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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 Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs 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, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to the peer-reviewed journal, please ensure that all author names and identifyiable details (the names of universities, towns, or states) have been redacted in your initial submission.
  • AI use is disclosed and explained in the Methodology section.

Author Guidelines

Manuscripts submitted for publication as articles should be original contributions that do not appear elsewhere and that are formatted so reviewers are not able to identify the author.

Manuscript length will vary depending upon type of submission (see Focus and Scope), but should be in 12-point Times New Roman font, with a one-inch margin on each side of the page. Contributors should follow the formatting and documentation guidelines in the seventh edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (2019).

All word counts are INCLUSIVE of References

AI-use information

Authors should clearly disclose if they have used any AI tools, including any text or image generators, in their paper in the methodology section of any submission. The disclosure should specify the type of AI tool used, the model name and date of use, and its purpose. AI tools should not be listed as co-authors.

Teaching Notes

Teaching Notes (500-1,500) are strategies for facilitating transformative learning in curricular, co-curricular, corporate, non-profit, and academic settings.


Submissions can be either Article or Essay style.

Articles (3,000-8,000 words) are original manuscripts that background research and original research focused on transformative learning, its practice, its impact, and/or its relationship to other variables. The results of the research should be analyzed and evaluated for their meanings, implications, and applications for the improvement of transformative learning practice.

Essays (2,000-5,000 words) are conceptual, thought-provoking, and well-reasoned manuscripts on such topics that critique current practice, present differing models, and/or offer reflective processes associated with transformative learning.

Book Reviews

Book reviews (500-750 words) should give a brief overview of the book in question as well as ways that readers might find it useful or helpful in their own reserach and work.

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