About the Journal

Aims & Scope

The Journal of Trauma Studies & Education (JTSE) is an online open-access academic peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the generation of knowledge regarding mental health and well-being, with a focus on the impact of traumatic stress within the context of Pre K-12 and Postsecondary Education. 

The journal accepts manuscripts from varying perspectives within education that critically explore the nature of trauma, as well as preventative and restorative approaches to trauma responses in all education stakeholders. 

Published annually, the journal encourages the submission of manuscripts by US and international scholars that use quantitative or qualitative methods. Articles combine disciplinary methods with critical insights to investigate traumatic stress within educational organizations.  Conceptual and theoretical articles will also be accepted.

Copyright © & Disclaimer

Unless otherwise noted, copyrights for the texts that comprise all Journal of Trauma in Education Studies (JTSE) are held by the Journal. The compilation as a whole is Copyright © by JTSE, all rights reserved. Items published by JTSE may be freely shared among individuals, but they may NOT be republished in any medium without express written consent from the author(s) and advance notification of the JTSE editorial board. For permission to reprint articles published in the Journal, please contact the Editor-in-Chief.

Facts and opinions published in The Journal of Trauma Studies in Education (JTSE) express solely the opinions of the respective authors. Authors are responsible for their citing of sources and the accuracy of their references and bibliographies. The editors cannot be held responsible for any lacks or possible violations of third parties’ rights.

Statement on Open Access

The Journal of Trauma Studies in Education supports open access. There are no fees to individual authors, and authors are allowed to self-archive their work. The cost of publishing the journal is subsidized by Appalachian State University. Reproduction, posting, transmission, or other distribution or use of the article or any material therein, in any medium as permitted by a personal-use exemption or by written agreement of the journal, requires credit to The Journal of Trauma Studies in Education as the copyright holder.

The journal operates under a Creative Commons License that allows for the reproduction of articles, free of charge, for non-commercial use only, and with the appropriate citation information. The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission, provided the author does not alter the format or content of the articles, including the copyright notification:

  • Posting of the article on the author(s) personal website, provided that the website is non-commercial; and
  • Posting of the article on the internet as part of a non-commercial open access institutional repository or other non-commercial open access publication site affiliated with the author(s)’s place of employment.

A complete version of the work and all supplemental materials, including a copy of the permission as stated above, in a suitable standard electronic format is deposited immediately upon initial publication in at least one online repository that is supported by Appalachian State University to enable open access, unrestricted distribution, interoperability, and long-term archiving.