JDE Manuscript Submissions


We encourage scholarly submissions to our Journal! 

To help authors with their submissions we offer the following advice-

 Prepare documents according to our Author Guidelines

Manuscripts that are not accepted for review are often missing key elements, or they are done incorrectly.  To help authors avoid many of these issues, we have provided Author Guidelines.  

Elements we look for in a manuscript: 

 We look for the following manuscript elements: Results, Limitations, Discussions, Implications for Practice AND/OR Implications for Future Research, Conclusion.  

If a manuscript is missing many of these elements, we most likely will not accept it for review. Authors will be given an opportunity to revise and resubmit in these instances. 

Please pay attention to manuscript length!

The optimal length of a Journal manuscript is 16 to 25 pages including all material.  

If your completed manuscript includes all references, includes tables and charts that conform to APA requirements, and is (much) longer than 25 pages, it will not be accepted for review.

  Reporting Original Research?

Manuscripts reporting original research may be up to 30 pages.

If this is the case, please explain the reasoning for added length and ideas for reduction in a cover letter. 

Advice for Novice Researchers Who Wish to Publish Their Results

  Some authors have found it helpful to review articles previously published in the JDE to get an idea of what is in a manuscript that has been accepted and published.

The following are a few of our Outstanding Article award winners.

 Vol 40, Issue 1 - (Fall, 2016) Boredom: That Which Shall not be Named

Vol 39, Issue 2 - (Winter 2016) Acceleration and Compression in Developmental Mathematics: Faculty Viewpoints

Vol 37, Issue 3 - (Spring 2014) Saxon and Morante Effective Student Assessment and Placement

Vol 38, Issue 2 - (Winter 2015) Armstrong, Stahl, and Kantner-Investigating Academic Literacy Expectations: 

The Review Process

 Articles submitted to the Journal are acknowledged and initially examined by the in-house editorial staff.

Those considered appropriate are submitted to three members of our international Board of Editors for blind peer review.

The manuscripts then go to the JDE Editor who relies heavily on the Editorial Board recommendations but is not bound by them.

After this initial review, a publication recommendation of reject, revise/resubmit, or accept will be communicated to the author(s).

Revised manuscripts may undergo review by the editorial board a second time; revisions remain in the review process until a final publication decision is rendered.  


 Ready to submit?

Attach the required files in an email directed to our Publications Office Manager

Use "New Manuscript Submission" in the subject line.  

Manuscript Submission Checklist