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General Guidelines

Material must be original, scientifically accurate, and in good form editorially. The manuscript should be informative, summarizing the basic facts and conclusions, and maintaining a coherence and unity of thought.

Tutorial or how-to-do-it articles should preferably include a section on evaluation. Controversial topics should be treated in a factually sound and reasonably unbiased manner.

The format of headings, tables, figures, citations, references, and other details should follow the (APA) style as described in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association available from APA, 750 1st St., NE, Washington, DC 20002 USA.


Manuscripts sent to the Editor for review are accepted on a voluntary basis from authors. Before submitting an article, please review the following suggestions. Manuscripts received in correct form serve to expedite the processing and prompt reviewing for early publication.

Spelling, punctuation, sentence structure, and the mechanical elements of arrangements, spacing, length, and consistency of usage in form and descriptions should be studied before submission. Due to the academic focus of The Journal of Multiculturalism in Education, the use of personal pronoun (I, we, etc.) and present tense is strongly discouraged.


No manuscript will be considered which has already been published or is being considered by another journal. Authors should include a statement with their letter that the manuscript has not been published and is not under consideration elsewhere.

Handling of Manuscripts

All manuscripts are acknowledged upon receipt. Review is carried out as promptly as possible. The manuscript will be reviewed by at least three members of the Editorial Review Board, which takes usually no more than two months. When a decision for publication or rejection is made, the senior author or author designated to receive correspondence is notified. At the time of notification, the author may be asked to make certain revisions in the manuscript, or the Editor may submit suggested revisions to the author for approval. Manuscripts considered for publication must represent original work of the authors, and must not have been previously published in another journal, or be currently under consideration by another journal. Authors will be required to complete a transfer of copyright for each article accepted for publication.

Author Note(s)

Financial support for work reported or a grant under which a study was made should be noted just prior to the Acknowledgments. Acknowledgments or appreciation to individuals for assistance with the manuscript or with the material reported should be included as a note to appear at the end of the article prior to the References.


Accepted Submission File Formats - All submissions must be sent in electronic form via email. No hard copy submission papers will be accepted. A format which best preserves the "document look" is preferred. Do NOT submit compressed files. Submit your manuscript in either of the following formats:

  • WORD - Microsoft Word (preferred)
  • RTF - Rich Text Format

A font size of 12 is preferred. All graphics should be embedded in the file in the correct location of the paper. Do not send separate graphic files or compressed files.


In general, articles should not exceed 30 double-spaced pages (see below for specific requirements by type of submitted manuscript). Long articles, or articles containing complex material should be broken up by short, meaningful subheads.

Title sheet

Do Not include a title sheet. Manuscripts are blind reviewed so there should be no indication of the author(s) name on the pages.


An informative, comprehensive abstract of 100 to 200 words must accompany the manuscript. This abstract should succinctly summarize the major points of the paper, and the author's summary and/or conclusions.


Citations should strictly follow American Psychological Association (APA) style guide.

Examples of references cited within the texts of articles are as follows:

(Williams, Allen, & Jones, 1978) or (Moore, 1990; Smith, 1991) or Terrell (1977).


Quoted material of more than two lines should be set in a narrower width than the remainder of the text but continue to double space. At the close of the quotation, give the complete source including page numbers. Copy all quoted material exactly as it appears in the original, indicating any omissions by three spaced periods.

Tables and Figures

All tables and figure graphics must be embedded within the file and of high quality that when posted will be easily legible (publication quality). Within the submitted file, number and type captions at the top of each table. Number figures in sequence.

Terminology and Abbreviations

Define any words or phrases that cannot be found in Webster's Unabridged Dictionary. Define or explain new or highly technical terminology. Write out the first use of a term that you expect to use subsequently in abbreviated form.


Complicated equations and codes should be rendered into an image file (.jpg or .gif) and embedded into the document file. If a reference is needed in the text, refer to it as Equation 1, etc. Use the solidus (/) for simple fractions to save vertical space.

Program Listings

Program listings will appear with the published article. The brand of computer required should be included. Program listings regardless of total length will be published in their entirety.


References should strictly follow the most current APA style guide. References must be checked with great care. All references should be in alphabetical order by author (unnumbered).   

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