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Empathetic Educators:

Interdisciplinary Narratives

Submission Guidelines (click on one):

Carefully review the Submission Guidelines for your area

Peer Reviewed Author Guidelines

Author Preparation Checklist

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


  • To submit to the Journal, you need to Register here

  • Authors must confirm that the submission has not been previously published, and is not before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).

  • Where available, provide URLs for references.

  • The text must adhere to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Guidelines and Template below.

  • If submitting to the peer-reviewed section of the journal, remove all identifying information (except in the bottom area of the template that requires it.

  • Link to template: Download Template

Peer Reviewed Guidelines continued:

Step 1. Use a Template for Submission

We recommend to have your paper professionally copyedited (there is an area on the template to let us know if this was able to be done).

Use template above

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Step 2. Editorial Review

All submitted manuscript, prior to being sent out for peer review, is reviewed by the editorial office for the following: 

a. Use of Template

b. Scope

c. Originality and Plagiarism Check

d. English Language

e. Reference check, if necessary


Step 3: Anonymous Peer Review

The manuscript is peer reviewed by experts in the field with scholarly affiliations. The authors identities are unknown to the reviewers. Reviewers are required to evaluate the manuscripts and provide constructive feedback to enable the author(s) to improve the content of the manuscript.

Reviewers suggest one of the following:

  • Accept with no revision

  • Accept with minor revision

  • Accept with moderate revision

  • Accept with major revision

  • Reject: Not suitable for further processing

Step 4: Editors' Decision

Upon receipt of the reviewers' initial evaluations, the editorial office reviews the comments. If there are significant differences among reviewers' recommendations, the manuscript is sent to a third reviewer. The review process is usually completed in six to eight weeks. Using the reviewers' and editors' feedback, author(s) make corrections to the manuscript and submit a revised manuscript. Upon receipt of the revised submission, the manuscript undergoes the third and final stage of the review process. Based on the revised manuscript and all the reviewers' feedback, the editor makes the final decisions for publication. 

Educational Professionals


These professional narratives provides a fresh perspectives supporting students in the educational setting. Our purpose it to create a place for critical study and review. What do we need to improve upon? We encourage experiences that communicate a critical need for change and describe a variety of strategies used to bring about changes that have a positive impact on students and community. Submissions from teachers, social workers, administrators, BOE member, nurses, OTs, PTs, SPED, paraprofessionals, specials teachers (art, music, language, PE, etc.) or others working within an educational setting K-12 or Higher Education are encouraged

Your narrative should explain and describe events, conflicts, results, what was done, what's being done and what still needs to be done. Are you able to advocate for change within your educational setting? How is it encouraged/received? How is your school culture? Does it have a social justice focus? How does structural oppression in schools contribute to this conflict? How do you/do you support your coworkers, students and/or families?  What works and what doesn't? Concluding with what can be learned from this event. What would you recommend for students, parents/families, communities and educational settings? 

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This section publishes narratives that describe your experiences with your child's education. Siblings and other family members are encouraged to submit. Your voices are important and can help guide and influence needed changes in education. These stories will speak to the critical need for changes. Your narrative should explain and describe events, conflicts, results, what was done, what's being done and what still needs to be done. Were you able to advocate? Did your advocacy help? How was it received? How did your child/family member respond during this time? How did you/do you support your child/family member throughout this experience?  What worked and what didn't? Conclude with what you learned. What would you recommend for the school? What would you recommend for other parents/families?

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This section gives a voice to students through non-academic genres–letters, poetry, essays, photographs and/or other artwork. One or two artwork selections will be selected for the cover. Other submissions will be selected and placed under the student section of the issue. You can be create with how to express yourself. If you'd like to submit a narrative, you can look at the parent/family section for ideas around how to explain and describe the event.

For students under the age of 18: submissions must be sent by your legal guardian. 

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Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party. For the non-peer reviewed sections, names can be withheld for confidentiality reasons, you must indicate this on your submission. You name will only remain with the editorial review board and not published on the site. This is not an option for the peer-reviewed section; All peer-reviewed journal articles must have author names.

Submission Note for all: Manuscripts are peer-reviewed. Articles appropriate to the journal’s purpose are reviewed anonymously. All other submissions are reviewed by the editorial team/board members. Publication decisions typically require 3 to 4 months (less time when decisions are made to expedite publications or special editions). We thank you for your submissions and ask that you please be patient. We encourage all articles be copyedited before publication, however, we will do our best copyedit based upon resources, which is why donations are helpful, but not required for publication. Articles published in Empathetic Educators are published as PDF files on our the journal's site,

Peer Review Guidelines
Educationa Professionals

We welcome Donations, however, Donations are NOT required for publication or journal access.

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