About the Journal

The Florida Journal of Educational Research (FJER) is published by the Florida Educational Research Association (FERA). The purpose of FJER is to facilitate communication among educators, policy-makers, and researchers in the state of Florida and beyond. Although the Journal is the primary publication of FERA, manuscripts submitted by both members and nonmembers of the association will be considered for publication. FJER has been published since 1959, originally as a print journal distributed to all members of FERA. In 1996, the journal began to publish online articles and is now exclusively published online as an open-access academic journal.

Articles for consideration should report the results of research conducted in Florida or address issues important to the Florida education research community. They should not be previously published and can employ a variety of methodologies including quantitative, qualitative, mixed-methods studies and conceptual, theoretical, policy, and systematic analyses. FJER is a double-blind peer-reviewed academic journal with editorial decisions typically made within two months of submission, based on the reviews of two to three members of the editorial board. Since December 2017, FJER has tracked the number of article downloads for individual FJER articles.

FJER publishes original research, literature reviews, implementation and evaluation studies, and theoretical, conceptual, and policy papers that contribute to our understanding of the issues, problems, and research associated with educational environments. Articles for consideration do not have to originate from the state of Florida. Articles should be 5,000 to 7,000 words in length. While the acceptance rate of the journal varies from year to year, our approximate acceptance rate is 25% – 45%.


FJER was launched more than 50 years ago by the Florida Educational Research Association (FERA). FJER has a long-standing reputation for publishing high-quality articles on a range of topics in education using a wide variety of methods, including quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods. Articles reporting findings of education studies conducted in Florida or that focus on issues important to the Florida region and educational research community are especially encouraged.

We are proud to provide authors with a quick turnaround for the peer-review process. FJER typically completes reviews within two-months of submission. This includes 2-weeks for an editorial review, 4-weeks for peer-review process, and 2-weeks to make editorial decisions. With editorial board members from across the state of Florida, we are truly a state represented journal and professional association.

All FJER editorial board members have extensive educational research and practice experience. If you are interested in joining the editorial board, please email a current C.V. or resume to jrwolgemuth@usf.edu. Thank you for considering FJER to publish your research.

Jennifer R. Wolgemuth, Ph.D.
Executive Editor