You are here

Journal of Advanced Academics

Journal of Advanced Academics

Todd Kettler University of North Texas, USA
Anne N. Rinn University of North Texas, USA

eISSN: 21629536 | ISSN: 1932202X | Current volume: 28 | Current issue: 4 Frequency: Quarterly
Journal of Advanced Academics is a quarterly journal that focuses on research that supports and enhances advanced academic achievement for students of all ages. In particular, JAA publishes articles that feature strategies for increasing academic achievement, programs that promote high levels of academic achievement and engagement, and programs that prepare students to engage in high-level and rigorous academics.

There are a variety of ways that students are served by or prepared for advanced academic programs. JAA articles may include the following topics:

  • Curricular and instructional differentiation
  • Programs and strategies for closing the achievement gap
  • Programs that provide enrichment or acceleration in advanced content areas.
  • Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and Honors Programs.
  • Advanced mathematics and high-level reading strategies

Journal of Advanced Academics
Aims and Scope

Journal of Advanced Academics is a quarterly journal publishing research and theory that examines and promotes advanced academic achievement for students of all ages. In particular, JAA publishes articles that feature strategies for increasing academic achievement, educational programs that support high levels of performance, and learning designs that engage and students in rigorous academics.

There are a variety of ways that students are served by or prepared for advanced academic programs. JAA articles may include the following topics:
    • Curricular and instructional differentiation
    • Programs and strategies for closing excellence gaps
    • Programs that provide enrichment or acceleration in advanced content areas
    • Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and Honors Programs
    • Dynamic process of talent development
    • Domain specific approaches to talent development.

Assistant Editor
Kendal N. Smith University of North Texas, USA
Associate Editors
Erin Morris Miller Bridgewater College
Hope E. Wilson University of North Florida, USA
Editorial Review Board
Cheryll M. Adams Ball State University, USA
Martha A. Adler University of Michigan, Dearborn, USA
Courtney Bell Educational Testing Service, USA
S. Natasha Beretvas University of Texas at Austin, Educational Psychology Department - Quantitative Methods program, USA
Carolyn M. Callahan Association Editor
Tutita M. Casa University of Connecticut, USA
Jaime A. Castellano West Palm Beach, USA
Frances Contreras University of Washington, USA
Alicia Cotabish University of Central Arkansas, USA
Jennie Farmer Clemson University, USA
Donna Y. Ford Vanderbilt University, USA
Reva C. Friedman-Nimz University of Kansas, USA
Alex C. Garn Louisiana State University, USA
Marcia Gentry Purdue University, USA
Cindy M. Gilson University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
Robin S. Grenier University of Connecticut, USA
E. Jean Gubbins University of Connecticut, USA
Bryn Harris University of Colorado Denver, USA
Thomas P. Hébert University of South Carolina, USA
Janet K. Holt Northern Illinois University, USA
Jennifer L. Jolly The University of Alabama, USA
Sharon Judge Old Dominion University, USA
Jacqueline Kelleher Sacred Heart University, USA
Catherine A. Little University of Connecticut, USA
Matthew C. Makel Duke University, Durham, USA
Dona Matthews Oxford, UK
Tonya R. Moon University of Virginia, USA
James L. Moore, III The Ohio State University, USA
Megan Foley Nicpon The University of Iowa, USA
Ann A. O'Connell Ohio State University, USA
Paula Olszewski-Kubilius Past President
Nielsen Pereira Purdue University, USA
Scott J. Peters University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, USA
Jane P. Piirto Ashland University, USA
Keenan A. Pituch The University of Texas at Austin, USA
Jennifer A. Ritchotte University of Northern Colorado, USA
Gail Ryser Texas State University, USA
James B. Schreiber Duquesne University, USA
Linda Jensen Sheffield Northern Kentucky University, USA
Kristie L. Speirs Neumeister Ball State University, USA
Bharath R. Sriraman University of Montana, USA
Jason M. Stephens The University of Auckland, New Zealand
Carol L. Tieso College of William & Mary, USA
Carol Ann Tomlinson University of Virginia, USA
Mary P. Truxaw University of Connecticut, USA
Joyce L. VanTassel-Baska College of William & Mary, USA
Megan E. Welsh University of Connecticut, USA
Hope E. Wilson University of North Florida, USA
Frank C. Worrell University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • Academic Search - Premier
  • Academic Search Alumni Edition
  • Academic Search Elite
  • Contemporary Women's Issues
  • EBSCO: Professional Development Collection
  • EBSCOhost: Academic Search Complete
  • EBSCOhost: Current Abstracts
  • ERIC (Education Resources Information Center)
  • Education Research Complete (EBSCO)
  • Education Research Index
  • Gale: Academic OneFile
  • Gale: Criminal Justice Collection
  • Gale: Educator's Reference Complete
  • Gale: Expanded Academic ASAP
  • Gale: General OneFile
  • ProQuest Central
  • ProQuest Education Journals
  • ProQuest: Professional ProQuest Central
  • PsycFIRST
  • PsycINFO
  • RILM: Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale
  • Student Resource Center College (w/ Expanded Academic ASAP)
  • Manuscripts are evaluated by three referees using a blind review process. All manuscripts and accompanying graphic files (saved as TIFF, JPF, or GIF graphic format) must be submitted electronically to our on-line submission page:

    Submitting authors should review this editorial by the previous editors of JOAA for insight into the journal's aims and scope.

