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Journal of Pesticide Safety Education

Instructions for Authors


Description of Journal of Pesticide Safety Education

The Journal is the official refereed publication of the American Association of Pesticide Safety Educators (AAPSE). The Journal expands and updates the research, instructional methods, and knowledge base for pesticide safety educators and other interested professionals to improve their effectiveness. In addition, the Journal serves as a forum for emerging and contemporary issues affecting pesticide safety education. It is written and edited by professionals working in the field of Extension and Instructional education and pesticide safety, sharing with their colleagues successful educational applications, original and applied research findings, scholarly opinions, educational resources, and challenges on issues of critical importance to pesticide safety educators.


Journal Sections

The electronic Journal of Pesticide Safety Education will accept manuscripts for the following sections:

Feature Article
(reviewed by three Editorial Board members or reviewers)


Report findings and concepts relevant to the pesticide safety education knowledge base, methodology, effective practice, and organization. Maximum length: equivalent to six single-spaced pages of text (a page is defined as 66 lines long with 80 - 12 point characters per line), plus tables, photographs, and illustrations, when printed.

Ideas at Work
(reviewed by two Editorial Board members or reviewers)


Describe programs, methods, ideas, and effective practices appropriate for pesticide safety educators. Maximum length: equivalent to three single-spaced pages of text plus tables, photographs, and illustrations, when printed.

Research in Brief
(reviewed by two Editorial Board members or reviewers)


Summarize research results of importance to pesticide safety educators. Maximum length: equivalent to four single-spaced pages of text, plus tables, photographs, and illustrations, when printed.

Tools of the Trade
(reviewed by the Editor)


Report on specific techniques, materials, books, and technologies that can be useful to pesticide safety educators. Maximum length: equivalent to three single-spaced pages of text, plus tables, photographs, and illustrations, when printed.

Commentary
(reviewed by the Editor)


State an opinion, offer a challenge, or present a thought-provoking idea on an issue of concern to pesticide safety or AAPSE, including a published article in the Journal. Maximum length: equivalent to two single-spaced pages of text when printed.

Manuscript Submission

Format

In our new electronic format, it is extremely important that authors submit their manuscripts according to the following guidelines.

Authors should submit manuscripts in Microsoft Word 6.0 (or below) format via the Internet to the following Internet address: <mweaver@vt.edu>. If you don't have access to the Internet, you can submit a copy of the manuscript on 3.5" disk to: Michael J. Weaver, Editor, Journal of Pesticide Safety Education, Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs, 139 Smyth Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0409. We will also support manuscripts submitted in ASCII format where Microsoft Word is impossible. Other formats cannot be supported at this time. If you submit a 3.5" disk, please include a complete mailing address. Authors using WordPerfect or other word processing software should be able to save in either Microsoft Word or ASCII with little problem if you keep the fonts and formatting simple.

Text fonts should be held to a minimum of either (Courier, Helvetica, or Times). Tables should be submitted in Word format or if in ASCII should be under 62 characters in length (this can be accomplished by using a Courier 10pt font). Tables are acceptable, provided they are configured with tabs (or spacebars for ASCII only). Figures, photographs, and graphics can be sent, but authors should first contact the Editor prior to submitting these materials. The final format of the articles will be converted to HTML and PDF for publication in the electronic Journal. The Editor will work with authors as much as possible to make sure this process works.

Please contact Michael J. Weaver, Editor (540/231-6543 or mweaver@vt.edu), if you have questions.

Conventions


Important Note:

Presently, these guidelines are based on those used by the Journal of Extension. As this publication moves through its first few years of production, these guidelines are subject to change as necessary to make the new Journal work properly. During this transition period, the editorial process and the format of the Journal will remain flexible. Please be patient as we struggle with this endeavor.

For more information, see Instructions for Reviewers

September 1, 1997 - MJW

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