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Author Guidelines

All manuscripts must be submitted online through NABE JRP’s Manuscript Central tracking system. Please follow the steps:

  1. Go to the Registration Site, and register as Author. You can only submit manuscripts to the system by checking the Author box.
  2. Select 3 to 6 descriptors from the list as your review interests (see below). You can copy and paste from the list. Please separate your interests by pressing the enter or comma key.
  3. You will receive an email notification of registration with username and password
  4. Log in to your account with your username and password, you will be directed to user home, where you can edit your profile, change your password, or begin a new submission.
  5. For submitting new manuscript, please click on new submission and follow the instructions provided.
  6. When you successfully finish your submission, you will receive a confirmation email that acknowledges our receipt of your manuscript
  7. You can follow the progress of your manuscript by accessing your Author account.


  • Topic:
    • language policy; administration and leadership; curriculum studies; learning and instruction; assessment and evaluation; language, culture, and socialization; language acquisition; cognitive development; technology and instruction; literacy and multiliteracy
  • Sample Characteristics 1:
    • Early Childhood; K-12; Postsecondary; Immigrants/Refugee; Teacher Education; Special Education; Parental Involvement
  • Sample Characteristics 2:
    • Latinos; Asians; Pacific Islanders; Native Americans; African Americans; Diverse Students; All Students



Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editors).

  2. The research meets the ethical guidelines, including adherence to the legal requirements of the study country.

  3. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.

  4. The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed at the end of the text.

  5. All author names and affiliations have been replaced with “Author” or “Author 1, Author 2, etc” both in text and in reference list to allow blinded review.

  6. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.

  7. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.).

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with NABE JRP agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant NABE JRP right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in NABE JRP.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of NABE JRP's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in NABE JRP.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) after it has been published Online in the NJRP, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


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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.