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Journal of Education

Journal of Education

Published in Association with School of Education Boston University
Official Journal of the Trustees of Boston University

Editor
Hardin L. K. Coleman Boston University, USA


eISSN: 25155741 | ISSN: 00220574 | Current volume: 199 | Current issue: 3 Frequency: 3 Times/Year
Welcome to the Journal of Education. As the oldest educational publication in the country, the Journal has served many purposes in its long history. Our current mission is to disseminate knowledge that informs practice in PK-12, higher, and professional education. A refereed publication, the Journal offers three issues each calendar year. Each issue includes research reports, explications of theory, reflections, and essay reviews of academic/professional and books for young readers. Every article describes implications for practice beyond the setting in which the work was conducted. In each issue, there will be three sections that address the following themes: Educational Studies; Language and Literacy Education; Applied Human Development in the Context of Schooling.

The mission of the Journal of Education is to disseminate knowledge in the service of practice and to expedite the integration of research, theory, and practice in education. Researchers, scholars, teachers, administrators, specialists, and advanced doctoral students are invited to submit manuscripts that inform the education of PK–12 learners or preservice and inservice teachers and other professionals in the field, including higher education and applied human development professionals. Consistent with the Journal’s mission, every manuscript accepted for review must include a discussion of implications for practice in the broader field of education (i.e., beyond the particular educational setting in which the work was conducted).

Editor
Hardin L. K. Coleman Boston University, USA
Co-editor of Books for Young Readers
Laura M. Jimenez Wheelock College, USA
Faculty Advisers
Donna Lehr Wheelock College, USA
Jeanne R. Paratore Boston University, USA
Scott Seider Wheelock College, USA
Editorial Review Board
David Allsopp University of South Florida, USA
Donna E. Alvermann University of Georgia, USA
Robert Bain University of Michigan, USA
Marilyn Cochran-Smith Boston College, USA
Julie Coiro University of Rhode Island, USA
Shelby Cosner University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
James Paul Gee Arizona State University, USA
Celia Genishi Teachers College, Columbia University, USA
Mileidis Gort University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
Dana Griffin The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Andrew Izsak University of Georgia, USA
Robert Jimenez Vanderbilt University, USA
Carolyn J. Kelley University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Linda L. Kucan University of Pittsburgh, USA
Diane Lapp San Diego State University, USA
Donald Leu University of Connecticut, USA
Alan H. Schoenfeld University of California, Berkeley, USA
Miriam Sherin Northwestern University, USA
Sean Joseph Smith University of Kansas, USA
Bonnie S. Sunstein University of Iowa, USA
Alfred W. Tatum University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Christine Yeh University of San Francisco, USA
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    Guidelines for Authors

    The Journal of Education is published three times during the calendar year: winter, spring, and fall.

    Mission

    The mission of the Journal of Education is to disseminate knowledge in the service of practice and to expedite the integration of research, theory, and practice in education. Researchers, scholars, teachers, administrators, specialists, and advanced doctoral students are invited to submit manuscripts that inform the education of PK–12 learners or pre-service and in-service teachers and other professionals in the field, including higher education and applied human development professionals. Consistent with the Journal’s mission, every manuscript accepted for review must include a discussion of implications for practice in the broader field of education (i.e., beyond the particular educational setting in which the work was conducted). 

    Areas of focus

    We ask authors to keep in mind the Journal’s three principal areas of focus when submitting potential reviews. They are:

    · Educational Studies: Works that focus on teaching and learning, curriculum and instruction, educational leadership, and educational policy.

    · Applied Human Development in the Context of Schooling: Works that focus on counseling, prevention studies, performance psychology, program development and evaluation.

    · Literacy and Language Education: Works that cover mainstream learners, English language learners or those with particular need; learner identity, social justice in literacy, language teaching and learning, and deaf studies.

    Types of Manuscripts

    Four types of manuscripts will be considered: reports of original research, explications of theory, reflections on education, and book reviews.

    Reports of Original Research should include a clear statement of purpose, a review of the relevant literature, a description of the methods, and a discussion of the findings and the implications for practice in the broader field of education.    

    Explications of Theory should include a clear explanation of a theoretical perspective that informs practice, a description of the historical context, a justification based on the literature, and a discussion of implications for practice in the broader field of education. Comprehensive literature reviews are welcome. 

