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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.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, DOIs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, including adherence to the most current version of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines


Manuscripts are hereby invited and should be submitted by one of the authors of the manuscript through our wesbite. The journal publishes three main categories: theoretical investigations focusing on the intersection of Wikipedia and higher education, writ large; case studies reporting on the use of Wikipedia in higher education, and reviews. New articles should be submissions of less than 10,000 words. Reviews we be solicited on an individual basis. All publications will be made under CC-BY licensing. All submissions must be written in English. Wiki Studies, and this site, will be published via the Open Journal Systems platform. Regardless of the source of the word-processing tool, only electronic PDF (.pdf) or Word (.doc, .docx, .rtf) files can be submitted. Submissions by anyone other than one of the authors will not be accepted. The submitting author takes responsibility for the paper during submission and peer review. All submissions should follow the current version of American Psychological Association rules for citation.

If for some technical reason submission through the online system is not possible, the author can contact the managing editor for support.


Submit your article via the wikistudies.org website. You will need to register an author account in order to submit a manuscript; registering as a reader is optional.

Procedure for registering an author account.

  1. Point your browser to the Wiki Studies website: http://wikistudies.org.
  2. Select “Register” from the top, right, corner.
  3. Complete the form to create a new account.
  4. Once registration is complete, you may select “Make a New Submission” to start the submission process.
  5. Complete the submission form. Enter the title, each author in a separate line, the reference as it will occur in your publication list (Author, A. (submitted). Title paper. Journal of Writing Research, xx(x). pp. xx-xx) and the keywords.
  6. Upload your files.
  7. Author identification file: title paper, authors, author details (affiliation and corresponding author)
  8. Paper (anonymous)
  9. You can upload up to three extra files. All kinds of media are welcomed (text, tables, figures, photos, videos).
  10. Confirm by clicking “OK”. After submission, your article will be checked by the editors and you will receive an email that we received your submission.

Terms of submission

Papers must be submitted on the understanding that they have not been published elsewhere (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, review, or thesis) and are not currently under consideration by another journal published by any other publisher. The submitting author is responsible for ensuring that the article's publication has been approved by all the other coauthors. It is also the submitting author’s responsibility to ensure that the articles emanating from a particular institution are submitted with that institution’s approval. Further correspondence and proofs will be sent to the author(s) before publication unless otherwise indicated. All papers are submitted under the condition that authors accept that their paper might be edited for readability.

All enquiries concerning the publication of accepted papers should be addressed to:

Robert Cummings, Editor, cummings@olemiss.edu

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