Mind, Brain, and Education

Cover image for Vol. 11 Issue 3

Edited By: Editor-in-Chief: Pat Levitt

Impact Factor: 1.271

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 55/70 (Psychology Developmental); 96/235 (Education & Educational Research)

Online ISSN: 1751-228X

Author Guidelines

Please Read Carefully Before Submitting Any Manuscript
Mind, Brain, and Education encourages submission of papers from all fields that are relevant to connecting mind, brain, and education in research, theory, and/or practice. The journal encourages the submission of scholarly articles that translate the science of biology, brain and behavior into potential applications that will impact education efforts internationally and across ages. Authors are encouraged to utilize figures and graphics to illustrate findings, synthesize major conclusions of original research data, and depict conceptualized relations. The journal does not charge for online color figures and graphics.

Types of Articles Published
Four types of contributions are considered for publication: 1) research articles; 2) short reports; 3) reviews; 4) commentaries.

Research Articles (up to 4,000 words*) present new data and/or new methods, or report results of meta-analyses. The articles should be written to target an interdisciplinary readership. A Research Article should include an abstract of no more than 150 words and normally the reference list will not exceed 75 citations.

Short Reports (up to 2,000 words*) present empirically validated methods, experimental strategies in educational practice or brief communications of new and exciting research findings in a related field. Reporting of innovations in approach or method as they pertain to mind, brain and education are encouraged. The report should include an abstract of no more than 100 words and a reference list that will normally not exceed 30 citations.

Reviews or Commentaries (up to 5,000 words*) may (1) provide perspectives on problems, issues, or new developments pertaining to the broad field of mind, brain, and education, (2) review new developments in one field of research that would be of interest to readers in other fields or (3) new theories relevant to the field of mind, brain and education. These articles are not empirical papers or meta-analyses. They should include an abstract of no more than 150 words, and the reference list will normally not exceed 90 citations. *Word counts include the main text and cited references within the text.

Preparation and Submission of Manuscripts
Mind, Brain, and Education has adopted an online submission process, available at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/m-b-e. Full instructions and support are available; authors can contact editorial staff by email at: mbeeditorial@wiley.com or using the link: http://mchelp.manuscriptcentral.com/gethelpnow/.

For questions regarding relevance of reported studies to the mission of MBE, authors may also correspond with the Editor in Chief, Pat Levitt, via e-mail at plevitt@med.usc.edu

Format of Submitted Material
Included with the submission should be a cover letter of transmittal stating that the material has not been published and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. By submitting the manuscript, the corresponding author acknowledges that all co-authors have agreed to the listing and have read and approved the manuscript.

Authors will be required to include the names, institutions, e-mail addresses, and research specialties of four persons outside the author's institution who have not collaborated with the author(s) in the past 5 years and who are qualified to referee the paper. An effort will be made to obtain at least one referee from this list.

The style of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition, must be followed with respect to handling of references, footnotes, tables and figures, and abbreviations and symbols. Permission from the copyright owner should be included for use of any figure previously published elsewhere. Compliance with APA ethical standards in the treatment and protection of the sample as elaborated in the APA Ethical Principles is expected by the journal. In addition, all manuscripts must be double-spaced with 1" margins on all sides, per APA Guidelines. Please see: https://www.apa.org/pubs/authors/new-author-guide.pdf for further guidance.

For experiments generating quantitative data, appropriate statistical tests must be used and cited by the authors in the Methods section. A power calculation for determining sample size should be included. Reporting of effect sizes should accompany quantitative data. When relevant, bar and line graphs should include distributional information, usually confidence intervals or standard errors of the mean.

Text and Graphics Files
After a manuscript is accepted for publication, the author must supply a single electronic file for the text and tables. Double-spaced text in Microsoft Word format is recommended. A separate file must be uploaded for each figure. There are two preferred formats for digital artwork submission: Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) and Tagged Image Format (TIFF). We suggest that line art be saved as EPS files. Tone art, or photographic images, should be saved as TIFF files with a resolution of 300 dpi at final size. For combination figures, or artwork that contains both photographs and labeling, we recommend saving figures as EPS files, or as TIFF files with a resolution of 600 dpi or greater at final size. More detailed information on the submission of electronic artwork can be found at http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/illustration.asp". Final figures may be modified to conform to journal style. Figures published in color online are free of charge; however figures printed in color in the hard copy of the journal are an added cost to the author. Authors may select at no charge a black and white option for the hard copy.

