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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.


Archival Documents


The Journal of Border Educational Research

The articles presented in the Journal of Border Educational Research represent various views and perspectives on educational practices and concerns within cross-cultural settings. Included topics cover field-based experiences, action research, descriptions of successful educational practices and position papers that address issues faced by students, teachers, and other professionals in border regions and other cross-cultural situations.

The eclectic array of articles and essays included clearly represents the concept that borders are more than merely marked lines on maps. Borders exist wherever cultures meet and intermingle; where languages come together and beliefs interact. The contributing authors have each chosen to address border concerns and cross-cultural issues from their own perspectives and the results are enlightening and informative. Each author addresses salient issues educators face when working within culturally diverse groups.

The Journal of Border Educational Research is proud to share these contributions to border research with you. We believe they significantly advance cross-cultural education with thoughtful investigations of vital questions. We hope that you find something in this issue that inspires you to reexamine the multicultural issues in your environment.


Alfredo Ramirez, Jr.

Submission Guidelines

Submission Guidelines

Manuscripts must adhere to the following guidelines:
Type: The entire document should be single-spaced in Microsoft Word. The font should be Arial, 12-point throughout.
Style: Manuscripts must conform to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), 5th edition (2001), with the exception of double-space. Submissions for JBER should be single space.
Length: The manuscript, including cover page, references, charts, and tables should not exceed 15, single space, typewritten pages.
Cover Letter: Submit a cover letter explaining the relationship of the article to the theme of the journal. Indicate that the article represents original material and is not currently under consideration by any other publication.
Title Page: Include the following information on a separate sheet of paper: title of the manuscript; author

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