Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Rural Educator is particularly interested in receiving manuscripts that explore the impact of federal and state reform policies on rural schools, funding and finance issues related to rural schools, and issues related to specific rural populations.

 

Section Policies

Front Matter

Editors
  • Stephanie Bennett
  • Anastasia Elder
  • Dana Franz
  • Shane McGregor
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Articles

Manuscripts submitted for Research Articles must adhere to the following requirements: 1) describe research significant for rural education; 2) be based on current, appropriate literature; 3) methodology needs to be appropriate and accurate, analytical techniques; and 4) discussion is applicable to rural settings.  As with all submissions, clarity of writing (syntax, style, mechanics, organization) and overall level of scholarship will be considered.  Typical manuscripts are 20-25 pages.

Editors
  • Stephanie Bennett
  • Anastasia Elder
  • Dana Franz
  • Shane McGregor
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Rural Education Policy Brief

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Promising Practices

Manuscripts submitted for Promising Practices must adhere to the following requirements: 1) describe a practice significant to rural education;  2) be based on current, appropriate literature; and 3) provide a thorough discussion of the practice with clear examples of its application.  As with all submissions, clarity of writing (syntax, style, mechanics, organization) and overall level of scholarship will be considered. Typical submissions are 15-20 pages.

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Edward W. Chance Dissertation Award for Doctoral Research in Rural Education

Editors
  • Stephanie Bennett
  • Anastasia Elder
  • Dana Franz
  • Shane McGregor
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

National Rural Education Association Report

Editors
  • Stephanie Bennett
  • Anastasia Elder
  • Dana Franz
  • Shane McGregor
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Back Matter

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Peer Review Process

All manuscripts are submitted to a blind peer review without reference to name or institution. Authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection as soon as the review process is completed.

 

Publication Frequency

Publication of the Journal occurs three times per year:  February, June, and October.

 

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.

 


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