Review and Selection of Manuscripts
On submission, a manuscript is appraised for its conformity to the overall guidelines of the journal and its mission of reporting original research findings, providing scholarly reviews or commentaries that integrate the disciplines of neuroscience or behavior with core issues of education across the lifespan and in typical or special needs individuals. Purely neuroscience- or education-focused reports do not meet this mission. Manuscripts will be reviewed by referees and the author notified of acceptance, rejection, or need for revision. The journal has a goal of 4-6 weeks for the time to first decision. Note that requests for revisions may include recommendations for additional experiments, data analyses and/or editing of the text and figures for clarity. Rejected manuscripts will not be reconsidered unless resubmission following revision has been invited by the Editor. On occasion, the Editor may reject a manuscript prior to review due to lack of conformity to journal guidelines or due to lack of relevance to the broad aims and scope of the journal.

Note to NIH Grantees
Pursuant to NIH mandate, Wiley will post the accepted version of Contributions authored by NIH grantholders to PubMed Central upon acceptance. This accepted version will be made publicly available 12 months after publication. For further information, see www.wiley.com/go/nihmandate.

OnlineOpen is available to authors of primary research articles who wish to make their article available to non-subscribers on publication, or whose funding agency requires grantees to archive the final version of their article. With OnlineOpen, the author, the author's funding agency, or the author's institution pays a fee to ensure that the article is made available to non-subscribers upon publication via Wiley Online Library, as well as deposited in the funding agency's preferred archive. For the full list of terms and conditions, see http://wileyonlinelibrary.com/onlineopen#OnlineOpen_Terms.

Any authors wishing to send their paper OnlineOpen will be required to complete the payment form available from our website at https://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/onlineopen_order.asp.

Prior to acceptance there is no requirement to inform an Editorial Office that you intend to publish your paper OnlineOpen if you do not wish to. All OnlineOpen articles are treated in the same way as any other article. They go through the journal's standard peer-review process and will be accepted or rejected based on their own merit.

Copyright Transfer Agreement
If your paper is accepted, the author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Author Services; where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be able to complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.

For authors signing the copyright transfer agreement
If the OnlineOpen option is not selected the corresponding author will be presented with the copyright transfer agreement (CTA) to sign. The terms and conditions of the CTA can be previewed in the samples associated with the Copyright FAQs below:

For authors choosing OnlineOpen
If the OnlineOpen option is selected the corresponding author will have a choice of the following Creative Commons License Open Access Agreements (OAA):

  • Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License OAA
  • Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial -NoDerivs License OAA

To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please visit the Copyright FAQs hosted on Wiley Author Services http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/faqs_copyright.asp and visit http://www.wileyopenaccess.com/details/content/12f25db4c87/Copyright--License.html

If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by certain funders [e.g. The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) or the Austrian Science Fund (FWF)] you will be given the opportunity to publish your article under a CC-BY license supporting you in complying with Wellcome Trust and Research Councils UK requirements. For more information on this policy and the Journal’s compliant self-archiving policy please visit:http://www.wiley.com/go/funderstatement. For RCUK and Wellcome Trust authors click on the link below to preview the terms and conditions of this license:

Online production tracking is available for your article through Wiley Blackwell’s Author Services.
Author Services enables authors to track their article - once it has been accepted - through the production process to publication online and in print. Authors can check the status of their articles online and choose to receive automated e-mails at key stages of production so they don’t need to contact the production editor to check on progress. Visit http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/ for more details on online production tracking and for a wealth of resources including FAQs and tips on article preparation, submission and more.

Wiley's Self-Archiving Policy
Authors of articles published in Wiley journals are permitted to self-archive the submitted (preprint) version of the article at any time, and may self-archive the accepted (peer-reviewed) version after an embargo period. Use the following link for more information, and to view the policy for Mind, Brain, and Education: http://olabout.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-820227.html