are editor reviewed essays of 4 to 10 double spaced pages. The EIC may provide a prompt or indicate a desired direction for the essay or the essay authors will be asked to respond to the selected article in a way that is meaningful to them.

    PERSPECTIVES

    Perspectives are editor reviewed essays of a 4 to 12 double-spaced on topics relating to adult education and human resource development. An essay can focus on an issue in either adult education or human resource development or an issue common to both fields.  Perspectives provide an opportunity for students, emerging and established scholars to share initial conceptualizations of a problem or issue. The editors responsible for Perspectives papers will provide mentoring and editing support to help students present their ideas well. Established scholars can also benefit from this space to generate or elaborate on new ideas or directions in their work. There are four types of Perspectives:

    • Perspectives on People – interviews with thinkers, scholars, and practitioners in adult education, human resource development, and related fields. Or retrospectives on careers of prominent scholars, practitioners, or activists based on their published works and secondary materials written about them and their contributions to adult education or HRD.
    • Perspectives on Practice – reflections on the past, present, and future challenges and innovations in the practice of adult education, human resource development, and related fields.
    • Perspectives on Research – discussions of issues raised by empirical studies and reports on new developments in qualitative, quantitative and mixed-methods approaches.
    • Perspectives on Teaching – reflections, insights, and new approaches to teaching in all contexts where adults learn and case studies useful for teaching accompanied by strategies for how to use the case study.

    Book and Media Reviews

    The Book and Media Reviews (4 to 6 double-spaced pages) provide a venue for critique of books, visual media, and computer software associated with adult education, human resource development, and related fields. The objectives of a review are to help the reader decide whether the item is worth acquiring; to help locate the item within current theories and practices; to suggest new directions for research and practice; and to challenge conventional criteria for judgment where necessary. This critical assessment requires reviewers to understand the theoretical and practical contexts of the item using relevant literature to support the critique.

    A book and media review should contain three types of information: (1) an overview of the content, (2) an evaluation, and (3) a recommendation. Reviews should integrate existing literature of the field(s) to support, explain, or refute issues or elements raised by the author or creator of the item. The points listed below serve as a guide for the review.

     

    Overview of the Content

     Describe the purpose of the item as stated or inferred by the author.

     Describe the author’s perspective.

     Identify the primary and secondary audiences.

     Describe the content and structure of the item.

    Evaluation

     How is the item situated in the current theory and issues of the field(s)?

     Does the review integrate the literature to support, explain, or refute a particular item?

     Is the subject matter approached in an unusual or unique fashion?

     How does the item address gender, race, class, and other dimensions of difference?

     What are the item’s strengths and weaknesses?

     Is the scholarship rigorous, well-supported, and well-developed?

     Is the organization and/or context congruent with its style, argument, and purpose?

     How successfully did the author accomplish their objectives?

     Are the objectives worthwhile?

    Recommendation

     To whom would you recommend the item and why?

     In what way(s) would you suggest the item be used?

     What potential contribution does the item make in terms of theory, research, or practice?

     

    Aspects of content, evaluation, and recommendation might be treated separately or interwoven throughout the narrative review. Avoid dwelling upon extraneous concerns or technical printing errors.

    Procedures:

    • Individuals interested in submitting an unsolicited review should contact the Editor with the title and a brief description of the item to ensure that the item is not already under review. If an unsolicited and a solicited review of the same item are received by the Editor, the solicited review will receive preference.
    • NHAEHRD welcomes inquiries from graduate students and faculty who wish to review a current item.
    • Once the reviewer has accepted the assignment or the Editor has agreed to an unsolicited review the reviewer will use the email agreement confirming NHAEHRD’s interest in the review to obtain a free copy of the book or media item from the publisher. The reviewer will forward the agreement email to the marketing representative of the publisher of the book to request a review copy be sent to the reviewer. The reviewer follows up with the publisher as necessary to get the item and notifies the Book and Media Review Editor when it arrives. The review will be due ten weeks after the reviewer has received the item.
    • The Editor reserves the right to not accept reviews received after the agreed upon deadline.
    • Reviews are not automatically accepted. The editor will evaluate the review, provide the author of the review with feedback that should be addressed in a timely manner. The editor will work with the review author to meet publication requirements by providing feedback and a timely assessment of the review.
    • Instead of a title beginning the review, the full reference of the item serves as the title. include author, title, publisher, place and date of publication, number of pages (if appropriate) and price. Here is a sample of the format to use for book reviews:

    Strategic Human Resource Development, by D. Jim Grieves. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2003. 210 pages, $94.95 (hardcover).

    • At the end of the review list your name and institutional affiliation.

