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The Journal of American Indian Education (JAIE) is a refereed journal publishing original scholarship about education issues of American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Indigenous peoples worldwide, including First Nations, Māori, Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander peoples, Indigenous peoples of Latin America, Scandinavia, Africa, and others. JAIE strives to improve Indigenous education through empirical research; knowledge generation; and transmission to researchers, communities, and diverse educational settings.
JAIE encourages dialogues among researchers and practitioners through research-based articles elucidating current educational issues and innovations. JAIE also invites original scholarly essays advancing a point of view about an educational question or issue, when supported by cited research literature; original reviews of literature in underexplored areas; original expository manuscripts that develop or interpret a theory or issue; and Reports from the Field. Studies grounded in Indigenous research methodologies are especially encouraged.
All empirical studies must document:
- The use of accepted ethical protocols for research with human subjects.
- Site-specific approvals, including research and/or IRB approvals required by Native nations, tribes, or bands as well as schools and school districts, where appropriate.
Please use the term most appropriate to the Indigenous group or people to whom the manuscript refers. American Indian/Alaska Native, Native American, Native Hawaiian, and Indigenous are acceptable terms when referring to Indigenous peoples of the United States and Hawaiʻi.
Feature-length Manuscripts: Original scholarly manuscripts should be 7,500-8000 words total, including endnotes, if any, and references. JAIE encourages dialogues among researchers and practitioners through research-based articles elucidating current educational issues and innovations. JAIE also invites original scholarly essays advancing a point of view about an educational question or issue, when supported by cited research literature; original reviews of literature in underexplored areas; and original expository manuscripts that develop or interpret a theory or issue.
Reports from the Field (RFTF): Reports should be up to 5,000 words, including endnotes, if any, and references. Original scholarly manuscripts providing descriptive, evaluative, and/or policy-oriented analyses of innovative education models and practices may be considered as Reports from the Field. RFTFs provide a venue for exploring promising practices, program evaluations, policy considerations, and innovative examples of Indigenous education. RFTFs specifically seek to build our knowledge of education models for practitioners engaged in creating equitable educational opportunities for Indigenous children, families, and communities. As internal and external pressures continue to create challenges for Indigenous education, these reports from the field provide examples of both the possibilities and the constraints in implementing Indigenous self-determined education. Submissions may be empirically based or address more general issues of policy and practice. All submissions should be situated within current scholarship relevant to the particular program, policy, or practice being addressed and should include recommendations or lessons learned. On the advice of the editors, some reports may be paired with commentaries from other researchers and practitioners to further the dialogue around Indigenous education issues.
Formatting: Prepare manuscripts according to the most recent Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). Format manuscripts in Microsoft Word and blind for anonymous peer review; manuscripts not blinded or appropriately formatted will be returned. Authors must certify that the manuscript is not being considered by another publisher. Correct formatting includes pagination, double-spacing, appropriate sub-headings, and correct citation and reference forms.
Multiple Manuscripts: JAIE reviews only one manuscript at a time from an author (or co-author). If you have a manuscript in the review process, the JAIE Editorial Team cannot accept another manuscript (either single authored or co-authored) until the first manuscript clears the review process (i.e. has been withdrawn by the author, declined by JAIE, or accepted for publication in JAIE).
All manuscripts must be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submit the manuscript as one Word document, including title, abstract (150 words maximum), and text (do not send a PDF). Please blind the manuscript for peer review. Do not include author name(s) on or in the manuscript, including the in-text citations and References.
In a separate Word document, provide:
- Biographical statement(s) for each author (50 words each).
- Contact information for each author, including author name, affiliation, email address, snail mail address, and phone number.
Manuscripts will be considered throughout the year and, if accepted, will be published in any of the three issues at the direction of the JAIE editorial staff. There is no remuneration for JAIE contributors; authors will receive two free copies of the issue in which the manuscript is published. Additional copies (up to 10) of the JAIE issue in which the manuscript was published may be purchased at a discounted rate. For more information, see the University of Minnesota Press website.