The Journal of Student Success and Retention (JoSSR), the official publication of the Tennessee Association for Student Success and Retention (TASSR), provides a forum for the scholarly study, discussion, dissemination, and evaluation of policies, programs, and practices that influence post-secondary student academic success and retention.
An online, peer-reviewed, open-access journal, JoSSR reflects the mission of TASSR to reach out to academic staff, administrators, and faculty working with diverse populations of students on college campuses. This publication is a vehicle for information and idea sharing to support and coordinate the collective effort to improve student success. Topic areas include, but are not limited to, the following: retention initiatives, learning support and/or developmental education, academic advising, effective teaching practices/techniques and curricula, student support services, special student populations, distance/online learning, student life, enrollment and administrative services, and current research/trends that advance the field of student success and retention.
JoSSR is published annually in October. The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2016.
Types of Submissions
- Research articles
- Learning support program profiles
- Best practices in teaching, advising, retention, student support, etc.
- Reviews of books, articles, textbooks, educational resources (computerized and print)
- Send submission as an email attachment to the editor. See contact information below.
- Submission document should include the following: title of the article, abstract (maximum of 120 words), a set of 5-10 keywords for indexing the article, and the text of the article. Documents should be typed in Microsoft Word, 12 point font, double-spaced, one-inch margins. Articles should not exceed 6,000 words, excluding references. Reviews should not exceed 1,000 words. Multimodal submissions are also welcome; please contact the editor for information.
- Authors’ names should not appear on any of the pages of the article, but please submit a separate cover sheet that lists the title of the article, along with name, institutional affiliation, title, mailing address, email address, and telephone number for each author.
- Acceptable documentation styles are APA and MLA.
- Articles should be original, unpublished works that are not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
- Once your article has been accepted for publication and you are making your final submission, you should use a sample article to help in this formatting (except for the header).
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