Authors for the Educational Justice Journal must declare the contents of the manuscript have not been submitted elsewhere except for as an abstract for a conference proceeding.

Manuscripts must be prepared according to the following Educational Justice Journal Guidelines. 

Submission Review

The EJJ is published twice per year. General submission deadlines are the second week of July for the Fall (December) issue, and the second January for the Spring issue. Specific dates will be made available for each issue.

Manuscripts are reviewed by a blind peer review process, detailed below. Inquiries regarding the submission process can be addressed to

  • Submission

    Author(s) submit the manuscript here on the EJJ website.

  • Article Assessment

    The editors-in-chief will first determine if the manuscript adheres to the submission guidelines and if the manuscript aligns to the current theme. If the manuscript meets the guidelines and current theme, the manuscript moves to the next stage.

  • Review and Referral

    The editors-in-chief will refer the manuscript for review if it adheres to the submission guidelines. An email will be sent to the submitting author informing the manuscript meets the guidelines and will be referred for review (one to two weeks). If the manuscript does not meet the guidelines, the manuscript will be sent back to the authors indicating this is not fit the journal (one to two weeks).

  • Reviewer Selection

    Once the manuscript is approved by the editors-in-chief as meeting the guidelines, the next step is sending the manuscript to the reviewers. There are at least three reviewers selected to review the manuscript. This is a double-blind process. Reviewers have six weeks from the time of receipt to review the manuscript.

  • Document Review

    At this stage, reviewers assess the manuscript (three readings are required). The first reading of the manuscript is to gather an overview or scope of the document. The second and third readings require a more detailed review and note-taking. The reviewers next include recommendations for the manuscript and determine if the manuscript recommendation is Revise, Accept, or Reject. The reviews are sent to the editors-in-chief with the recommendations. If the reviews are close in recommendations, they are then collected and submitted to the submitting author as one document. If the recommendations vary, a fourth reviewer will be added (this may delay the review process timeline).

  • Author Notification

    After the six-week review, the submitting author is notified of the decision. If the result is “Accept,” a consent form will be sent to the submitting author, which must be signed by the author(s) to proceed with publication. If the manuscript result is “Revise,” the author must respond, make changes, and/or respond to the comments. The submitting author must then resubmit with the changes. If the changes are accepted, a consent form will be sent for signature to proceed with publication. If the result is “Reject,” the manuscript will include the comments on why the decision was made. The submitting author may then request further feedback on improving submissions in the future.

Aims & Scope

The Educational Justice Journal is a new publication serving as an advocate for improving equity and equality in which all educators believe in educational justice for all. Given the achievement gaps in the United States regarding underrepresented and underserved children (minority, low income, English Language Learners, different abilities and gender disparities); educational justice rallies for using education as a vehicle to change the world.

EJJ publishes current research in theory and practice promoting educational equity in the areas of:

Preparing Your Manuscript

All manuscripts should conform to the following document format: Times New Roman, 12 pt font, double-spaced, with one-inch margins.

Title Page

  1. No abbreviations in the title
  2. Include full names of authors
    1. Provide institutional affiliations
    2. Contact information for author submitting
      • Email addresses
      • Postal address
      • Telephone number
  1. Acknowledgments
  2. Running Title should be no more than 13 words or 40 characters

Main Text

Since manuscripts are double-blind peer reviewed; please do not include any identifying information for the main text submission. Include the following information in this format:

  1. Title, abstract (no more than 250 words), key words
  2. Text
  3. References
  4. Tables (include title and footnotes for each)
  5. Figure legends


References should follow the approved formats: APA 7th Edition, MLA, or Chicago.

Tables and Figures

Tables should be numbered consecutively and be placed on a separate page with the legend listed above. Define abbreviations in footnotes.

Use the symbols: *,**,*** for p values.

The table and legends must be clear, concise and comprehensive. Tables should accompany text and should be understandable.

Figures must be clear, concise and comprehensive. If applicable, figures should include definitions for symbols used. Figures should be placed in a separate file with identifying numbers.