Call for Papers: Tech Trends Special Issue – Division of Organizational Training and Performance

The Division of Organizational Training and Performance of AECT is sponsoring a special issue of Tech Trends related to trends, issues, best practices and current research in organizational training and performance.

Special Issue Co-Editors

Nancy B. Hastings
University of West Florida

Jennifer A. Bauman
GP Strategies

Submissions should align with the Division Mission to bridge the gap between research and practice, facilitating communication, collaboration and sharing between academics, students, and practitioners across multiple disciplines interested in applying current theory and research to training and performance improvement initiatives.  The following is a non-exhaustive list of possible topic ideas:

  • Applications of performance improvement processes in organizational settings
  • Performance, gap and cause analysis in organizational settings
  • Design, development, implementation and evaluation of models related to organizational training and performance
  • Change management
  • Informal learning
  • Mentorship
  • Coaching
  • Motivation
  • Employee development (leadership, faculty, etc.)
  • Technology’s role/impact on organizational training and performance
  • The relationship between theory and practice in organizational training and performance

Expected publication date: January 2020

Submission Information

Articles should follow the writing style guidelines for Tech Trends.  Submissions should be 4000-5000 words in length (10-15 pages) and abstracts should not exceed 150 words.  Use APA formatting throughout.

Please submit a brief abstract (approx. 500 words) of proposed articles to Nancy Hastings at for initial review.  If accepted, you will be directed to a Tech Trends portal for this special issue where you will submit your full article per the schedule below.

We kindly ask authors to also serve as reviewers for other submissions.  Given your expertise in organizational training and performance, your peer review feedback is extremely valuable.  If you are willing to serve in this capacity please contact Nancy Hastings ( or Jenny Bauman ( to volunteer.  Thank you.

Important Dates

  • February 25-Email submission of abstracts due
  • April 8 – Full submissions due
  • May 20 – Decisions made; feedback sent
  • July 1 – Revisions due
  • August 12 – Feedback on revised manuscripts
  • September 9 – Revisions due