Aims and Scope
The Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering (JWM) publishes original, peer-reviewed papers that report on empirical investigations covering a variety of topics related to achieving inclusion of historically underrepresented and minoritized populations in science and engineering education, academe, and professional practice. These populations include those who identify as people of color, white women, first generation college students, veterans, members of the LGBTQ+ community, people with disabilities, and the intersections of these and other identities. The journal especially welcomes research manuscripts that use theoretical frameworks and methodologies appropriate to the study of underrepresented and marginalized populations and/or use intersectional approaches. The journal also publishes studies on novel educational innovations that hold promise for transferability to other contexts.
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt nearly every aspect of our daily lives, and we recognize that people's needs are unique during this time. Some need to completely check out of academic life. Others are clinging to what normalcy they can through continuing their academic work. There's certainly no single way to navigate any of this, and we hope that you doing what you need for yourself and your loved ones. That said, our editorial board recognizes the need for equity work has been and will continue to be paramount. Our hope is that by continuing production of the useful, insightful, and liberatory manuscripts in our queue, we can continue to support those who are still working to support/improve the experiences of marginalized students and others in STEM. Although there are emerging trends for institutions to consider adjusting their tenure timelines for pre-tenure faculty, we also recognize that there are people who are hoping (and needing) to continue disseminating their work through outlets like JWM.
Reviewers, please let us know if you need additional time to complete reviews. We are very happy to work adjust due dates to accommodate your schedule.
Authors, please be patient with our editorial board and our reviewers, knowing that we are doing our best to maintain undisrupted production during this time.
Julie P. Martin, on behalf of the Editorial Board
Call for Papers: Reimagining STEM Higher Education Research