    Typing. Acceptable formats for electronic submission are MSWord or RTF (we cannot accept Word Perfect format). All text, including title, headings, references, quotations, figure captions, and tables, must be typed double-spaced with one-inch margins all around. Please employ a font size of 12 Times.

    Length. Manuscripts should be between 10 and 40 double-spaced U.S. standard letter size (8 1/2" x 11") pages in length (longer submissions may be considered at the discretion of the editors) which excludes references. Included should be a 150-word abstract (see below), a listing of four or five keywords, a mailing address, and brief biographical statement for each author (the word count should include all of these pieces). The first page of the article should contain the title, word count, contributor statements, and contact information for all authors (institution, mailing address, phone and fax number, and email address). The contributor's names and biographical statements should appear only on this page for purposes of blind review. The second page should begin with the title, abstract, and keywords.

    Style. For writing and editorial style, authors must follow guidelines in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition, 2009). The editors request that all text pages be numbered.

    Quantitative Studies. Effect size reporting is mandatory for quantitative studies, where appropriate.

    Qualitative Studies. Qualitative studies must include documentation of sources collected during research in the form of in-text citations following this form: The students loved the game of lacrosse, and many stayed after school to play it (group interview, June 12, 2004).

    Other examples of citations might be a personal interview, a classroom observation, or an informal conversation. It is important for the reader to know the context of the data being presented.

    Abstract and Keywords. Manuscripts must include 4 - 5 keywords and an abstract of 100 – 150 words. The keywords will be used by readers to search for your article after it is published. The abstract should discuss the findings and implications of the manuscript and will be used in the indexing of each article.

    Publication Policy

    JOAA policy prohibits authors from submitting the same manuscript for concurrent consideration by two or more publications. In addition, it is a violation of APA Ethical Principles to publish "as original data, data that have been previously published" (Standard 8.13). As this journal is a primary journal that publishes original material only, JOAA policy prohibits as well publication of any manuscript that has already been published in whole or substantial part elsewhere. Authors have an obligation to consult journal editors concerning prior publication of any data upon which their article depends. In addition, APA Ethical Principles specify that "after research results are published, psychologists do not withhold the data on which their conclusions are based from other competent professionals who seek to verify the substantive claims through reanalysis and who intend to use such data only for that purpose, provided that the confidentiality of the participants can be protected and unless rights concerning proprietary data preclude their release" (Standard 8.14). JOAA expects authors submitting to this journal to adhere to these standards. Specifically, authors of manuscripts submitted to JOAA are expected to have their data available throughout the editorial review process and for at least 5 years after the date of publication.


    Michael S. Matthews, Ph.D. | Associate Professor of Gifted Education
    Co-editor, Journal of Advanced Academics
    UNC Charlotte | Dept. of Special Education and Child Development
    9201 University City Blvd. | Charlotte, NC 28223
    Phone: 704-687-8623 | Fax: 704-687-2916

    Matthew McBee, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Dept. of Psychology
    Co-editor, Journal of Advanced Academics
    413 Rogers-Stout
    East Tennessee State University
    Johnson City, TN 37614
    (423) 439-6657

    Click here to view the JOAA Call for Papers.

    For more information, please refer to the SAGE Manuscript Submission Guidelines.

    SAGE Choice

    If you or your funder wishes your article to be freely available online to nonsubscribers immediately upon publication (gold open access), you can opt for it to be included in SAGE Choice, subject to the payment of a publication fee. The manuscript submission and peer review procedure is unchanged. On acceptance of your article, you will be asked to let SAGE know directly if you are choosing SAGE Choice. To check journal eligibility and the publication fee, please visit SAGE Choice. For more information on open access options and compliance at SAGE, including self/author archiving deposits (green open access) visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

    Individual Subscription, Combined (Print & E-access)

    Institutional Backfile Purchase, E-access (Content through 1998)

    Institutional Subscription, E-access

    Institutional Subscription, Print Only

    Institutional Subscription, Combined (Print & E-access)

    Institutional Subscription & Backfile Lease, E-access Plus Backfile (All Online Content)

    Institutional Subscription & Backfile Lease, Combined Plus Backfile (Current Volume Print & All Online Content)

    Individual, Single Print Issue

    Institutional, Single Print Issue