Writing research papers on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Virtual Academy Writing Winning Research Papers Dr Veena Kumar
Guidelines to preserve anonymity for “double-blind” submissions
- Remove the names and affiliations of authors from the title page of the PDF file that you submit for review. This information must be included in the final camera ready copy if your paper gets accepted. While submitting your paper for review, you need to include all the author details only at the registration page. The PDF file of the paper should not have the author information.
- Remove acknowledgments of identifying names and funding sources from the PDF file that you will submit for review. This information must be included in the final camera ready copy if your paper gets accepted.
- Remove project titles or names that can be used to trace back to the authors via a web search engine.
- Name your files carefully. The source file names (e.g., “Rajesh.pdf”) are often embedded in the final output as accessible comments.
- Use care in referring to your previous works as related works. Do not omit references to provide anonymity, as this leaves the reviewer unable to grasp the context. Instead, you can reference your past work in the third person format, just like any other piece of related work by another author. For example, instead of “Recently, we have proposed a new protocol  …,” sentences in the spirit of “Recently, the authors in  have proposed a new protocol …” may be used.
- Papers with the same title and abstract should not be posted on a public website, such as arxiv.org, or shared via public mailing lists or communicated to other conferences/journals/publications.