SCAMLE Journal

The South Carolina Association for Middle Level Education (SCAMLE) Journal is an open-access, peer-reviewed publication that highlights research-based practices that improve middle schools and the learning that occurs within and outside of the classroom.
Readers of this journal are generally teachers, administrators, and other educators who are interested in the issues that young adolescents ages 10–15 and educators of those individuals face. The South Carolina Association for Middle Level Education Journal is published once a year in an online format.

Call for Manuscripts (Deadline: November 30, 2023)

Classroom teachers, administrators, teacher educators, pre-service teachers, graduate students, and researchers are invited to submit manuscripts to the South Carolina Association for Middle Level Education (SCAMLE) professional journal.
The SCAMLE Journal welcomes high-quality manuscripts of varying lengths that address the issues and needs of young adolescents. We accept practical, theoretical, and empirical papers, literature reviews, and book reviews specific to middle level education.
We also accept creative writing and original artwork from middle level students and educators. Your manuscript must be original and must not be currently submitted for publication anywhere else.

Preparing Your Manuscript

Use the following guidelines to prepare your manuscript:

  1. Include a separate cover letter:
    • List your name and school name, mailing address, and email address
    • List any co-authors in preferred order with the above information for each
    • Include a title, abstract (no more than 100 words), and keywords
    • Confirm that this work is original and has not been published elsewhere, nor is it currently under consideration for publication elsewhere
  2. The body of the manuscript should not exceed 15 pages. The text should be double-spaced in 12-point font, preferably in Microsoft Word.
  3. No identifying characteristics may appear in the body of the manuscript (i.e., names of participants, authors, or schools must not appear in your manuscript).
  4. All submissions must conform to the style found in the 7th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA).
  5. Full references for all citations should be included, following APA guidelines.
  6. If student artifacts are included (i.e., artwork, photos, writing, etc.), authors must provide written permission releases for the use of the artifacts.
  7. Images should be in .jpg format.

Submitting Your Manuscript

Manuscripts should be typed in Microsoft Word and sent as an email attachment to or before the deadline.

Review of Your Manuscript

The review process includes a preliminary evaluation by the journal editor for appropriateness, followed by a blind peer-review process with at least two reviewers from the SCAMLE Journal Editorial Review Board.
Acceptance is determined by the recommendations of the reviewers and the balance of topics in the annual issue. A set of criteria will be used to evaluate your manuscript.

If your manuscript is accepted, we will ask for a brief biography and photo of each author. A decision is typically rendered within 8–10 weeks from the call deadline. Please send questions about manuscript submission to the Editor, Deborah McMurtrie, at or

Past Editions

Spring 2019 Edition

Spring 2018 Edition

Spring 2017 Edition

Spring 2016 Edition

Spring 2015 Edition

Spring 2014 Edition