All journal files are in PDF format. While the contents of PDF files cannot be searched (Googled etc.) from the internet, their titles can be. In your favorite search program preface your keywords with natefacs.
EXAMPLE; Keywords"natefacs community garden" brought up (using Google 2/25/2017) Fall/Winter 2013's "The Preliminary Outcomes of a Community Garden in Small Town Appalachia"
The JFCSE is published as articles become available (once or twice annually) by the Teacher Education affiliate of the Family and Consumer Sciences Education Division of the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE).
Submissions must not have been published previously and cannot be under consideration by another publication while under review by JFCSE. E-mail notification that a manuscript has been received takes two to three weeks. The Associate editor performs an initial screening before a manuscript is sent out for peer review. At least two reviewers evaluate each manuscript on the basis of the type of manuscript, its content (especially its significance to FCS education), literature review, and writing style (clearly written, scholarly, organized, APA 7th edition).
1. Research. This is original research conducted by the authors including original research, literature reviews, conceptual and theoretical essays. Papers representing alternative modes of inquiry are encouraged. Manuscripts undergo a blind review process with at least two reviewers. (3500-4000 word limit)
2.Promising Practices. These manuscripts focus on future actions for FCS education practitioners. They are sent out for peer review. (2500-3000 word limit)
3. Book Reviews. Individuals are invited to write a summary and critique of books selected by the editors. These are reviewed by the editors. (750 word limit)
Preparation of Manuscript for Review
|Running Head||Abbreviated title according to APA 7th edition guidelines|
|Margins||1” all around, .5” header/footer|
|Title||All caps, centered|
|Abstract||No title, paragraph indented 0.5” from left and right margin, first line indented, italicized, maximum 150 words|
|Body||Double spaced, first line indent (1” margins), Times New Roman 12 pt.|
|Introduction||First line indent, no heading before|
|Block Quotes||Double space throughout, paragraph indented 0.5” from left and right margin *Quotes over 40 or more words should be block indented|
|Numbered List||Indented 0.5” from left, 0.5” from number, use no. list|
|Bullets||Indented 0.5” from left, 0.5” from bullet, use bullet list|
|Tables/Figures/ Footnotes||Include only if crucial to clarify manuscript. All figures should be in the text as .gif or jpg files. Footnotes are discouraged. Use APA 7th.|
|References||Use APA 7th edition, hanging indent, italicized titles, set single space|
|About the Author(s)||Please put this information on a separate page. Use heading, first line indent, biographical information about the author should include degrees, rank, and administrative title. Write out the state name without abbreviations.|