The Social Studies Journal

Spring 2012 Themed Edition

Social Studies and Literacy: A Natural Connection

We invite papers that address this year’s conference theme: Social Studies and Literacy: A Natural Connection. We are especially interested in papers that include content relevant to Pennsylvania. Some general manuscript guidelines are stated below.

  •  Manuscripts should be sent by email as an attachment to Dr. Jodi Bornstein, The Social Studies Journal Editor, at Receipt of manuscripts will be acknowledged by email within one week of submission.
  • Articles must specifically relate to the theory and practice of social studies and literacy education and speak to researchers and practitioners in the field. As such, article formats may include: reports of successful programs, reports of action research projects, research papers, descriptions of effective pedagogical strategies, and thought- provoking essays.
  • Manuscripts should be double-spaced (including quotations, endnotes, and works cited), with standard margins. Word 2000 or later is preferred.
  • Your name, address, school affiliation, telephone number, and email address should appear on the cover page only, but nowhere else on the manuscript.
  • In general, manuscripts should be no more than five to ten double-spaced, typed pages in length.
  •    Manuscripts should follow the current edition of APA formatting for all text, including bibliography. Please number all pages.
  • Please retain copies of anything you send us. We do not return any materials to authors.
  • The Social Studies Journal is a peer-reviewed publication and all manuscripts are read by two or more PCSS Journal Editorial Board members.

Contact Information: 

Dr. Jodi Bornstein
Arcadia University
450 S. Easton Rd Glenside, PA 19038