- NARST Committee Information
- JRST Information
JRST accepts manuscripts for review using a single-blind review process. Authors are requested to submit their manuscripts in a publication-ready format, including an initial cover page listing title, authors, and the institutional affiliation/contact information for each author. No "blinding" of author information or publications in the main manuscript is required. Authors may, as part of the submission process, request that certain persons not be used as reviewers for the manuscript if the author feels for any reason those person(s) may not be able to objectively evaluate the work. Authors may also, at their discretion, submit a manuscript "blinded" (i.e. with author names removed) for the purpose of initial review.
Manuscripts submitted to JRST should follow the style prescribed by the sixth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (American Psychological Association, 2009), including a page number and an identifying phrase (running head) as per APA style. However, the follow exceptions to APA style are to be observed:
Page Formatting. Manuscripts should be single-spaced (including quotations, footnotes, and references), with primary manuscript text set to 12 point Times New Roman or equivalent. Manuscript pages should be formatted for North American standard 8.5 × 11 paper or ISO standard A4, with margins of 2.5cm (1 inch) or greater.
JRST generally will not accept manuscripts which exceed the length guidelines (20 single spaced pages, including references). Authors who desire to submit longer manuscripts must include a cover letter detailing how the manuscript describes groundbreaking research that can only be properly presented in a longer format.
Abstract Length. Abstracts are limited to 300 words. Please note that abstracts are submitted in two different places: once as the first page of the main manuscript, then a second time copied and pasted into a submission form at the ScholarOne site.
Abstract Keywords. Immediately following the abstract, please include search keywords for your manuscript in the following format:
Keywords: keyword 1, keyword 2, keyword 3. So, for example: "Keywords: assessment, modeling, middle school, teacher learning"
Reference style. References should follow the APA style, but without any use of italic type. For example, a journal reference would read:
Lederman, N.G., & O'Malley, M. (1990). Students' perceptions of tentativeness in science: Development, use, and sources of change. Science Education, 74, 225-239.
File Format. The primary manuscript document and text tables must be prepared for submission in Microsoft Word document (.doc not .docx). For your convenience, a Microsoft Word template file can be downloaded below.
Tables and Figures. Tables and figures must be submitted as separate files, one table or figure per file, not embedded in manuscript text. Tables should be submitted in Files should have obvious names (eg. "Table 1.doc", “Figure 2.tif”) and be placed after the main article file in the order that they are called out in the text (see below).
Tables should be submitted in Microsoft Word (.doc not .docx). Figures for publication in print must be submitted in TIFF or EPS format according to the following minimum resolutions:
- 1200 dpi (dots per inch) for black and white line art (simple bar graphs, charts, etc.)
- 300 dpi for halftones (black and white photographs)
- 600 dpi for combination halftones (photographs that also contain line art such as labeling or thin lines)
Vector-based figures (e.g., figures created in Adobe Illustrator) should be submitted in EPS format.
In addition to the above resolution guidelines, color figures for print publication must be submitted in a CMYK colorspace. Do not submit color figures as RGB. Color figures will be reproduced in color in the online edition of the journal at no cost to authors. Authors are requested to pay the cost of reproducing color figures in print if desired.
Figures for online publication only follow a different set of guidelines than figures to be included in the printed article. Please see “supplementary materials” below for additional instructions.
Appendixes. The Journal strongly discourages the use of print appendixes. Please submit anything that would belong in a traditional appendix as supplementary material.