Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Journal of Migrant Education (JME) speaks to each of the three federally-funded migrant education programs: Migrant Education Program (MEP), High School Equivalency Program (HEP), and the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP). Point One: JME encourages submission of feature length theoretical and data-driven articles from such disciplines as: primary, secondary, and tertiary education, developmental psychology, family studies, labor studies, migration and immigration, political science, policy analysis and public administration, economics, women’s studies, sociology, anthropology, Latin-American studies, and ethnic studies in general.  Point Two: JME also solicits feature length "Ways and Means" section where staff may discuss best practices pieces from MEP, HEP, and CAMP programs, focusing on any aspect of student advocacy and mentoring, recruitment, retention, and educational persistence towards graduation.  Point Three: JME solicits “Community Voice” pieces, which may consist of family oral history, migrant community perspectives, and student expression such as story-telling via the mediums of art, poetry, music, and visual documentation. 

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Ways and Means

Checked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Community Voice

Checked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Scholarly, Feature Length Articles

JME’s peer-reviewed scholarly articles undergo a double-blind peer-review in a two-step process. As articles are submitted, they will first be reviewed by the Editors to determine whether they will be sent to Review Board members for review. If it is determined that a submission does not fit within the JME’s scope, or is otherwise unsuitable for double blind review, the Editors will provide the author feedback explaining this decision, and, if possible, ways in which the article might be modified in order to be more successfully re-submitted.

Once a submission has been approved for the second step of review, it will be assigned to two Review Board members who review the submission based on the following criteria:

1) The submission fits with the mission, scope, and audience of the journal.

2) The submission makes a significant contribution to any aspect of migrant education.

After the Review Board review the submission they make a publication decision. In some “revise and resubmit” cases, the editors will work with authors to substantively revise promising work until it is accepted by reviewers.

Ways and Means

The JME Editors will review submissions to the Ways and Means section for appropriateness.  Submissions will not be sent to the Review Board members for expanded review.

Criteria for acceptance will be based on the following criteria:

1)  Quality of the writing, presentation of methods, and demonstration of the efficacy of the practice.

2) General appropriateness of the information as related to the recruitment, retention, and management of students within any one of, or, any combination of MEP, HEP, and CAMP.

Community Voice

The JME Editors will review submissions to the Community Voice section for appropriateness.  Submissions will not be sent to the Review Board members for expanded review.

Criteria for acceptance will be based on the following criteria:

1)  Quality of the writing, artistic representation and/or any other qualitative representation of any aspect of life related to migrant work, migrant families, and migrant communities either within or without the respective three programs.

2) General appropriateness of the information as related to any one of, or, any combination of MEP, HEP, and CAMP.

 

 

 

Publication Frequency

This journal will be published annually.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Editorial Board

The Board serves to establish journal policy and review process.

 

Advertising Policy

JME will accept advertising, event announcments, and employment openings.

 

Review Board