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Journal of Experiential Education

Published in Association with Association for Experiential Education

Editor
Jayson Seaman University of New Hampshire, USA

Other Titles in:
Experiential Education

eISSN: 2169009X | ISSN: 10538259 | Current volume: 41 | Current issue: 3 Frequency: Quarterly

The Journal of Experiential Education (JEE) is an international, peer-reviewed journal publishing refereed articles on experiential education in diverse contexts. The JEE provides a forum for the empirical and theoretical study of issues concerning experiential learning, program management and policies, educational, developmental, and health outcomes, teaching and facilitation, and research methodology. The JEE is a publication of the Association for Experiential Education.

The Journal welcomes submissions from established and emerging scholars writing about experiential education in the context of outdoor adventure programming, service learning, environmental education, classroom instruction, mental and behavioral health, organizational settings, the creative arts, international travel, community programs, or others.

The Journal also publishes Research, Practice, and Policy (RPP) supplements which discuss the practical or policy implications of paper(s) published in an issue. RPP supplements are written by an independent author and published alongside the Journal on the JEE’s homepage and on the website of the Association for Experiential Education.

If you have a question about the suitability of a manuscript or you wish to be considered as an author for an RPP supplement, please contact the Editor in Chief Jayson Seaman [jee@aee.org]. For preliminary article inquiries send a short (<200 word) description of the paper concept or outline of the research, and for RPP inquiries send a brief biographical statement discussing your qualifications for authorship along with a current CV.

The Journal of Experiential Education (JEE) is an international, peer-reviewed journal publishing refereed articles on experiential education in diverse contexts. The JEE provides a forum for the empirical and theoretical study of issues concerning experiential learning, program management and policies, educational, developmental, and health outcomes, teaching and facilitation, and research methodology. The JEE is a publication of the Association for Experiential Education.

The Journal welcomes submissions from established and emerging scholars writing about experiential education in the context of outdoor adventure programming, service learning, environmental education, classroom instruction, mental and behavioral health, organizational settings, the creative arts, international travel, community programs, or others.

The Journal also publishes Research, Practice, and Policy (RPP) supplements which discuss the practical or policy implications of paper(s) published in an issue. RPP supplements are written by an independent author and published alongside the Journal on the JEE’s homepage and on the website of the Association for Experiential Education.

If you have a question about the suitability of a manuscript or you wish to be considered as an author for an RPP supplement, please contact the Editor in Chief Jayson Seaman [jee@aee.org]. For preliminary article inquiries send a short (<200 word) description of the paper concept or outline of the research, and for RPP inquiries send a brief biographical statement discussing your qualifications for authorship along with a current CV.

Associate Editors
Pete Allison Pennsylvania State University, USA
Ulrich Dettweiler University of Stavanger, Norway
Annie Jonas Warren Wilson College, USA
Gary Kirk Virginia Tech, USA
Monica Kowal University of New Mexico, USA
Patrick Maher Cape Breton University, Canada
Bruce Martin Ohio University, USA
Denise Mitten Prescott College, USA
Rowena Passy Plymouth University, UK
Jay Roberts Earlham College, USA
Karen Warren Hampshire College, USA
Editorial Assistant
Bryan Freeland University of New Hampshire, USA
Editorial Board
Simon Beames University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Andrew Bobilya Western Carolina University, USA
Mary Breunig Brock University, Canada
Alan Ewert Indiana University, USA
Ken Gilbertson University of Minnesota-Duluth, USA
Pete Higgins University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Susanna Ho Ministry of Education, Singapore
Jasper Hunt Minnesota State University-Mankato, USA
Jennifer Johnson-Kebea Drexel University, USA
Seppo Karppinen University of Oulu, Finland
Jim Kielsmeier National Youth Leadership Council, USA
Mark Leather University of St. Mark and St. John, UK
TA Loeffler Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Kathleen Mahon University of Borås, Sweden
Janice McMillan University of Cape Town, South Africa
Michael Mueller University of Alaska, Anchorage, USA
Billy O'Steen University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Moses Okello School for Field Studies, Tanzania
Kevin Rathunde University of Utah, USA
Donna San Antonio Lesley University, USA
Amy Shellman SUNY Cortland, USA
Jim Sibthorp University of Utah, USA
Barri Tinkler University of Vermont, USA
Anita Tucker University of New Hampshire, USA
Jennifer Vadeboncoeur University of British Columbia, Canada
Brian Wattchow Federation University, Australia
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  • Two types of manuscripts are accepted for publication in the JEE:

    Regular articles: Regular articles present research findings, investigate relevant concepts or theories, or describe areas of programmatic interest in experiential education. These manuscripts are between 3,000 and 6,000 words in length, including the abstract and all the references, and typically follow the general format of a research article (introduction, review of literature, method, results, discussion, references).

    Book reviews: Book reviews are published infrequently and on a space-available basis. Manuscript length is limited to 750 words. Book reviews are generally solicited. Publishers or review authors wishing to to suggest a book for consideration, please email jee@aee.org.

    Audience

    The readership of the JEE consists of academics engaged in a range of scholarly pursuits and practitioners who depend on scholarship to inform what they do. Therefore, it is critical that authors recognize and address these diverse audiences through their writing. Authors of theoretical or highly technical empirical articles are encouraged to communicate implications for practitioners, and authors of practice-oriented articles should clearly elaborate the theoretical approach they are using.

