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Author Guidelines

MANUSCRIPT STYLE

Manuscripts should not exceed 6,000 words (including references, illustrations, and tables). Use APA Style, 6th edition.  Please submit manuscripts in blinded format.

Illustrations

  • Illustrations (photographs, drawings, diagrams, and charts) are to be numbered in one consecutive series of Arabic numerals.
  • The captions for illustrations should appear on a separate sheet of paper.
  • All illustrations must be complete and final, i.e., camera−ready.
  • Drawings should be high−quality laser prints or should be prepared with India ink.
  • Either the original drawings or high−quality photographic prints are acceptable.
  • Artwork for each figure should be provided on a separate sheet of paper.
  • Identify figures on the back with author’s name and number of the illustration.

Tables

  • Tables should be numbered (with Arabic numerals) and referred to by number in the text.
  • Each table should appear within the body of the manuscript.


Abstract

  • Please submit an abstract that is no longer than 200 words.

Key Words

  • A list of 3−5 key words is to be provided directly below the abstract. Key words should express the precise content of the manuscript as they are used for indexing purposes.

 

BOOK REVIEWS

The AMAE Journal welcomes book reviews that are approximately 1,000 words in length and review one book. All books reviewed should be academic research studies. Book topics to be considered for review, in general, should reflect research and academic issues of importance to the education of Mexican-American/Latino children and families.  Topics related to this include, but are not limited to: immigration and education; the achievement gap; bilingual education; parent engagement; ESL/EL education; equity and social justice; critical theories (e.g., CRT, critical pedagogy); literacy and content area instruction; curriculum and instruction; policy; teacher education; and the sociology of education.  In addition, books considered for review should have a publication date that is no more than three years old.  The review itself should provide readers a critical, engaging, and informative discussion of the work and should follow APA style guidelines.

Book reviews submitted to the AMAE Journal should not be under review elsewhere nor previously published in other journals or outlets.

Suggestions in writing the book review:

  • Avoid a chapter by chapter summary of the work.
  • State who the intended audience for the book is and who would find it useful.
  • Describe the main ideas and major objectives of the book and how effectively these are accomplished.
  • Analyze soundness of methods and findings.
  • Make a comparison with other works on this subject.
  • Provide constructive comments about the strength and weaknesses of the book.

The header of your review should include:

  • Author(s)’ or editor(s)’ first and last name(s)
  • Title of book
  • Place of publication
  • Publisher
  • Year of publication
  • Number of pages
  • ISBN
  • Price (please indicate paperback or hard cover), if available

At the end of your review, please include:

  • Your first and last name; institutional affiliation; country

 

ENSURING A BLIND REVIEW

To ensure the integrity of the blind peer-review process for submission to this journal, every effort should be made to prevent the identities of the author(s) and reviewers from being known to each other. This involves the authors, editors, and reviewers (who upload documents as part of their review) checking to see if the following steps have been taken with regard to the text and the file properties of each document:

  1. The author(s) of the manuscript have deleted their names from the text, with "Author" and year used in the references and footnotes, instead of the authors' name(s), article title, etc.
  2. With Microsoft Office documents, author identification should also be removed from the properties for the file.

For Microsoft 2003 and previous versions, and Macintosh versions of Word:

  • Under the File menu select: Save As > Tools (or Options with a Mac) > Security > Remove personal information from file properties on save > Save.

For MacIntosh Word 2008 (and future versions)

  1. Under the File menu select "Properties."
  2. Under the Summary tab remove all of the identifying information from all of the fields.
  3. Save the File.

For Microsoft 2007 (Windows):

  1. Click on the office button in the upper-left hand corner of the office application.
  2. Select "Prepare" from the menu options.
  3. Select "Properties" for the "Prepare" menu options.
  4. Delete all of the information in the document property fields that appear under the main menu options.
  5. Save the document and close the document property field section.

For Microsoft 2010 (Windows):

  1. Under the File menu select, "Prepare for sharing."
  2. Click on the "Check for issues" icon.
  3. Click on "Inspect document" icon.
  4. Uncheck all of the checkboxes except "Document properties and personal information."
  5. Run the document inspector, which will then do a search of the document properties and indicate if any document property fields contain any information.
  6. If the document inspector finds that some of the document properties contain information, it will notify you and give you the option to "Remove all," which you will click to remove the document properties and personal information from the document

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in "Comments to the Editor").
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found under the tab, "Submission Guidelines."
  5. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in "Ensuring a Blind Review" have been followed (found in the Author Guidelines section).
 

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.        
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).

 

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