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Enrique G. Murillo, Jr., Ph.D.


Editorial Aims and Scope

The Journal of Latinos and Education (JLE) is published quarterly in January, April, July, and October for a total of 4 issues per year by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC, 325 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106.

JLE provides a cross-, multi-, and interdisciplinary forum for scholars and writers from diverse disciplines who share a common interest in the analysis, discussion, critique, and dissemination of educational issues that impact Latinos. There are four broad arenas which encompass most issues of relevance:  (1) Policy, (2) Research, (3) Practice, and (4) Creative & Literary works.


JLE encourages novel ways of thinking about the ongoing and emerging questions around the unifying thread of Latinos and education. The journal supports dialogical exchange--for researchers, practitioners, authors, and other stakeholders who are working to advance understanding at all levels and aspects--be it theoretical, conceptual, empirical, clinical, historical, methodological, and/or other in scope.


JLE seeks to identify and stimulate more relevant research, practice, communication, and theory by providing a rich variety of information and fostering an outlet for sharing. The various manifestations of the diverse frameworks and topical areas typically range anywhere from--but aren't limited to--theoretical and empirical analyses, policy discussions, research reports, program recommendations, evaluation studies, finding and improving practical applications, carefully documenting the transition of theory into real-world practice, linking theory and research, new dissertation research, literature reviews, reflective discussions, cultural studies, and literary works.


JLE is open to varying research methodologies and narrative models so as to encourage submissions from varied disciplines, areas, and fields. "Education" is defined in the broad cultural sense and not limited to just formal schooling. Particular attention is given to geographical equity to assure representation of all regions and "Latino" groups in the United States. Policies and practices promoting equity and social justice for linguistically and culturally diverse groups are particularly encouraged and welcomed for consideration. A range of formats for articles is encouraged, including research articles, essay reviews and interviews, practitioner and community perspectives, book and media reviews, and other forms of creative critical writing.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   


The broad spectrum of researchers, teaching professionals and educators, academics, scholars, administrators, independent writers and artists, policy and program specialists, students, parents, families, civic leaders, activists, and advocates. In short, individuals, groups, agencies, organizations, and institutions sharing a common interest and committment to the educational issues that impact Latinos.


Instructions to Contributors

MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION: Prepare manuscripts according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), most recent edition. Manuscripts not in this style will not be reviewed. Special consideration is given to creative and literary works not appropriately covered by APA. Double space all components of the manuscript (title page, abstract, text, quotes, acknowledgments, references, appendixes, tables, figure captions, and footnotes). The first page should include the manuscript title, authors' names, affiliations, complete mailing addresses (including e-mail), and the telephone and fax numbers of the author to whom editorial correspondence is to be addressed. The second page should consist of a brief descriptive abstract or synopsis (maximum of 100 words). References to all tables and figures should be explicit in text, and notes as to their approximate placement should be made in the manuscript. All figures must be camera ready. Using 1-inch margins on all sides of the page, manuscripts should be typed using a 12-point font size; all pages must be numbered. Only original material will be accepted.

To submit your manuscript, you will need the following files:
- A Title page file with the names of all authors and co-authors*
- Main document file with abstract, keywords, main text and references
- Figure files
- Table files
- Any extra files such as Supplemental files or Author Biographical notes
You can use the Word template to format your files. *Since you are submitting to a journal that uses double-blind peer review, please note that you will need to save the title page as a separate file and designate it as “not for review”.

PERMISSIONS and CREDIT LINES: Authors should state that the manuscript represents results of original work, the findings reported in the manuscript have not been published previously, and that the manuscript is not being simultaneously submitted elsewhere. If pertinent, authors should also state that they have complied with American Psychological Association ethical standards in the treatment of their samples. In addition, six key words describing the manuscript should be provided for identification and to ensure proper matching for reviews. Authors are responsible for all statements made in their work and for obtaining permission from copyright owners to reprint or adapt a table or figure, or to reprint a quotation of 500 words or more. Authors should write to original author(s) and publisher to request nonexclusive world rights in all languages to use the material in the article and in future editions. Provide copies of all permissions and credit lines at the time of manuscript submission. Contact the editor for sample permission request forms.

Identify the section under which the submission applies:


Feature Articles: Theory, Research, Policy, and Practice: Rigorous, innovative, and critical scholarship comprising empirical, methodological, applied, theoretical, programmatic, perspective, and policy articles relevant to educational issues that impact Latinos. All modes of inquiry are welcome: observational, experimental, ethnographic, textual, sociological, historical, philosophical, interpretive, survey, and others. Suggested manuscript length is 20 to 30 pages.


