Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Double Helix publishes work addressing linkages between critical thinking and writing, in and across the disciplines, and it is especially interested in pieces that explore and report on connections between pedagogical theory and classroom practice. The journal also invites proposals from potential guest editors for specially themed volumes that fall within its focus and scope.

 

Section Policies

Research Articles

5,000 to 10,000 words.

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The Provocateur

Of potentially any length and/or form, The Provocateur focuses on disrupting scholarly, institutional, and pedagogical conventions. Submissions are reviewed by the Advisory Board.

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Reports from the Field

2,500 to 5,000 words. Reports from the Field focus more exclusively on specific pedagogical practices and are less invested in theory than Research Articles. They address institutional programs and initiatives, course and assignment design, assessment, instructor response, and readings of student work. Their modest length provides readers with an opportunity to learn quickly about a new practice and its implementation.

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Book Reviews

750 to 1,800 words. DH accepts reviews submitted within two years of the book’s publication date.

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Notes

Up to 2,500 words, Notes may include preliminary results of a study, responses to recent content in DH, commentary on a current issue, or other brief insight related to critial thinking and writing.

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Cover Images

Artwork is invited for volume covers and should be submitted as a .gif, .jpg, or .png file.

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Peer Review Process

Peer review of submissions is double-blind, with reviewers' recommendations taken into strong consideration by the Editorial Team. The review process typically takes 6 weeks.

 

Publication Frequency

Double Helix is published annually. Supplements are published semiannually.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...