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Journal of Education and Development in the Caribbean

Guidelines for Contributors to JEDIC

All submissions should be written so that the content is accessible to a broad readership, and adhere to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) 7th edition. The copyright of all published submissions belongs to the Journal of Education and Development in the Caribbean.

Submission Categories

JEDIC invites submissions in the following categories:

Full length articles. Contributors are encouraged to submit original manuscripts of approximately 25-30 double-spaced pages (that have not been previously published and are not currently under submission at another press).

Book Reviews.   JEDIC invites succinct evaluative reviews of professional books, classroom texts and other instructional resources (e.g. standardized tests, computer software, etc.). Reviews should provide a descriptive, evaluative summary and a brief discussion of the significance of the work in the context of current theory and practice.  Reviews should normally not exceed 1000 words. 

Technical Reports.  JEDIC invites short research reports, which present preliminary findings or focus on some aspect of a larger study. In all cases, the discussion of issues should be supported by empirical evidence, collected through qualitative or quantitative (or both) investigations. Submissions to this category should be 7–10 double-spaced pages (including references and notes).

Extended Length Manuscripts. The journal will consider for publication research studies that exceed 30 pages, provided they satisfy the review process. Such occasional publications, however, should not normally exceed 40 pages.

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Electronic Submission via Scholastica

SOE journals use double-blind peer review, which requires the submission of anonymized manuscripts via Scholastica. Please submit a separate title page giving all the author names and affiliations. The first manuscript page that reviewers see should contain only the title, abstract and keywords, with no acknowledgements, footnotes or any other information identifying the authors.

Manuscripts should be compiled in the following order: separate title page document and author’s biographical note; abstract; main text; acknowledgements; appendices (where necessary); references; table(s) with heading(s) on individual sheets; figure caption(s) (as a list)

1. To properly conceal your identity from referees or peer reviewers we ask that you remove:

  • any information that could identify you (including footnotes and acknowledgements). Use pseudonyms for all references to personally identifiable information such as the institution where your work was conducted.
  • author names or affiliations anywhere in the manuscript, or in any Supplementary Information files (such as Appendices) or file names. Author names can be added to the Acknowledgments section after completion of the peer review process.
  • running headers or footers that could identify authors.
  • details of grants awarded to a named person (this can be added later).
  • author references in the reference list. If you are unable to avoid referring to your own work in the paper, place these citations at the beginning of the reference list in an “Author Citation” section, with the date of publication. (For example: Author Citation. (2010)).
  • all identifiers from your electronic files. Documents prepared using Microsoft™ Word® could contain personal or hidden information in File Properties such as Author, Manager, Company, and Last Saved By. Hidden information includes hidden text, revised text, comments, or field codes, which can remain in a document even though you can’t see them. On the File menu, click Info, and then select Inspect Document. Then select Document properties and personal information. Save your work before you begin this process and then again after the inspection is complete.

2. Do not include work in the reference list that has not yet been accepted for publication.

3. Avoid referring to previously published work that you have authored. (For example: “Elsewhere I have argued….”).

  • If you must refer to your own work, replace your name in the text with “Author”. (For example: “…as demonstrated in previous work (Author, 2010).”) In the case of multiple authors, create a series as appropriate (“Author A”, “Author B”, etc.)
  • In text, you can replace any information that would identify the author(s) by substituting words such as: [name deleted to maintain the integrity of the review process].
  • Refer to your own references in the third person. For example, write ‘Johnson & James (2007) have demonstrated’, not ‘We have previously demonstrated (Johnson & James, 2007)’.

4. When submitting the final draft of the manuscript for publication, you will then be required to include all relevant information previously removed for initial submission and peer review.

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