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JWM Announces a Pause in Accepting SubmissionsJWM currently has a large volume of manuscripts in the production process. Out of respect for our authors and reviewers, the JWM editorial board has decided to pause submission of new submissions from November 1, 2022 until February 28, 2023. Please note that this pause does not impact the articles already in review or those being submitted to the regular journal or upcoming Themed Issue on Black Males in STEM. Updated author and reviewer guidelines will take effect on March 1, 2023.
Call for Manuscripts: A Themed Issue of the Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering (JWM) on Black Males in STEM
Themed Issue and Overview of TopicsProducing the next generation of citizens with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) competencies remains a national priority (Carnevale et al., 2013; Olson & Gerardi-Riordan, 2012). Unfortunately, many demographics of the U.S. citizenry are underrepresented across the STEM enterprise (e.g., postsecondary and workforce sectors). Specifically, Black males are an underrepresented student demographic in STEM (Henderson et al., in revision). For example, in 2015, Black males comprised only 3.2% of the STEM workforce (NSF, 2017), noting the need for greater recruitment, retention, graduation of Black male students in STEM degree programs and, more importantly, placement in such careers.
Extended Abstract Submission and Review Process:All prospective contributors should submit an extended abstract (two-page, single-space maximum), including a proposed manuscript title, the names of authors and their institutional affiliations. They must present a detailed description of the proposed manuscript, including its theoretical framework, description of sample and/or research setting, and methodological approach, and any potential STEM education, policy, research, and practice implications. Additionally, in the extended abstract, the prospective contributors must explain how the proposed manuscript is aligned with the special issue. The guest editors will review all extended abstract submissions and will identify reviewers, with specific expertise, to review the extended abstracts. After these reviews are completed, the guest editors will extend an invitation to those prospective contributors who are encouraged to submit a full manuscript.
Timeline1. Extended Abstracts: All extended abstracts should be no longer than 2 pages (i.e., single-space maximum; references not included) and should include the following sections: (a) Rationale for Manuscript, (b) Theory/Framework, (c) Methodology/Research Design, (d) Originality/Value, (e) Positionality, Results/Findings, and (f) Proposed STEM potential STEM education, policy, research, and practice implications. All extended abstracts are due on February 1, 2022. Each extended abstract submission should begin with “Themed Issue: Black Males in STEM,” followed by the proposed manuscript title, the names of authors, and their institutional affiliations, and contact information of first author and/or sole author.
ReferencesCarnevale, A. P., Smith, N., & Melton, M. (2013). STEM: Science technology engineering mathematics. Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. http://hdl.handle.net/10822/559306.
Call for Papers: Reimagining STEM Higher Education Research