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PAACE Journal of Lifelong Learning

  • PAACE Journal of Lifelong Learning is a refereed journal published annually by the Pennsylvania Association for Adult Continuing Education (PAACE), a professional association for adult educators and those interested in adult education in Pennsylvania.

    PAACE serves adult educators and learners across the commonwealth in all areas of adult education, including basic education and literacy, higher education, business and industry, vocational education, health education, corrections education, and community and social service agencies.

    The PAACE Journal of Lifelong Learning reflects this diversity with articles representing adult, community, continuing, and distance education.

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    Joining the Pennsylvania Association for Adult Continuing Education

    Here is membership information for the Pennsylvania Association for Adult Continuing Education. Additional information about PAACE can be obtained by visiting the Pennsylvania Association for Adult Continuing Education website.

    Subscribing to the Journal

    Inquiries regarding subscriptions or hard copies of back issues should be addressed to:

    Monica Shields 
    PAACE 
    P.O. Box 11170 
    Pittsburgh, PA 15237 
    Phone: 412-367-0860 
    E-mail: journal@paacesite.org

    Fees are as follows: $7 per copy for U.S. orders; $10 per copy for international orders.

    For back issues, indicate which volumes and how many copies of each volume are being ordered. For subscriptions, indicate for which years you are subscribing.

    Submitting Manuscripts

    The journal publishes manuscripts in several different sections in each volume. These sections include invited manuscripts (for example, “Featured Articles,” the “Forum,” and “Resources.”) Unsolicited manuscripts may be submitted for either of the following sections: “Refereed Articles” or “Theory-to-Practice” (non-refereed). Below are the editorial guidelines for submitting manuscripts.

    All manuscripts and inquiries should be directed to:

    Gary Dean, Editor
    PAACE Journal of Lifelong Learning
    104 Davis Hall
    570 South 11th Street
    Indiana, PA 15705

    Telephone calls should be placed to 724-357-2470, or information should be faxed to 724-357-3085. The e-mail address is gjdean@iup.edu.

    PAACE Journal of Lifelong Learning, Editorial Policy and Guidelines, 2007

    The PAACE Journal of Lifelong Learning encourages the improvement of practice in adult, continuing, community, and distance education through the dissemination of theoretical, empirical, historical, philosophical, and practical articles. The following guidelines are for the Refereed and Theory-to-Practice sections of the journal. Authors wishing to submit manuscripts for other sections should consult with the editors.

    General Guidelines:

    1. All submissions must conform to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th ed.) except where modified in these guidelines.
    2. All manuscripts must be submitted electronically to the e-mail addresses listed under Submission of Manuscripts below.
    3. Tables, graphs, and figures should be kept to a minimum and must be submitted as separate files.
    4. Questions concerning editorial policies should be directed to the editors. Prospective authors are encouraged to consult the editors during preparation of manuscripts.
    5. Evaluation of manuscripts is based upon value of the topic to the field, clarity of purpose and conceptual base, internal logic and consistency, implications for practice, strength of conclusions, readability, and respect for proper expression and the rights of others.

    Refereed Articles:

    1. The purposes of this section are to improve practice and encourage research and theory development.
    2. Refereed articles are subject to a blind peer review process.
    3. Manuscripts should not exceed 7,000 words (approximately 20 pages).
    4. The cover page should include the title of the manuscript; names, addresses, affiliations, and positions of all authors; and the date of submission. Do not place authors’ names or affiliations on the subsequent pages of the manuscript.
    5. On the first page of the manuscript place the title followed by an abstract not to exceed 100 words. The abstract should summarize the purposes, methods, and conclusions of the article in a manner that is understandable to nonspecialists.

    Theory-to-Practice Articles:

    1. The purpose of this section is to inform readers of ideas, strategies, and information to improve practice in adult, continuing, community, and distance education.
    2. Manuscripts should not exceed 5,000 words (approximately 15 pages).
    3. The cover page should include the title of the manuscript; names, addresses, affiliations, and positions of all authors; and the date of submission.
    4. On the first page of the manuscript place the title followed by an abstract not to exceed 100 words. The abstract should summarize the purposes, methods, and conclusions of the article in a manner that is understandable to nonspecialists.

    Submission:

    Manuscripts may be submitted electronically to the e-mail addresses listed below. All manuscripts and inquiries should be directed to:

    Gary Dean, Editor
    PAACE Journal of Lifelong Learning
    104 Davis Hall
    570 South 11th Street
    Indiana, PA 15705

    Phone: 724-357-2470
    Fax: 724-357-3085
    E-mail: gjdean@iup.edu