TESE encourages thoughtful consideration of the critical issues shaping the future of teacher education. The journal publishes: (a) reports of original research, (b) comprehensive evaluations of personnel preparation programs or components thereof, (c) theoretically based discussions of advancing practices in personnel preparation, and (d) interpretive or critical reviews of the literature.
Teacher Education and Special Education (TESE) is the official journal of the Teacher Education Division (TED) of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). The purposes of TED are to stimulate and improve the preparation of those who will teach and otherwise work with and for children with disabilities, to encourage research on questions relating to exceptionality and to the teaching of children with disabilities, to establish liaisons with organizations of allied purposes, and to assist chapters and federations of TED in carrying out these purposes at state or provincial levels. The purposes of TESE are to support the goals of TED and to stimulate thoughtful consideration of the critical issues shaping the future of general and special education. The journal publishes: (a) reports of original research, (b) comprehensive evaluations of personnel preparation programs or components thereof, (c) theoretically based discussions of advancing practices in personnel preparation, and (d) interpretive or critical reviews of the literature.
|Mary Catherine Scheeler||Penn State University|
|Marcia L. Rock||The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA|
|Holly Lane||University of Florida|
|Mary Anne Prater||Brigham Young University|
|Karen Voytecki||East Carolina University|
|Dee Berlinghoff||Mount Saint Mary College|
Each manuscript submitted to this journal 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 upon notice of nonselection. After an article has been accepted for publication, authors will be required to sign an electronic contributor form. The journal seeks to publish articles that are thorough and comprehensive in nature, although manuscripts up to 20 pages are most adaptable to the space available. Manuscripts that are significantly longer may be edited for space considerations.
The journal editors encourage contributors to explicitly address how their efforts can be applied in generalized settings. In essence, we encourage authors to specify why their efforts are important to teacher educators. In addition, as authors draft their abstracts for online search optimization they may want to use the following website: http://www.sagepub.com/authors/journal/readership.sp.
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 type all copy upper and lower case—do not use all capitals or small capitals. Please use your tab key and centering functions to do head alignment, paragraph indents, etc. Do not use the space bar. 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.
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). Scans done at lower resolutions will have a very poor print quality even if they look crisp and clear on a laser printout.
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 http://www.sagepub.com/repository/binaries/RequestForPermissionForm.pdf. 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.
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 (http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tese).
2. Log in or click the “Create Account” option if you are a first-time user of Manuscript Central.
3. If you are creating a new account:
- 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.
- 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.
4. Log in and select “Author Center.”
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.
5. After you have logged in, go to the Author Center and click the “Submit a Manuscript” link.
6. Enter data as prompted, clicking the “Next” button to save your work and advance.
7. You will be prompted to upload your files:
- Click on the “Browse” button and locate the file on your computer.
- Select the description of the file in the drop down next to the Browse button.
- When you have selected all files you wish to upload, click the “Upload” button.
8. 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. Every effort will be made to provide a turnaround of 10-12 weeks; however, turnaround times may be longer during key academic breaks. 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.
Non-English Speaking Authors
Authors who want to refine the use of English in their manuscripts might consider utilizing the services of SPi, a non-affiliated company that offers Professional Editing Services to authors of journal articles in the areas of science, technology, medicine or the social sciences. SPi specializes in editing and correcting English-language manuscripts written by authors with a primary language other than English. Visit http://www.prof-editing.com for more information about SPi’s Professional Editing Services, pricing, and turn-around times, or to obtain a free quote or submit a manuscript for language polishing. Please be aware that SAGE and TED have no affiliation with SPi and make no endorsement of the company. An author’s use of SPi’s services in no way guarantees that his or her submission will ultimately be accepted. Any arrangement an author enters into will be exclusively between the author and SPi, and any costs incurred are the sole responsibility of the author.