    Reflections by experienced researchers, theorists, and teachers (and their students) should provide informed analysis and insights regarding effective practice. Experienced scholars may offer an historic analysis of a significant topic in the educative process, the effects on the field, and implications for practice in the broader field of education.

    Book Reviews may be of scholarly work, or of works that are intended to be of use to the practitioner. The Journal will maintain its interest in publishing reviews of books that are of interest to young readers (PreK-12) and the practitioners who serve them. We ask that all reviews be between 500 and 1500 words in length.

    Manuscript Submission

    Submit your manuscript to the Journal of Education here: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/bujoe

    The manuscript should represent original work, not published previously in print or electronic form. The text should be approximately 25 pages, double spaced, in 12 pt. Times New Roman typeface, and introduced with a 100-word abstract. There should be a one-inch margin on all sides of an 8 ½ x 11-inch page. The manuscript should conform to the style specifications of the American Psychological Association as described in the Concise Rules of APA Style, Sixth Edition, published by the Association in 2009. A reasonable number of clear tables and/or figures may be included at the end of the text.

    Consistent with the policy of blind review, the author(s)’ name(s), role(s), and institutional affiliation(s) should be listed only on a cover page that will be removed before the manuscript is sent to the reviewers. That cover page should include the name of the corresponding author, e-mail and postal addresses, and telephone number. References to the author(s)’ previous work should be listed as Author(s) in the citations and references. Acknowledgment of cooperating scholars or professionals and funding sources should be added to the end of the manuscript.

    Manuscript Review and Selection

    The corresponding author will receive a notice of receipt of the manuscript within two weeks and if accepted for review, they will receive the reviewers’ decision within three months. Four types of decisions are made: Accept as submitted, Accept with revisions, Revise and resubmit, or Not accepted. All manuscripts will be judged on adherence to the Guidelines for Authors, the quality and significance of the content, the inclusion of a valid discussion of implications for practice in the broader field of education, and the clarity and cohesion of the text.

    Reports of Original Research will be judged, as well, on the significance of the inquiry, the rigor of the methods, and the validity of the findings and implications.

    Explications of Theory will be judged, as well, on the significance of the theory, the clarity of the explication, the quality of the justification, and the validity of the implications.

    Reflections will be judged, as well, on the quality of the critical analysis and reflection, and the validity of the implications.

    Book Reviews will be judged, as well, on the significance and relevance of the work selected, and the quality of the critical analysis and reflection.

    Upon acceptance of a manuscript, the author(s) will be expected to agree to assign the rights to the copyright to the Journal of Education, with the authors retaining broad duplication and distribution rights for teaching and related educational uses.

     

    Editorial policies:

    Authorship: All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis

    Acknowledgements: All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.

    Funding: Journal of Education requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading. Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors

    Declaration of conflicting interests: JoE encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and
    recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

    Please include any declaration in file separate from the main text, after any acknowledgements, under the heading 'Conflicts of Interest.' When making a declaration the disclosure information must be specific and include any financial relationship that all authors of the article has with any sponsoring organization and the forprofit interests the organization represents, and with any for-profit product discussed or implied in the text of the article.

    Publishing policies

    Publication ethics: SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway. Journal policy prohibits an author from submitting the same manuscript for consideration by another journal and does not allow publication of a manuscript that has been published in whole or in part by another journal.

    Plagiarism: JoE and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarized other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

    Prior publication: If material has been previously published, it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.

    ORCID

    As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process SAGE is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a unique and persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher, even those who share the same name, and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities, ensuring that their work is recognized.

    The collection of ORCID iDs from corresponding authors is now part of the submission process of this journal. If you already have an ORCID iD you will be asked to associate that to your submission during the online submission process. We also strongly encourage all co-authors to link their ORCID ID to their accounts in our online peer review platforms. It takes seconds to do: click the link when prompted, sign into your ORCID account and our systems are automatically updated. Your ORCID iD will become part of your accepted publication’s metadata, making your work attributable to you and only you. Your ORCID iD is published with your article so that fellow researchers reading your work can link to your ORCID profile and from there link to your other publications.

    If you do not already have an ORCID iD please follow this link to create one or visit our ORCID homepage to learn more.

     

    For additional information, please contact:

    Hardin L.K. Coleman, Editor
    Boston University School of Education
    Two Silber Way
    Boston, MA 02215
    Phone: 617-358-1366
    Fax: 617-353-7777
    E-mail: bujed@bu.edu

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