     

    WRITER’S FORUMS

    The Writers' Forum of 5 to 15 double-spaced pages provides space to engage colleagues on a concern to many – improving writing, the review process, and teaching of writing and publication skills. Graduate students, emerging scholars, and seasoned academics can share information, insights, and advice on any aspect of the writing and publishing process. Essays should focus on an aspect of the writing and publication process. Do you have a pet peeve or good practice uncovered in your role as editor, reviewer, mentor, author, co-author, or emerging scholar that could benefit the academic community?  Do you have tips or insights on how to craft a professional manuscript, organize your time or projects, or develop an idea that you would like to share with readers interested in improving their writing? Do you wish to engage others in an aspect of writing that has not been discussed?

     

    SPECIAL ISSUES

    To foster in-depth discussion on select topic areas critical to adult education and human resource development, New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development (NHAEHRD) is happy to consider proposals for special issues of the journal. The editorial team of NHAEHRD welcomes ideas for special issues. We will gladly discuss ideas with prospective editors and once a proposal is accepted assist special issue editors with the process. This includes assistance with developing a call for submissions for the special issue, a timeline for the project, and other issues. At this time we do not set a publication date when we accept a special issue proposal. Instead, we work with the special issue editors to complete and publish the issue in a timely manner. 

    We request a brief proposal (1 to 2 pages) which describes the topic, how potential authors will be solicited, and short bios and description of the qualifications of the prospective special issue editor(s). Potential authors can be invited to submit by the special issue editors, or the special issue editors can create and distribute a call for submissions for their special issue or do both. The special issue editors are responsible for distributing the call and securing submissions.

    Special issues should contain five articles, one or two perspectives, and one or two media reviews related to the topic. Special issue editor(s) may review submissions and provide a first round of feedback to authors prior to authors submitting manuscripts to the portal at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/nhaehrd. This will improve the quality of the manuscript before being sent to reviewers for their assessment of the work. Special issue editor(s) may also direct contributors to submit the manuscript directly for peer review. NHAEHRD uses a double-anonymize peer review for articles and editor review for perspectives and book and media reviews. Perspectives and book and media reviews are reviewed by the NHAEHRD editorial team member responsible for this type of publication. Articles written by the special issue editors will be assigned to a regular member of NHAEHRD’s editorial team for a publication decision.

    Special issue editors can write the editorial or invite someone else to do it. Editorials should not be introductions to the issue but instead should provide insight or a position on an issue related to the topic. Editorials are editor reviewed by the editor in chief.

    Submit special issue inquiries and proposals to the editor in chief, Tonette S. Rocco at roccot@fiu.edu.

     

     1.3 Writing your paper

    The Sage Author Gateway has some general advice on how to get published, plus links to further resources. 

     

    1.3.1 Make your article discoverable

    For information and guidance on how to make your article more discoverable, visit our Gateway page on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.

     

    2. Editorial policies

     

    2.1 Peer review policy

    Sage does not permit the use of author-suggested (recommended) reviewers at any stage of the submission process, be that through the web-based submission system or other communication.

    Reviewers should be experts in their fields and should be able to provide an objective assessment of the manuscript. Our policy is that reviewers should not be assigned to a paper if:

    • The reviewer is based at the same institution as any of the co-authors.
    • The reviewer is based at the funding body of the paper.
    • The author has recommended the reviewer.
    • The reviewer has provided a personal (e.g. Gmail/Yahoo/Hotmail) email account and an institutional email account cannot be found after performing a basic Google search (name, department and institution).

    The journal’s policy is to have manuscripts reviewed by two expert reviewers. New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development utilizes a double-anonymized peer review process in which the reviewer and authors’ names and information are withheld from the other. All manuscripts are reviewed as rapidly as possible, while maintaining rigor. Reviewers make comments to the author and recommendations to the Editor who then makes the final decision.

    The Editor or members of the Editorial Board may occasionally submit their own manuscripts for possible publication in the Journal. In these cases, the peer review process will be managed by alternative members of the Board and the submitting Editor/Board member will have no involvement in the decision-making process.

    New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development is committed to delivering high quality, fast peer-review for your paper, and as such has partnered with Web of Science (previously Publons). Web of Science is a third-party service that seeks to track, verify and give credit for peer review. Reviewers for New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development can opt in to Web of Science in order to claim their reviews or have them automatically verified and added to their reviewer profile. Reviewers claiming credit for their review will be associated with the relevant journal, but the article name, reviewer’s decision and the content of their review is not published on the site. For more information visit the Web of Science website.

    The Editor or members of the Editorial Board may occasionally submit their own manuscripts for possible publication in the Journal. In these cases, the peer review process will be managed by alternative members of the Board and the submitting Editor/Board member will have no involvement in the decision-making process.

     

    2.2 Authorship

    All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.

    Please note that AI chatbots, for example ChatGPT, should not be listed as authors. For more information see the policy on Use of ChatGPT and generative AI tools.

     

    2.3 Acknowledgements

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.

    Please supply any personal acknowledgements separately to the main text to facilitate anonymous peer review.                             

