Social Studies Journal: Call for Manuscripts

The Social Studies Journal

Instructions for Authors
Social Studies Journal, a peer-reviewed publication of the Pennsylvania Council for the Social Studies, 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.  SSJ welcomes submissions from established and emerging scholars as well as K-12 teachers and other education professionals in the field of social studies. The editors of SSJ accept manuscripts on a rolling basis.

Notes to authors:

  • Manuscripts should be sent by email attachment to the editors at 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. As such, article formats may include: reports of successful programs; reports of action research projects; research papers; descriptions of effective pedagogical strategies; analyses of teaching materials such as primary sources; thought-provoking essays; etc.
  • Manuscripts should be double-spaced (including references), 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. Manuscripts that do not follow APA formatting will be returned to the author without review.
  • The author’s name, address, school affiliation, telephone number, and email address 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 fifteen pages long, but exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis.
  • Please retain copies of anything you send to the editors. Copies are not returned to authors.
  • 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 written 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 blind peer-reviewers.
  • The review process typically takes between 45 and 90 days.

Social Studies Journal Editors:

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
Assistant Professor – Educational Foundations Department
Millersville University