Essay Reviews and Interviews: Commentary, literature, and conceptual review papers that are integrative and timely, evaluating and synthesizing a relevant issue. Included also may be symposia, point-counterpoint debates, task force reports, position papers, brief letters and reactions to policies and actions, and solicited commentaries and interviews with specialists and other figures who have made an impact. Suggested manuscript length is 7 to 12 pages.


Voces: Community, Parents, Teachers, and Students: Descriptions, data-driven research reports and case studies, and/or more reflective essays by school "actors" and practitioners who have important knowledge, research, or reflection about educational settings that impact Latinos. Issues of practice and philosophy of teaching and learning are addressed from the voices of community, parents, teachers, and students. Suggested manuscript length is 7 to 15 pages.


Book and Media Reviews: Summaries and evaluations of books, periodicals, articles, Websites, software, CD-ROMs, teaching material, textbooks, videotapes, film, art, music, and other media. Suggested manuscript length is 2 to 3 pages.

         * Books & Media Available for Review                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Alternative Formats: Personal perspectives and narratives, short tales, confessional or testimonial stories, humor, poetry, drama, artwork, and other creative productions, and representations that transgress or transverse "academic" standards. Suggested manuscript length is 1 to 7 pages.


MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION: Journal of Latinos and Education receives all manuscript submissions electronically via their ScholarOne Manuscripts website. ScholarOne Manuscripts ™ is an online system used by journal editorial offices to manage the submission and peer review of articles. It is a product of the ScholarOne® platform owned by Thomson Reuters. As an author, you should find that the peer review process is faster and more streamlined (reviewers and editors can review the files online wherever they are in the world, so there are no postal delays, and reminders are sent automatically). ScholarOne Manuscripts allows for rapid submission of original and revised manuscripts, as well as facilitating the review process and internal communication between authors, editors and reviewers via a web-based platform. ScholarOne Manuscripts technical support can be contacted via .

Once you have created an account, you will be able to submit your manuscript, as well as any revisions or future manuscripts, from your Author Centre. You can also edit your account, and view the five most recent emails regarding your submission.

The submission process on ScholarOne Manuscripts™ is straightforward, and will lead you through the process step by step, to ensure you complete all required elements. Authors can now submit their EndNote manuscripts to benefit from a fast-pass submission process, and can easily add any co-authors to a submission. The final checklist stage will then provide you with the opportunity to view a system-created PDF of your manuscript before submitting it.

Once you have submitted your manuscript, your article will be assigned a unique manuscript ID number, which will allow you to track the status of your submission, and, in some cases the system will send you an automated email to confirm that your manuscript has been received by the journal editorial office.

You should find that the system is very user-friendly, and you can get help at any time via the Get Help Now section/FAQ Knowledgebase. If you forget your password, you can enter your email address in the Password Help field and click Go, and the system will send you an email containing instructions for resetting your password. If you are unsure whether you have an account, please do not create a new account. Please contact the journal who will be able to check if you have an account on the site. (If you have difficulty finding the relevant contact please email


Submissions here, log in or create an account to begin

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If you have any other requests please contact the Editor at:                                                                                                                                                                                    

Enrique G. Murillo, Jr., Ph.D., Editor

Journal of Latinos and Education

College of Education

California State University, San Bernardino

5500 University Parkway

San Bernardino, CA 92407-2397


THEMATIC ISSUES: JLE welcomes proposals for Thematic Issues. These are special issues having components that link together meaningful conceptual or theoretical questions. The proposer of the Thematic Issue becomes the Guest Editor. Examining topics that bring together inquirers from several disciplines who do not normally engage with each other are particularly welcome. These may be invited or open competitions, but all submissions are peer-reviewed.

Success Indicators: Review Process, Rank, and Impact Factors

Tier 1; 

*First round - Feature Articles: 4.3% acceptance rate of the journal (and inversely 95.7% rejection). 

Revised submissions: Average acceptance rate of the journal: 35% acceptance (and inversely 65% rejection).

Taylor & Francis Peer Review Integrity Stamp: All research articles in this journal undergo rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymous refereeing by two anonymous referees.

* Taylor & Francis Group and the JLE are members of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)

REVIEWERS:  All submissions are peer-reviewed by members of the Editorial Board, Editor and Associates, and others as necessitated by submission topic.                         Masthead                                         JLE Review Form

We are happy to report that the Journal of Latinos and Education is ranked among top journals worldwide! The SCImago Journal Rank (SJR indicator) is a measure of scientific influence of scholarly journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals where such citations come from.

