|** IMPORTANT NOTICE **|
The Education Working Paper Archive has been officially discontinued as of February 19, 2010. The Department of Education Reform will continue to allow access to the Archive's database of peer-reviewed papers; however paper submissions will no longer be accepted after this date. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Standards for Publication|
All papers appearing in EWPA undergo a peer review process that is intended to last a maximum of one month from when the paper is submitted by the author to when publishing decision is made. Papers appearing in EWPA are considered to be working papers. Accordingly, papers need not be in their finalized state, and authors are encouraged to submit their papers to journals. The short reviewing cycle is essential to EWPA’s mission and is meant to ensure that the papers are relevant.
A paper must meet three criteria in order to be considered for publication by EWPA:
All articles published by Education Working Paper Archive are subject to a double-blind peer review process to ensure quality. All submitted articles that meet editorial standards for quality and relevance to EWPA’s mission are sent to referees for review. The Research Editor chooses referees for each paper among members of the editorial board and other scholars who are experts in the paper’s subject. The identities of the paper’s author and the referees are unknown to one another. Authors are provided with reviewer comments.
Publication decisions are made from referee recommendations and the editors’ determination of the paper’s quality.
Though papers appearing in EWPA go through a peer review process and are posted by EWPA, they are considered to be working papers in progress. Therefore, authors may feel free to submit their article to other journals while the paper is being considered by EWPA and also after it has appeared on the Archive website.
EWPA utilizes the APA formatting style. Papers should conform to this style before submission. For information on the APA style, see www.APAStyle.org or the latest edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.
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University of Arkansas
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