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Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research

Call for Papers & Reviewers


Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research

Published by the AERA Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research Special Interest Group


Manuscript Submission Deadline: January 15, 2022

For Volume 17, issue 1; expected to be published Spring 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.



Interested in being a reviewer for the JULTR? Please send an email with your expressed interest, as well as your curriculum vitae to:

Dr. Jennifer L. Martin

Assistant Professor of Teacher Education

University of Illinois at Springfield




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 looking for a variety of contributors: K-12 practitioners, administrators, professors of education, etc. 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:

  • The uprisings of summer 2020 and their implications for urban education
  • Issues of equity caused by the COVID-19 global pandemic
  • Intersectional feminist issues in urban education
  • Charter schools in urban areas
  • Differential discipline within urban environments
  • Experiences of urban teachers, teachers, and principals
  • Historical examinations of urban education
  • Intersectional experiences and issues of social justice in urban education
  • School financing in urban areas
  • School pushout
  • Teacher shortage and turnover in urban areas


Book Reviews

JULTR also publishes book reviews dealing with issues of urban education. Books that are reviewed must have been published between 2019-2021 and must clearly have urban education, teaching, learning, and research as their focus.

Reviews should be approximately 500-750 words each.

Please use the "Make a Submission" button at the bottom of this page to submit your article for review