Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The NJRP is an edited volume of scholarly publications that serves as an archival record for the National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) and the related fields of bilingual education, English as a second language (ESL), and multicultural education. The NJRP has been approved to re-start as an Online journal by the NABE President and Board. The NJRP was founded in 2003, and existed previously as an Online publication that produced Volume 1 in 2003 and Volume 2 in 2004 (see http://njrp.tamu.edu/2004.htm). Volume 3 was published in 2005 in paper form by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (LEA). Please see Gonzalez, V., & Tinajero, J.V. (2005) (Co-Editors). National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) Review of Research & Practice, Vol. 3. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates: Mahwah, NJ.). See http://books.google.com/books?id=ZVL5-eC8nm8C&pg=PR5&lpg=PR5&dq=nabe+journal+of+research+and+practice&source=bl&ots=s0RYP5E8Gq&sig=9I6EH8OG8Gk

 

The re-launch of the NJRP will start with Volume 4 that will appear Online in the NJRP web-page in February, 2013. Stating with Volume 4, the NABE Review of Research & Practice (NJRP) will have 3 sections for fulfilling its goals.  The first is a Position Papers and Reflection section, edited by Dr. Virginia Gonzalez (University of Cincinnati) and Dr. Josefina Villamil Tinajero (University of Texas at El Paso).  The second is an Applied Educational Research section, for which Dr. Liliana Minaya-Rowe (Professor Emerita, University of Connecticut; researcher, Center for Data-Driven Research in Education, John Hopkins University) will assist as Associate Editor.  The third is a Research Infused Practices Reviews section, for which Dr. Mariella Espinoza-Herold will assist as Associate Editor.  In addition, a doctoral student at the University of Cincinnati (Natalie Diao) will assist with editorial support for the journal. Ms. Diao will work as a graduate assistant and will help the Co-Editors and Associate Editors with the development of a web-page for the journal for processing the submission and review of manuscripts, as well as with communication with the authors.

 

Section Policies

Editorial

Editors
  • Virginia Gonzalez
  • Josie Tinajero
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Position Papers and Reflection

Position Papers and Reflection manuscripts should be no longer than 30 pages, typed and double-spaced (counting references, endnotes, appendixes, etc.). Writing and organization should be of high quality; following the conventions of critical literature reviews. See description of content above. Manuscript should include an abstract of no more than 150 words on a separate sheet, also typed and double-spaced.  Tables and figures can be used to illustrate text.

Editors
  • Virginia Gonzalez
  • Josie Tinajero
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Applied Educational Research

Applied Educational Research manuscripts should be no longer than 30 pages, typed and double-spaced (counting references, and appendixes, etc.). Writing and organization should be of high quality; following the conventions of research-based studies. Qualitative and quantitative, and mixed design research methods will be considered, and no preference will be given to one or the other.  The manuscript should include an abstract of no more than 200 words on a separate sheet, also typed and double-spaced.  Tables and figures can be used to illustrate text.

Editors
  • Liliana Minaya-Rowe
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Research Infused Classroom Practices

Research Infused Practices manuscripts should be no longer than 20 pages, typed and double-spaced (counting references and appendixes, etc.). The manuscript should include an abstract of no more than 100 words on a separate sheet, also typed and double-spaced.

Editors
  • Mariella Espinoza-Herold
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Bilingual Studies

Normas de Publicacion para Autores (as)  de la Seccion 4: Trabajos Bilingues

Todo profesional que desee colaborar en esta seccion deberá seguir las indicaciones que se detallan a continuación:

1. Idiomas: El manuscrito en su totalidad debera enviarse en dos versiones:

ingles/espanol o ingles/mandarin. Si el autor tuviese alguna dificultad en traducir el articulo original al ingles—por favor contactar al editor de esta seccion: Dr. Mariella Espinoza-Herold (Mariella.Herold@nau.edu) quien le podra asistir en ubicar un traductor academico en la disciplina educativa correspondiente. En cuyo caso, existiran algunas modalidades de colaboracion   (a) que el traductor figure como segundo autor  (b) que se otorgue al traductor una mencion especial dentro de la publicacion (c) que el traductor indique una bonificacion especifica por asistir en la traduccion del manuscrito. Cualquiera de estos acuerdos debera realizarse entre el autor y el traductor.

2. Identificación del autor (es): En la primera pagina se debera incluir el nombre completo del autor o autores, la institución en la que trabaja, localidad, dirección de contacto (incluyendo direccion electrónica). Pequeño texto de presentación de los autores (ocupación, líneas de trabajo, contribuciones al campo de estudio, etc.). El autor (a) debe estar registrado en la pagina web de la revista para enviar el articulo.

