JYM Research Review Guidelines
JOURNAL OF YOUTH MINISTRY
RESEARCH REVIEW GUIDELINES
Thanks for your willingness to submit a research review for potential publication in the Journal of Youth Ministry. Four or five reviews will be selected for each issue. This decision will be made by a jury of your AYME colleagues based on relevance of the research reviewed and the quality and readability of the review. A conscious attempt will also be made to balance from issue to issue both research topics and journals that published the original research. Reviews not published in the issue for which they were submitted will be held and considered for future publication or may be posted on the AYME website.
Please submit an ecopy of completed reviews to Brad Widstrom at <email@example.com>. The deadlines unless agreed upon in advance are May 15 for the Fall issue and December 15 for the Spring issue.
- The research reviewed must be relevant to youth ministry practice and/or youth ministry education.
- The review must be of the actual research, not the article itself. See the examples in the Spring and Fall 2009 issues of JYM. They are also posted on the AYME website <www.aymeducators.org>.
- The article must come from a significant, respected journal. Examples include Journal of Adolescent Research, Journal of Marriage and Family, Journal of Youth and Theology, Anthropology and Education Quarterly, Journal of Educational Psychology, Journal of Sociology, and Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology.
- The article cannot be from the Journal of Youth Ministry. We assume our people will have already read these articles.
- The journal article must be no more than one calendar year old.
- A cover page must be attached which includes: reviewer's name, academic degree, institutional position and affiliation, and contact information; full citation for the research article; a 2-3 sentence abstract/summary of the research; and a 2-3 sentence justification of why the reviewed research is relevant and significant to those involved in youth ministry.
- The review must be between 1200 - 1500 words in the format of an MS WORD document using 10pt Palatino font with normal paragraph style.
- The body of the review should be double-spaced.
- The review must begin with the citation in the format shown in the following examples:
Young, R. A. et. al. (2008, July). Transition to adulthood as a parent-youth project: Governance transfer, career promotion, and relational processes. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 55(3), 297-307.
Coll, K., Juhnke, G., Thobro, P., Haas, R., & Robinson, M. (2008, October). Family disengagement of youth offenders: Implications for counselors. The Family Journal, 16(4), 359-363.
Williams, A. I. & Merten, M. J. (2009, January). Adolescents' online social networking following the death of a peer. Journal of Adolescent Research. 24(1), 67-90.
- Sign your review at the end by placing only your name (no titles or degrees) in the lower right corner and by naming your institution (school, church, organization) and its city and state. See the following examples.
Bradley J. Widstrom
- A suggested outline for reviews:
2. Rationale, Goals, & Objectives for the Study
3. Research Methodology
• Study group4. Findings/Results
• Research question
• Research method
• Methods for data analysis