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Journal of Education Inequity

The Journal of Education Inequity (JEI) is a peer-reviewed, open access and indexed publication supported by General Intelligences. The Journal of Education Inequity hopes to increase awareness by highlighting local, national and global educational inequities. We welcome submissions, in English, from graduate, undergraduate and high school students from any academic institution. The Journal of Education Inequity cultivates and showcases high-caliber scholarship from students globally.

Volume 1

In this volume:
Letter from the Editors
Franklin Pham University of St. Thomas- Houston (United States)
Magda Wojtara University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (United States)
George Duku University of Nairobi (Kenya)
Adrija Jana Mahadevi Birla World Academy (India)
View the volume here

Volume 2 Call for Papers:

Submit at the following link

About JEI

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Article Processing Charges

We do not charge article processing charges (APCs) or article submission charges. We strive to help make research more equitable and accessible for individuals.

Copyright

Authors retain copyright of their work and grant the journal right of first publication. Articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International license (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0).

Plagiarism

The JEI has zero tolerance for plagiarism and research misconduct. Plagiarized articles will be rejected outright, and the faculty of the author will be notified. In the event that research misconduct (falsification/fabrication of data) has been conducted, the JEI will do a careful review of allegations posed, and if misconduct is found, will immediately retract the article. JEI will review such instances on a case by case basis. JEI reserves the right to retract articles in instances of misconduct.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Journal of Education is a peer-reviewed journal that accepts publications from authors of diverse institutions, fields and methodologies of research. The JEI is committed to promote practices that support an equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment in publishing.

Peer Review Process

The Journal of Education Inequity uses a double-blind peer review in order to guarantee the highest level of professional and academic rigor. Peer reviewers are asked to judge manuscripts according to the following criteria:

  • Clear goals
  • Appropriateness of methods
  • Effectiveness of the presentation of ideas
  • Compellingness and uniqueness of results
  • Reflectiveness of analysis

We have a unique peer review process which is designed to increase collaboration and transparency between editors, authors, and reviewers and to offer substantive feedback beyond what might be accomplished by reviewers individually.

Part A: INITIAL REVIEW

Reviewers individually fill out questions 1-3:
1) Did the author(s) demonstrate clear goals?
2) Does the author(s) demonstrate the use of appropriate methods?
3) Did the author(s) demonstrate effective presentation of their ideas?
PRIOR to talking with their fellow reviewer. Reviewers use their initial responses to these questions as the basis for their conversation with the other peer reviewer. Reviewers may revise answers to these questions after the conversation.

Part B: GROUP REVIEW

Next, teams of reviewers discuss questions 4-6. Each reviewer fills out questions 4-6 during or after the conversation.
4) Did the author(s) demonstrate compelling results?
5) Did the author(s) demonstrate reflective analysis
6) What further comments do you wish to share?

Part C: DECISION and PUBLICATION

The following conditions must be met for publication:

1) The reviewers find that the manuscript meets the goals, criteria and focus of the journal
2) Feedback and edits are reviewed and remediated by the author within a reasonable time frame
3) There are no instances of plagiarism, misconduct or other related concerns

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the guidelines and instructions for articles, or if you are interested in serving as a peer reviewer for JEI, please contact the editorial team via generalintelligences@gmail.com.

Sample Format

Please utilize the following template to properly format and cite your paper. Please note that submissions that do not follow this format will not be eligible for review or publication.

Template

Formatting Guidelines

  1. JEI Format begins with the title of each paper, size 26 black Merriweather typeface aligned left.
  1. Beneath the title should come the author’s first and last name in size 15 dark gray 3 Merriweather typeface, also aligned left. This line should also include the name of the institution the author attends.
  1. After the author’s name should come one blank line and then the abstract or introduction. This should be followed by a 150- 250 word abstract or introduction summarizing the article in size 11 black Merriweather italic font with 1-inch margins on either side of the abstract. The abstract should be center aligned within these margins.
  1. The body of the article follows the abstract and should be typed in size 11 black Merriweather typeface with 1.15 spacing between lines. The anticipated word count of the body of the article (not including the abstract) should be 2000-4000 words. The body of the article should avoid informal language and colloquialisms when possible.
  1. Section headings should be in size 11 black bolded and underlined Merriweather typeface, aligned center. One blank line should be left above the section heading and one blank line underneath.
  1. References: Utilize APA format for in-text and end of paper references. We ask that references be from 2010-2021 only and not older. If there are several authors et al. convention may be utilized.

Editing Guidelines

  1. Article submissions cannot have been previously published elsewhere (partly, entirely, or in another edited form), and articles may not be republished elsewhere following publication in the Journal of Education Inequity.
  2. Utilize primary and reputable sources in all articles whenever possible.
  3. Refrain from using personal anecdotes; instead, use established statistics or evidence based findings to support your assertions.
  4. All journal entries should be written entirely from a third-person point of view
  5. Any technical language or jargon must be clearly defined.
  6. Plagiarism is a serious offense. Make sure to cite any and all components of your work that come from other sources or ideas. If plagiarism is detected you will be unable to submit work for consideration in the future.
  7. Follow all the APA guidelines for proper citations and references.

Specific Column Guidelines:

  1. Article
    1. All articles should demonstrate a thoroughly-reasoned approach to the subject matter
      1. Writers are allowed to be persuasive as long as their contentions are supported by evidence, are respectful (especially regarding the treatment of marginalized identities), are written in the third-person point of view (no first-person pronouns), and are unequivocally accurate (no misleading statements). Writers are encouraged to address counterarguments as well.
      2. Writers should include all nuances when necessary. Do not create a false dichotomy!
    2. No arguments should contain logical fallacies; to review common types, see https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/659/03/ or other websites.
    3. Articles may either be 1) Review Style or 2)Op-Ed Style. The former is a more preferred format.
  2. Research
    1. All articles should describe recent discoveries (since 2010- present).
    2. Articles typically do not contain data collected by the author. The purpose of the Research column is to shed light on novel research conducted by leading experts in the field. However, if data is collected by the author that is also permissible, but will undergo more thorough checks in the editing process to ensure proper protocols were followed.
  3. Interview
    1. A description of the interviewee must be added in the Introduction portion. This must be written in a third-person format. It should include education background, achievements and research.
    2. The format differs slightly from the main template and will instead include the following
      1. Q: Indicate the question that was asked here
      2. A: Indicate the Exact Response Here
      3. Below those two, add outside information to provide context and cite using APA.
    3. All questions should remain professional and center on a topic in some way relating to education inequity. Personal interviews and personal questions should be avoided.

Chief of Staff

Dr. Shery Perry, PhD Northwood University

University ADVISORS

Mrs. Sarah Stilwell, PhD Candidate- University of Michigan- Ann Arbor

Mrs. Amanda Ajrouche, MSW Candidate- University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Mrs. Fatema Haque, MA – University of Michigan- Ann Arbor

Dr. Shereen Kreidieh, PhD- Haigazian University

Other Advisors

Mr. Josh London, BA & BS- Tulane University

Mr. Jacob Sherman, MBA- Northwestern University

Mr. Matt Gamber, MBA- Northwestern University

Mrs. Becca Silverman, BA- Georgetown University


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