Journal of Appreciative Education


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Author Guidelines

We welcome submissions of both full-length research articles to Research Paper Section and short articles to Innovative Practice Section and Graduate Student Forum Section. All manuscripts need to meet the following requirements:

Title Page -- A title page is required to include the manuscript title, authors,  affiliations, contact information for the corresponding author, and author acknowledgements, if applicable. The author names should only appear in the title  page document. Manuscripts should be prepared for blind review process.

Style -- All manuscripts should conform to the most recent edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. The manuscript should be prepared in MS word (.doc or docx) and include: main text, references, appendices, tables and figures. The manuscript should be double spaced and left justified, use Times New Roman, 12-point font, and have pages numbered consecutively. U.S. English spellings should be used. All references to authors within manuscript should be blinded (replacing author name with “Author, XXXX”).

Word Limits -- Full-length articles for Research Section should  be 5,000 - 8,000 words in length including references, appendices, tables and figures. An abstract of 80-120 words should be included for full-length research articles. Short articles for Innovative Practice Section should be no more than 5,000 words in length. Submissions to the Forum Section should be no more than 2,500 words in length.

Originality of the Manuscript -- Authors submitting manuscripts to JAE should not simultaneously submit them to other journals or should manuscripts have been published elsewhere.

Permissions -- The authors need to secure written permission from the copyright holder of the text, if more than 500 words of copyrighted text are included (APA guildelines). JAE will not be responsible for the cost incurred as a result of the permission.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


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