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1David R. Parker, Ph.D. (Executive Editor) email@example.com Writing for the Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability (JPED): Suggestions for Researchers/AuthorsDavid R. Parker, Ph.D. (Executive Editor)
2Today’s Agenda JPED’s Purpose Publication Frequency A Year in the Life Accessing JPEDTypes of Articles (Research, Practice Brief)The Review ProcessSuggestions for Getting Published in JPED
3JPED’s PurposeJPED is a peer-reviewed journal that “welcomes submissions of innovative and scholarly manuscripts relevant to the issues and practices of educating students with disabilities in postsecondary educational programs.”Historically, JPED seeks to welcome emerging scholars.“Good Afternoon Dr. Parker: My name is ____, and I am a school psychologist and doctoral student in the ____ Department at the University of _____. I am interested in submitting a piece I wrote on students with learning disabilities and learning communities in higher education. If possible, I would like to submit a draft for review to see if the content is appropriate for your journal. I am new to the publication process, so any help would be greatly appreciated!”The Journal also seeks to broaden its North American focus by publishing research and practices that reflect a more international scope and increasing the international composition of its editorial review boards.
4Publication Frequency JPED is published 4 times a year:March 1st (Issue 1)June 1st (Issue 2)September 1st (Issue 3 – Special Issue)December 1st (Issue 4)Each issue typically includes:4-5 research articles1-2 Practice Briefs1 book reviewSpecial Issues:JUST Design/UD Issues (2012)College Services for Students with ID (2013)30 Years of JPED: Trends in the Literature (2014)
5A Year in the Life ( )Typically 2 issues “in the wings” ready for publication46 submissions received between 7/13 and 5/1438 Research/Policy manuscripts6 Practice Brief manuscripts2 were book reviews3 returned to author; 9 rejected; 9 published/in-press; 13 being revised; 12 under review5 non-U.S. manuscripts (3 Canada, 2 U.K.)“Dear Dr. Parker - My colleagues and I are delighted that our manuscript will be published next March. We appreciate your astute editing support and know that we have had a better product after having incorporated the reviewers’ suggestions.”
6A Year in the LifeSummer 2013 – JPED Editor represented AHEAD at 8th International Conference on Higher Education and Disability (Innsbruck, Austria)JPED poster session; networking5 new international editorial board members2015 Special Issue (Prof. Alan Hurst; UK)Summer 2014 – Launch Reviewer of the Year AwardsNew annual recognitionOne research ROTY; one Practice Brief ROTYNominated by editor; selected by former editorsFall 2015 – New selection process for JPED EditorApplication materials due by October 1, 2014Selection committee decisionSpring 2015: transition meeting with current and incoming JPED editors
7Accessing JPEDThe Journal continues to be provided as a benefit of membership. Print copies an additional $50.00/year. Switch to universally-accessible formats in Fall 2010, including:DAISY, text, mp3 audio, and PDF versionstextmp3 audioPDFJPED is searchable through ERIC online and libraries that subscribe to the EBSCO "Education Research Complete" database.Back issues of all JPEDs are available:
8Research ArticlesResearch: Original quantitative, qualitative, or mixed-method research (25 – 35 pages)Integration: Integrate research of others, compare/contrast theories, critique results, and/or provide context for future explorationInnovation: Propose new theory, approach, or service delivery model based on review of research/literaturePolicy Analysis: Analyze, critique, or present implications of public policy, statutes, regulation, and litigation
9Recent Research Articles University and Disability: An Italian Experience of InclusionSilvia Maggiolini & Paola Molteni (26/3)Postsecondary Education for Students with Intellectual Disability (ID): Complex LayersColleen A. Thoma (26/4)One Woman’s ExperienceMelissa Myers, Judy E. MacDonald, Sarah Jacquard, Matthew Mcneil (27/1)Effects of an Intensive Disability-Focused Training Experience on University Faculty Self-EfficacyChristopher Murray, Allison Lombardi, John R. Seeley, & Hilary Gerdes (27/2)
10Practice BriefsPractical strategies and programs used to support postsecondary students with disabilities. Limit the Body to 12 pages (including separate title page, abstract, and references). Tables/figures may be added beyond the 12 page limit.Title pageAbstractLiterature ReviewDepiction of the ProblemParticipant Demographics/Institutional Partners or ResourcesDescription of PracticeObserved OutcomesImplications/PortabilityReferencesTables and Figures (if needed)
11Recent Practice Briefs Transforming Barriers into Bridges: The Benefits of a Student-Driven Accessibility Planning CommitteeStephanie J. Cragg, Kristina Nikolova, & Irene Carter (26/3)Interdisciplinary Collaborative Support Services for Students with Autism Spectrum DisordersSusan Longtin (27/2)Assessing the Impact of Inclusive Postsecondary Education Using the Think College StandardsKathleen Bodisch Lynch & Elizabeth Evans Getzel (26/4)
12The Review ProcessSend manuscript (single Word document, including title page, abstract, and appendices) and cover toManaging Editor (Richard Allegra) confirms receipt; posts on JPED server.Executive Editor (David Parker) determines if manuscript should be reviewed.Two reviewers conduct “blind” review.Recommendation (publish?)Areas of weakness (Literature review; Relevance; Methodology; Findings supported by data; APA formatting…)Comments/suggestions
13The Review Process5) Editor shares decision with lead author via (Reject, Revise/resubmit, Accept with minor editing, Accept as is).Synthesis of reviewers’ commentsHighlight the most important areas of feedback; additional suggestions* Do not take comments personally. Feedback generally implies an interest in publication or can help you publish in another journal.Deadline for receiving revised copy6) Editor may send revised version back to reviewers; offers his own editing suggestions.After acceptance, Valerie Spears requests bio and Permission Form from authors.Valerie proofreads/checks APA formatting and sends galley proof to lead author.
14Suggestions for Getting Published RecommendationsQ&A SessionThank you for your interest in writing for JPED.