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Guidelines for Submission of Manuscripts

All manuscripts are blind-reviewed by at least three members of the editorial review board. For acceptance and publication in the ULTR Journal, manuscripts must be approved by at least two of the three reviewers. The review process generally takes about two months from submission to the completion of the review. If the manuscript is accepted for publication, it must be submitted in the latest APA style and on a Microsoft Word document AND a PC/MAC formatted computer disk.

1. The manuscript must be word-processed, double-spaced, using size 12 font
in Times New Roman with one-inch margins on all sides, on
numbered pages, including the first page.

2. Only the manuscript title should appear in the body of the manuscript to
facilitate the blind review process.

3. The recommended manuscript length is approximately 1,500 to 3,000 words.

4. Figures, tables, charts, and graphs must be camera ready.

5. All manuscripts must conform to the stylistic guidelines of the most recent
publication manual of the American Psychological Association.


* Note: Every author or co-author must be a current and active AERA and ULTR SIG member at the time of submission.

Manuscripts will be reviewed based on the following criteria:

1.     The content of the manuscript is appropriate for the Journal.

2.     The content of the manuscript is of high interest to professors, administrators, teachers, consultants, and other professionals of urban learning, teaching, and research.

3.     The content of the manuscript is current and/or innovative.

4.     The manuscript is well written.

5.     The manuscript is of an appropriate length (about 1,500-3,000 words).

6.     The manuscript is free of biases/stereotypes.

7.     The manuscript adheres to proper grammatical standards.

8.     The manuscript has correct calculations and figures/tables.

Required Submission Materials:

1.     Submit four copies of the manuscript, together with a cover sheet, with a signed statement that the manuscript is not being considered for publication elsewhere (publication authorization statement).

2.     The cover sheet should include the following:

n     Title of the manuscript

n     Name/s of the author/s

n     Institutional affiliation/s of the author/s

n     Mailing address/es

n     Telephone/Fax number/s

n     Email address/es

n     Publication Authorization Statement

n     Abstract in 100 or less words

3       Membership Verification for EVERY author—To check the membership, please do the following: Download the membership information page at Login and find your name under Directory of Members. Click your name to get your membership information, which indicates your SIG-ULTR membership.

Submission Deadline:

For the 2006 Journal submission, all required materials must be received by January 15, 2006.

Please send all required materials to:

Dr. Lori Kim, Editor

5151 State University Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90032

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Ann Wood at [email protected].


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