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Journal of Evidence-Based Practices for Schools

Mission statement:
The Journal of Evidence-Based Practices for Schools is a leader in publishing research-to-practice articles for educators and school psychologists. The mission of this journal is to positively influence the daily practice of school psychologists and educators through studies demonstrating successful research-based practices in educational settings. As a result, the editors are committed to publishing articles with an eye toward improving student performance and outcomes by advancing psychological and educational practices in the schools. They seek articles using non-technical language that (1) outline an evidence-based practice, (2) describe the literature supporting the effectiveness and theoretical underpinnings of the practice, (3) describe the findings of a study in which the practice was implemented in an educational setting, and (4) provide readers with information they need to implement the practice in their own schools in a section entitled Implementation Guidelines. The Journal of Evidence-Based Practices for Schools differs from other scholarly journals in that it features articles that demonstrate empirically-based procedures for readers to apply the practice in their setting.

Published semi-annually, annual subscription rates* are as follows:
  • Individual: $75
  • Institution: $90
*Outside the United States, add $25 for postage.

Ways to subscribe:
Call: 800-273-2223

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Editorial Inquiries:
David Lee, editor,
Phillip J. Belfiore, co-editor

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ISSN: 1523-4738

Submission Guidelines
  1. Manuscripts submitted for publication consideration should be sent electronically, via e-mail attachment, to David Lee at the following email address: Two copies of the manuscript should be attached: a master copy, including a title page (see instructions below) and all citations and references, and a blind copy of the manuscript, with the title page and all other author identifying information removed. Attachments should be in Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format (RTF). Authors will receive e-mail acknowledgment of receipt of their manuscript within two weeks of submission. If confirmation is not received within this period, contact the editor.
  2. All manuscripts should be typed, double-spaced, and follow the style outlined in the fifth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.
  3. The title page should include the name and affiliation of each author as well as address, country, zip or postal code, e-mail address, and telephone and fax numbers. A short running title of no more than 50 characters should be provided and included as a right-justified header on each page of the manuscript.
  4. An abstract of approximately 100 words should be included.
  5. This is a research-to-practice journal with the goal of disseminating evidence-based practices of immediate importance to educational professionals. Manuscripts should be written in a nontechnical manner. Manuscripts should include the following sections:
  • The Problem. Describe the educational challenge that the practice is designed to address, including the context (setting and population) in which the practice has been shown to be effective.
  • Previous Research. Discuss the most salient completed research that serves as the basis for the practice described in the manuscript.
  • The Solution. Provide an overview of the practice and description of how it is implemented in practice.
  • Evidence of Effectiveness. Provide clear methodology and procedure of the study that examined the application of the practice.
  • Results and Discussion. The results and discussion sections may be combined to help readers see the relationship between the results obtained and possible reasons. In addition to the typical discussion of results, carefully explain the implications of the results for practitioners. To draw closure, reflect on anything learned as a result of the project that may be of benefit for others planning to implement the practice in their educational setting (e.g., how the intervention could have been made stronger, or how higher treatment integrity could have been attained).
  • Implementation Guidelines. Outline the practice and implementation procedures in 1–3 pages and in sufficient detail for practitioners to implement the practice in their own settings. This section is meant to provide a stand-alone description of the practice that will be separated from the rest of the article. It may be necessary to repeat information provided previously. This section should be submitted as a separate document concurrent with the primary manuscript.
  1. Literature references should be listed at the end of the manuscript, following the style in the fifth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.
  2. Figures must be black and white only (no grayscale). Photographs will not be accepted.
  3. Tables must be formatted as Word documents and submitted on separate pages from text pages, include a heading, and be numbered consecutively using Arabic numbers.
  4. Headings should appear as outlined in the fifth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.
  5. Accepted Manuscripts:
  • Electronic file: An e-mail attachment containing a copy of the accepted manuscript and all appended materials (e.g., tables, figures) and reflecting all revisions and changes must be submitted to the editor after final acceptance for publication.
  • Indexing. Please include a separate page that lists 4–8 key words that describe your article and that can be used for indexing purposes.
  • Permissions. The author is responsible for obtaining releases from other publishers for Rowman & Littlefield to publish material copyrighted by another party. Please contact the editor for forms to facilitate this process.
  • Page Proofs. Authors of accepted manuscripts will receive by e-mail PDF page proofs that must be returned to the production editor within two weeks of receipt. If the proofs are not returned within this time, the article will appear as edited by the editors of the JEBPS and copyedited by the Rowman & Littlefield staff.
  • Copyright Information. All articles published in the JEBPS are copyrighted in the name of the publisher, except in the event of prior agreement between the author and the publisher.
  • Submission Instructions for Proposing Theme Issues. If you are interested in serving as a guest editor for a special issue, please send the following via e-mail attachment to Brian Wilhoit, Editor, at
  • A proposal of no more than 1,000 words that includes the theme for the special issue, the rationale that describes the significance and timeliness of an issue devoted to this theme, and additional background information related to the theme (e.g., a brief review of the most significant literature related to the theme).
  • A brief statement that indicates the plan for the themed issue, that is, whether articles published in the special issue will be by invitation only, whether there will be a general call for papers, or whether there will be both invited articles as well as a general call for papers. If there are to be invited articles, please indicate names of authors who will be invited to write articles.
  • If there is to be a general call for papers, include a draft of the call for papers as it might appear in the Journal of Evidence-Based Practices for Schools (250 words or less).

GENERAL: The Journal of Evidence-Based Practices for Schools is not responsible for the views expressed by individual contributors in articles published in the journal.