Call for Manuscripts for Volume 48 (2024) about Educational Side Effects at AERA-RRE

RRE Co-Editors:
Yong Zhao, PhD University of Kansas and Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne
Ronald A. Beghetto, PhD Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University

Educational side effects are effects that accompany the intended outcomes of educational policies, initiatives, and practices. While some side effects can be beneficial, they can also be adverse, negative, and damaging. We therefore seek contributions that provide provocative, fresh, and different perspectives—representing diverse conceptual, theoretical, methodological, and research traditions aimed at exploring and describing educational side effects. 

We will consider contributions that, for instance, offer a systematic examination of effects and side effects of existing educational initiatives as illustrations of the existence of side effects. We will also consider reanalyses of existing data using a side-effects framework to uncover effects and side effects of certain treatments such as the Reading First program. Contributions could also investigate the causes of side effects, as well as offer new theoretical frameworks, research methods, designs, and statistical procedures for understanding effects and side effects. Furthermore, the contributions could be commentaries—including thorough and systematic literature reviews about the implications of studying side effects for future educational research.

Proposals for manuscript submissions should not exceed 1,000 words and should be submitted to https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/rre. Proposals must be blinded and not include any information that reveals the identity of the authors. All inquiries should be submitted to RREeditor@aera.net. Final manuscripts for RRE articles may not exceed 10,000 words (excluding references and figures). Authors will also be expected to include in the AERA-RRE repository a detailed description of the methods and procedures used for their literature searches and a description of the relevant literature that forms the basis for the analysis in the article.

  • Submission deadline: November 1, 2022
  • Notification of selection: January 1, 2023
  • Submission of final manuscripts for peer review: May 15, 2023