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What We Look For

Each month, the journal has a theme that guides what we are looking for in article submissions.

Articles should be between 800–2,000 words and written in a warm, conversational style. The subject of the article should cover social and emotional learning topics useful for PreK–12 educators, including but not limited to:

  • Research-based SEL solutions addressing current issues in schools
  • Supported thesis on a controversial SEL topic
  • Practical tips, resources, and strategies for educators
  • Descriptions of successful SEL initiatives or interventions with specific examples (school, district, or state information only)

Please note that we cannot endorse another organization’s products that are in direct competition with Center for Responsive Schools’ programs and products. We accept only original submissions.


Tips for Successful Submissions

CRS has a deep commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We encourage writers of diverse backgrounds to submit manuscripts for consideration. International contributions are also welcomed.

Before you submit your article, we strongly encourage you to explore our past issues to get a sense of our style, format, and subject matter.

You are also welcome to contact the editors with an outline or brief overview of the article you intend to write. We are happy to offer feedback to guide your writing if your overview fits our publication’s needs.


Review Process

Your submission will be reviewed by our editors. If accepted, we will work with you to prepare the article for publication. Unfortunately, we cannot accept all submissions. Initial acceptance of an article is not a guarantee of publication. Writers will be contacted only if submissions are accepted. Responses may take several weeks.


Formatting Your Manuscript

Follow the Chicago Manual of Style for the main body of the article. For references, follow APA style.

You are welcome to include supplementary material to make your article submission more useful for educators. For instance, authors can include a list of additional resources for further reading, even if they are not directly cited in the article.

Charts, graphs, or infographics that are relevant to the manuscript can be included, along with associated raw data/information. (Note that authors are solely responsible for the accuracy of this information.)

Photographs can be submitted along with articles but are not necessary. If you submit photographs, include the photographer’s name for each image provided. Authors are responsible for obtaining any necessary permission for use of provided photographs or images. Photographs must be high resolution (ideally 300dpi) and in TIF, EPS, JPEG, or PNG format.

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