Submission

The Florida Journal of Educational Research (FJER) is the flagship publication of the Florida Educational Research Association (FERA), a grassroots professional association in existence for more than a half century. The purpose of FJER is to facilitate scholarly communication among educators and researchers in Florida and beyond. Although the Journal is the primary publication of FERA, manuscripts submitted by both members and nonmembers of the Association are considered for publication. Articles for consideration do not have to originate in the state of Florida.

Types of Studies
Manuscripts that report the following will be considered: (a) applied research, (b) basic research, (c) position papers, (d) critiques of recently published research or position papers, and (e) literature synthesis and meta-analysis of research. The term research is intended to be interpreted broadly, to include evaluation; conceptual, theoretical, and policy analyses; investigations of causal and correlational relationships; case studies; educational ethnographies; historical studies; and other inquiries conducted from a variety of philosophical and theoretical orientations. Research that focuses on either processes or outcomes in education are acceptable.

Topics of Studies
Manuscripts on a wide variety of education-related topics are of interest. FJER welcomes manuscript submissions of the highest-quality across a wide range of perspectives, topics, methods, and contexts. A few of the topics previously published in the journal include:

  • Achievement
  • Assessment and Testing
  • Attitudes and Perceptions
  • Critical Analyses of Education
  • Curriculum
  • Data Processing Techniques
  • Educational Disparity and Inequity
  • Educational Technology
  • English and Reading Education
  • English Language Learners
  • Guidance/Placement
  • Mathematics Education
  • Measurement/Testing Techniques
  • Motivation
  • Policy and Political Analysis
  • Program Evaluation
  • Research Methods and Methodologies
  • Science Education
  • Social Foundations of Education
  • Social Studies Education
  • Teacher and Community Research
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Teaching Methods and Methodology

Importance
Regardless of the methods employed or topics addressed in a manuscript, priority will be given to those that: (a) appear to have the greatest potential interest to the widest range of FERA members, (b) employ rigorous, cutting-edge, and/or high quality research/analytical methods, and (c) have clear implications for educational practice or educational research.

Submission
Manuscript submissions are accepted electronically. Typically, manuscripts should not exceed 7000 words inclusive of tables, figures, and references. Please send manuscripts in an attached file in DOC/DOCX format to the editor; please include all graphics and tables associated with the file.

The name, affiliation, email, mailing address, and telephone number of the author(s) should be prepared on a separate title page, and only on this page, to ensure anonymity in the reviewing process. An abstract of 100-200 words should be included on another separate page. Language and format must conform to the most recent Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Any manuscript not formatted according to APA style (6th edition) will be immediately returned by the Editor. Material that has been published elsewhere or is being considered for such publication will not be considered by FJER.

All communications should be addressed to the Executive Editor Jennifer R. Wolgemuth, jrwolgemuth@usf.edu.