    2.3.1 Third party submissions
    Where an individual who is not listed as an author submits a manuscript on behalf of the author(s), a statement must be included in the Acknowledgements section of the manuscript and in the accompanying cover letter. The statements must:

     

    • Disclose this type of editorial assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input
    • Identify any entities that paid for this assistance
    • Confirm that the listed authors have authorized the submission of their manuscript via third party and approved any statements or declarations, e.g. conflicting interests, funding, etc.

    Where appropriate, Sage reserves the right to deny consideration to manuscripts submitted by a third party rather than by the authors themselves.

     

    2.4 Declaration of conflicting interests

    New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the Sage Journal Author Gateway.

     

    2.5 Research data

    The Journal is committed to facilitating openness, transparency and reproducibility of research, and has the following research data sharing policy. For more information, including FAQs please visit the Sage Research Data policy pages.

    Subject to appropriate ethical and legal considerations, authors are encouraged to:

    • Share your research data in a relevant public data repository
    • Include a data availability statement linking to your data. If it is not possible to share your data, use the statement to confirm why it cannot be shared.
    • Cite this data in your research

     

    3. Publishing policies

     

    3.1 Publication ethics

    Sage is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the Sage Author Gateway.

    3.1.1 Plagiarism

    New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development and Sage take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the Journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarized other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

    3.1.2 Prior publication

    If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in a Sage journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the Sage Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.

     

    3.2 Contributor’s publishing agreement      

    Before publication, Sage requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. Sage’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants Sage the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than Sage. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information, please visit the Sage Author Gateway.

     

    3.3 Open access and author archiving

    New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development offers optional open access publishing via the Sage Choice programme and Open Access agreements, where authors can publish open access either discounted or free of charge depending on the agreement with Sage. Find out if your institution is participating by visiting Open Access Agreements at Sage. For more information on Open Access publishing options at Sage please visit Sage Open Access. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit Sage’s Author Archiving and Re-Use Guidelines and Publishing Policies.

     

    4. Preparing your manuscript for submission

                                                                   

    4.1 Formatting

    The preferred format for your manuscript is Word.

     

    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit Sage’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines.

     

    4.3 Identifiable information

    Where a journal uses double-anonymised peer review, authors are required to submit:

    1. A version of the manuscript which has had any information that compromises the anonymity of the author(s) removed or anonymized. This version will be sent to the peer reviewers.
    2. A separate title page which includes any removed or anonymised material. This will not be sent to the peer reviewers.

    See https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/Manuscript-preparation-for-double-anonymized-journal for detailed guidance on making an anonymous submission.

    Figures supplied in color will appear in color online.

     

    4.4 Supplemental material

    This Journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc.) alongside the full-text of the article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplemental files.

     

    4.5 Reference style

    New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development adheres to the APA reference style. View the APA guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

     

     

    4.6 English language editing services

    Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the Journal’s specifications should consider using Sage Language Services. Visit Sage Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

     

    5. Submitting your manuscript

     

    New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development is hosted on Sage Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/nhaehrd to login and submit your article online.

     

    IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the Journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created.  For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.

     

    5.1 ORCID

    As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process Sage is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a unique and persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher, even those who share the same name, and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities, ensuring that their work is recognized.

     

    The collection of ORCID IDs from corresponding authors is now part of the submission process of this Journal. If you already have an ORCID ID you will be asked to associate that to your submission during the online submission process. We also strongly encourage all co-authors to link their ORCID ID to their accounts in our online peer review platforms. It takes seconds to do: click the link when prompted, sign into your ORCID account and our systems are automatically updated. Your ORCID ID will become part of your accepted publication’s metadata, making your work attributable to you and only you. Your ORCID ID is published with your article so that fellow researchers reading your work can link to your ORCID profile and from there link to your other publications.

     

    If you do not already have an ORCID ID please follow this link to create one or visit our ORCID homepage to learn more.

     

    5.2 Information required for completing your submission

    You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. The affiliation listed in the manuscript should be the institution where the research was conducted. If an author has moved to a new institution since completing the research, the new affiliation can be included in a manuscript note at the end of the paper. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).

     

    5.3 Permissions

    Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please see the Copyright and Permissions page on the Sage Author Gateway.

     

     

    6. On acceptance and publication           

     

    6.1 Sage Production

    Your Sage Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be made available to the corresponding author via our editing portal Sage Edit or by email, and corrections should be made directly or notified to us promptly.

     

    6.2 Online First publication

    Online First allows final articles (completed and approved articles awaiting assignment to a future issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a journal issue, which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. Visit the Sage Journals help page for more details, including how to cite Online First articles.

     

    6.3 Access to your published article

    Sage provides authors with online access to their final article.

    6.4 Promoting your article

    Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The Sage Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice.

     

     

    7. Further information

     

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