Among 20,544 journals, the JLE ranks 79 (in the Cultural Studies category) and ranks 380 (in the Education category). SCImago. (2007).

SJR — SCImago Journal & Country Rank.
Retrieved September 05, 2013

Copies of Journal of Latinos and Education along with promotional materials are displayed and distributed at all relevant conferences, including:

- Intl. Conference for School Effectiveness and Improvement
- AACTE - American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
- CIES - Comparative and International Educational Studies
- American Council on Education
- Teachers College Winter Roundtable
- Association of Teacher Educators
- National Association for Bilingual Education
- American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education
- National Migrant Education Conference
- University Continuing Education Association
- American Educational Research Association
- NEA - ( Joint Conference on Concerns of Minorities and Women)
- National Council for Community and Education Partnerships
- League of United Latin Americans Citizens (LULAC) national convention
- National Council of La Raza
- Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning
- Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
- Latin American Studies Association (LASA)
- American Association for Higher Education and Accreditation
- Association for Continuing Higher Education
- American Association for Adult and Continuing Education
- Association for the Study of Higher Education

Production of Accepted Manuscripts

MANUSCRIPT ACCEPTANCE: Once your manuscript has been accepted, the transfer to the Production Editor at Taylor & Francis is faster using the ScholarOne® platform, with the files and associated information going straight into CATS, our article tracking system, so that it can begin the production process. All accepted manuscripts, artwork, and photographs become the property of the publisher.


PROOFS AND REPRINTS: Authors' files are copyedited and typeset into page proofs. Contact authors bear sole responsibility for reading proofs to correct errors and answer editors' queries. Page proofs are sent to the designated author using Taylor & Francis’ Central Article Tracking System (CATS). They must be carefully checked and returned within 48 hours of receipt. Reprints of individual articles are available for order at the time authors review page proofs. A discount on reprints is available to authors who order before print publication.

COLOR REPRODUCTION: Color illustrations will be considered for publication; however, the author will be required to bear the full cost involved in color art reproduction.Color art can be purchased for online only conversion and reproduction or for print + online reproduction. Color reprints can only be ordered
if print + online reproduction costs are paid. Rates for color art reproduction are: Online Only Reproduction: $225 for the first page of color; $100 for the next three pages of color. A maximum charge of $525 applies. Print + Online Reproduction: $900 for the first page of color; $450 per page for the next three pages of color. A custom quote will be provided for articles with more than four pages of color.


Publication Agreement   Pre-Production Check-Off List   Author's Data Form


Abstracted or Indexed in:
PsycINFO/Psychological Abstracts; Contents Pages in Education; Current Index to Journals in Education; EBSCOhost Procucts; Education Research Abstracts; ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools (ERIC/CRESS); Family Index Database; Hispanic American Periodicals Index; Lingusitics and Language Behavior Abstracts; Cabell’s Directories.

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Access to your Published Article and other Author Benefits on Taylor & Francis Online

Taylor & Francis journals have replaced hardcopy editions mailed to authors with a more flexible benefit for authors. Authors now receive 50 free "Eprints" of their article. "Eprints" are special links that grant complimentary online access to the article that authors can distribute to colleagues and friends.

Authors receive access to author benefits on Taylor & Francis Online after the final version of the their article is published. An email is sent to the author, with the subject "Your author's copy on Taylor & Francis Online". This email will usually be sent automatically 1 to 5 days after the article is posted.

Access is granted based on the authors' e-mail address recorded by production in CATS. All authors, including secondary and non-corresponding authors, are eligible to receive author access if we have a valid email address.

Authors must register with Taylor & Francis Online in order to receive author benefits. When authors register they receive access to author benefits for all articles linked to their CATS email address as provided to our production team. If the author already has an account, author benefits for their article will be granted automatically.

A more detailed guide, including screenshots of the screens authors see, is available should you want it. If you do, please request it from our Production Editor.

US Postmaster: Please send address changes to Journal of Latinos and Education, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC, 325 Chestnut
St., Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA.

Annual Subscription, Volume 8, 2009: Print ISSN 1534-8431; Online ISSN 1532-771X. Institutional subscribers:US $378,
UK £226, E302. Personal subscribers: US $53, UK £32, E42. Institutional and individual subscriptions include access to the online
version of the journal. Institutional subscriptions include access for any number of concurrent users across a local area network.
Individual subscriptions are single username/password only.

Production and Advertising Office: 325 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: (215) 625-8900; fax: (215) 625-8563.

Production Editor: Beth Oberleiter.

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Updated on May 31, 2018: contact Enrique G. Murillo, Jr., Ph.D. with comments or suggestions.