Equity, Excellence, and Editorial Ethics: You’re an Editor, Now What?

Authors

  • Robert M. Capraro Professor Emeritus Texas A&M University
  • Jamaal Rashad Young Texas A&M University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21423/jume-v16i1a562

Keywords:

Editorial Ethics, Peer Review, Equal Opportunity, Journal Metrics

Abstract

The Journal for Urban Mathematics Education editorial team is responsible for deciding which manuscripts will be published, with guidance from the editorial board and external reviewers. In the present editorial, we provide readers, authors, and other editors an overview of the critical elements of editorial ethics that guide the Journal for Urban Mathematics Education: (1) Publication Decisions, (2) Peer review, (3) Equal Opportunity, (4) Neutrality, (5) Journal Metrics, (6) Confidentiality, and (7) Editorial Independence. Using these elements as our foundation, we hope to become the standard for equity and excellence in editorial ethics. In this editorial, we unpack these key elements and how the journal handles each, and we conclude with ten considerations for newly appointed editors.

Author Biography

  • Jamaal Rashad Young, Texas A&M University

    Jamaal Young, Ph.D., focuses his attention on preparing pre-service teachers to meet the needs of all their students. His particular research interest is the uses of education technologies to develop teacher's knowledge of mathematics. Other emphases in his work are culturally responsive STEM education and mathematics achievement of children of color. His doctorate from Texas A&M University is in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in mathematics education. He joined the UNT faculty as an assistant professor in 2011. Jamaal's research interests include: (a) Technology integration and utilization in mathematics classrooms, (b) Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPCK) for mathematics teachers, and (c) Culturally Relevant Pedagogy for STEM education.

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Published

2023-07-01

Issue

Section

EDITORIAL

How to Cite

Equity, Excellence, and Editorial Ethics: You’re an Editor, Now What?. (2023). Journal of Urban Mathematics Education, 16(1), 1-9. https://doi.org/10.21423/jume-v16i1a562

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