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Journal of Advanced Academics

Journal of Advanced Academics

eISSN: 21629536 | ISSN: 1932202X | Current volume: 34 | Current issue: 2 Frequency: Quarterly
Journal of Advanced Academics is a peer-reviewed quarterly journal that focuses on research that supports and enhances advanced academic achievement for students of all ages. In particular, JOAA explores strategies for increasing academic achievement, curricular innovations that challenge high performers, programs that promote high levels of academic achievement and engagement, ways to best measure and assess the performance of students who excel, and pathways 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. JOAA 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.

Interim Editor
Angela Novak East Carolina University, USA
Associate Editors
Laurie Croft University of Iowa, USA
Keri M. Guilbault Johns Hopkins University, USA
Editorial Review Board
Eric Calvert Northwestern University, USA
Alicia Cotabish University of Central Arkansas, USA
Sarah Ferguson Rowan University, USA
Donna Y. Ford Ohio State University, USA
Cindy M. Gilson University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
E. Jean Gubbins University of Connecticut, USA
Keri Guilbault Johns Hopkins University, USA
Nancy Hertzog University of Washington, USA
Claire Hughes-Lynch Cleveland State University, USA
Jennifer L. Jolly University of Alabama, USA
Catherine A. Little University of Connecticut, USA
Erin Morris Miller Bridgewater College, USA
Rachel Mun University of North Texas, USA
Megan Foley-Nicpon The University of Iowa, USA
Angela Novak East Carolina University, USA
Paula Olszewski-Kubilius Northwestern University, USA
Nielsen Pereira Purdue University, USA
Ann Robinson University of Arkansas, USA
Kristen Seward Purdue University, USA
Mary Slade Towson University, USA
Kristie L. Speirs Neumeister Ball State University, USA
Tamra Stambaugh Whitworth University, USA
William L. Sterrett Baylor University, USA
Albert Ziegler Erlangen-Nuremberg University, Germany
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  • Manuscripts are evaluated by at least two referees using an anonymized 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:

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    Submitting authors should review this editorial  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 Registered 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 anonymize 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.

    Editorial Policies
    Authorship. All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.

    Please note that AI chatbots, for example ChatGPT, should not be listed as authors. For more information see the policy on Use of ChatGPT and generative AI tools.

    Acknowledgments. All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.

    Funding. JOAA requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading. Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the Sage Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.

    Declaration of conflicting interests. JOAA encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends authors review the good practice guidelines on the Sage Journal Author Gateway. Please include any declaration in file separate from the main text, after any acknowledgements, under the heading “Conflicts of Interest.” When making a declaration, the disclosure information must be specific and include any financial relationship that all authors of the article has with any sponsoring organization and the for-profit interests the organization represents, and with any for-profit product discussed or implied in the text of the article.

    Publishing Policies
    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.

    Sage is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the Sage Author Gateway

    Click here to view the JOAA Call for Papers.


    As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process Sage is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a unique and persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher, even those who share the same name, and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities, ensuring that their work is recognized.

    The collection of ORCID iDs from corresponding authors is now part of the submission process of this journal. If you already have an ORCID iD you will be asked to associate that to your submission during the online submission process. ORCID iDs cannot be added after a paper has been accepted, so we strongly encourage all co-authors to link their ORCID ID to their accounts in our online peer review platform. It takes seconds to do: click the link when prompted, sign into your ORCID account and our systems are automatically updated. Your ORCID iD will become part of your accepted publication’s metadata, making your work attributable to you and only you. Your ORCID iD is published with your article so that fellow researchers reading your work can link to your ORCID profile and from there link to your other publications.

    If you do not already have an ORCID iD please follow this link to create one or visit our ORCID homepage to learn more.

    For more information, please refer to the Sage Manuscript Submission Guidelines.

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