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 basic 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 will be 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, status studies, relationships, causality, case studies, educational ethnography, historical studies, etc. Studies that focus on either processes or outcomes 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
  •     Attitudes
  •     Curriculum
  •     Data Processing Techniques
  •     Educational Technology
  •     English and Reading Education
  •     English Language Learners
  •     Guidance/Placement
  •     Learning Principles
  •     Management of Teaching and Learning
  •     Mathematics Education
  •     Measurement/Testing Techniques
  •     Motivation
  •     Policy Analysis
  •     Program Evaluation
  •     Research Procedures
  •     Science Education
  •     Social Studies Education
  •     Teaching Methodology


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) appear to be generalizable (or transferable) beyond the sample and context used in the study, (c) employ rigorous research methods, and  (d) have clear implications for educational practice or educational research.


Manuscript submissions are only accepted electronically.  Please send 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 Albert D. Ritzhaupt: