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Education and Urban Society

Education and Urban Society

2018 Impact Factor: 0.972
2018 Ranking: 183/243 in Education & Educational Research | 33/40 in Urban Studies
Source: Journal Citation Reports (Web of Science Group, 2019)

Charles J. Russo University of Dayton, USA

Other Titles in:
Teaching in Inner Cities

eISSN: 15523535 | ISSN: 00131245 | Current volume: 51 | Current issue: 6 Frequency: 9 Times/Year

Education and Urban Society has recently shifted from a themed-issues format to a traditional, peer-reviewed publication to help you stay up to date on the role of education in society today. The preeminent journal for communicating new ideas on educational processes, controversies, research, and policy, Education and Urban Society places special emphasis on the relationship between educators and society.

Topics addressed have included:

  • Religion and the Politics of Education
  • Privatization in Public Education
  • America's Changing Demographics: Educational Policy Implications
  • Educating Homeless Students in Urban Settings
  • Alternative Teacher Certification
  • School Choice Plans
  • Resilience, Schooling, and Development in African-American Youth

Education and Urban Society is an important outlet for the wide variety of disciplines studying today's educational systems and provides a multidisciplinary forum for communication among educators, educational administrators, school board members, sociologists, urban anthropologists, and political scientists.

Education and Urban Society (EUS) is a multidisciplinary journal that examines the role of education as a social institution in an increasingly urban and multicultural society. To this end, EUS publishes articles exploring the functions of educational institutions, policies, and processes in light of national concerns for improving the environment of urban schools that seek to provide equal educational opportunities for all students. EUS welcomes articles based on practice and research with an explicit urban context or component that examine the role of education from a variety of perspectives including, but not limited to, those based on empirical analyses, action research, and ethnographic perspectives as well as those that view education from philosophical, historical, policy, and/or legal points of view.

Managing Editor
Elizabeth Pearn University of Dayton, USA
Charles J. Russo University of Dayton, USA
Associate Editor
Donna Ford Vanderbilt University, USA
Editorial Board
Kevin P. Brady University of Arkansas, USA
Brian O. Brent University of Rochester, USA
M. Christopher Brown Southern University, USA
Gerald M. Cattaro Fordham University, USA
Peter J. Cistone Florida International University, Miami, USA
A. Reynaldo Contreras San Francisco State University, USA (Emeritus)
Suzanne E. Eckes Indiana University, Bloomington, USA
Joyce L. Epstein The Johns Hopkins University
Dan Gibton UCL Institute of Education, UK
J. John Harris, III University of Kentucky, USA
Ralph D. Mawdsley Cleveland State University, USA
Steven Nelson University of Memphis, USA
Liying Rong Capital Normal University, China
Jay D. Scribner University of Texas, Austin, USA
Marius H. Smit North-West University, South Africa
Michael Waggoner  
Priscilla Wohlsteter Columbia University, USA
Olcay Yavuz New York University, USA
Carol Camp Yeakey University of Virginia, USA
Editorial Board Emeriti
Frank Brown University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
Nelda H. Cambron-McCabe Miami University, Ohio, USA
Richard C. Hunter University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Leonard A. Valverde Arizona State University, USA
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  • Manuscript Preparation

    Each manuscript submitted to Education and Urban Society (EUS) must be an original contribution and may not have been published elsewhere. No manuscripts will be returned. However, the rights to those manuscripts not selected for publication will revert to the authors on notice of nonselection. After an article has been accepted for publication IN EUS, authors will be required to sign an electronic contributor form. EUS seeks to publish articles that are thorough and comprehensive in nature, although manuscripts up to 25 pages of text are most adaptable to the space available. The editor may ask authors to edit manuscripts that are significantly longer before they are sent out for review.

    Manuscripts must follow the format specified by the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 2009 (6th edition). Manuscripts should be double spaced for printing on standard paper with 1-inch margins. A separate cover sheet should provide the authors’ full names, institutions, full mailing address, phone number, e-mail address, and short (2-3 sentences) bios. Please indicate the “corresponding author” to whom communication about the manuscript should be addressed. Authors’ names should not appear on any other pages of the manuscript. A 100- to 150-word abstract summarizing the content of the manuscript and 4 to 5 keywords should follow the title page.

    Please place all figures and tables in a separate file. Tables need not be double spaced. Indicate the location of tables and figures in text in boldface, enclosed in angle brackets, on a separate line.


    Up to three Figures and photos accompanying an initial submission must be provided as production-ready. Do not use rules or tick marks smaller than 1 point in size. Acceptable electronic formats for figures or other art are: TIFF, EPS, Word, or Excel. If you have trouble loading Excel files, copy and paste them into a Word document. Scans must be at least 300 dpi (also sometimes called lpi).


    Obtaining written permissions for material such as figures, tables, art, and extensive quotes taken directly—or adapted in minor ways—from another source is the author’s responsibility, as is payment of any fees the copyright holder may require. Because permissions often take a considerable amount of time to be granted, authors should start the request process as soon as possible. Authors should never assume that material taken from software or downloaded from the Internet may be used without obtaining permission. Each source must be investigated on a case-by-case basis. Authors can download the SAGE Permissions Request form at The form has been written to cover all necessary provisions; however, copyright holders may require use of their own form. In these cases, the author should read any forms carefully to make sure that the language is broad enough to allow publication in all formats, worldwide, as well as in both electronic and print versions. Failure to obtain permission will result in either removal of the particular item or the article being pulled from the journal issue.

    Manuscript Submission

    Manuscripts should be submitted online through Manuscript Central.

    Starting the Submissions Process

    1. Launch your Web browser (Internet Explorer 5 or higher, Netscape 6 or higher, or Mozilla Firefox) and go to the Manuscript Central homepage (
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    3. If you are creating a new account:
      1. After clicking on “Create Account” enter your name and e-mail information and click “Next.” Your e-mail information is very important. Continue entering information as prompted.
      2. Enter a user ID and password of your choice (we recommend using your e-mail address as your user ID) and then select your areas of expertise. Click “Finish” when done.
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    Submitting Your Manuscript

    Make sure you have the following items and information available: your original manuscript files; keywords for the manuscript subject matter; all coauthors’ full names, addresses (city/state), and e-mail addresses; # of figures, # of tables, # of words in the manuscript; if the manuscript is for a special issue; if you submitted manuscript previously, and if so, ID number assigned by the journal editorial office.

    1. After you have logged in, go to the Author Center and click the “Submit a Manuscript” link.
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      1. Click on the “Browse” button and locate the file on your computer.
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    4. Review your submission (in both PDF and HTML formats) before sending. Click the “Submit” button when you are done reviewing.

    Manuscript Review Process

    Manuscripts are initially appraised by the editors for conformity to the overall editorial guidelines of the journal. Appropriate manuscripts are sent to outside reviewers. Upon completion of the external review process, a decision will be made by the editors and the corresponding author will then be notified by email. Authors of manuscripts that have been accepted for publication will then be asked to provide a final copy of the paper. Accepted papers are edited to improve readability and effectiveness of communication. In certain cases, the manuscript may be returned to the author for revisions before the article is put forward for publication. In all cases, the editors reserve the right to make editorial changes that do not materially affect the meaning of the text.

    Manuscript Preparation

    Manuscripts should be prepared using the APA Style Guide (Sixth Edition). All pages must be typed, double-spaced (including references, footnotes, and endnotes). Text must be in 12-point Times Roman. Block quotes may be single-spaced. Must include margins of 1inch on all the four sides and number all pages sequentially.

    The manuscript should include four major sections(in this order): Title Page, Abstract, Main Body, and References.

    Sections in a manuscript may include the following (in this order): (1) Title page, (2) Abstract, (3) Keywords, (4) Text, (5) Notes, (6) References, (7) Tables, (8) Figures, and (9) Appendices.

    1. Title page. Please include the following:

    • Full article title
    • Acknowledgments and credits
    • Each author’s complete name and institutional affiliation(s)
    • Grant numbers and/or funding information
    • Corresponding author (name, address, phone/fax, e-mail)

    2. Abstract. Print the abstract (150 to 250 words) on a separate page headed by the full article title. Omit author(s)’s names.

    3. Text. Begin article text on a new page headed by the full article title.

    a. Headings and subheadings. Subheadings should indicate the organization of the content of the manuscript. Generally, three heading levels are sufficient to organize text. Level 1 heading should be Centered, Boldface, Upper & Lowercase, Level 2 heading should be Flush Left, Boldface, Upper & Lowercase, Level 3 heading should be Indented, boldface, lowercase paragraph heading that ends with a period, Level 4 heading should be Indented, boldface, italicized, lowercase paragraph heading that ends with a period, and Level 5 heading should be Indented, italicized, lowercase paragraph heading that ends with a period.

    b. Citations. For each text citation there must be a corresponding citation in the reference list and for each reference list citation there must be a corresponding text citation. Each corresponding citation must have identical spelling and year. Each text citation must include at least two pieces of information, author(s) and year of publication. Following are some examples of text citations:

    (i)Unknown Author: To cite worksthatdo not have an author, cite the source by its title in the signal phrase or use the first word or two in the parentheses. Eg. The findings are based on the study was done of students learning to format research papers ("Using XXX," 2001)

    (ii) Authors with the Same Last Name: use first initials with the last names to prevent confusion. Eg.(L. Hughes, 2001; P. Hughes, 1998)

    (iii) Two or More Works by the Same Author in the Same Year: For two sources by the same author in the same year, use lower-case letters (a, b, c) with the year to order the entries in the reference list. The lower-case letters should follow the year in the in-text citation.Eg.Research by Freud (1981a) illustrated that…

    (iv) Personal Communication: For letters, e-mails, interviews,and other person-to-person communication, citation should include the communicator's name, the fact that it was personal communication, and the date of the communication. Do not include personal communication in the reference list.Eg.(E. Clark, personal communication, January 4, 2009).

    (v) Unknown Author and Unknown Date: For citations with no author or date, use the title in the signal phrase or the first word or two of the title in the parentheses and use the abbreviation "n.d." (for "no date").Eg. The study conducted by of students and research division discovered that students succeeded with tutoring ("Tutoring and APA," n.d.).

    5. Notes. If explanatory notes are required for your manuscript, insert a number formatted in superscript following almost any punctuation mark. Footnote numbers should not follow dashes ( — ), and if they appear in a sentence in parentheses, the footnote number should be inserted within the parentheses. The Footnotes should be added at the bottom of the page after the references. The word “Footnotes” should be centered at the top of the page.

    6. References. Basic rules for the reference list:-

    • The reference list should be arranged in alphabetical order according to the authors’ last names.
    • If there is more than one work by the same author, order them according to their publication date – oldest to newest (therefore a 2008 publication would appear before a 2009 publication).
    • When listing multiple authors of a source use “&” instead of “and”.
    • Capitalize only the first word of the title and of the subtitle, if there are one, and any proper names – i. e. only those words that are normally capitalized.
    • Italicize the title of the book, the title of the journal/serial and the title of the web document.
    • Manuscripts submitted to XXX [journal acronym] should strictly follow the XXX manual (xth edition) [style manual title with ed].
    • Every citation in text must have the detailed reference in the Reference section.
    • Every reference listed in the Reference section must be cited in text.
    • Do not use “et al.” in the Reference list at the end; names of all authors of a publication should be listed there.

    Here are a few examples of commonly found references. For more examples please check APA(6th Ed).


    Book with place of publication--Airey, D. (2010). Logo design love: A guide to creating iconic brand identities. Berkeley, CA: New Riders.


    Book with editors & edition-- Collins, C., & Jackson, S. (Eds.). (2007). Sport in Aotearoa/New Zealand society. South Melbourne, Australia: Thomson.


    Book with author & publisher are the same-- MidCentral District Health Board. (2008). District annual plan 2008/09. Palmerston North, New Zealand: Author.


    Chapter in an edited book--Dear, J., & Underwood, M. (2007). What is the role of exercise in the prevention of back pain? In D. MacAuley& T. Best (Eds.), Evidence-based sports medicine (2nd ed., pp. 257-280). Malden, MA: Blackwell.



    Journal article with more than one author (print)--Gabbett, T., Jenkins, D., & Abernethy, B. (2010). Physical collisions and injury during professional rugby league skills training. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 13(6), 578-583.


    Journal article – 8 or more authors-- Crooks, C., Ameratunga, R., Brewerton, M., Torok, M., Buetow, S., Brothers, S., … Jorgensen, P. (2010). Adverse reactions to food in New Zealand children aged 0-5 years. New Zealand Medical Journal, 123(1327). Retrieved from


    Internet Sources:

    Internet – no author, no date--Pet therapy. (n.d.). Retrieved from htttp://


    Internet – Organisation / Corporate author-- SPCA New Zealand. (2011). Your dog may be dying from the heat [Press release]. Retrieved from


    • Examples of various types of information sources:

    Act (statute / legislation)--Copyright Act 1994. (2011, October 7). Retrieved from


    Blog post-- Liz and Ellory. (2011, January 19). The day of dread(s) [Web log post]. Retrieved from


    Brochure / pamphlet (no author)--Ageing well: How to be the best you can be [Brochure]. (2009). Wellington, New Zealand: Ministry of Health.


    Conference Paper--Williams, J., &Seary, K. (2010). Bridging the divide: Scaffolding the learning experiences of the mature age student. In J. Terrell (Ed.), Making the links: Learning, teaching and high quality student outcomes. Proceedings of the 9th Conference of the New Zealand Association of Bridging Educators (pp. 104-116). Wellington, New Zealand.


    DVD / Video / Motion Picture (including Clickview&Youtube)--Gardiner, A., Curtis, C., & Michael, E. (Producers), &Waititi, T. (Director). (2010). Boy: Welcome to my interesting world [DVD]. New Zealand: Transmission.


    Magazine--Ng, A. (2011, October-December). Brush with history. Habitus, 13, 83-87.


    Newspaper article (no author)--Little blue penguins homeward bound. (2011, November 23). Manawatu Standard, p. 5


    Podcast (audio or video)--Rozaieski, B. (2011). Logan cabinet shoppe: Episode 37: Entertainment center molding [Video podcast]. Retrieved from

    Software (including apps--UBM Medica.(2010). iMIMS (Version1.2.0) [Mobile application software].Retrieved from


    Television programme--Flanagan, A., &Philipson, A. (Series producers & directors).(2011). 24 hours in A & E [Television series]. Belfast, Ireland: Channel 4.


    Thesis (print)--Smith, T. L. (2008). Change, choice and difference: The case of RN to BN degree programmes for registered nurses (Master’s thesis). Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand.


    Thesis (online)--Mann, D. L. (2010). Vision and expertise for interceptive actions in sport (Doctoral dissertation, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia). Retrieved from


    Non- English reference book, title translated in English

    Real Academia Espanola. (2001). Diccionario de la lenguaespanola [Dictionary of the Spanish Language] (22nded.). Madrid, Spain: Author

    IMPORTANT NOTE: To encourage a faster production process of your article, you are requested to closely adhere to the points above for references. Otherwise, it will entail a long process of solving copyeditor’s queries and may directly affect the publication time of your article. In case of any question, please contact the journal editor at 

    7. Tables. They should be structured properly. Each table must have a clear and concise title. When appropriate, use the title to explain an abbreviation parenthetically.Eg.Comparison of Median Income of Adopted Children (AC) v. Foster Children (FC).Headings should be clear and brief.

    8. Figures. They should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they appear in the text and must include figure captions. Figures will appear in the published article in the order in which they are numbered initially. The figure resolution should be 300dpi at the time of submission.

    IMPORTANT: PERMISSION- The author(s) are responsible for securing permission to reproduce all copyrighted figures or materials before they are published in (journal acronym). A copy of the written permission must be included with the manuscript submission.

    9. Appendices. They should be lettered to distinguish from numbered tables and figures. Include a descriptive title for each appendix (e.g., “Appendix A. Variable Names and Definitions”).Cross-check text for accuracy against appendices.

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