How to submit a manuscript:
The manuscript must be created in the MS Word®
format and send electronically as an attachment via e-mail to the
of the InSight: Rivier Academic Journal.
Manuscript Templates are
Manuscript Templates (see above) can be used for submitting a manuscript
in the required format (MS
or Adobe Acrobat®).
The author may submit a manuscript
in other formats (WordPerfect®
12.0+, plain text, or a hard copy),
but it would take extra time for online publishing and CD production. Rivier
University has prior publication rights to any
paper presented at its meetings and conferences, but papers will be
considered for publication only if the author formally submits them. All
manuscripts must be as brief and concise as proper presentation of the
ideas will allow. Manuscripts must be in English.
contain original, quantitative, detailed material, set into perspective
relative to prior work and supported by literature references and
specific accomplishments. A typical Full-Length Paper will be
approximately 10,000-12,000 words (including equations, tables, figures,
images, and references), where each normal-sized, single-column figure,
image or table counts as 200 words. All manuscripts are expected to be
as concise as possible. Abstract: Each Full-Length Paper must
include a 100- to 200-word abstract, written as a single paragraph. It
should be a summary (not an introduction!) and complete in itself.
Acronyms and abbreviations are not permitted. The abstract should
indicate the subjects dealt with in the paper and should state the
objectives of the research study. Newly observed facts and conclusions
of the experiment or argument discussed in the paper must be stated in
summary form. Readers should not have to read the paper to understand
the abstract. Neither the abstract nor the conclusions (see below)
should contain equations, symbols, acronyms, or discussions of proposed
future research. Nomenclature: A nomenclature section is required
for papers containing more than a few symbols; nomenclature definitions
then should not appear in the text. Introduction: The paper also
must include an Introduction, which is a brief assessment of
prior work by others and an explanation of how the paper contributes to
the field. Conclusions: The Conclusions should stand alone
without either references or referrals to the main text for more
details. They must be logically drawn from the text but not be just a
summary of the paper.
Notes, Readers' Forum, and Comments:
may qualify for publication in one of these categories. Notes,
not to exceed 2500 words, are intended for prompt disclosure of new,
significant data or developments of limited scope; they do not have
abstracts but do contain introductions and descriptions of results.
Readers' Forum items are brief discussions (approximately 1200
words) of previous research studies, and Comments should relate
to papers previously published by Rivier University; they must not exceed
1200 words. Manuscripts submitted in these categories often are reviewed
only by an editor (co-editors) and usually are published sooner than a
A Note is a
paper (approximately 2500 words) intended for prompt disclosure of new,
significant data or developments of limited scope.
discussion (approximately 1200 words) of a paper previously published in
the same journal.
author's response to a Comment.
comprehensive review of the literature on a particular subject
(usually invited) that received "distinguished lecture" status at a
Rivier University conference or Faculty Lecture Series.
of Key Discoveries and Technologies:
covering the history of an aspect of technology (within the scope of the
InSight: Rivier Academic Journal).
to a previously published paper.
discussion (approximately 1200 words) of previous investigations.
(generally one-page) introduction or personal commentary, which must be
approved by the Editor-in-Chief before submission.
Titles and Authors' Names:
should be concise (maximum of 12 words), without the use of acronyms or
abbreviations. The author's name should appear below the title; the full
name is preferred. The affiliation should follow on the next line, with
the author's official title, complete mailing address (including ZIP
code), and e-mail address (optional) given in a footnote. This applies
to all categories of papers.
symbols, including Greek characters, should be used. Subscripts and
superscripts must be readily apparent. To save space, the solidus (/)
must be used for fractions in the text and for simple fractions in
must be limited to readily accessible documents; i.e., those available
from libraries, databases, or other public sources. They are to be
numbered in the order in which they are cited (not listed
alphabetically) and grouped at the end of the manuscript in the
Journals: Norton, B., and Pavlenko, A., "Addressing Gender in the ESL/EFL
Classroom," TESOL Quarterly Journal, Vol. 38, No. 3, 2004, pp. 504-513.
Books: Williams, S. R., Nutrition and Diet Therapy, 6th
ed., Times Mirror/ Mosby University Publishing, St. Louis, MO, 1989, pp.
Book Series: Gee, J. P., "Identity as an Analysis Lens for
Research in Education," Research in Education, edited by W. G. Secada,
Vol. 25, Review of Research in Education, AIAA, New York, pp.
99-126, American Educational Research Association, Washington DC, 1985.
Reports: Brook, E., and Bratman, H., "Using Compilers to Build
Computers," Systems Development Corp., SP-176, Santa Monica, CA, Aug.
Transactions/Proceedings: Prior, P., "Are Communities of Practice
Really an Alternative to Discourse Communities?," Proceedings of the
Annual Conference of the American Association of Applied Linguistics,
Vol. 1, American Association of Applied Linguistics, Arlington, VA, March 2003, pp. 50-63.
export-restricted references, personal/private communications, and
personal Web sites are not permitted. Give inclusive page numbers for
references to journal articles and a page or chapter for books. Cite
references in numerical order in the text.
must be clear and sharp. Use black ink on white background. Make sure
that all lines and graph points are dark and distinct. Lettering should
be large enough to be legible. Keep the lettering size and style uniform
both within each figure and throughout all of your illustrations. Place
captions beneath each figure, and position the figures within the text,
close to where they are cited. Cite each figure in numerical order in
the text. Submit artwork in JPEG, EPS (Encapsulated PostScript),
or TIFF format; PowerPoint and GIF are not acceptable.
photographs and figures may be published if the use of color necessary
for the sake of clarity.
have the column headings. Table footnotes should be placed under the final
rule and should be indicated by letters, a, b, c, etc. Do not
number table footnotes consecutively with text references. Each table
must have a number and a caption. Place tables within the text, and cite
each table in numerical order in the text.
Symbols and Units:
symbols whenever possible, preferably those recommended by the American
Standards Association. Metric or dual systems of units (metric and
English) should be used. For information on the International System of
Units, see NAS 10001, which is the version of fundamental SI units,
found in documents such as the following: NASA SP-7012, ASTM E 380-76,
or IEEE Std 322 1971.
Academic Journal will not accept for publication any paper reporting (1)
numerical solutions of an engineering problem that fails adequately to
address accuracy of the computed results or (2) experimental results
unless the accuracy of the data is adequately presented.
Copyright Agreement (see the
must be signed and submitted to the Editor-in-Chief (firstname.lastname@example.org)
upon accepting the manuscript for online publication.
Manuscript Review Process
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