Visitar: https://www2.nau.edu/nabej-p/ojs/index.php/njrp/issue/view/7/showToc

3. Título del artículo: Se recomienda que sea representativo del contenido, ordenado, claro y conciso. Ademas no debera exceder las 15 palabras. Ha de presentarse obligatoriamente dos versiones (español e ingles).

4. Resumen: Texto breve (con un maximo de 150 palabras) de descripción de objetivos,método y principales resultados o conclusiones. Se recomienda concluir el resumen con una explicacion de la contribucion que el trabajo proporciona a la disciplina educativa correspondiente. Ha de presentarse obligatoriamente en español e inglés.

5. Palabras clave: Hasta una docena de términos descriptivos, que habrán de ajustarse a algún tesauro internacional. Ha de presentarse obligatoriamente en español e inglés.

6. Secciones del artículo: La estructuración de los trabajos empíricos se ajustarán, en la medida de lo posible, a las secciones habituales: Introducción, Método, Resultados y Discusión. En los demás casos se buscará la estructuración lógica del texto y una distribución en secciones que haga localizable una cita textual.

7. Formato del articulo: Los trabajos se presentarán en archivo informático word (cualquier verison) tamaño y estilo de letra  12 puntos, Times New Roman justificado, con interlineado exacto. La numeración de páginas consecutivas en el margen derecho superior comenzando por la portada. El manuscrito no debe exceder 30 paginas a doble espacio. Un manuscrito de 15 a 30 paginas con exclusion de tablas o figura es acceptable.

8. Referencias: se ajustarán a la normativa APA (Manual de Publicación, 6ª ed).

9.Material anexo: se pueden incluir textos de materiales complementarios (instrumentos de medida, datos originales), material gráfico (imágenes, sonido, video, etc.) siempre que el formato sea alguno de los usualmente empleados en internet (wav, jpg, gif, mpg ...).  Tablas, imágenes, ilustraciones: se incluirán en su lugar correspondiente en un formato compatible con su edición en internet, identificándolas con números arábigos.

10. Revisores externos: Los trabajos recibidos son sometidos a evaluación por dos revisores (peer review),los cuales decidirán sobre la aceptación o no del artículo, para su posterior publicación. En caso de discrepancias relevantes entre los evaluadores se recurrirá a la opinión de un tercer evaluador. Anualmente en la web de la revista, se publicará un listado con los revisores que han colaborado en dicha tarea.

**  Por favor tomar nota de la fecha final para enviar articulos es Agosto 15

Editors
  • Mariella Espinoza-Herold
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Manuscripts are initially screened by the Editors. Manuscripts that are clearly outside the aims and scope of NABE JRP, or are insufficiently original, or have serious scientific flaws, will not be considered for review. Authors of manuscripts rejected will be informed within 4 weeks of receipt. Manuscripts that meet the minimum criteria are passed on for anonymous review by at least 2 experts.

The Reviewers’ decisions will be sent to the Author with recommendations and verbatim comments. Manuscripts accepted for publication typically undergo more than one round of review, and Authors are frequently required to revise their original submission to address Reviewers’ suggestions and concerns.

Reviewers advise the Editors, who are responsible for the final decision to accept or reject the manuscript. The time required for the review process is dependent on the response of the Reviewers. The typical time for the NABE JRP is approximately 8-12 weeks.

 

 

Publication Frequency

NJRP will relaunch with Volume 4 in 2013.  It will publish yearly volumes after that.

 

Journal features

The NJRP brings unique features represented in its goals of mentoring and serving as an outlet for dissemination of state-of-the-art applied research work.  The goals of the NJRP are: 1) to have established scholars publish their work as a means of providing leadership to the field of bilingual education; (2) to mentor junior scholars (graduate students and assistant professors) and support their professional development; (3) to serve as an outlet for publication and dissemination of data-based applied educational/action research with implications for practices in bilingual, ESL, and multicultural education; and (4) to serve as an outlet for publication and dissemination of research infused practices in bilingual, ESL, and multicultural education.




The NABE Journal of Research and Practice is a publication of the National Association for Bilingual Education in association with the Northern Arizona University College of Education.  For more information, visit About the journal.

The author(s) of each article appearing in this Journal is/are solely responsible for the content thereof; the publication of an article shall not constitute or be deemed to constitute any representation by the Editors, the National Association of Bilingual Education, or Northern Arizona University that the data presented therein are correct or sufficient to support the conclusions reached or that the experiment design or methodology is adequate.