    Authors should also take care to explain how the topics they discuss address issues related to experiential education, many of which have been explored previously in the pages of the JEE. This includes but is not limited to issues that arise in programming environments such as organizational development and training, traditional and nontraditional classroom teaching and learning, service learning, therapeutic practices, and outdoor adventure education. Articles that seek to expand conceptions of experiential education are welcome, but should strive to be clear about the advances they represent over existing ideas and practices.

    The JEE is not seeking to publish manuscripts describing single programs, curricular units, or outcome evaluations unless they demonstrate clear relevance to wider issues in experiential education, particularly those discussed previously in the Journal. Authors interested in publishing this kind of work should be sure their manuscripts: indicate the importance of the case; articulate a guiding theoretical framework; substantiate claims with evidence or compelling examples; and address the broader implications of their conclusions, especially how their discussion breaks new ground or recontextualizes existing ideas or practices in an innovative way.

    Manuscript Submission Guidelines

    JEE uses an electronic submission and review process. Manuscripts should be submitted at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jexped, where authors will be required to set up an online account in the SAGE Track system. Manuscript submissions will be accepted with the understanding that their content is unpublished and not being submitted for publication elsewhere. Authors must prepare manuscripts according to the most current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA Style Manual). Instructions on tables, figures, references, statistics, and typing appear in the manual. The JEE requires that authors use inclusive language in their manuscripts-that is, avoid language that could be construed as sexist, racist, or biased in other ways. For guidelines, see the APA Style Manual.

    For questions related to submission guidelines or status of submissions, please contact: jee@aee.org

    For questions related to the SAGE Track system, login help, or general troubleshooting please see: http://mchelp.manuscriptcentral.com/gethelpnow/ or contact: ts.mcsupport@thomson.com

    1. Manuscript format: All parts of the manuscript, including the title page, abstract, references, and tables and figures, should be provided in MS Word or RTF format, in English. Allow margins of one inch on all sides, and number the manuscript pages consecutively throughout. The title page should include the full title of the paper (no longer than 12 words), the name of each author, the title of each author (e.g., Assistant Professor, Director), the affiliation of each author, the e-mail address of each author, the mailing address and phone number of the principal author, and a word count for the manuscript. The first page of text should begin with the full title of the paper, but NOT the name(s) of the author(s). In preparation for the blind peer review, all author identifiers within the text, citations, and properties should be removed.

    2. Abstract: The abstract should follow the title page and include the title of the manuscript, but NOT the name(s) of the author(s). The JEE requires abstracts to conform to a structured format with the following headings: Background, Purpose, Methodology/Approach, Findings/Conclusions, and Implications. Abstracts must be 200 words or fewer. Further guidelines can be found here.

    3. Keywords: Three to five keywords should appear three lines after the end of the abstract and should be entered on the JEE website, using the list provided, when submitting a paper online.

    4. Headings: Appropriate headings should be used to help organize the manuscript and should follow APA Style Manual guidelines. Typical headings for quantitative and qualitative research articles include review of literature, method, results, discussion, and references. For theoretical manuscripts, authors are encouraged to use headings that clarify the flow of the manuscript as well as assist the reader in understanding the content of the paper. Authors are encouraged to use up to two (2) additional levels of headings in accordance with APA Style Manual guidelines.

    5. Tables and figures: Tables should be titled and numbered at the top of the table. They should be numbered consecutively as they appear in the text. Tables should be clear, concise, and able to stand alone. Complete headings and footnotes should be included to clarify entries. Figures should be numbered consecutively, at the bottom of the figure, with a short and concise description. Fonts used in any table or figure should be compatible with that used in the text. All tables and figures should be referred to in the text with a notation made in the manuscript indicating approximately where each should be located. Illustrations should be of professional quality and supplied in EPS, tiff, or PDF formats.

    6. Permissions. The author(s) is responsible for providing copies of written permission for lengthy quotations or reprinted or adapted tables or figures. It is the responsibility of the author(s) to check with the publisher or copyright owner regarding specific requirements for permission to adapt or quote from copyrighted material. See the APA Style Manual for guidelines.

    7. Literature cited: All citations and references must be complete and accurate on submission and should follow the APA Style Manual. Papers cannot be reviewed if they have references that are found to be incomplete or inaccurate.

    8. Length: Regular articles will be no more than 6,000 words, including the abstract and references. Book reviews will be no longer than 750 words. Longer manuscripts will be unsubmitted by the Editor and returned to the author for revision before being considered for review.

    9. Human Subjects: Submitted manuscripts reporting research on human subjects must state in the methods section that the relevant Ethics Committee or Institutional Review Board provided (or waived) approval. Please ensure that you have provided the institution of the review committee in your text.

    10. Authorship: All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their rank or status.

    11. Funding: Journal of Experiential Education requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading. Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.

    Conflict of Interest

    Journal of Experiential Education encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

    Review Process

    Double blind review: The Journal of Experiential Education adheres to a rigorous double-blind reviewing policy in which the identity of both the reviewer and author are always concealed from both parties.

    When a manuscript is sent out for blind review, the evaluation of the reviewers, along with the Editor(s), will determine if the final recommendation to the author(s) is (a) accept as is; (b) accept with minor revisions; (c) suggest revision and resubmission; (d) reject; or (e) not appropriate for the JEE. If accepted, the author(s) will be requested to resubmit a revised copyedited paper through the website (in Word or RTF format). Prospective authors should anticipate this process to take between six and twelve months.

    Please note: There is no cost for publishing in the Journal of Experiential Education.

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

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