National Association of Professors of Middle Level Education


Current Issue


Editor: , Kennesaw State University
Layout Editor: , Kennesaw State Univeristy

Current Issues in Middle Level Education (CIMLE) is an electronic journal that will be published biannually. Beginning in 2014, the journal will be published on May 1 (spring publication) and December 1 (fall publication).

CIMLE is a peer-reviewed, national journal committed to the dissemination of research-based, best-practices articles based on the Association of Middle Level Education's position statement on the professional preparation of middle level teachers. These standards (available at target necessary knowledge, dispositions, and performances related to adolescent development, middle level philosophy and school organization, middle level curriculum and assessment, middle level teaching fields, middle level instruction and assessment, family and community development, and middle level professional roles. Essays and articles critiquing previously published articles may also be accepted if deemed stimulating to a collaborative, interdisciplinary, problem solving approach to middle-level teacher preparation. Manuscripts submitted should be research, research-based practice, inquiry orientation, theoretical, philosophical, or reviews of researches that are appropriate for middle level professors and align with AMLE standards.


Preparation for Review

Manuscripts, including all charts, figures, and tables, generally should not exceed 20 pages (references are not included in this total). All submissions must be prepared using a computer word processing program such as Microsoft Word (PC or MAC). Manuscripts must adhere strictly to guidelines set in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition, 2009.

Authors should not cite or reference their own name but instead use the word "author" followed by the publication date. Do not include titles or the names of coauthors in the "author" citations or references.

Submission of a Manuscript

Submissions should be sent electronically to Daphne Hubbard () and include the following:

  • Download and complete the cover page (Manuscript Submission Cover Page.doc)

Abstract: In a separate file, describe the manuscript in 100-150 words. Do not include your name or any other identifying information on the abstract or the manuscript.

Manuscript: In a separate file, send the complete manuscript including all charts, figures, tables, and references. No author-identifying information should be included.

Authors should submit three files: the manuscript, the cover page, and the abstract.

Sign the following disclaimer related to permission to use your submission and mail it to the editors: Warrant (PDF)

Editorial Procedures: Authors will be notified of the receipt of the manuscript. After an initial review by the editors, those manuscripts that meet specifications will be sent to three blind reviewers from our editorial review board. Authors are also notified if manuscripts are judged not to be appropriate for review. Notification of the acceptance status of the manuscript will be within four months of the receipt of the manuscript.

Submissions for this journal will be evaluated based on their ability to encourage, expand, and advocate for research based best practices and communication among middle grades professors.


April Blakely
Eastern Kentucky University

Bridget Coleman
University of South Carolina-Aiken

Elizabeth Dore
Radford University

Anita Dutrow
Presbyterian College

Valerie Fields
South Carolina State University

Julie Horwitz
Rhode Island College

Gail Ingwalson
University of North Dakota

Deborah McMurtrie
University of South Carolina-Aiken

Barbara Salyer
Kennesaw State University

Joanne Simpson
Kennesaw State University

Kathleen Roney
University of North Carolina-Wilmington

Allen Seed
University of Memphis

Eleanor Sikes
Fort Valley State University