Information for Contributors



Information for Contributors

The Submission Process:
Please email an electronic copy of your manuscript (with all identifying information removed) and a cover letter to jsc@kean.edu. The cover letter should state the authors' names, institutional affiliations and contact information (email address, phone numbers and address). It should also contain a statement explicitly certifying that this manuscript has not been previously published or under concurrent consideration elsewhere. Each manuscript must be accompanied by an abstract of 100-150 words.
A manuscript should not exceed 30 pages (including references, tables, and figures). All manuscripts must be page numbered and double-spaced in 12- point font with 1-inch margins all around.

The Review Process:
Manuscripts submitted to JSC for consideration are first reviewed internally by the editors. If deemed high-quality and appropriate in fulfilling the mission of JSC, they will be sent out for external peer review. The criteria for evaluating the manuscripts include: 1) significance of research and/or theoretical contribution; 2) soundness of the research methodology; 3) clarity of the writing in English; and 4) adherence to the style guidelines set forth in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th ed, 2001). Only manuscripts that meet these criteria will then be blind reviewed by at least two peers, a process that usually takes one to three months.

All correspondence should be sent to:
Jennifer J. Chen & Diane H. Tracey, Editors
Journal of School Connections
Dean's Office, College of Education
Kean University
1000 Morris Avenue
Union, NJ 07083
Email: jsc@kean.edu

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