CEME Forum Guidelines for Authors


CEME Forum is a report series of The Center for Educational Measurement and Evaluation in the College of Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. CEME Forum reports discuss the application of research and evaluation methods and use examples of current research studies to illustrate appropriate practice.

Reports are currently invited and are usually initiated by the editors reaching out to scholars. Prospective authors may also contact the editors to propose a topic.  All submissions undergo a rigorous editorial review process.

Submission Guidelines for Authors Invited to Submit a Manuscript

All submissions must be in Microsoft Word format and conform to the most recent edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

Manuscripts should include the following:

  1. Title page that includes all authors names, affiliations, and contact information for the lead author,
  2. Body of the paper with the following sections:
    • Introduction, which documents the importance of the topic and the purpose of the report,
    • Appropriate practice for research and/or evaluation, which uses scholarly literature to describe the method(s) discussed in the paper,
    • Synopsis of a research study, which demonstrates the application of appropriate practice in research and/or evaluation,
    • Implications for research and evaluation, which includes recommendations for the research and evaluation community when employing the method(s).
  3. References

Manuscripts should be 1,500 to 2,500 words, not including the title page and references.  Typically CEME Forum reports do not contain figures or tables, but, if they must be included, they should be submitted in APA style.

If you would like to see examples of previous reports, please visit the CEME Forum online.

Submission Guidelines for Authors Proposing a Topic

If you have an idea for a CEME Forum report, we invite  you to assemble a 250-300 word proposal of your concept and submit it to one of the Series Editors (see contact information below) in Microsoft Word format.  In your proposal, please include brief descriptions of the proposed paper sections in #2 above (introduction, appropriate practice for research and/or evaluation, synopsis of a research study, implications for research and evaluation) to allow the editors to gain an understanding of the concept.

Additional Information

For additional information or to submit a manuscript or proposal, please contact one of the series editors:

Mark M. D’Amico (mmdamico@uncc.edu)
Richard G. Lambert (rglamber@uncc.edu)
Chuang Wang (cwang15@uncc.edu)