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Fall 2021 News

2021-09-12

As always, we seek to publish new and emerging scholars in the areas of educational equity, teacher education, social justice in education, and anything else relevant to urban education. 

Full Call for Papers:

Manuscript Submission Deadline (for Spring 2022 issue): January 15, 2022

The AERA SIG: Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research (ULTR) provides opportunities for its members to publish scholarly articles and book reviews in the peer-reviewed Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research (JULTR), indexed by ERIC. We strongly encourage our members to take this professional opportunity and share knowledge about urban education with more than 500 members across the United States and the world. Please carefully review the submission guidelines and selection criteria before you submit your article or book review. All manuscripts are blind-reviewed by three members of the JULTR Editorial Review Board. For acceptance and publication in JULTR, manuscripts must be recommended for publication by at least two of the three reviewers. The review process generally takes about three months from the submission due date. Submission procedures are explained at the end of this call. 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Articles

Submissions for this call must clearly have urban education, teaching, learning, and research as their focus. Manuscripts must be double-spaced, in Times New Roman 12-point font, with one-inch margins, on numbered pages, including the first page. 

Manuscript title and abstract should appear in the body of the manuscript. To facilitate the double-blind review process, no authors’ names or institutional identifiers should be noted in the manuscript. If identifying information is included, the manuscript will be returned to the author(s) without a review.

The recommended manuscript length is approximately 3,000-4,000 words.

Figures, tables (must be in Word format), charts and graphs must be camera ready and in APA. All manuscripts must conform to the stylistic guidelines of the most recent publication manual of the American Psychological Association (APA).

Empirical as well as theoretical manuscripts will be considered for publication.

We are seeking a variety of contributors: K-12 practitioners and administrators, professors of education, early-stage scholars, feminist professors, and scholars of color and other minoritized groups.  We will pay particular attention to issues of intersectionality, social justice, and the issue of teachers as public intellectuals when vetting proposals.  

Some topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Charter schools in urban areas

Differential discipline within urban environments

Experiences of urban teachers

Experiences of urban students

Experiences of urban principals

Historical examinations of urban education

Intersectional experiences within urban education

School financing in urban areas

School pushout

Teacher shortage in urban areas

Teacher turnover in urban areas

Book Reviews

JULTR also publishes book reviews dealing with issues of urban education.

Books that are reviewed must have been written between 2018-2019 and must clearly have urban education, teaching, learning, and research as their focus. 

Reviews should be approximately 500-750 words each and should review a book published between 2018-2021 that has not been previously reviewed in JULTR. 

Manuscripts must be double-spaced, in Times New Roman 12-point font, with one-inch margins, on numbered pages, including the first page.

The heading of the manuscript should include the APA-formatted citation for the book under review. 

All manuscripts must conform to the stylistic guidelines of the most recent publication manual of the American Psychological Association (APA). Manuscript Selection Criteria1. Content of manuscript is related to current literature and urban learning, teaching, and/or research issues.2.Manuscript’s content is of high interest to professors, administrators, researchers, teachers, and other practitioners in urban learning, teaching, and/or research.

Questions?

Jennifer L. Martin, Ph.D.

Editor-in-Chief

University of Illinois, Springfield

jmart315@uis.edu