The University of Lynchburg Journal of Special Education is a professional journal for sharing information about research and scholarship in the field of special education.
Both University of Lynchburg students and students from other colleges and universities are invited to submit articles. The journal consists of electronic submissions of student papers that tackle current issues in the field of special education.
For more information on the articles submitted to the journal, comments on the journal or for any inquiries on making a submission, please contact:
Dr. Ed Polloway
The Journal publishes 3 types of articles. They are:
- Literature reviews: well-organized, clearly written reviews of the literature on a relevant topic within the field of special education or related area.
- Classroom research projects: well-written, well-conceived classroom-based research that includes a quantitative and/or qualitative analysis of interventions with students with special needs.
- Reflections: position papers and reactions to issues in the field that coherently present a personal/professional position.
The author has responsibility for ensuring that the paper has the following stylistic attributes:
- A title page with an identification of: the manuscript’s title, name of author(s), college/university affiliation, author contact information (address/email), and the notation of the running head.
- Written in APA form with all reference citations, quoted material, and the reference list consistent with APA guidelines.
- Exclusive use of people first language throughout the manuscript (with particular attention to references to students with disabilities, students who are not disabled, students with special needs, etc.; further, authors should avoid making reference to a comment such as “general education students” to refer to those students who are not disabled; given the trend toward inclusion, most students with disabilities are in fact “general education students”).
- Other than for the Reflections papers, the manuscript should include appropriate headings according to APA form (all papers should have at a minimum center “A” headings and may also have flush left “B” headings, under those center headings as appropriate).
- A list of references in APA form should follow on a page that is separate from the manuscript and follows the last page of the text.
- All tables and figures should be noted in text, numbered in sequence, and then included each on a separate page after the references (if tables and figures are included).
- Authors have the responsibility of ensuring that any tabular or graphic material that is used from another source is appropriately included within the manuscript for publication in this online fashion. Authors assume responsibility for crediting information to the appropriate original source.
- University of Lynchburg uses the Turn-It-In program to ensure the academic integrity of papers. All submitted papers must be subjected to review through the Turn-It-In procedure so that any instances of potential plagiarism (e.g., uncited quotations) are corrected prior to publication.