Manuscript Guidelines/Comments: ERTP publishes articles that report, synthesize, review, or analyze scholarly inquiry, with emphasis placed on articles that focus on the interpretation, implication, or significance of research work in education. Manuscripts should be of interest to the broad community of educational researchers and practitioners. The Researcher also publishes topical columns (see below for section information).

Submission: All manuscripts should be submitted electronically in MS Word format, including any charts, graphs and tables, to the email address listed below. Manuscripts are subject to a blind review process. When blinding, please make sure to also remove author information from the file information. Manuscripts should NOT have been previously published nor be under consideration for publication in any other journal. All manuscripts must be submitted in APA style.

Source of Publication Guidelines: The most recent edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (currently 6th edition) will serve as the authority on format requirements.

Manuscript Preparation: Manuscripts should run from 4,000 – 6,500 words (12 – 20 pages), not including references, and include an abstract of 75 – 120 words. Manuscripts should be in MS Word format and be suitably formatted for blind review. Please include your name, along with the name of all of the authors, complete email and postal addresses and contact phone number for the lead author (or author to be contacted regarding the
manuscript publication).

Research manuscripts should contain:

  • Literature review (including theoretical perspective)
  • Design and methodology
  • Analysis of data
  • Conclusions based on results related to professional practice and literature
  • Enough information to enable replication
  • Incomplete and poorly developed manuscripts will be rejected without review.

Manuscripts submitted for review will be evaluated on the following:

  • Relevance, timeliness and significance to the audience
  • Writing is explicit, clear, logical and concise
  • Quality of the literature review
  • Design and Methodology
  • Analysis of data
  • Conclusions based on results
  • Results related to professional practices and literature
  • Sufficient information to enable replication

Graduate Student Manuscripts

If you are a graduate student and are submitting a manuscript for the first time, NRMERA would be honored for you to consider us to be your first publication home. We know that publishing your first scholarly work can be difficult and we would like to provide mentorship if needed. Please indicate on your email submission page that you are submitting a graduate student manuscript. Your manuscript will be directed for review to those reviewers who have indicated an interest in providing additional mentorship to graduate students so that the reviews you receive will be constructive and designed to support your growth as a scholar.

Additional Types of Manuscripts

EDTP also will contain short articles on topics of interest to those in higher education or graduate students. These articles will be shorter in length, and while they should be research-based in their information, they do not necessarily have to be research studies. If submitting an article for one of these sections, please specify for which section you are submitting in your email submission page. These articles will all be blind reviewed, just as research study manuscripts. Please include a short abstract and keywords for these articles as well.

  1. Teaching Tips: These articles should be 2,000-3,000 words in length and geared to the teaching professor. Topics should be areas of interest that can cover many disciplines in education, such as making accommodations for college students with disabilities or structuring group activities in the college classroom. While not research studies, the information presented should be research-based. Please follow all previous instructions for formatting for blind review.
  2. Tech Corner: These articles should also be 2,000-3,000 words in length and geared towards explaining the practical use of technology, either in K-12 classrooms or higher education. Again, these should not be research studies to show the effectiveness of these interventions (those should be submitted as a research manuscript), but more practitioner pieces designer to help the reader implement the interventions. While not research studies, the information presented should be research-based. Please follow all previous instructions for formatting for blind review.
  3. Grad Student Spotlight: These articles should be 2,000-3,000 words in length and focus on issues important to graduate students. For example, should you consider a post-doctoral appointment? What are the risks of accepting a position on soft-money funds? There should be evidence such as citations to past works, and please follow all previous instructions for formatting for blind review.

To Submit Your Article, please send to Rod Case (rcase@unr.edu), Peter Cobin, and Bob Ives ( rives@unr.edu ) from the University of Nevada, Reno. Thank you. 

Circulation data

  • Readership: K-graduate teachers and teacher educators; educational researchers
  • Frequency: published 2-3 times each year
  • Publication method: online
  • Sponsorship: NRMERA
  • Time to review: blind review up to 3 months

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