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Four identical copies of each manuscript should be submitted for publication consideration to:
Enrique G. Murillo, Jr., Ph.D., Editor
Journal of Latinos and Education
College of Education, Center for Equity in Education
California State University, San Bernardino
5500 University Parkway
San Bernardino, CA 92407-2397
The Journal of Latinos and Education (JLE) provides a cross-, multi-, and interdisciplinary forum for scholars and writers from diverse disciplines who share a common interest in the analysis, discussion, critique, and dissemination of educational issues that impact Latinos. There are four broad arenas which encompass most issues of relevance: (1) Policy, (2) Research, (3) Practice, and (4) Creative & Literary works.
JLE encourages novel ways of thinking about the ongoing and emerging questions around the unifying thread of Latinos and education. The journal supports dialogical exchange--for researchers, practitioners, authors, and other stakeholders who are working to advance understanding at all levels and aspects--be it theoretical, conceptual, empirical, clinical, historical, methodological, and/or other in scope.
JLE seeks to identify and stimulate more relevant research, practice, communication, and theory by providing a rich variety of information and fostering an outlet for sharing. The various manifestations of the diverse frameworks and topical areas typically range anywhere from--but aren't limited to--theoretical and empirical analyses, policy discussions, research reports, program recommendations, evaluation studies, finding and improving practical applications, carefully documenting the transition of theory into real-world practice, linking theory and research, new dissertation research, literature reviews, reflective discussions, cultural studies, and literary works.
JLE is open to varying research methodologies and narrative models so as to encourage submissions from varied disciplines, areas, and fields. "Education" is defined in the broad cultural sense and not limited to just formal schooling. Particular attention is given to geographical equity to assure representation of all regions and "Latino" groups in the United States. Policies and practices promoting equity and social justice for linguistically and culturally diverse groups are particularly encouraged and welcomed for consideration. A range of formats for articles is encouraged, including research articles, essay reviews and interviews, practitioner and community perspectives, book and media reviews, and other forms of creative critical writing.
The broad spectrum of researchers, teaching professionals and educators, academics, scholars, administrators, independent writers and artists, policy and program specialists, students, parents, families, civic leaders, activists, and advocates. In short, individuals, groups, agencies, organizations, and institutions sharing a common interest in educational issues that impact Latinos.
Instructions to Contributors
MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION: Prepare manuscripts according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), 5th edition. Manuscripts not in this style will be returned to the authors without review. Special consideration is given to creative and literary works not appropriately covered by APA. Double space all components of the manuscript (title page, abstract, text, quotes, acknowledgments, references, appendixes, tables, figure captions, and footnotes) on 8.5" x 11" nonsmear, good-quality paper. The first page should include the manuscript title, authors' names, affiliations, complete mailing addresses (including e-mail), and the telephone and fax numbers of the author to whom editorial correspondence is to be addressed. The second page should consist of a brief descriptive abstract or synopsis (maximum of 100 words). References to all tables and figures should be explicit in text, and notes as to their approximate placement should be made in the manuscript. All figures must be camera ready. Using 1-inch margins on all sides of the page, manuscripts should be typed using a 12-point font size; all pages must be numbered. Only original material will be accepted. In a cover letter, identify the section under which the submission applies:
Feature Articles: Theory, Research, Policy, and Practice: Rigorous, innovative, and critical scholarship comprising empirical, methodological, applied, theoretical, programmatic, perspective, and policy articles relevant to educational issues that impact Latinos. All modes of inquiry are welcome: observational, experimental, ethnographic, textual, sociological, historical, philosophical, interpretive, survey, and others. Suggested manuscript length is 20 to 30 pages.
Essay Reviews and Interviews: Commentary, literature, and conceptual review papers that are integrative and timely, evaluating and synthesizing a relevant issue. Included also may be symposia, point-counterpoint debates, task force reports, position papers, brief letters and reactions to policies and actions, and solicited commentaries and interviews with specialists and other figures who have made an impact. Suggested manuscript length is 7 to 12 pages.
Voces: Community, Parents, Teachers, and Students: Descriptions, data-driven research reports and case studies, and/or more reflective essays by school "actors" and practitioners who have important knowledge, research, or reflection about educational settings that impact Latinos. Issues of practice and philosophy of teaching and learning are addressed from the voices of community, parents, teachers, and students. Suggested manuscript length is 7 to 15 pages.
Book and Media Reviews: Summaries and evaluations of books, periodicals, articles, Websites, software, CD-ROMs, teaching material, textbooks, videotapes, film, art, music, and other media. Suggested manuscript length is 2 to 3 pages.
Alternative Formats: Personal perspectives and narratives, short tales, confessional or testimonial stories, humor, poetry, drama, artwork, and other creative productions, and representations that transgress or transverse "academic" standards. Suggested manuscript length is 1 to 7 pages.
COVER LETTER, PERMISSIONS, CREDIT LINES: The cover letter must include the contact authors's postal and e-mail addresses and phone and fax numbers. Authors should state that the manuscript represents results of original work, the findings reported in the manuscript have not been published previously, and that the manuscript is not being simultaneously submitted elsewhere. If pertinent, authors should also state that they have complied with American Psychological Association ethical standards in the treatment of their samples. In addition, six key words describing the manuscript should be provided for identification and to ensure proper matching for reviews. Authors are responsible for all statements made in their work and for obtaining permission from copyright owners to reprint or adapt a table or figure, or to reprint a quotation of 500 words or more. Authors should write to original author(s) and publisher to request nonexclusive world rights in all languages to use the material in the article and in future editions. Provide copies of all permissions and credit lines at the time of manuscript submission. Contact the editor for sample permission request forms.
THEMATIC ISSUES: JLE welcomes proposals for Thematic Issues. These are special issues having components that link together meaningful conceptual or theoretical questions. The proposer of the Thematic Issue becomes the Guest Editor. Examining topics that bring together inquirers from several disciplines who do not normally engage with each other are particularly welcome. These may be invited or open competitions, but all submissions are peer-reviewed.
MANUSCRIPT ACCEPTANCE & COMPUTER DISKS: Authors of accepted manuscripts must submit (a) a computer disk containing the manuscript file in an electronic version (this file should be formatted for IBM computers, in WordPerfect or Word, and be clean of all irrelevant codes); (b) two printed copies of the final version of the manuscript, (c) camera-ready figures (if applicable), (d) copies of all permissions obtained to reprint or adapt material from other sources, and (e) copyright-transfer agreement signed by all coauthors. (Note: Contact author must ascertain that all coauthors approve the accepted manuscript and concur with its publication in the journal.) The content of disk files must exactly match that of the manuscript copy, or there will be a delay in publication. Manuscripts and disk are not returned.
PRODUCTION NOTES: Authors' files are copyedited and typeset into page proofs. Contact authors bear sole responsibility for reading proofs to correct errors and answer editors' queries; reprints may be ordered upon receipt of proofs.
Publication Agreement Pre-Production Check-Off List Author's Data Form
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