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- The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
- The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
- Where available, DOI hyperlinks (or URLs if no DOI) for the references have been provided.
- The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
- References and in-text citiations are prepared according to the latest edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA).
- All authors have reviewed the publication agreement.
Articles should be up to 8000 words inclusive of references and documentation. Shorter pieces are also welcomed. Please also include an abstract of less than 150 words. Research articles are internally reviewed before sending out for blind review to relevant board members and or members of the profession with expertise. Next, the editors examine reviews and offer decisions and ways forward, either to improve the piece for other submissions or towards eventual publication through re-review with original reviewers and editors.
Book reviews are usually short (less than 1200 words), but longer reviews are possible upon consultation with the editor. Book reviews do not require an abstract. Book reviewers are selected upon consultation amongst editors and published when editorial feedback has been integrated.
Loose Threads are also welcomed as submissions. The editors recognize the value of diverse representations for issues that effect social studies education. For this section, editors invite non-textual products from artists, teachers, and students. These may be: uncommon expressions of thoughtful exploration, including art in all its forms (with a brief artist statement of 250-1000 words).
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