About This Journal

The purpose of the Journal of Multicultural Affairs (JMA) is to promote cross-disciplinary, multiculturally based work. The field of multicultural affairs is vast, diverse, and includes a variety of disciplines which is the reason that JMA does not focus on a single educational arena.

The Journal of Multicultural Affairs (JMA) adheres to the belief that the multicultural field is not based solely in one area or owned by a single entity. It is vast. It is beautiful. It is dynamic. Work pertaining to multicultural affairs can be found within higher education, K-12, scientific, spiritual, religious, and community enclaves. How is multicultural affairs defined within JMA? JMA defines multicultural affairs as the affairs that affect the many faces of society, disrupts homogeneous thinking, fights for social equity, and seeks social justice. JMA is focused on bridging the gap between all settings and seeks to provide a platform for our audience to share their work in multicultural affairs and to engage in vital multicultural dialogue. We welcome submissions in a variety of platforms: research-based, personal experience, and poetry. JMA will be published at least two times a year.

Guidelines for Authors:

Submissions length will vary by format.

  • Research-based submissions should be between 3,000 to 6,000 words (general acceptance rate: 20-30%).
  • Personal experience submissions should be between 1,200 to 2,500 words.
  • Poetry submissions do not have a minimum word count but should not surpass 700 words.
  • All submissions must follow the guidelines of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th Edition).
  • Submissions must be double-spaced and include an abstract (you will be asked to copy and paste your 50 to 125 word abstract during the submission process. Please do not include your abstract in the primary document that you upload).
  • Tables, charts, and figures should be placed in the appropriate location within the document.
  • All submissions will follow a double-blind review format.