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Contemporary Rural Social Work Journal

ISSN 2165-4611

Publication of the 2017 edition of the journal will be briefly delayed and is expected in early July 2018. The 2017 volume will be the first on our new home website at Murray State University. Stay tuned for more information in early July. Authors, please send new submissions through this website, using the Submit Article link on the left.

See the Aims and Scope for a complete coverage of the journal.

Kentucky Teacher Education Journal: The Journal of the Teacher Education Division of the Kentucky Council for Exceptional Children

Call for Proposals

Kentucky Teacher Education Journal (KTEJ)
Kentucky Research to Practice:
Special Edition
KEEP Summit September 2018
The Kentucky Teacher Education Division (TED) of the International Council for Exceptional Children is planning to publish a special edition of our online, refereed journal, KTEJ, in September 2018. KTEJ seeks faculty and student with faculty sponsor proposals for articles that promote original research presented at the KEEP Summit Conference in Louisville, May 20-21, 2018 discussing excellence in student learning. Proposals are due by Friday, July 27, 2018. Questions may be addressed to Dr. Jamie Mahoney at; editor of the KEEP special edition.

The Kentucky Teacher Education Division (TED) of the International Council for Exceptional Children invites proposals from Kentucky presenters with original research from the KEEP Summit Conference held in Louisville on May 20-21, 2018.

Read full CFP information here.


Kentucky Teacher Education Journal

The purpose of the Kentucky Teacher Education Journal (KTEJ) is to provide a forum for the dissemination of original research, critical issues, information and ideas concerning teacher preparation to advance instruction for educators of exceptional and gifted children, for a positive impact on the education of students with and without disabilities. This journal has a focus of national, regional and state perspectives and research related to teacher education issues in special education and gifted education.

ORCA Travel & Research Grants (The Office of Research and Creative Activity)

The Office of Research and Creative Activity is pleased to announce the return of Research and Travel Grants for our students, mentored by faculty members, working on research or creative activity beyond the classroom.

Proposal acceptance for the 2018-2019 academic year opened on August 24, 2018. This portal will remain open until all available funds are claimed.

Before you begin your submissions on this Digital Commons page, be sure to download and complete either the Travel Grant form (click to access) or the Research Grant form (click to access). Once the appropriate document is completed, submit it to this page by going to "Author Corner" in the left sidebar and clicking on "Submit Research and Travel Grant Application."

Accepted award funding information will be displayed on this page, including the student's name, faculty mentor name, and a brief student-submitted abstract or summary of the research or creative activity. Read more about the grants here.

Questions? Contact us.

Steeplechase: An ORCA Student Journal (The Office of Research and Creative Activity)

ISSN 2572-388X

Steeplechase is a semi-annual digital publication showcasing the research and creative activity of Murray State University undergraduate and graduate students. This open-access journal features works across all disciplines. It includes theses, dissertations, and general research papers, some of which have been presented at the University’s Scholars Week and Posters-at-the-Capitol event. Select articles feature multimedia elements, including interviews with students concerning their experiences with the research and creative process. Steeplechase is edited by both faculty and undergraduate students in conjunction with Murray State University’s Office of Research and Creative Activity (ORCA).

See the Aims and Scope for a complete coverage of the journal.