Open Calls

The Journal of Adventist Education® publishes articles of general interest to teachers and intermittently will publish articles on a specific theme. You may submit manuscripts on any topic that will appeal to Journal readers at any time; however, articles for theme issues or special sections must be submitted by the submission deadline. Regular manuscript guidelines regarding length and style apply, and manuscripts must be submitted to Editorial Manager:

Adventist Education in the Age of Pandemic

Rapid Review Process: Manuscripts considered as they are received. 
Deadline: Through December 31, 2021

On December 31, 2019, the world became aware of what would become the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. All facets of society have been affected by the pandemic. Worldwide, the professionals who provide educational services to students have had to make quick decisions which have altered the way in which education is delivered to students in primary and secondary schools and colleges and universities. Adventist educators and educational administrators have had to do the same.  This call is for articles that document how educators and educational administrators have navigated the transitions deemed necessary for continued success. Articles should contain practical applications for Adventist education in education theory, practice, and research that could be useful for the international readership of The Journal of Adventist Education. Topics could include the following: Adventist educator responses to pandemic-related challenges in providing distance and/or online education; leadership strategies and strategic planning for times of crisis and beyond; practical suggestions for maintaining contact and engagement with students and families; recommendations for helping students navigate trauma and practices that could be useful in helping them address not only COVID-19, but other disruptions that are sure the follow; policies and best practices that support and promote effective, efficient teaching and learning. 

The 21st-Century Library

Guest Editors: JAE Editorial Staff
Submission Deadline: July 1, 2021

Libraries today provide a variety of resources and meet diverse needs. Beth Holland, in an Edutopia blog post titled "21st-Century Libraries: The Learning Commons," said "Libraries are reinventing themselves as content becomes more accessible online and their role becomes less about housing tomes and more about connecting learners and constructing knowledge."  We know that today, in addition to traditional resources such as books, print magazines and journals, and media, libraries also house resources needed to process information in the 21st century and serve as spaces for collaboration and knowledge building. From gamification and virtual reality to coding and data analytics, libraries provide access to much more than print resources. Users have changed and so have their needs.

This Call for Manuscripts invites article submissions to The Journal of Adventist Education on how schools, kindergarten through higher education, can meet the information needs of their users in the 21st century. Since libraries are core components of a school’s educational mission, what should teachers, administrators, and education stakeholders know about libraries in 2020 and beyond? 

Classroom Assessment Practices That Work

Section Editors: JAE Editorial Staff
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

In his well-known work Classroom Assessment and Grading That Work, Robert J. Marzano explores the role of formative and summative assessment and grading in helping to increase student engagement and mastery. He posits that an effective assessment plan is “one of the most powerful weapons in the teacher’s arsenal” (p. 2). Several other practitioners, from Eric Jensen to Susan Brookhart and so many more, have delved into what works and have sought to provide practical, how to, examples and advice for all levels of academic learning. 

This Call for Manuscripts invites submissions on effective classroom assessment practices that work, Kindergarten through higher education. Potential approaches to the topic include addressing common misconceptions about assessment and presenting instructional methods that compliment assessment practices and lead students toward understanding; a “how to” for using state or national standards documents when creating an assessment plan; approaches to increasing student mastery and proficiency; ways of engaging students in the assessment process; or, a description of an assessment plan that has be developed to meet the needs of a specific school environment, inclusive of challenges to implementation and solutions to the challenges. Manuscripts should provide practical advice, information, and “how to” examples applicable to a range of classroom environments. Preference will be given to manuscripts that include the following: (1) examples from actual classroom practice (from the teacher’s own experience rather than examples or case studies from secondary sources); (2) examples that demonstrate the integration of faith with learning in classroom assessment practices.

Ongoing Feature Sections

Best Practices at Work!

Section Editors: JAE Editorial Staff

Publication Date: Ongoing Feature (upon selection)

What are best practices? How are teachers using them? How effective are best practices in making an impact on learning? The Journal of Adventist Education® has launched a new ongoing feature section dedicated to showcasing best practices at work. The section will feature experiences of practitioners who have successfully implemented best practices to solve a problem, enhance the learning environment, or stimulate and engage students.

We invite papers that describe how teachers and school administrators are utilizing best practices in the classroom or across school settings to engage learners, strengthen the curriculum, and help learners navigate the process of discovery. Each paper should clearly describe the learning environment, the best practice employed, the process of implementation, challenges and successes, evidence (qualitative and/or quantitative) to support impact on the learners, school, and community, recommendations for future practice, and a list of helpful resources.

Critical thinking, problem-solving, active learning, and collaboration, are all examples of research-based best practices that have been used to stimulate learners, invigorate classroom instruction, and consistently help learners scaffold information, connect principles and ideas, and make applications.


Section Editors: JAE Editorial Staff

Publication Date: Ongoing Feature (upon selection)

Perspective is a particular attitude, a point of view, or a frame of reference. It can also be a position, stance, or a way of seeing things. The Journal of Adventist Education®, the professional journal for Adventist Christian educators, has a perspective—one rooted in the seamless integration of faith with teaching and learning. Articles in this feature section critically examine an area of academic content through the lens of faith, and provide specific, in-depth recommendations for practice. The emphasis on strengthening faith within the discipline and beyond the classroom is underscored.