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About This Journal

JMER publishes articles in three main peer-reviewed sections. We also publish special themed issues.

1. Focus on Research and Theory: full-length articles of 8,500 words, excluding references, which discuss empirical research and analyze original data that the author has obtained using sound research methods, including quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods studies. Articles may also review current knowledge in an important area of multilingual education and discuss new directions for research.

2. Focus on Practice: full length manuscripts of 8,500 (excluding references) that focus on best practices including innovative instructional interventions, practitioner inquiry, and collaborative projects leading to meaningful changes in educational policy and practice.

3. Scholarly Book/Multimedia Reviews: full-length critical reviews of professional texts and multimedia. Reviews should provide a scholarly evaluative discussion of the significance of the work in the context of current theory and practice. The reviews may either be solicited by the Reviews Editor or ideas for reviews may be submitted to the Reviews Editor for consideration. Reviews should comprise between 1,050 to 2,000 words (excluding references) for a review of a single book or multimedia.

Special Issues

Topics for special issues will be considered. Topics are approved by JMER Editorial Advisory Board. Those wishing to suggest topics or serve as guest editors should contact the Senior Editor for special issue guidelines. Issues will generally contain both invited articles designed to provide state-of-the-art reviews of the literature and directions of future research and practice, as well as, articles solicited through a call of papers. On occasion, proceedings of a major impact conference or mini-symposia in the area of multilingualism will be considered.