The two key
questions used by the editors to determine whether to send a manuscript
out for review are 1) Do the results generalize and 2) Is the study
likely to alter someone's practice? A study failing either criterion
will not be reviewed. Thus, PARE does not accept local
evaluations or validity studies.
- Use of evidence
Introduces the recent
evidence that supports a topic.
issues or points within a topic.
sides of an issue, or is clearly identified as having a particular point
- Clear and concise
in 2000-8000 words (about four to eight pages of text).
- Accurate --
Presents correct and accurate
- Appropriate --
The content is appropriate
for Practical Assessment Research & Evaluation
We generally like to see four sub
headings and four
to eight valuable references or citations for additional reading.
Please prepare your manuscript as a single-spaced document with the tables and
figures inserted in the text of the document.
Send your article to us electronically as an e-mail attachment to
firstname.lastname@example.org in an
editable format. We should
be able to handle any common word processor format. Microsoft Word is preferred.
We will make sure the manuscript is blinded, insert a tracking number, and format
your submission as a PDF before sending it out for review.
In order to maintain our standards of
high quality, we subject
all proposed articles to a rigorous review and refinement process.
The process typically involves screening, review, and editing.
The editors review the first draft of the article against the criteria
mentioned above and makes an determination as to whether the manuscript is suited
Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation. If it is found to be
suitable, a draft version is formatted as a PDF and placed in the editorial
board's submission area. All editors are then invited to
review the manuscript. We hope to
have manuscripts reviewed within three weeks of submission.
The author is notified. If the manuscript is accepted for publication, editorial
suggestions are made.
We have also compiled
Sheet about PARE. This fact sheet discusses the
PARE and characteristics of the PARE Readership (last
Why you should submit to PARE
are many practical advantages to publishing your article in
Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation.
article will join others published by leaders in educational
assessment, research and evaluation.
article will be reviewed by an expert panel.
article will have the potential to be seen by an extremely large
audience. The typical article in a print journal is read by only
300-500 people. The average number of downloads is well over
10,000 for every article in PARE. You can expect thousands more people
to see your paper by publishing your
article will be indexed in major internet and academic search engines.
can expect a rapid turn-around time. The typical review should be
under four weeks.
article can be published using current technology.
is a unique outlet. It is the only peer reviewed journal
featuring practical advice on assessment, research and evaluation.