Journal Information


2020 Call For Manuscripts


Manuscript Review Criteria


Manuscript Submission Guidelines and Checklist


Review Process and Timeline


Editorial Review Board Responsibilities


Editorial Review Board Qualifications


Journal Editor (s) Responsibilities



Jacqueline K. Crawford, Simpson College, IA

Elizabeth Leer, St. Olaf, MN

AILACTE Journal Editorial Board:
Janet Arndt, Gordon College, MA

Jennifer Carlson, Hamline University, MN

Don Comi, Whitworth University, WA  

Janis Flint-Ferguson, Gordon College, MA

Michael Hylen, Louisiana State University, LA

Julie Kalnin, University of Portland, OR

Joe Lewis, Hamline University, MN

Hillary Merk, University of Portland, OR

Rebecca Smith, University of Portland, OR

Kevin Thomas, Bellarmine University, KY

Amy Vizenor, Gustavus Adolphus College, MN

Kimberly White-Smith, University of La Verne, CA

Kathy Gann, Technical Editor

Barbara Grinnell, Graphic Designer

Jackie McDowell, Publications Manager

            Each year the Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education (AILACTE) publishes a peer-reviewed journal. The goal of the Journal is to disseminate scholarly work that enhances the work of teacher education professionals in independent, liberal arts colleges and universities.

            The 2020 Journal is not a theme-based edition.  Manuscripts may address any issue that will enhance the work of teacher educators in a liberal arts context.  Appropriate topics for the Journal include teaching and learning strategies, candidate and program assessment, diversity and inclusion, policy changes, etc.  Submissions are not limited to research studies, but manuscripts that are grounded in literature and supported by data will be given stronger consideration. 

            Manuscripts are due June 19, 2020, and must follow APA guidelines, 6th Edition.  Please refer to the AILACTE Journal Submission Guidelines and Checklist for the additional AILACTE Journal requirements.

            To submit your manuscript, go to the Author Biography Form. Once you have completed the form, there is a place for you to submit your materials (manuscript, Author Submission and Biography form, and Institutional Research Board approval if applicable) on the online form.

            The 2021 journal will be a themed volume.  The theme will be posted on the AILACTE Journal website in July 2020.


            The Journal editors are Jackie Crawford ([email protected]), Professor Emerita at Simpson College, Iowa, and Elizabeth Leer ([email protected], Associate Professor at St. Olaf, Minnesota.



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