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About This Journal

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Philosophy of Empowering Research for Educators

For more information, please see Empowering Research for Educators Aims and Scope page.

Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Empowering Research for Educators provided he or she owns the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the article. Authors are the initial owners of the copyrights to their works.

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General Submission Rules

Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication. In addition, by submitting material to Empowering Research for Educators, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print). You may submit modified versions of this work after publication in Empowering Research for Educators as you will retain copyright of your work. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Empowering Research for Educators, please contact the editors.

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Formatting Requirements

Empowering Research for Educators has no general rules about the formatting of articles upon initial submission. There are, however, rules governing the formatting of the final submission. See Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for details. Although bepress can provide limited technical support, it is ultimately the responsibility of the author to produce an electronic version of the article as a high-quality PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format) file, or a Microsoft Word, WordPerfect or RTF file that can be converted to a PDF file.

It is understood that the current state of technology of Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF) is such that there are no, and can be no, guarantees that documents in PDF will work perfectly with all possible hardware and software configurations that readers may have.

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Rights for Authors and Open PRAIRIE: Open Public Research Access Institutional Repository and Information Exchange

As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the authors retain all copyright in the article, subject to the expansive personal--use exceptions described below.

Attribution and Usage Policies

Reproduction, posting, transmission or other distribution or use of the article or any material therein, in any medium as permitted by a personal-use exemption or by written agreement of Open PRAIRIE: Open Public Research Access Institutional Repository and Information Exchange, requires credit to Open PRAIRIE: Open Public Research Access Institutional Repository and Information Exchange as publisher (e.g., Open PRAIRIE: Open Public Research Access Institutional Repository and Information Exchange © 2017).

General Terms and Conditions of Use

Users of the Open PRAIRIE: Open Public Research Access Institutional Repository and Information Exchange website and/or software agree not to misuse the Open PRAIRIE: Open Public Research Access Institutional Repository and Information Exchange service or software in any way.

The failure of Open PRAIRIE: Open Public Research Access Institutional Repository and Information Exchange to exercise or enforce any right or provision in the policies or the Submission Agreement does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any term of the Submission Agreement or these policies is found to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Submission Agreement and these policies remain in full force and effect. These policies and the Submission Agreement constitute the entire agreement between Open PRAIRIE: Open Public Research Access Institutional Repository and Information Exchange and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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Formatting Requirements

  • Use APA 6th edition for formatting requirements.
  • Do not include page numbers, headers, or footers. These will be added by the editors.
  • Write your article in English, though the use of other languages is permitted with associated translations.
  • Submit your tables, figures, appendices, etc., as a separate file.
  • Page size should be 8.5 x 11-inches.
  • Main Body—12 pt. Times or the closest comparable font available
  • If figures are included, use high-resolution figures, preferably encoded as encapsulated PostScript (eps).
  • Copyedit your manuscript.
  • When possible, there should be no pages where more than a quarter of the page is empty space.

Submission Types

We accept a variety of submission types within Empowering Research for Educators.

Commentaries

Commentaries are research- and/or evidence-based responses to current issues or strategies in education. The format and length of these submissions may vary, but all should focus on a singular topic or question with the goal of relaying salient information to practitioners thinking about or trying out the concept.

Research Summaries

Rather than full-scope, empirical research studies, the research summaries we seek to publish condense the focus and results of research projects in such a way that is accessible to practitioners, present and future, in education. For instance, the depth of literature review and methodology explanations of a traditional research article would be truncated in a research summary in lieu of focus on the application or implications of findings to practitioners.

Article Reviews

Article reviews in Empowering Research for Educators are focused inquiry into the research that informs a particular topic. Whereas a traditional literature review is lengthy, usually spanning dozens of articles at least, our vision of article reviews involves the author drawing upon and reviewing no more than seven and no less than three articles related to a chosen topic in education. The goal of the review should be to coalesce key findings toward application in education settings.

Book Reviews

This journal accepts unsolicited book reviews. The focus should be on drawing out key concepts from the text and explaining the usefulness of the book to practitioners in education.

Additional Recommendations

Article Length

Because this journal publishes electronically, page limits are not as relevant as they are in the world of print publications. We are happy, therefore, to let authors take advantage of this greater "bandwidth" to include material that they might otherwise have to cut to get into a print journal. This said, authors should exercise some discretion with respect to length.

References

It is the author's obligation to provide complete references with the necessary information. Use APA 6th edition to format reference pages.

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