AACTE Renews Editorial Contract for Highly Ranked JTE

Tonya Bartell
Dorinda Carter Andrews
Robert Floden
Gail Richmond

After successfully completing its original 3-year term as editorial host of the Journal of Teacher Education (JTE), Michigan State University (MSU) this month began work under a renewed contract for editing the highly ranked journal through 2021.

As of July 1, the coeditors are Tonya Bartell, Dorinda Carter Andrews, Robert Floden, and Gail Richmond, all from MSU. Associate editors include Jeff Bale, University of Toronto, Canada; Christine Cho, Nipissing University, Canada; Corey Drake, MSU; Nathan Jones, Boston University (MA); Emery Petchauer, MSU; and Cinthia Salinas, University of Texas, Austin. The team is further supported by MSU Assistant Editor Maribel Santiago and Graduate Assistants Eliana Castro and Mary Neville.

The 69-year-old JTE is known for its high standard of quality and diverse perspectives on policy, practice, and research in teacher preparation. The journal has long enjoyed strong editorial leadership from AACTE member institutions including not only MSU but also Pennsylvania State University; the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Boston College (MA); and Drake University (IA).

Mission and Reach

JTE’s mission is to serve as a research forum for a diverse group of scholars who are invested in the preparation and continued support of teachers and who can have a significant voice in discussions and decision-making around issues of teacher education. One of the fundamental goals of the journal is the use of evidence from rigorous investigation to identify and address the increasingly complex issues confronting teacher development at the national and global levels.

In fact, global perspectives factor increasingly in the journal, thanks to dedicated outreach by the MSU editorial team and publishing partners at SAGE. Article abstracts are now translated and posted online in Spanish, German, and Mandarin; nearly half of all manuscripts submitted for publication last year were from outside the United States; and JTE is widely read overseas, including by thousands of subscribers through SAGE’s “developing world” initiatives.

Citations of JTE articles in other journals provide a snapshot of its importance to the field. In this summer’s Journal Citation Reports, JTE scores a 2-year “impact factor” of 3.18—indicating the average number of times any JTE article published in 2015 or 2016 was cited during 2017. This number places JTE 12th out of 238 journals worldwide in the “education and educational research” category. Even better, the ranking rises to 8th place when the measured publication date range spans 5 years rather than 2.

“This outstanding journal and its top-notch editorial team are a significant asset to the profession,” said AACTE President/CEO Lynn M. Gangone. “The breadth of topics and voices represented in the pages of JTE and the scholarly rigor assured by the editors and peer reviewers combine to provide a significant impact in the field. AACTE is grateful to MSU Dean Robert Floden and all of the colleagues involved for their ongoing leadership and service.”

Online Access

To learn more about the journal and its current editorial team, visit https://aacte.org/resources/journal-of-teacher-education. AACTE members can also access JTE content online via the page’s “AACTE Member Free JTE Access” button—including the complete archive dating back to 1950 as well as prepublication articles in the SAGE Online First system.

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