Get Involved

    Are you interested in getting more involved with TIA? See the options below for ways you can help shape the journal:

    Become a TIA Reviewer

    The TIA editorial team is always recruiting reviewers to provide constructive feedback to authors in a timely fashion. You do not need to have published in TIA or have previous manuscript reviewing experience. To sign up, visit:

    Expectations for Reviewers

    Reviewers for TIA may be asked to review 1-2 manuscripts each year. When signing up to review, you will be able to indicate your areas of interest and expertise, which the editors will use to assign appropriate manuscripts to you.

    We expect reviews to be completed within 30 days.

    Review Considerations

    Below are the criteria provided to TIA reviewers to help guide their feedback.

    1. Recommendation
      • Indicate which of the following options you recommend for this article: Accept; Minor Revisions; Major Revisions; Reject. Accept indicates a well-developed and -written manuscript suitable for publication following final copyediting.
        • Minor Revisions indicates a solid manuscript that could be improved with minor revisions to organization, clarity, argument, and/or other components; this recommendation typically doesn't trigger re-review.
        • Major Revisions indicates a manuscript that requires significant revision to organization, clarity, argument, and/or other components; this recommendation automatically triggers re-review.
        • Reject indicates a manuscript currently unsuitable for publication because it lacks organization, clarity, argument, or other components, is pitched for the wrong audience, is not situated in the literature, among other things.
    2. Content and argument
      • Comment on the originality, relevance and scholarly rigor of the article.
      • Comment on whether existing literature in this area has been considered: is any relevant work missing? Are references to existing work accurate?
      • Do the introduction and conclusion reflect the argument in the main text?
    3. Writing style
      • Is the manuscript logically structured and does the argument flow coherently?
      • Does the introduction detail the argument in a logical way and does the conclusion adequately summarize it?
      • Comment on the quality of the writing style, including, as appropriate, on spelling, punctuation and grammar.
    4. Figures
      • Comment on the article’s effective use of tables, charts, figures, images or maps.
      • Note if any of the above are missing captions or keys, or require any further editing or clarification.
    5. Formatting
      • Does the manuscript adhere to the journal's formatting guidelines?
      • Are citations and references formatted to house style?
    6. General comments
      • If desired, provide additional comments and suggestions for improvement.

    Calls for Guest Editors

    Would you like to help advance scholarship in the field of educational development? TIA occasionally invites guest editors to help with special issues. Guest editors review multiple submitted manuscripts; work with the editorial team to make decisions on the articles; provide constructive feedback to authors on the merits of the work; and communicate with authors throughout the publication process.

    Becoming a guest editor is a great opportunity to work closely with the editorial team and get experience behind-the-scenes of a peer-reviewed academic journal. Previous experience with publishing and reviewing processes is expected, but you typically do not need to be a published author nor have editorial experience to apply. You must be a current POD Network member.