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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point Times New Roman; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

The following types of articles will be considered for publication:

  • Research studies - data-driven formal research projects with appropriate analysis, formal hypotheses and their testing, etc. These studies use either a quantitative or qualitative methodology that the authors should describe in detail. Accepted articles contain rigorous research that also leads to significant new understanding in pedagogy.
  • Case studies--a case study that focuses on an intense analysis of a specific teaching situation or problem that led to a solution. Case studies should have the following components: description of the teaching situation or problem, solution or solutions attempted, quantitative or qualitative analysis of the effectiveness of the solution, reflection on the implications and possible generalization to other settings or populations.
  • Reflective essays: essays that challenge current practice, encourage experimentation, or draw novel conclusions.   
  • Critiques: a systematic and detailed assessment of a published empirical study, case study, or reflective essay. A critical evaluation should deconstruct the work, identify both strengths and weaknesses, and evaluate it in light of its purpose.
  • Literature reviews: a systematic review or meta-analysis of the literature that illuminates new relationships and understanding of contemporary issues bridging teaching and learning.
  • Quick hits: a Quick Hit is a brief contribution describing innovative teaching practices or an innovative use of a teaching or learning tool that has already been successfully implemented (1500 words or less). It should describe the practice or use of the tool as a step-by-step process and include sufficient detail to allow another educator to use the Quick Hit in his or her own teaching.


The title page should include: the title of the article, the names of all authors, their affiliations and email addresses, and funding mechanisms if applicable. No other parts of the submission should include information that can be used to identify the authors.

The article should be accompanied by an Abstract of 150-200 words and three to five key words. Please do not include citations in the abstract.

Journal articles should be no more than 8000 words including endnotes, citations, and abstract.


  • Book Reviews

Each issue of JERP includes a review of recent books related to jazz education.  The reviews of these books should rise to the same level of rigor as the other articles published in JERP; that is, they should critically discuss the content and possible applications to the field in a respectful manner that is informative to authors and readers. Book Reviews should be no more than 2500 words in length, including endnotes.


  1. Style Guidelines


Style Sheet for Jazz Education in Research and Practice

John Dewey

Indiana University Northwest


Marie Curie

University of Paris

Abstract: This paper provides the style sheet for Jazz in Research and Practice. Manuscripts submitted for publication should adhere to these guidelines.

Keywords: radiation, metacognition, identity theory, constructivism, educational philosophy.

General Guidelines for the manuscript

The final manuscript should be prepared in 12-point, Times New Roman, and single-spaced. All margins should be 1 inch. The text should be fully left- and right-justified. The title (in 16 point bold) and author’s name (in 12 pt. bold) should be at the top of the first page. Below the author’s name should be the author’s institutional affiliation. Author's email address is optional. The abstract should be indented 0.5" left and right from the margins, and should be in italics.

Paragraphs should have a 0.5" first line indent. Use only one space after the period of a sentence (word processors automatically adjust for the additional character spacing between sentences). The keywords should be formatted identically to the abstract with one line space between the abstract and the keywords. Authors should use keywords that are helpful in the description of their articles. Common words found in the journal name or their title article are not helpful.

Pages should be unnumbered since they will be entered by the Journal editorial staff. We will also insert a header on the first page of the article.

References should be incorporated in the text as name of author(s) and date of publication (Coffin, 1993), with a reference section at the end of the manuscript (see below for the desired format for the references). Titles of articles should be included in the references in sentence case. Unless instructed otherwise in this Style Sheet, please use APA style formatting. Footnotes should incorporate material that is relevant, but not in the main text.


It is essential that authors refrain from plagiarism. Plagiarism is a violation of ethics and, in serious cases, will lead to a manuscript being rejected by this journal. No future manuscripts will be accepted from authors who have submitted a plagiarized manuscript.

Unique work.

This journal does not accept previously published work. We also do not accept work that is being considered for publication by another journal. If your manuscript is accepted, you will be required to sign a form stating that your manuscript has not been previously published.

Section and Sub-Section Headings

Major Sections

Major section headings should be flush-left and bold-faced. Major section headings should have one-line space before and after. The first paragraph(s) of the article do not require a major heading.


Sub-section headings should also be flush-left and in italics. Sub-section headings should have a one-line space before and after. Sub-sub-sections should appear at the beginning of a paragraph (i.e., with an 0.5" indent, followed immediately by the text of the sub-sub-section), with the heading also in italics.

Tables and Figures

Tables and figures should be inserted in the text where the author believes they best fit. They may be moved around a little to better correspond to the space requirements of the Journal. If necessary, tables and figures may occupy an entire page to ensure readability and may be in either portrait or landscape orientation. Insofar as possible, tables should fit onto a single page. All tables and figures should be germane to the paper. Tables should be labeled as follows with the title at the beginning (in bold), with data entries single-spaced, and numbered. Column labels should be half-line spacing above data.

Table 1. The title of the table

Unit Length, inches


Point 1/12

Pica 1/6

Figures should have their captions follow the image. Captions should be single-spaced, with title in bold. Additional text should not be in bold. The Editorial staff may adjust layout to allow optimal use of space.

Figure 1. Color wheel with wavelengths indicated in millimicrons. Opposite colors are complementary.


Acknowledgements should identify grants or other financial support for this research by agency (source) and number (if appropriate). You may also acknowledge colleagues who have played a significant role in this research.


Please insert any appendices after the acknowledgments. They should be labeled as follows:

Appendix 1. The Title of the Appendix.



Include DOIs in each reference, if they are available. Use the new "https" URL format to cite them, making them linkable: https://doi.org/10.14434/v17i3.21364

Coffin, D.A. (1993). Using the competitive edge. Journal of Economic Education, 24 (1), 62-69. Garcia, J. and Rodriguez, P. (2002). The determinants of football match attendance revisited: Empirical evidence from the Spanish football league. Journal of Sports Economics, 3 (1), 18-38.

Hamilton, S. J. (1995). My name’s not Susie: A life transformed by literacy. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook Publishers.

Pappas, D. (2004). Fixing the fan cost index: A more realistic view. Retrieved April 21, 2004, from http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=2790.