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Manuscript Submissions

The Journal of the Effective School Project solicits articles dealing with field-based, or action research; descriptions of successful programs or practices designed to promote school improvement or increase student achievement; the application of effective schools research to the design and delivery of educational programs; descriptions of classroom practices or instructional strategies; position papers; reviews of literature; or historical perspectives. Generally, articles selected are those written in an informal, practical, and readable format.

The Journal of the Effective School Project editorial committee will evaluate articles submitted for publication consideration. Manuscripts must adhere to the following guidelines to be considered:

  1. Length: The manuscript, including references, charts and tables generally should not exceed ten typewritten pages.
  2. Style: Manuscripts must conform to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (2009, 6th ed.).
  3. Cover Letter: Submit a cover letter explaining the relationship of the article to the theme of the journal. Indicate that the article represents original material and is not currently under consideration by any other publication.
  4. Cover Page: Include the following information on a separate sheet: title of the manuscript; author's name, complete mailing address, business and home phone numbers, institutional affiliation and address; biographical information about each author (not to exceed 50 words per author).
  5. Abstract: Following the cover page, submit an abstract of 100 to 150 words and short biography of the contributing authors.
  6. Photographs: All photos embedded in the manuscript have participants’ permission to be included in the manuscript for possible publication. Students who are younger than 18 years old have guardian consent for their photographs to be displayed in the manuscript for possible publication.

After initial review by the editor, articles that meet editorial specifications will be sent to the Editorial Committee. The journal editor reserves the right to make editorial changes, but any proposed changes will be discussed with the primary author prior to publication.