Middle Grades Research Journal

A Research Journal Published by the Institute for School Improvement


Middle Grades Research Journal (MGRJ) is a refereed, peer reviewed journal that publishes original studies providing both empirical and theoretical frameworks that focus on middle grades education. A variety of articles are published in, June, September, and December of each volume year.

Call for Editor

The editorial board of The Middle Grades Research Journal is seeking candidates to serve in the position of editor. Due to the volume of submissions the journal receives, applicants should, at the time of application, also have letters from their editorial teams. The proposed editorial team can include any combination of co-editor and or associate editor(s).

The Middle Grades Research Journal is a refereed, peer-reviewed journal that publishes original studies providing both empirical and theoretical frameworks that focus on middle grades education. A variety of articles are published in Spring, Fall, and Winter of each volume year.

General Qualifications
The team should be comprised of nationally and or internationally recognized scholars whose reputation maintains the prestige and visibility of the journal. The ideal candidate(s) should have experience in the writing, editing, and reviewing of scientific research manuscripts. A comprehensive background and broad experience are essential.

The editors should be able to devote the time and energy necessary to ensure that published articles are of the highest quality and interest to the journal’s readers. They should also be willing to work closely with the editorial board to advance the quality and reputation of MGRJ.

Responsibilities

  1. Provide scientific leadership for the journal, working to ensure that articles published are of the highest quality and scientific interest, and that the peer review process proceeds smoothly.
  2. Work cooperatively with the editorial board.
  3. Personally assign reviewers to and make accept/reject decisions on manuscripts.
  4. Participate, along with the MGRJ Editorial Board, in decisions on authors’ appeals.
  5. In cases of potential author misconduct, conduct initial investigations and, if necessary, serve on author misconduct panels.
Appointment is for a term of three years. The MGRJ Editorial Board will review all applications and their decision will be final.

The deadline for applications is 5:00 p.m. EST on March 15, 2015

Interested candidates should submit the following to spielhag@msmc.edu:

  1. cover letter describing your qualifications for the position
    1. statement of editorial philosophy
    2. plan for managing manuscript flow
    3. discussion of special issues that you feel are timely
  2. curriculum vitae
  3. three (3) letters of recommendation (may be from colleagues, your team, MGRJ board members, or department chair/dean)
  4. Support letters from your editorial team (number varies).
  5. A statement of university support from one of the following: a) department chair or head or b) associate dean or dean.