Published manuscripts will advance JPED’s purpose as detailed above (i.e., research, best practices, implications for disability services educators).
Manuscripts demonstrate scholarly excellence using one of the types of articles and papers as described in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th edition, American Psychological Association [APA], 2020) sections 1.1-1.8 and 1.10.
Manuscripts describe innovative programs, services, or contemporary best practices that support college students with disabilities or disability services, and are organized using the following first-heading levels (APA 2.27):
- Summary of Relevant Literature: provide a succinct summary of the most relevant and contemporary literature that provides context for what is already known about the practice/program.
- Depiction of the Problem: provide a statement of the problem being addressed.
- Description of Practice: briefly describe the intended outcome for the innovative practice/program and how it has been implemented to date. Tables and figures may enhance specific details.
- Participant Demographics and/or Institutional Partners/Resources: provide a demographic description of participants and/or the offices/agencies that were collaborative partners (if relevant).
- Evaluation of Observed Outcomes: summarize formative and/or summative data used to evaluate the efficacy of your practice/program; support claims with evaluation data.
- Implications and Portability: discuss what has been learned and how this practice/program could be enhanced. Be honest about any challenges encountered. What could be done differently next time to achieve better outcomes? Provide a clear description of how and why other disability service educators should consider adapting your practice/program.
Prior to preparing a book review, contact the JPED’s Managing Editor (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss the book you are considering reviewing. Book reviews provide:
- An overview of the book, identifying the book’s stated purpose, the author’s and his/her viewpoint, and a general summary of the content.
- An evaluation of the book’s content, elaborating on the author’s objectives and how well those objectives were achieved, the organization and presentation of the book, and the strengths and weaknesses of the book along with the criteria you used for making that assessment. Recommendations should specify to whom you would recommend the book, why, and how you would suggest the book be used, and address its potential contribution to the field.