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Journal of Educational Research & Policy Studies
Call for Manuscripts
The Journal of Educational Research & Policy Studies (JERPS)
seeks quality manuscripts for consideration and possible inclusion in
JERPS aims to provide a national interdisciplinary forum for the
consideration of meaningful educational research initiatives and policy
analyses. Of particular relevance are empirical research designed to either
explicate or enhance the educational process, educational programs, or
educational policy. Research studies that use a range of quantitative and
qualitative methodologies will be considered; however, the former is emphasized
over the latter. All submitted manuscripts undergo rigorous peer review, which
is based on initial editor screening and anonymous refereeing by two or more
anonymous referees. The journal's audience includes researchers, practitioners,
and policy makers interested in advancing educational research and improving
teaching, learning, and schooling.
- Original research articles related to all levels and
aspects of education (K-12, post-secondary, graduate, and professional
- Evaluation of educational initiatives, policies, and
- Research critiques or reviews on select educational
topics that hold strong implications for educators, policy makers, and
Instructions for Contributors
Submission of Manuscripts. Email manuscripts to JERPS.Submissions@gmail.com.
Include with your submission a statement that the manuscript has been sent only
to JERPS and that it is not under consideration for publication
elsewhere. Manuscripts must be no longer than 35 pages, double-spaced,
including the abstract, notes, and references. Manuscripts that do not comply
with instructions specified here will be returned to the author immediately.
Manuscript Preparation. Because all manuscript reviews are
blind, author names and affiliations should appear only in the cover letter. A
180-word abstract should appear after the title and before the main text of the
manuscript. The abstract should concisely state the problem, method, data, and
conclusion. In a review or discussion article, the abstract should state the
central thesis. Also provide, 3 - 5 keywords that succinctly describe your
manuscript and include them after the abstract to aid researchers in Web searches.
Manuscripts must be no more than 35 pages, double-spaced, including abstract,
notes, and references. Research articles should be clearly organized. Authors
may use the following outline and order as a guide:
- Introduction: Present the nature,
scope, and significance of the problem.
- Literature Review: Present and selectively
discuss related research and include references essential to clarify the
problem under examination. Resources should include both seminal and
- Method: Describe the sample,
sampling procedures, data gathering instruments, and statistical
- Results: Summarize the data and
their statistical treatment. Consider rival hypotheses and the importance
of related studies and educational theory. Present a summary of the data
(e.g., means, standard deviations, frequencies, correlation) in tabular or
graphic form. Report means, standard deviations, degrees of freedom, and
sample sizes. Report statistics to two decimal places. Discussion of the
data should be interpretive. Use the phrase ?statistical significance? in
place of ?significance? whenever referring to the results of inferential
tests. Report effect sizes. Discussion of meaning and implications of
findings should be reserved for the discussion section.
- Discussion: Summarize findings and
state the support or nonsupport of the original hypotheses. Compare
results with the work of others, particularly those discussed in the
literature review. Describe any theoretical or practical implications of
the results. Discuss limitations of the research, improvements on
research, or propose new research questions.
Manuscript Format. Use the Publication Manual of the American
Psychological Association (APA, 6th ed.) to prepare your manuscript.
Manuscripts should be double-spaced and in 12-point, Times New Roman font, with
1-in.margins. Do not use forced section, page breaks, or automatic footnotes.
Tables and figures (illustrations) should be embedded in the text, and be in
accordance with APA format guidelines.
Questions? Contact Karee Dunn, co-editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Email manuscripts to JERPS.Submissions@gmail.com.
Karee E. Dunn
Co-Editor, Journal of Educational Research & Policy Studies
The University of Arkansas
College of Education and Health Professions
Educational Statistics and Research Methods
245 Graduate Education Building
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701