Each issue is organized into two sections. The peer-reviewed section features scholarship on education issues of national importance and local education issues in the state of Colorado and the broader Rocky Mountain Region that has implications for national audiences as well. The themed Dialogues section features critical reflective essays authored by a range of stakeholders bringing together a wide-array of voices on a single issue.

Upcoming themes for the Dialogues sections are: 

"Being Bilingual in Colorado Schools" 

Submission Instructions 

A note on style and audience for all submissions:

We encourage articles written in a clear, accessible manner that either avoid or define any highly specialized language. Our intended audience is a wide spectrum of stakeholders in education including academics, educators and community members in local and national contexts. The Assembly is an online journal, thus we encourage authors to take advantage of this format (e.g., embedding links, audio or video supplements, dynamic data displays)

Peer Reviewed Research Articles

Submissions for peer reviewed articles should be empirical (qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods) and/or conceptual research articles. The Assembly looks for articles that include the following components:

  1. Significance/relevance to public scholarship on education

  2. Conceptual frameworks

  3. Methods (if manuscript is an empirical study)

    • Methods section should provide context for the reader

    • More technical methodological explanations will be included in an appendix

    • Address appropriateness of methods to answer research questions

    • Provide an adequate description of methods used (including data collection and analysis)

  4. Findings/conclusions should be situated in the literature and/or data

  5. Overall contribution to the field

  6. Authors must follow guidelines in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition, 2009). A helpful resource can be found here

  7. Length and format: 3000 - 5000 words submitted as a Word document (no PDF documents please).

  8. Provide a short abstract summarizing the article. Include who, beyond researchers, you would hope reads the article and what they could learn from it. This may include, but is not limited to, students, parents, community organizations, policymakers, teachers, and school leaders.

  9. Email article as an attachment to theassemblyjournal@colorado.edu with “Peer Review Submission” in the subject line.

Dialogues

Submissions for the dialogues should be critical essays on pertinent and meaningful topics and issues in education. The Assembly encourages submissions to be presented in new and innovative formats that take advantage of multimedia possibilities and create opportunities for ongoing conversations.

  1. Length and format: A maximum of 1500 words submitted as a Word document (no PDF documents please).

  2. Provide a short abstract summarizing the article. Include who, beyond researchers, you would hope reads the article and what they could learn from it. This may include, but is not limited to, students, parents, community organizations, policymakers, teachers, and school leaders.

  3. When possible, minimize citations that are behind paywalls or may be difficult to access for a broad audience. If citations are used in the work, follow guidelines in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition, 2009). A helpful resource can be found here

  4. Email article as an attachment to theassemblyjournal@colorado.edu with “Dialogues Submission” in the subject line.