Submissions

The editors of the Journal of Meaning-Centered Education (JMCE) and the Encyclopedia for Meaning-Centered Education (EMCE) invite contributions from professional educators from around the world. The primary aim of the JMCE and the EMCE is to be the leading source of scholarly knowledge on the topic of meaning-centered education and meaning-centered learning. Please send all submissions and inquires to patrickblessinger@gmail.com

The author(s) of the article agrees that the work he/she submits meets the appropriate criteria explained on this page and does not infringe upon any copyright or intellectual property laws. All submitted articles are first screened by a senior editor to determine:

  1. the suitability and appropriateness of the article topic
  2. the academic rigor and writing quality of the article

If the article is not suitable or is deemed low quality, then the article will be rejected. However, if the article meets the above criteria, it will be accepted and go through the review process. After the review process, the article will be subject to one of the following outcomes:

  1. Publishable. Accept with no revisions or minor revisions
  2. Not publishable yet. The author must rewrite and submit as a new submission for a new full round of reviews
  3. Not publishable and cannot be salvaged

We encourage global participation and invite authors from different backgrounds, cultures, and educational beliefs to contribute. We encourage researchers to explore a diversity of topics and concepts beyond traditional disciplines and boundaries. We welcome submissions from established and new authors, researchers, and practitioners. The target audience is anyone involved in education in general or teaching & learning in particular, including faculty/researchers, administration, or other educational professionals.

SUBMITTED JOURNAL ARTICLES FOR JMCE

Journal articles are peer-reviewed using a double-blind peer-review process (at least two anonymous reviewers). The author asserts that the article does not infringe upon any copyright or intellectual property laws and that the information in the article is not plagiarized or falsified in any way.

Articles should be between 4,000 and 8,000 words in length. Articles must be fully referenced with in-text citations. Articles must be original and advance the scholarship of meaning-centered education and learning. We do not accept opinion articles.

Articles must be written in a coherent academic journal style throughout and should have a title page with the author(s) name, position/title, institutional affiliation, email address(es), an abstract of less than 250 words, and five keywords. The abstract should summarize the purpose of the paper, the methods used, and the key findings of the paper.

All articles must be submitted as a .doc formatted Microsoft Word document. Images embedded in the document should be in gif, jpg, or png format. The article should be formatted and referenced using the APA Style. If you are not familiar with APA style, you may view the APA Style tutorial for further guidance.

Any article selected for publication will be reformatted to fit the formatting requirements of the publishing platform. For instance, selected articles will be reformatted to single-line spacing when published. See existing articles on this site for examples.

Submitted academic articles should include the following sections:

Title
Author(s)
Affiliation(s)
Keywords
Abstract
Introduction
Literature Review
Research Methods
Data Collection
Data Analysis
Findings
Conclusions
References

SUBMITTED ENCYCLOPEDIA ARTICLES FOR EMCE

Encyclopedic articles are peer-reviewed and edited prior to selection and publication. These articles are typical encyclopedia style entries based on a meaning related concept, term, phrase, or notable person. The author asserts that the encyclopedia article does not infringe upon any copyright or intellectual property laws and that the information in the encyclopedia article is not plagiarized or falsified in any way.

Encyclopedic articles should be research and evidence based and should be between 750 and 1,250 words in length. Articles must be fully referenced with in-text citations. Encyclopedic articles must be original and advance the knowledge of meaning-centered education and learning.

Encyclopedic articles must be written in a coherent encyclopedic style throughout. Encyclopedic articles should have a title (usually just a word or phrase). The author(s) name, position/title, institutional affiliation, and email address(es) will appear at the bottom of the article.

All articles must be submitted as a .doc formatted Microsoft Word document. Images embedded in the document should be in gif, jpg, or png format. The article should be formatted and referenced using the APA Style. If you are not familiar with APA style, you may view the APA Style tutorial for further guidance.

Any encyclopedic article selected for publication will be reformatted to fit the formatting requirements of the publishing platform. For instance, selected articles will be reformatted to single-line spacing when published. See existing encyclopedic articles on this site for examples.

Submitted encyclopedic articles should include the following sections:

Title
Definition
Background
Components
References

PEER-REVIEW POLICY

The review process for all articles is a double-blind peer-review process. If the article is accepted for review, the senior editor will send the article to the appropriate reviewers (also known as a referees). The reviewers will review the article and return an academic assessment of the article to the senior editor who will then make a decision to accept or reject the article.

If the article is sent back to the author for revision and subsequent resubmission, the senior editor reserves the right to provide the author with comments about what areas of the article need revision. After the author makes the revisions, the author may then resubmit the article to the editor for reconsideration. The senior editor will then make a final decision to either accept the revised article or to reject it.

EDITING POLICY

If that article is selected as a candidate for publication, the article will go through a formal editing process. The editing process (also known as the editorial cycle) consists of several steps, including editing (formatting, spelling, punctuation, grammar, references/in-text citations), proofreading, copyediting, and publication. The editing process is conducted by members of the editorial board and the senior editors.

COPYRIGHT POLICY

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