Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Journal of Pesticide Safety Education (JSPE) is the official repository of discipline-specific writings that have been considered, accepted, and published as refereed literature by the American Association of Pesticide Safety Educators. JPSE is solely an electronic journal.

 

Section Policies

Research Study

  • Formal reports of findings and implications arising from a scientifically framed study of some aspect of pesticide safety education.
  • Article (suggested) Maximum: 15 pages of double-spaced text (page = 66 lines, line = 80 characters of 12-point type) plus tables and figures.
  • Abstract (suggested) Maximum: 100 words.
  • Reviewers: 3

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Literature Review

  • Robust descriptions of pesticide applicator teaching (training) or applicator assessment (testing) program implementations, efficacies, or modifications.
  • Article (suggested) Maximum: 15 pages of double-spaced text (page = 66 lines, line = 80 characters of 12-point type) plus tables and figures.
  • Abstract (suggested) Maximum: 100 words.
  • Reviewers: 3

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Commentary

  • Development of an opinion or thought-provoking idea on an issue of interest to pesticide safety educators or the AAPSE readership.
  • Article (suggested) Maximum: 500 words
  • Abstract (suggested) Maximum: 50 words
  • Reviewers: 2

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Program Description

  • Robust descriptions of pesticide applicator teaching (training) or applicator assessment (testing) program implementations, efficacies, or modifications.
  • Article (suggested) Maximum: 15 pages of double-spaced text (page = 66 lines, line = 80 characters of 12-point type) plus tables and figures.
  • Abstract (suggested) Maximum: 100 words.
  • Reviewers: 3

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Review or Critique

  • Third-party review of recently produced pesticide safety education materials (e.g., reviews of new books, training manuals, booklets, pamphlets, videos, educational games, and computer-based training modules. or,
  • Third-party critique of a unique or innovative method, technology, or device that aids information delivery of (or focuses trainee attention on) any aspect of pesticide safety education (e.g., critiques of field demonstrations, trainee practice activities, in-classroom manipulations, on-line teaching tools, and animations).
  • Article (suggested) Maximum: 1,000 words.
  • Abstract: none
  • Reviewers: 2

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Literary Note

  • A succinct, topically focused discussion delineating the merit (or liability) of a documented instructional practice, policy, or procedure evidenced in current pesticide safety education literature.
  • Article (suggested) Maximum: 750 words
  • Abstract (suggested) Maximum: 75 words
  • Reviewers: 2

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Article Response

  • A response to any article published in the JPSE.
  • Article (suggested) Maximum: 500 words
  • Abstract (suggested) Maximum: 50 words
  • Reviewers: 2

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Templates and Tools

  • Description or publication of recently produced pesticide safety education materials (e.g., new books, reporting and programming templates, pest management protocols or prescriptions targeting compliance assistance or pesticide safety education, training manuals, booklets, pamphlets, videos, educational games, web-based training and information, computer-based training modules, etc. A description of a unique or innovative method, scripts and skits, hands-on programming, workshop and model program formats/templates, train-the-trainer programs, use of technology or devices that aid information delivery of (or focuses attention on) any aspect of pesticide safety education, field demonstrations, trainee practice activities, in-classroom manipulations, case studies, online teaching tools, animations, etc.
  • Article (suggested) Maximum: 5 pages
  • Abstract (suggested) Maximum: 100 words
  • Reviewers: 3

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Articles appearing in JPSE are the property of the journal. Single copies of articles may be reproduced in electronic or print form for use in educational or training activities. Inclusion of articles in other publications, electronic sources, or systematic large-scale distribution may be done only with prior electronic or written permission of the Editor. Requests, permissions, or other communications to the Editor can be sent electronically to: editor@jspe.org.

 

Publication Frequency

Articles will be published as they clear the final review and editorial process. Articles submitted after September 7th of each year will be published in the next year's volume if accepted and if they clear the review and editorial process.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 


Creative Commons License

 

Journal of Pesticide Safety Education by American Association of Pesticide Safety Educators is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.

 

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