Instructions for Authors
The Journal of Experiential Education (JEE) presents scientific and conceptual inquiries into the study and practice of experiential education and its various subfields. The interdisciplinary diversity of topics in the JEE makes it of special interest to academicians, consultants, educators, practitioners, and students of experiential education.
Two types of manuscripts are accepted for publication in the JEE:
Regular articles: Regular articles present research findings, investigate relevant concepts or theories, or describe areas of programmatic interest in experiential education. These manuscripts are between 3,000 and 6,000 words in length, including the abstract and all the references, and they follow the general format of a research article (introduction, review of literature, method, results, discussion, references).
Book reviews: Book reviews are between 600 and 750 words in length. All book reviews are solicited; no unsolicited reviews will be considered. Books for review should be sent to the attention of editor Philip Mullins.
The readership of the JEE is broad and unique; it brings together academics who research practice and practitioners who think carefully about what they do. Therefore, it is critical that authors recognize and address this through their writing. Authors of theoretical works should clearly demonstrate the implications for practitioners, and authors of practice-oriented works should clearly elaborate the theoretical approach they are using.
Further, the membership of the Association for Experiential Education also reads the JEE, and it is important that the membership is represented in the articles as well. The JEE specifically requests articles that are applicable to the broad experiential education community, including
- organizational development and training;
- traditional and nontraditional classroom teaching and learning;
- therapeutic practices; and
- outdoor adventure and education.
Manuscript Submission Guidelines
We require that authors submit manuscripts electronically through the JEE website (http://jee.lakeheadu.ca/) by accessing the Instructions for Authors page. Manuscript submissions will be accepted with the understanding that their content is unpublished and not being submitted for publication elsewhere. Authors must prepare manuscripts according to the most current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA Style Manual). Instructions on tables, figures, references, statistics, and typing appear in the manual. The JEE requires that authors use inclusive language in their manuscripts-that is, avoid language that could be construed as sexist, racist, or biased in other ways. For guidelines, see the APA Style Manual.
1. Manuscript format: All parts of the manuscript, including the title page, abstract, references, and tables and figures, should be provided in MS Word or RTF format, in English. Allow margins of one inch on all sides, and number the manuscript pages consecutively throughout. The title page should include the full title of the paper (no longer than 12 words), the name of each author, the title of each author (e.g., Assistant Professor, Director), the affiliation of each author, the e-mail address of each author, the mailing address and phone number of the principal author, and a word count for the manuscript. The first page of text should begin with the full title of the paper, but NOT the name(s) of the author(s). In preparation for the blind peer review, all author identifiers within the text, citations, and properties should be removed.
2. Abstract: The abstract should follow the title page and include the title of the manuscript, but NOT the name(s) of the author(s). The abstract should summarize the main points of the article and be no more than 150 words in length.
3. Keywords: Three to five keywords should appear three lines after the end of the abstract and should be entered on the JEE website when submitting a paper online.
4. Headings: Appropriate headings should be used to help organize the manuscript and should follow APA Style Manual guidelines. Typical headings for quantitative and qualitative research articles include review of literature, method, results, discussion, and references. For theoretical manuscripts, authors are encouraged to use headings that clarify the flow of the manuscript as well as assist the reader in understanding the content of the paper. Authors are encouraged to use up to two (2) additional levels of headings in accordance with APA Style Manual guidelines.
5. Tables and figures: Tables should be titled and numbered at the top of the table. They should be numbered consecutively as they appear in the text. Tables should be clear, concise, and able to stand alone. Complete headings and footnotes should be included to clarify entries. Figures should be numbered consecutively, at the bottom of the figure, with a short and concise description. Fonts used in any table or figure should be compatible with that used in the text. All tables and figures should be referred to in the text with a notation made in the manuscript indicating approximately where each should be located. Illustrations should be of professional quality and supplied in EPS, tiff, or PDF formats. All tables and figures must be submitted in only BLACK & WHITE as this is how they will appear in the JEE.
6. Permissions. The author(s) is responsible for providing copies of written permission for lengthy quotations or reprinted or adapted tables or figures. It is the responsibility of the author(s) to check with the publisher or copyright owner regarding specific requirements for permission to adapt or quote from copyrighted material. See the APA Style Manual for guidelines.
7. Literature cited: All citations and references must be complete and accurate on submission and should follow the APA Style Manual. Papers cannot be reviewed if they have references that are found to be incomplete or inaccurate.
8. Length: Regular articles will be no more than 6,000 words, including the abstract and references. Book reviews will be no longer than 750 words. Failure to comply with length requirements will slow the process, as you will be asked to shorten your paper before it can be sent for review.
When a manuscript is sent out for blind review, the evaluation of the reviewers, along with the Editor(s), will determine if the final recommendation to the author(s) is (a) accept as is; (b) accept with minor revisions; (c) suggest revision and resubmission; (d) reject; or (e) not appropriate for the JEE. If accepted, the author(s) will be requested to resubmit a revised copyedited paper through the website (in Word or RTF format). Prospective authors should anticipate this process to take between six and twelve months.
Complimentary Copies and Back Issues
The lead author of each article will receive one copy of the issue in which the article appears, as well as one copy for each coauthor. Lead authors are responsible for distributing copies to the coauthors. For additional author copies or author back issues, contact email@example.com.