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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.
  • Prepare a separate title page (not included in the manuscript) following the APA 7 professional title page.
  • Make sure that there is NO author's identity (e.g., name, affiliation, email) in the manuscript.
  • Follow the APA 7th edition for format and style; the manuscript must be anonymous.
  • 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 within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The submission file (i.e., manuscript) is in Microsoft Word format and between 4500-7000 words (references, tables, and figures are excluded).
  • Make sure that 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 Editor).
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Types of Manuscripts

Peer-Reviewed Articles: Topic related to minority and/or underrepresented populations, between 4,500 to 7,500 words, excluding references, tables, and figures.

Reviewer Guidelines

Reviewers provide a complete, fair, thoughtful evaluation of manuscripts to ensure all published work meets the goals of the Journal. Reviewers are asked to consider the following criteria:

General Aspect: Does the paper contribute to the body of knowledge contributing to social justice? Does the paper help educators know the underrepresented and minority students, scholars, and or their teachers in teaching and learning?

Subject Treatment: Does the paper cover issues of underrepresented or minority populations? Is there sufficient evidence to support the author’s thesis? Is the information accurate and consistent? Are descriptions clear and presented in enough detail? Does the title reflect clearly the content of the article?

Presentation: Should the text be expanded or condensed? Is the text written clearly and organized logically? Are the references appropriate and sufficient as APA 7 style?

Research In Brief

Brrief articles, 7-8 pages including references on a specific topic.

Reviews & Reflections

Reviews of the titles related to international students/cross-cultural issues from 750 to 1,200 words.

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