The timeline below ensures that the print version of the Journal is available at the yearly conference.
Authors who attend the conference will receive their copy of the journal at that time.
Those who are not in attendance will  receive their copy by mail, shortly after the time of the conference.

Jan 1
  Draft submission for feedback at Winter Academy Meeting (CLICK TO SUBMIT)
Sept 1
  Paper to be submitted for review (CLICK TO SUBMIT)
Dec 1
Submit final paper for technical editing (CLICK TO SUBMIT)

While papers are accepted at any time, for inclusion in the current edition, they need to meet these deadlines.

Papers are expected to report an original contribution on a significant research topic related to process education as outlined in the aim and scope of the journal. To empower the readers significant commentaries may be published as Briefs. In addition to the journal selected articles may be invited for submission as a module to the Faculty Guidebook.

Submitted manuscripts must include the following elements:

  • Manuscript title
  • Authors’ name and affiliations
  • 100-150 word abstract
  • Introduction section following the abstract and preceding the main body of the manuscript
  • The main body of the manuscript, divided into appropriate sections
  • Figures and tables, if any, must be in black and white and embedded at appropriate locations within the manuscript
  • A conclusion or summary section following the main body of the manuscript
  • List of references
  • Manuscripts may include acknowledgments, appendices, a glossary of words and symbols

All manuscripts will be refereed in a double-blind review process, therefore, two manuscripts should be submitted, one with no identifying information. Your manuscript should be e-mailed to Kathleen Burke at Following the submission the editors an initial assessment of the manuscript based on the criteria of  compatibility with the journal's mission will be conducted. The editors will perform the initial assessment and inform the author within a month of the submission of the manuscript. If the manuscript is deemed compatible, it will be submitted by the editors to the peer review process, which should be completed within three months.

The writing and formatting conventions used should follow those used in the Faculty Guidebook (FGB). The Faculty Guidebook is written in the scholarly-popular style of publications like Scientific American or the New England Journal of Medicine. It addresses a wide audience and does not give priority to a particular academic discipline. Any figures included must be created in grayscale and spreadsheets that are used to create figures should either be included with your submission or available upon request. Your manuscript must follow APA format for all citations and references. Your manuscript will not be sent for technical editing if your references are not in APA format. The following guide may prove helpful:  

Our editorial staff strongly recommends use of Mendeley Desktop, a free reference manager that will help you to collect the correct reference information for most research available online.

The submitted manuscript will be assessed by at least three reviewers. Reviewers for the journal will use the Strength, Improvement, and Insight (SII) assessment method, the official assessment adopted by the Academy to select the published manuscripts. The authors will receive the reviewers’ SII assessment of their manuscript at the end of the review process. The assessment of the manuscripts will be conducted according to the following two sets of criteria and established measures for each.

The first set of criteria concerns the document’s scholarly content and its contribution in one or more of the following ways:

  • Addresses issues relevant to Process Education philosophy and implementation
  • Employs Process Educational principles and methodologies
  • Presents an original contribution to Process Education knowledge map
  • Appeals to wide range of Process Educators
  • Expands upon relevant Process Education references and bodies of knowledge

The second set of criteria concerns the quality and presentation of the manuscript:  

  • Provide a clear, concise, and accurate representation
  • Use appropriate and well-defined terminology
  • Adhere to journal standards and style
  • Be self-contained and well integrated
  • Exhibit a high level of quality and attention to details

These criteria plus the SII assessment comprise the Analytic Rubric for Disciplinary Writing Assessment, which is available for authors (click to view; pdf format).

Editorial questions and inquiries should be directed to: Dr. Kathleen Burke, Professor of Economics, SUNY Cortland, Cortland, NY 13045; Phone 607-753-2434 Fax 607-753-5983 Email: