The Chronicle publishes articles by academicians, practitioners, and students, and solicits reviews of important media and educational materials from recognized experts. The Chronicle attempts to promote linkages between the academic and the practice communities and across disciplines with relevance to driver education and traffic safety. Articles undergo a rigorous editorial process designed to sharpen and strengthen substance and tone. Contributors should use the bibliographic reference style of the publication manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), 5th edition, published in 2001, for guidance. However, editorial assistance is available from editorial staff affiliated with The Chronicle so authors need not be obsessed with meeting every detail of style. Tables, figures, charts, diagrams, schematic representations and photographs can be presented in a style initiated by the author, but may be altered by editors prior to publication to fit the style of The Chronicle.

Sample citations:


Palmer, J., Ritzel, D., Depue, L., Barte, W., & Butler, C. (2006). Responsible Driving. Woodhills, CA: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill.

Book Chapter

Bryant, C.A., Courtney, A.H., Baldwin, J.A., McDermott, R.J., Nickelson, J. & McCormack Brown, K.R. (2007). The VERBTM summer scorecard. In: Hastings, G., Social Marketing: Why Should the Devil Have All the Best Tunes? Oxford, UK: Elsevier, pp. 272-277.

Journal Article

Saldana, M.A.M., Herrero, S.G., del Campo, M.A.M., & Ritzel, D.O. (2003). Investigation of risks, incidents, and injuries: Development of a report form and model. The International Electronic Journal of Health Education ( ), 6, 47-60.


National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Novice Teen Driver Education and Training Administrative Standards. Retrieved 21 September 2010 from .

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