HSR is interested in original research addressing many topics and based on various methodological approaches. The variety includes but is not limited to the historical, philosophical, pedagogical, political, social movement, student outcomes, psychological, quantitative, and qualitative. HSR is interested in submissions from those in any nation.
HSR also considers editorial type, reflection, or commentary articles that would not be subjected to the same rigorous refereed process as the research pieces. These are labeled “perspectives” in the journal.
Manuscripts should be in English, double-spaced, and generally 14 to 20 pages in length. Authors should follow the guidelines in Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (3rd or 4th editions), with one exception: HSR prefers that authors’ complete first names should be included in the reference list.
An abstract of a maximum of 250 words should be included, along with a list of keyword descriptors A helpful list of keywords can be found at ERIC’s thesaurus (www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/resources/html/thesaurus/about_thesaurus.html). The entire manuscript (e.g., with graphics, tables, and figures) should be submitted as a Microsoft Word document.
Home School Researcher (HSR) is a refereed (juried, peer-reviewed) journal whose articles are often included in the United States Department of Education’s database called Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC), and HSR’s holds the serial number ISSN 1054 8033. HSR was founded in 1985 and is widely referred to by researchers and the general public and is unique in the world.
The current external reviewers are listed below.
Submit manuscripts electronically to:
Advisory Editors (external reviewers as of November 2012)
JASON D. BAKER, Ph.D., Regent University – Virginia Beach, Virginia
BRIAN L. CARLTON, Ph.D., Chrysalis Center for Individual and Family Therapy – Seattle, Washington
JAMES C. CARPER, Ph.D., Wardlaw College, University of South Carolina – Columbia, South Carolina
GREGORY J. CIZEK, Ph.D., University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, North Carolina
CASEY COCHRAN, Ph.D., Emory University – Atlanta, Georgia
CHARLES L. HOWELL, Ph.D., Minnesota State University – Moorehead, Minnesota
DOUGLAS L. KELLEY, Ph.D., Arizona State University West – Phoenix, Arizona
MARALEE MAYBERRY, Ph.D., University of South Florida – Tampa, Florida
SUSAN MCDOWELL FRITTS, Ed.D., Philodeus Press – Nashville, Tennessee
LESLEY A. TAYLOR, Ph.D. – Wales, United Kingdom
Home School Researcher (ISSN 1054-8033) is published quarterly by the National Home Education Research Institute.