General Format and style of contributions
• New submissions should be in Word.
• Items already published elsewhere may retain their original form and be submitted as pdf files.
• 'Track changes' should not be used, please.
• We welcome diagrams, photographs and visuals generally in addition to text.
• Traditional Level 3 articles should preferably use either the Harvard or APA referencing system and be structured and formatted broadly as the exemplar article.
• Science articles should be formattted as the exemplar article and use the Harvard referencing system.
• Library articles should be formatted as the exemplar article and use the Harvard referencing system.
Abstracts and reports should have an appropriate abstract of 50 to 80 words.
Articles and reports should have at least 5 key words following the abstract.
Note: (All items will be formatted by the
Editing Team using a standard template)
Word count (excluding footnotes)
Level3 is a totally online journal, so we can be flexible regarding word count. As a guide the following limits are recommended.
• Articles/academic papers - circa 7,000 words.
• Research-in-progress reports - circa 2,000 words.
• Analytical accounts of innovations in learning and teaching,
circa 3,000 words.
• Book reviews: circa 1,000 words.
Copy editing and general editing
Authors are likely to receive comunications from copy-editors and the general editors.
Authors may request that new submissions are peer reviewed. We offer a double-blind peer review process. Authors are advised to follow the recommendations of peer review reports. The main editors will liaise with authors in this regard.
Titles of Submissions
Authors are advised to use a title that reasonably reflects the content of the article.
Authors should supply the following details:
• Preferred name
• Academic Letters
• Location (Department/School/Library/ Centre etc)
• Email address for correspondence
Authors may also supply brief biographical details and a passport-size photograph if they choose.
How to Submit
If you would like to contribute an item for Level3 2012 please make initial contact with one of the main editors:
email@example.com: for traditional Level3 submissions and general enquiries
firstname.lastname@example.org: for Library and Information Science articles
email@example.com: for Science Articles
Editing and peer-review procedures
• All new contributions to Level3 are copy-edited and/or peer reviewed.
• Authors may request peer review.
• The Academic Editorial Team will refer contributions for
Peer Review to appropriate members of the Peer Review Board.
• The Peer Review Board for the 2012 issue is as follows:
Dr Bernie Casey, former lecturer, DIT College of Business
Dr Philip Cohen, Head of Library Services, DIT
Dr Tom Duff, former Academic Registrar, DIT
Dr Mary Lennon, Senior Lecturer, Conservatory of Music, DIT
Dr Andrew Loxley, Department of Education, Trinity College Dublin
Dr Jim Mc Govern, School of Mechanical and Transport Engineering, DIT
Professor Frank McMahon, former Director of Academic Affairs, DIT
Mr Stephen McManus, Academic Registrar, Dundalk Institute of Technology
Dr Brian O'Neill, Head of Research, College of Arts and Tourism
Professor Anne Ryan, Department of Adult and Community Education, NUI Maynooth
• The Peer Review Board may be augmented at any time.
• Additional editorial/review expertise may be sought by
the Editorial Team as appropriate.
• Authors may be contacted directly by copy editors for clarifications.
• Authors will receive edited/peer reviewed copy for
final approval before publication.