Special Issue: COVID-19 and teaching and learning in the professoriate

Special Issue (Spring 2021) The editorial team at the Journal of the Professoriate would like to invite you to submit a scholarly paper related to COVID-19 and teaching and learning in the professoriate. In response to COVID-19, we have witnessed higher education institutions change teaching modalities, increase students in sections, eliminate sections, increase teaching loads, examine tenure clock countdown, and the list goes on. As faculty worry about issues related to teaching and learning on their campuses, we are driven to explore critical analysis among scholars and policymakers on issues affecting all college and university faculty in America and abroad. The need for critical scholarly work centering around these issues is needed. We welcome papers grounded in theory or emerging ideas, as well as research and theoretical papers.

For this special issue of the Journal of the Professoriate, Spring 2021, we would like to publish a special issue that focuses on matters related to issues that have arisen during the COVID-19 Pandemic. In order to be considered for the special issue, manuscripts must be submitted by October 15. All submissions are subject to peer review. Notifications will be sent out by January 15. The Issue is slated to be published in April, 2021.

About the Journal The Journal of the Professoriate is a peer-reviewed journal that promotes critical analysis among scholars and policymakers on issues affecting all college and university faculty in America and abroad. The mission of the Journal of the Professoriate is to provide an outlet for research and scholarship on issues pertaining to the pathways leading to the professoriate as well as all issues about and relevant to college and university faculty within academe and the global society.

Manuscript Submission Instructions All submitted manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the guidelines outlined in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th Edition). Authors’ manuscript submission certifies that none of the contents are copyrighted, published, accepted for publication by another journal, under review by another journal, or submitted to another journal while under review by the Journal of the Professoriate.

All manuscripts should be submitted via the online submission process (see link below) and typed in Times New Roman (12 pt.), double-spaced on 8½ x 11 size paper, and accompanied by an abstract that does not exceed 120 words. Figures and Graphs must be camera-ready art and should be placed in the Appendices.

To protect anonymity during the review process, the title page should be the only place in the manuscript that includes the author(s) name(s) and institutional affiliation(s). This needs to be uploaded as a seperate page and SHOULD NOT be included with the manuscript. All other identifying references and notes should be removed from the manuscript before it is submitted for publication consideration.

We recommend the following: (1) Title page (name, affiliation, contact information); (2) Manuscript (body of the text; no personal identifying information included). This may include abstract, body, references, appendices with tables and figures. (3) Cover letter (introduce your manuscript to editors; note any special circumstances you wish to be considered.)

Submitted manuscripts should not exceed 7,500 words. The manuscript review process takes 3-6 months (depending on the volume of submissions and pace of reviews).

The Journal of the Professoriate does not allow the use of footnotes or endnotes. References should be listed alphabetically by author at the end of the manuscript and referred to in the body of the text in accordance with the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th Edition). If the manuscript is accepted for publication, the author(s) will be asked to submit a copy of the final post-review version of the manuscript.

Manuscripts accepted for publication are subject to copyediting. Manuscript submission indicates the author’s commitment to publish in the Journal of the Professoriate and to give the journal first publication rights. No manuscript known to be under consideration by another journal will be reviewed.

Upon publication, the Center for African American Research and Policy owns all rights including subsidiary rights. Our policy is to require the assignment of copyright on all published manuscripts. We understand that in return for publication, the journal has the nonexclusive rights to publish the contribution and the continuing unlimited right to include the contribution as part of any issue and/or volume reprint of the journal in which the contribution first appeared by any means and in any format.

Publication Schedule Fall and Spring

Circulation: CAARP

Indexed: Academic Search Alumni Edition, 12/1/2010- Academic Search Complete, 12/1/2010- Academic Search Elite, 12/1/2010- Academic Search Premiere, 12/1/2010- TOC Premier (Table of Contents), 12/1/2010-

Review Process: All submissions are refereed using a blind review system. Evaluative criteria include the following items that are rated on a 0-4 scale (0 which means poor while 4 means excellent): Importance of topic
Literature review Purpose of the study Appropriateness of conceptual/theoretical framework Research design/methods Results
Conclusions and implications Organization of ideas
Control for threats to validity and reliability Adherence to APA (6th Edition) guidelines

Notification of the status of all manuscripts will be made by the editor. The following decisions will be communicated to the author: • Accept • Revise and resubmit • Reject

All accepted manuscripts will receive copyediting. The editor reserves the right to edit accepted articles to meet the journal’s standards and formatting guidelines.

Revise and Resubmit: When you revise your manuscript please highlight the changes you make in the manuscript by using the track changes mode in MS Word. Please DO NOT simply bold or highlight your revisions. You will need to upload two versions of your revised article following the same procedure as for submitting your initial version (anonymous):

• A version with track changes visible should be resubmitted and titled “track changes.” • A “clean” version should be resubmitted and titled “manuscript for review purposes.”

Additionally, please submit a file named “Author’s Response to Decision” to detail the changes you have made and in response to which reviewer comments. Please do not identify yourself (and your co-authors, if applicable). The text entered here is potentially sent to reviewers and the author(s) must be anonymous.

Editorial Correspondence: Direct all manuscript submissions, queries, and inquiries to:

Henrietta Williams Pichon and Monica Burke, Journal of the Professoriate, Co-editors-in-Chief at jotp-editor@caarpweb.org

Publisher: The Center for African American Research and Policy (CAARP) at www.caarpweb.org