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Journal of Advanced Academics

Journal of Advanced Academics

eISSN: 21629536 | ISSN: 1932202X | Current volume: 31 | Current issue: 3 Frequency: Quarterly
Journal of Advanced Academics is a quarterly journal that focuses on research that supports and enhances advanced academic achievement for students of all ages. In particular, JAA publishes articles that feature strategies for increasing academic achievement, programs that promote high levels of academic achievement and engagement, and programs that prepare students to engage in high-level and rigorous academics.

There are a variety of ways that students are served by or prepared for advanced academic programs. JAA articles may include the following topics:

  • Curricular and instructional differentiation
  • Programs and strategies for closing the achievement gap
  • Programs that provide enrichment or acceleration in advanced content areas.
  • Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and Honors Programs.
  • Advanced mathematics and high-level reading strategies

Journal of Advanced Academics
Aims and Scope

Journal of Advanced Academics is a quarterly journal publishing research and theory that examines and promotes advanced academic achievement for students of all ages. In particular, JAA publishes articles that feature strategies for increasing academic achievement, educational programs that support high levels of performance, and learning designs that engage and students in rigorous academics.

There are a variety of ways that students are served by or prepared for advanced academic programs. JAA articles may include the following topics:
    • Curricular and instructional differentiation
    • Programs and strategies for closing excellence gaps
    • Programs that provide enrichment or acceleration in advanced content areas
    • Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and Honors Programs
    • Dynamic process of talent development
    • Domain specific approaches to talent development.

Todd Kettler Baylor University, USA
Anne N. Rinn University of North Texas, USA
Assistant Editor
Yasmin Laird Baylor University, USA
Lindsay Lee University of North Texas, USA
Associate Editors
Erin Morris Miller Bridgewater College
Hope E. Wilson University of North Florida, USA
Editorial Review Board
Jill L. Adelson Duke University, USA
Donald Ambrose Rider University, USA
Carolyn M. Callahan University of Virginia, USA
Alicia Cotabish University of Central Arkansas, USA
Tracy L. Cross William & Mary, USA
Sarah Ferguson Rowan University, USA
Donna Y. Ford Vanderbilt University, USA
Marcia Gentry Purdue University, USA
Cindy M. Gilson University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
E. Jean Gubbins University of Connecticut, USA
Thomas P. Hébert University of Georgia
Nancy Hertzog The University of Washington
Jaret Hodges University of North Texas, USA
Jennifer L. Jolly University of Alabama, USA
Leonie Kronborg Monash University, Australia
Catherine A. Little University of Connecticut, USA
Matthew Makel Duke Talent Identification Program
Kelly Margot Grand Valley State University, USA
Michael S. Matthews University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
Matthew McBee East Tennessee State University, USA
Rachel Mun University of North Texas, USA
Megan Foley-Nicpon The University of Iowa, USA
Paula Olszewski-Kubilius Northwestern University, USA
Nielsen Pereira Purdue University, USA
Scott J. Peters University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, USA
Jane P. Piirto Ashland University, USA
Jonathan Plucker Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
Franzis Preckel University of Trier, Germany
Jeb Puryear  
Jennifer H. Robins Baylor University, USA
Ann Robinson University of Arkansas, Little Rock
Stephen T. Schroth Towson University, USA
Michael Shaughnessy Eastern New Mexico University, USA
Kristie L. Speirs Neumeister Ball State University, USA
Carol L. Tieso College of William & Mary, USA
Marca Wolfensberger Hanze University of Applied Sciences
Frank C. Worrell University of California, Berkeley, USA
Albert Ziegler Friedrich Alexader University Erlangen-Numberg
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  • Manuscripts are evaluated by three referees using a blind review process. All manuscripts and accompanying graphic files (saved as TIFF, JPF, or GIF graphic format) must be submitted electronically to our on-line submission page:

    Submitting authors should review this editorial by the current editors of JOAA for insight into the journal's aims and scope.

    JOAA is now accepting Registered Reports. For more information on how to submit a Registed Report, please read the Registed Report author guidelines.

    Typing. Acceptable formats for electronic submission are MSWord or RTF (we cannot accept Word Perfect format). All text, including title, headings, references, quotations, figure captions, and tables, must be typed double-spaced with one-inch margins all around. Please employ a font size of 12 Times.

    Length. Manuscripts should be between 10 and 40 double-spaced U.S. standard letter size (8 1/2" x 11") pages in length (longer submissions may be considered at the discretion of the editors) which excludes references. Included should be a 150-word abstract (see below), a listing of four or five keywords, a mailing address, and brief biographical statement for each author (the word count should include all of these pieces). The first page of the article should contain the title, word count, contributor statements, and contact information for all authors (institution, mailing address, phone and fax number, and email address). The contributor's names and biographical statements should appear only on this page for purposes of blind review. The second page should begin with the title, abstract, and keywords.

    Style. For writing and editorial style, authors must follow guidelines in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th edition, 2009). The editors request that all text pages be numbered.

    Quantitative Studies. Effect size reporting is mandatory for quantitative studies, where appropriate.

    Qualitative Studies. Qualitative studies must include documentation of sources collected during research in the form of in-text citations following this form: The students loved the game of lacrosse, and many stayed after school to play it (group interview, June 12, 2004).

    Other examples of citations might be a personal interview, a classroom observation, or an informal conversation. It is important for the reader to know the context of the data being presented.

    Abstract and Keywords. Manuscripts must include 4 - 5 keywords and an abstract of 100 – 150 words. The keywords will be used by readers to search for your article after it is published. The abstract should discuss the findings and implications of the manuscript and will be used in the indexing of each article.

    Publication Policy

    JOAA policy prohibits authors from submitting the same manuscript for concurrent consideration by two or more publications. In addition, it is a violation of APA Ethical Principles to publish "as original data, data that have been previously published" (Standard 8.13). As this journal is a primary journal that publishes original material only, JOAA policy prohibits as well publication of any manuscript that has already been published in whole or substantial part elsewhere. Authors have an obligation to consult journal editors concerning prior publication of any data upon which their article depends. In addition, APA Ethical Principles specify that "after research results are published, psychologists do not withhold the data on which their conclusions are based from other competent professionals who seek to verify the substantive claims through reanalysis and who intend to use such data only for that purpose, provided that the confidentiality of the participants can be protected and unless rights concerning proprietary data preclude their release" (Standard 8.14). JOAA expects authors submitting to this journal to adhere to these standards. Specifically, authors of manuscripts submitted to JOAA are expected to have their data available throughout the editorial review process and for at least 5 years after the date of publication.


    Todd Kettler, Ph.D.
    Co-editor, Journal of Advanced Academics
    Assistant Professor
    Baylor University School of Education
    One Bear Place #97301 | Waco, TX

    Anne N. Rinn, Ph.D.
    Co-editor, Journal of Advanced Academics
    Associate Professor
    University of North Texas | Dept. of Educational Psychology
    Matthews Hall 322-M | Denton, Texas

    Click here to view the JOAA Call for Papers.


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