The William & Mary Educational Review represents the many and varied voices within the field of education. All educational researchers and practitioners are welcomed and encouraged to submit pieces that relate to and help advance understanding within the field of education.
- Submissions for feature articles may include any formal paper that contains original research or design and relates to the field of education. Submissions may also include case studies and literature reviews on educational topic areas.
- All submissions should be sent to . The subject line should read “WMER Submission.” If you are submitting a piece for the Wren’s Nest, your subject line should read “WMER Submission – Wren’s Nest.”
- Submissions should be sent as a Microsoft Word file. Please name the submission file as follows: Lastnamefirstinitial.doc (for example, SmithB.doc). If there is more than one author, include each author’s name (for example, SmithB_JohnsonA_JonesC.doc). The file will be renamed by the managing editor upon receipt to ensure anonymity.
- Please submit a regular and a masked version of your manuscript. Authors should use brackets to indicate masking of particular identifying information. For example, do not refer to Matthew Whaley Elementary School as the location of your practicum or internship. Instead, refer to the [elementary school]. This will help to protect your anonymity and preserve the integrity of our peer-review process.
- Any manuscript detailing research conducted on human subjects must also submit evidence of IRB approval.
- Attach a separate page that includes: name(s), current address(es), current phone number(s), institution(s), and program name(s) for each author.
- Manuscripts should be written in English and adhere to guidelines set forth in the current (6th) edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, including in-text citations and references.
- Manuscripts may be no longer than 5,000 words. Cover page, abstract, and references are not counted against the length.
- Abstracts may be no longer than 150 words and should include keywords.
Authors are required to submit written permission to reprint from the original publisher any quoted material of 300 words or more from a single source; any quoted material from a newspaper or fictional source, such as a poem, novel, or song; and any table, figure, or image reproduced from another work.
Guidelines for Wren’s Nest
The Wren’s Nest is the front section of The William & Mary Educational Review. It includes a variety of short pieces in order to build interest and understanding of the experiences and views on education.
- Submissions for the front section are approximately 1,000 words and the topic must be related to education.
- Any submission detailing work conducted on human subjects must also submit evidence of IRB approval.
Types of submissions may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Opinion pieces
- Reviews of materials, strategies, tools, books, etc.
- Reports from the field: personal experiences working in schools and the community
- Poetry, cartoons, art
- Lists (i.e. Top Ten lists, Dos and Don’ts)
- All submissions for the Wren’s Nest are decided by the Executive Board and are thus not peer-reviewed.
- There is no limit on how many submissions someone may have for the Wren’s Nest. However, if you also submit a feature article, only one potential front section piece may be submitted.
Please submit a regular and a masked version of your manuscript. Authors should use brackets to indicate masking of particular identifying information. For example, do not refer to Matthew Whaley Elementary School as the location of your practicum or internship. Instead, refer to the [elementary school]. This will help to protect your anonymity and preserve the integrity of our peer-review process.
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