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CALL FOR PROPOSAL: Journal of Socal Studies Research

The Journal of Social Studies Research
Call for Manuscripts

Informing Learning and Teaching in Social Studies Education through Quantitative Research

Proposal abstracts due August 15, 2014

The Journal of Social Studies Research is an internationally recognized peer-reviewed journal designed to foster the dissemination of ideas and research findings related to the social studies. JSSR is the official publication of The International Society for the Social Studies (ISSS).

Paper proposals are invited for a special issue of the journal on the theme of Informing Learning and Teaching in Social Studies Education through Quantitative Research. The special issue will be guest edited by Paul G. Fitchett, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

We invite manuscripts that employ quantitative or mixed methods research designs. Please note that mixed methods designs should emphasize quantitative analysis at the point of interface. Studies should also seek to inform teaching and/or learning within social studies education. Reports of original social studies research must include a review of the relevant literature, a description of the methodology, a summary of the findings, and a discussion of implications for social studies practice in an educational setting.

We are currently soliciting abstracts for proposed papers for the special issue. Abstracts should be no longer than 500 words and accompanied by up to six keywords. Inquiries regarding article ideas are welcome by the guest editor.

•Submission of abstract: August 15, 2014, Email abstract and six keywords to Paul.Fitchett@uncc.edu. Please put ‘Abstract Journal of Social Studies Research’ in the subject.

•Receive invitation to submit full manuscript: September 2, 2014

•Submission of full papers to JSSR online system: January 15, 2015

•Publication of accepted manuscripts: Summer/Fall of 2015.

Full papers are expected to be between 20-35 pages (please refer to the journal website for full ‘instructions for authors’). Each submission will be rigorously refereed using a double-blind peer review process with reviewers from relevant disciplines. Please note: a positive review of an abstract does not mean automatic acceptance of the full paper, if the full paper is not written to the standards of the reviewers and editors. http://www.education.ucf.edu/jssr/index.cfm

Author Guidelines
Manuscripts must:
1. Be original and type-written in English.
2. Not be under consideration with any other journal.
3. Be submitted via email as an email attachment; paper copies will not be accepted.
4. Be in Microsoft Word format.
5. Be between 18-35 pages, occasionally longer manuscripts will be considered.
6. Be typed using 12-font, Times New Roman, and double-spaced.
7.Adhere to the guidelines of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA).
8. Include an abstract of 200 words or less.
9. Include a title page with author/s contact information. If the manuscript has more than one author, please indicate which author is acting as the contact person.
10. Include a statement indicating that the manuscript has not been published elsewhere and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

11. Include a statement stating that copyright will be given to The Journal of Social Studies Research should it be published.

The lead author of accepted manuscripts will receive one complimentary PDF version of the article. Extra print copies of the journal are available through Elsevier. The Journal of Social Studies Research reserves the right to make editorial changes in style and format.

For more information or to submit your abstract proposal contact:

Paul G. Fitchett
Associate Professor
Department of Middle, Secondary, and K12 Education
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Dates: 7/29/2014 - 8/30/2014

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