Social Studies Journal

Call for Manuscripts

Social Studies Journal, a peer-reviewed publication of the Pennsylvania Council for the Social Studies, issues a call for manuscripts for our Spring/Summer 2021 issue. Social Studies Journal accepts submissions of original, full-length manuscripts that focus on research and/or practice in K-12 social studies education, teacher preparation, and teacher professional development. Social Studies Journal welcomes submissions from established and emerging scholars as well as K-12 teachers and other education professionals in the field of social studies. Submission deadline: March 1, 2021

Notes to authors:

  • Manuscripts should be sent by email attachment to the editors at: [email protected] Receipt of manuscripts will be acknowledged by email within one week.
  • Articles must relate to the theory and/or practice of teaching and learning in social studies and may relate to K-12 education, teacher education, or professional development of practicing teachers. Please see detailed guidelines for manuscripts, including aims and scope, in the preface of this recent issue of SSJ:
  • Manuscripts should be double-spaced, 12-point font, with standard margins.
  • Manuscripts must be submitted in Microsoft Word format.
  • Manuscripts must follow the current edition of APA formatting for all text including references (see note on references below). Manuscripts that do not follow APA will not be sent for peer review.
  • References should follow APA format MINUS indents/spacing. Please write all references without using tabs or any formatting different from the body of the paper for the ease of our editing process.
  • Name, institutional affiliation, title, email address, and phone number for ALL authors should appear on the cover page only, and nowhere else in the manuscript, including in references. For manuscripts with multiple authors, a contact author should be designated.
  • In general, Social Studies Journal accepts manuscripts between five and twenty double-spaced pages long (excluding references), but exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis.
  • Please retain copies of anything you send to the editors. Materials are not returned.
  • If the manuscript includes images, appendices, etc., these should be included at the end of the manuscript in the same document. Authors are responsible for obtaining permissions for, and properly crediting, any images used.
  • Social Studies Journal is a peer-reviewed publication and all manuscripts are read by two or more blinded peer-reviewers.

Editorial Team:

  • Dr. Jessica B. Schocker, Social Studies Journal Editor.
    Associate Professor of  Social Studies Education and Women’s Studies
    The Pennsylvania State University, Berks College
  • Dr. Sarah Brooks, Social Studies Journal Associate Editor
    Associate Professor – Educational Foundations Department
    Millersville University of Pennsylvania