Policies & Submission Guidelines

We are accepting submissions!!

OJWED accepts articles on critical issues in workforce, career, and technical education, including training and development. All submissions must be original work and cannot be concurrently submitted or published by any other publication, print or electronic. OJWED accepts the following types of articles:

  • Empirical and action research studies
  • Conceptual and theoretical articles
  • Literature reviews
  • Case studies
  • Book reviews

Review Process

All articles are double-blind peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers. The Editorial Board reserves the right to suggest changes and corrections. The Editorial Board will decide the final acceptance and publication schedule of accepted manuscripts. Reviews occur on a continual basis.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions of manuscripts can be made by using the "Submit" link on the left navigation. To ensure a double-blind peer-review process, authors' names, titles, affiliations, with complete mailing addresses, including email and telephone numbers should be entered in the online submission forms only. The submitted manuscript should not include any identifying information in the document itself, in order to ensure anonymity in reviewing. The manuscript must include a statement on conflict of interest and funding sources. Empirical studies should include a statement of Human Subjects' approval.


Manuscripts should not exceed 6,000 words, excluding abstract, tables, figures, notes, and references. The manuscript should be submitted as a Microsoft Word document following APA 7 guidelines. A structured abstract of no more than 250 words is required as part of the submission process.

Typescript should conform to the following:

  • Microsoft Word document
  • Times New Roman font, 12 point
  • All headings, tables, and figures should be formatted per APA 7 guidelines. All figures and tables should be integrated into the Microsoft Word document.
  • References should follow the guidelines provided by the latest edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA). All references cited should appear in the reference list. Those not cited should not appear in the reference list.  

Copyright issues

Authors are completely responsible for the factual accuracy of their contributions. Neither the Editorial Board of the Online Journal for Workforce Education and Development (OJWED) nor Southern Illinois University, Carbondale accepts any responsibility for the assertions and opinions of contributors. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to include content such as lengthy excerpts, tables, figures, diagrams, etc. from previously published articles.


Material appearing in OJWED may be distributed freely by electronic or any other means, providing that any such distribution is without charge (unless for purposes of cost recovery by interlibrary loan services) and that OJWED is acknowledged as the source.


Authors or owners of copyright will retain copyright in the published articles. Submission to the Journal implies limited consent which allows Southern IllinoisUniversity, Carbondale to distribute the work provided no charge is made and the authors/owners and OJWED are given credit.