Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness

NEW:  Call for Applications to the Methodological Transparency Editor for JREE 
Application Deadline: January 15, 2021

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Journal Mission
The Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness is the flagship publication of the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE) and publishes original articles from the multidisciplinary community of researchers who are committed to applying principles of scientific inquiry to the study of educational problems.

Articles published in JREE should advance our knowledge of factors important for educational success and/or improve our ability to conduct further disciplined studies of pressing educational problems. JREEwelcomes manuscripts that fit into one of the following categories: (1) intervention, evaluation, and policy studies; (2) theory, contexts, and mechanisms; and (3) methodological studies. The first category includes studies that focus on process and implementation and seek to demonstrate causal claims in educational research. The second category includes meta-analyses and syntheses, descriptive studies that illuminate educational conditions and contexts, and studies that rigorously investigate education processes and mechanisms. The third category includes studies that advance our understanding of theoretical and technical features of measurement and research design and describe advances in data analysis and data modeling.

To establish a stronger connection between scientific evidence and educational practice, studies submitted to JREE should focus on pressing problems found in classrooms and schools. Studies that help advance our understanding and demonstrate effectiveness related to challenges in reading, mathematics education, and science education are especially welcome as are studies related to cognitive functions, social processes, organizational factors, and cultural features that mediate and/or moderate critical educational outcomes.

Journal Content
Reflecting the mission of JREE, manuscripts should be submitted to one of three areas described below:

Intervention, Evaluation, and Policy Studies
Manuscripts submitted in this category should describe findings from empirical studies that investigate the effect of interventions and programs designed to improve outcomes in content domains (e.g., mathematics, science, and reading) and in social and affective domains linked to educational outcomes. Of particular interest to JREE are those studies that employ experimental and quasi-experimental designs to test the effectiveness of interventions and/or programs. Studies that seek to understand causal elements by addressing the process and implemetation of interventions and programs are also welcome.

Theory, Contexts, and Processes
Manuscripts submitted under this category should describe research on the conditions, contexts, and processes that shape, underlie, exacerbate and/or inhibit the effects of education practices and policies. This may include descriptive studies of educational conditions and contexts that facilitate understanding of patterns of educational outcomes and support the development of hypotheses about the mechanisms that underlie them. It may also include methodologically rigorous research illuminating processes of teaching, learning, and human development.

Methodological Studies
Manuscripts submitted under this category focus on the development and refinement of data collection and data analysis practices. Studies that advance our understanding of theoretical and technical features of measurement and research design are welcome as are studies that describe advances in data analysis and data modeling.

Conflict of Interest
SREE requires authors, during the process of submitting a manuscript to JREE, to disclose any relationships that present a potential conflict of interest in the conduct and reporting of research. Once disclosed, the editors of JREE may use such information to inform editorial decisions, and may publish such disclosures if they are determined to be important to readers in judging the manuscript. The editors may decline to publish a manuscript on the basis of a conflict of interest.

A conflict of conflict of interest may occur when an author or an author's employer or sponsor has a financial, commercial, legal, or professional relationship with other institutions, or with individuals working for or with these these entities that may exert influence on the author's research. Potential conflicts of interest may include: employment, grants, consulting, patents, royalties or ownership interests.