Submission Guidelines

Articles and supplemental files submitted for publication in The Journal of School & Society must be the original and unpublished work of the author(s). Other materials of interest to the readers, including lesson plans and resources, and links to other sites and publications, may also be submitted to the Editors, and will appear on the site subject to their suitability for the publication and interest to the readers.

Peer-Reviewed Scholarly Articles

Submissions for the peer-reviewed section of the journal are expected to conform to scholarly standards in their use of theory and empirical research to ground discussion of educational issues. Expected article length is ordinarily in the 5,000-8,000 word range, but both longer and shorter pieces can be considered. In addition, given the flexibility offered by our online format, supporting files (in both data and audiovisual format) may be integrated with the text. In addition to the Editors, articles in this category will be read by a minimum of two peer reviewers.

Invited Pieces

Work from educators and other communities members are welcome. This work may take either standard article form or may be submitted in alternative formats, such as a video interview or presentation. A grounding in scholarship is not necessary, although the author will want to situate their work clearly within the scope of the theme of the issue. Ordinarily, articles in this category will range from 2,000-5,000 words, although both longer and shorter submissions may be appropriate. Authors should expect to work closely with the editorial team to produce their submissions.

Formatting

  • Articles will be accepted in US English or UK English, as long as usage is consistent internally;
  • Other materials (including lesson plans, links, and resources) will be accepted in any language, subject to the availability of a member of the editorial or advisory teams to review them for suitability;
  • All submissions must be in Word (.doc or .docx) or RTF. The entire work should be in a single paginated file;
  • Work should follow the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition, with references footnoted at the bottom of the page.
  • Indicate placement of figures, tables, or supplemental (data or media) files clearly.

Submissions

Email submissions to the Editor, Kyle Greenwalt, at greenwlt@msu.edu.

Copyright and Usage

Copyright of all published work remains with the author(s). As an open-access journal, we encourage authors and readers to share our publications freely, with appropriate acknowledgement. As a matter of standard academic practice, any subsequent print appearance of a work published in The Journal of School & Society should acknowledge that prior publication.