Guidelines and Policy
are currently being accepted
Volume 14, Issue 2
until October 31, 2011
Three Easy Steps
to Becoming a Meridian Author
Does Meridian Publish?
- How to
Submit a Manuscript
Mail all original
signed forms to:
College of Education
Poe Hall, Box 7801
NC State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7801
Meridian is an electronic
journal, published bi-annually, dedicated to research and practice
of Information and Communication Technology in Kindergarten through 12th grade. Meridian features research
findings, practitioner articles, commentary, and book excerpts by
educational researchers, technology designers, classroom teachers,
and authors who wish to share and expand teaching and learning experiences
with computer technologies in K-12 classrooms and beyond.
An online journal has unique
aspects that differ from more traditional publication venues.
We strongly encourage authors to be creative in using the Internet
as an innovative publishing medium. Ideas include, but are not limited
to, video, audio and interactive components.
Are you considering submitting
but are unsure of expectations? Please review some sample
articles or email Meridian
and share your concerns with us. We will do our best to help.
Does Meridian Publish?
can contribute to Meridian in the following ways:
Original Research: Research based article in the area of Information and Communication Technology in K-12 education
In Practice: Usually written by or with classroom teachers
about practical classroom applications of technology
Original Research: International articles based on research in a country outside the United
States. These articles are often published in multiple languages.
International In Practice: International articles based on teaching practice in a country outside of the United States. These articles are often published in multiple languages.
- Living Article:
This article continues to grow as readers and authors add to it.
Responses to The Living Article do not need to be as long as a
regular manuscript. Authors may submit a manuscript as a prompt
for a living article or a response to an existing living article.
the most recent contributions to the Living Article.
Meridian also considers book reviews and multimedia
articles. If you have a manuscript or idea that does not fall
in these categories please contact
the Meridian Editors.
to Submit a Manuscript
Manuscript Style &
manuscripts electronically via email or on CD in HTML, RTF, or
text formats. Manuscripts should be approximately, but not
limited to, 5,000 words. Article files will not be returned,
so retain an original electronic file copy.
Include a cover file
with the manuscript that states: (a) title of the paper; (b) brief
biographies of authors with digital pictures of authors; and (c) author contact information (email,
mailing address, phone and fax).
All submissions must follow
APA style with correctly
formatted references included at the end of the paper.
references with your manuscript, including page citations, photo
credits, and graphics credits.
is published online, we support authors who wish to take advantage
of the flexibility the Internet offers. The use of graphics, links,
animation, video, or audio components is strongly encouraged. Meridian
editors normally can provide some assistance to authors who are unfamiliar with
these types of file formats.
- Graphics - GIF or
JPEG format, 72 dpi, maximum width of 600 pixels
NOTE: ALL picture images MUST be submitted in .jpg, .gif, or a comparable image file format. Images embedded in Word and other common word processing applications DO NOT import into web-design applications properly (e.g., .shs scrap files in Word, tables in Word and Excel, screenshots, etc.). If there is a question, please Contact Meridian
- Video - QuickTime
- Audio - MP3 or RealPlayer
must obtain copyright permission for all work owned by someone else
that is incorporated in an article, including graphics, photos,
video, audio and student work to be considered for publication.
Credits must be included for all media.
will retain the copyright of the manuscript but must sign the
Agreement before their articles will be considered. The
Electronic Publication Agreement for each author must be sent
in the form of a hard copy so that an original signature is
Attached to the Electronic
Publication Agreement form is the Educational Resources Information
Center (ERIC) release form. We encourage all authors to complete the form and
return it along with the Electronic Publication Agreement.
For additional information on copyright, please consult NC State's Digital Scholarship & Publishing Center: NCSU Copyright Info.
must obtain permission for all children and adults appearing
in any published photographs or video. Permission must also
be obtained for all computer projects (anything created on a
computer including graphics, video, animations and presentations)
included in the manuscript. Please use the appropriate form:
The Children's Online
Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) requires Web site operators to
obtain verifiable parental permission to collect personal information
from children younger than 13. To protect their privacy, Meridian
will verify parental permission for any photos of children used
and will not use children's true names in articles.
Note: To view
these forms, you must have Adobe Acrobat or Adobe
Acrobat Reader. To obtain a current version of the
Reader, see the Resources below
be sent via email within one week of the date we receive the manuscript.
All manuscripts will be reviewed in a double-blind fashion by the
graduate student review board. Authors will be notified 4-6
weeks after the submission deadline as to whether their manuscript
has been accepted or requires revision.
If you have questions
about the submission process please contact the Meridian Editors.
Sample Articles: Visit
the archives to see articles that have been submitted in the various
styles. Here are some samples:
APA Style Guide - to order an APA Style Guide or software,