About This Journal

Middle Level Education in Texas publishes articles of interest to middle level educators. The journal addresses all levels of middle level education and various educational contexts, including public and private education in the United States and abroad. The audience for the journal is made up of educators who are interested in advancing research, learning, and classroom practice in the middle grades. Articles should promote good research, teaching, service, and leadership in middle grades education.

Middle Level Education in Texas seeks to stimulate thinking rather than advocate fixed practices, and as such, explores emerging ideas, probes various points of view, and supports conflicting opinions with research. MLET publishes manuscripts that are peer-reviewed and recommended by the Editorial Board.

MLET is published annually. The editorial office is located at the James I. Perkins College of Education, Department of Elementary Education, PO Box 13017 SFA Station, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX 75962-3019. Guidelines for manuscript development are provided below. Inquiries should be sent to the Editor, Dr. D. Michelle Williams, at williamsdm@sfasu.edu.

Guidelines for Authors

  • Manuscripts can either be research or practitioner oriented. Manuscripts should be double-spaced and saved as a Microsoft Word document.
  • All manuscripts should include an abstract (150-200 words). Tables, charts, and figures should be placed at the end of the document text.
  • The use of subheads is strongly encouraged to increase readability.
  • Authors should follow the guidelines of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (Sixth Edition).

Peer Review

All manuscripts will be reviewed through a double-blind, peer-reviewed process. Reviewers will use the MLET Review Rubric to guide their evaluation of the manuscript.