Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Emerging Perspectives: Graduate Research in Education and Psychology is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal for graduate students in education and educational psychology (e.g., school psychology, counselling psychology), developed by graduate students at the Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary. Emerging Perspectives profiles original research, authentic ideas, and innovative practice from graduate students in both research and professional arenas. Each issue offers a platform for critical discussion, creative dialogue, and knowledge exchange of interest to community practitioners, educators, and researchers in education and health-related settings. To facilitate continuous dialogue, Emerging Perspectives publishes on an ongoing basis.

MISSION: Our mission is to celebrate the academic and scholarly endeavours of graduate students in education and educational psychology while providing a forum for collaborative knowledge exchange and translation.

AIM: We aim to foster a culture of collaborative, interdisciplinary research and to establish graduate students in education and educational psychology as leaders in international, high-quality, impactful scholarly activities. 

 

Section Policies

Articles

This section includes research papers, academic essays, systematic literature reviews, and other original writing that have been peer-reviewed and accepted for publication with Emerging Perspectives.

Research papers refers to work resulting from original work conducted by a graduate student. Articles of this type include the objectives, methods used, the results obtained, and a discussion of the work in relation to the field.

In an academic essay, the author takes a particular position and uses the existing literature to support this position. This type of writing may be used to support a particular call to action.

A systematic literature review presents an unbiased overview of the research on a particular topic or in a particular field to provide a summary of research-to-date. The systematic literature review may reveal or showcase conflicting findings or the next steps needed in the research. 

 

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Book Reviews

Editors
  • Teresa Fowler
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Editorials

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Research Briefs

A research brief is an opportunity for authors to share an interesting aspect of a research project they have completed or a brief summary of their completed/in-progress study. The research brief should not report the full study findings and will not undergo the full peer-review process but instead be reviewed by editors from the content area.

Specifically, the research brief must:

  • Be no more than 5 pages
  • Be double-spaced, times new roman size 12 font (APA-Style)
  • Have no more than 2 additional pages for references
  • Have no more than one additional appendix for a figure/table

Editors
  • Jon Woodend
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Practice Briefs

A practice brief is an opportunity for authors to share an interesting aspect of teaching or psychology clinical practice that they have encountered in the field. The practice brief should address a need within the field and draw upon research to support their stance. The practice brief will not undergo the full peer-review process but instead be reviewed by editors from the content area. Specifically, the practice brief must:

-Be no more than 5 pages

-Be double-spaced, times new roman size 12 font (APA-Style)

-Have no more than 1 additional page for references

-Have no more than one additional appendix for a figure/table

Editors
  • Teresa Fowler
  • Maisha Syeda
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Peer Review Process

All submissions will undergo a preliminary screening process to ensure that contributions meet the initial criteria, such as length, consistency with journal theme, overall writing style, and adherence to APA publication style. Papers that do not fulfill these criteria are likely to be rejected without review. Contributions meeting this initial criteria will be passed on to two or more respective reviewers. Authors can expect a decision within six weeks of receipt. If a revision is warranted, the correspondence author should submit the revised manuscript within three weeks. If revisions are submitted beyond this timeframe, they may be treated as new submissions and sent to new reviewers for assessment. Once reviewers have received revised manuscripts, a provisional decision is made on the submission. This decision is put forward to the editorial board and a final decision is made. There is no charge associated with publication.

 

Publication Frequency

Emerging Perspectives publishes on an on-going basis, which means individual items are published as soon as they are ready.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. There is no charge to the author to publish with Emerging Perspectives.

This journal uses a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Creative Commons License.