Writing for The Journal of Adventist Education
The Journal of Adventist Education® is the professional publication for Seventh-day Adventist® teachers and educational administrators, worldwide. Articles submitted for publication should address topics of interest to that group.
The Journal is published five times yearly, with approximately eight articles appearing in each issue. Articles by free-lance authors are welcome. The following aspects may be of particular interest to prospective authors:
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Articles may deal with educational theory or practice, although the Journal seeks to emphasize the practical. Articles dealing with the creative and effective use of methods to enhance teaching skills or learning in the classroom are especially welcome. Whether theoretical or practical, such essays should demonstrate the skillful integration of Seventh-day Adventist faith/values and learning. Clear, sharp, color photographs and appropriate charts and graphs are a welcome adjunct.
Periodically, issues will deal extensively with a single topic or issue. Articles representing various approaches or the in-depth discussion of aspects of the issue will be welcome.
The target audience of an article may be teachers: elementary, secondary, or college/university level; or educational administrators. The Journal's constituency is international, a fact writers should keep in mind as they explore the implications or applications of a given topic. Special attention, where applicable, should be given to the concerns of minorities and students with special needs. Writers should define their target group precisely and address its concerns in a specific manner.
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Submission Procedures Top
Articles by free-lance authors are welcome. Please call, fax, or write the Editor, however, before submitting a finished manuscript, to be sure that the topic is usable and that the Journal has not printed anything recently on the same subject.
If the article has already been printed elsewhere, please include information regarding publisher, source, and date of issue.
When sending materials to the Journal, include the following: your name, employer, position as an educator or status if a student; your Social Security number (if employed in the United States ); your home address and other contact information such as E-mail address and fax number. Please include a photo of yourself. Be sure to include the author's name(s) on the manuscript as well as in the e-mail or letter accompanying the article.
Final manuscripts should be submitted at least five months before publication date. Submit completed manuscripts to:
The Journal of Adventist Education
Due to space limitations, accepted articles may not be published immediately. The editorial staff reserves the right to edit all manuscripts as they deem necessary.
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Photos on all subjects relating to education are welcome. Photos can be submitted as prints, slides, or in electronic format such as high-resolution scans or digital photos (300 dpi) in .jpg or .tif format. Do not send more than one or two photos as e-mail attachments. If you are sending a large number of photos, store them on a CD-ROM and mail it to the Editor’s office. Include your name as part of the photo file name.
To ensure high quality photos, use the highest setting on your digital camera. Model releases must be obtained for photos of people (signed by parents if the subject is a minor). Contact the Editor’s office for Model Release forms.Payment varies, but may run as high as $250-300 for a photo used as a cover.
The Journal of Adventist Education® purchases first North American rights for each article it prints, unless other arrangements are made. Authors are paid upon publication of their articles. Amount varies, depending on length and other factors. Authors also receive two copies of the finished magazine in which their article appears, and may purchase additional copies (a discount will be offered on orders of 10 or more copies).
Articles will be posted on the Journal's Website one year after publication, and may be translated and printed in the international edition of the Journal (French, Spanish, and Portuguese), and posted in those languages on the Journal's Website.