South Carolina
Association for MIddle Level Education


Are you interested in serving on the SCAMLE Journal Editorial Review Board? Reviewers are asked to evaluate two manuscripts between December 1 and January 15 each year. Manuscripts are evaluated using the following criteria:

• Value to Practitioner

• Significance to Field

• Readability

• Research-Based

• Overall Quality

• Discuss how the manuscript provides significant, valuable information that will help teachers, counselors, administrators and other middle level educators do their jobs more effectively.

• Discuss how ideas in the manuscript support middle level philosophy and/or explain best practice for young adolescent education as described in middle level literature (e.g. This We Believe, Middle School Journal).

• Discuss the clarity and quality of writing and adherence to APA (7th edition) guidelines.

• What is your overall impression of the article and/or your recommendations for revision?

Please contact if you are interested in reviewing manuscripts for the SCAMLE Journal.


Manuscript Deadline: November 30, 2021

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.

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.

Preparing Your Manuscript

Use the following guidelines to prepare your manuscript:

1. Include a separate cover letter:

a. List your name and school name, mailing address, and email address

b. List any co-authors in preferred order with the above information for each

c. Include a title, abstract (no more than 100 words), and key words

d. 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. 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 reviewers’ recommendations and balance of topics in the annual issue. Your manuscript will be evaluated using the following criteria:

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

About us

The vision of South Carolina Association for Middle Level Education, the leading proponent for the education of young adolescents, is to serve as an advocate for quality middle level education; promote public awareness and create support; and provide quality member services.

Become a member

Join the growing list of middle level educators in South Carolina by signing up for active memberships in the only organization in SC devoted solely to middle level issues.

Contact us

South Carolina 
Association for Middle Level Education

225 Gardenwalk Drive
West Columbia, SC 29170

Phone +1.803.261.6117 (call or text)


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