Article Submissions

Article Submission Instructions

The Journal of Correctional Education (JCE) is published three times annually. CEA members are encouraged to consider writing for JCE. Here are the guidelines for submitting articles to JCE:

  1. Articles should be submitted as a Word document (.doc) and emailed to David Webb, JCE Associate Editor at Hard copies sent by mail are not accepted and will not be read or returned. Authors shall be notified upon receipt of the article and again when the decision of acceptance, rejection, or needs revisions is made by the editorial board.
  2. A cover letter with a statement indicating the article has not appeared in another publication must be included.
  3. Each article must have a title page that includes: (1) title of submission, and (2) author’s name, address, phone number, email address, and 3) a brief (forty-words or less) biographical sketch. In the case of coauthors, respective addresses should be clearly indicated, as well as a note identifying which author is to receive correspondence. Notify the editor of any change of address and/or phone number that occurs while a paper is in the process of publication.
  4. Each article must include an abstract immediately after the title page. The abstract should state the essential contents of the article in 300 words or less. The article title should be included on the abstract page, but the author(s) identity or other identifying information should not be on the abstract page.
  5. Articles that include figures (including photographs, maps, charts, diagrams, and illustrations) should be professionally rendered and submitted at the best possible resolution (at least 200% of intended display size). All figures should be numbered and have informative titles. Their positions in the manuscript should be indicated by figure number.
  6. The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association and Webster’s Dictionary should be used for questions of reference, spelling, punctuation, and format. Articles should conform to these standards.
  7. Footnotes are to be used only for substantive comments, not for citation. Footnotes should be listed appropriately and shown at the end of the text using APA guidelines on referencing.
  8. Articles submitted to JCE should reflect appropriate professional content. Submissions using inappropriate or defamatory language, and/or which promote issues considered to be detrimental to the profession, will not be considered for publication. The JCE uses Person-Centered Language for students and publication.


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