Community Update: Brief Hiatus for Submissions to Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering

The Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering (JWM) is announcing a three-month hiatus on new submissions, beginning May 31st and ending September 1st, 2024.

Why is this occurring? As a paper journal, we are limited in how many articles we can publish per issue due to page constraints. Currently, we have a backlog of accepted articles waiting to be published and we don’t want authors to have to wait 18 months from time of acceptance to publication. To improve timeliness in delivering our content to the JWM audience, we need to allow some time for the publishing schedule to catch up to existing submissions.

Although no new submissions will be accepted for review during the hiatus timeframe, we encourage authors who are nearly ready to submit their manuscripts to JWM to go ahead and do so before May 31st, 2024. We will be welcoming new submissions again in September 2024, with our newly reduced word limit (8,000 words). This new word limit will help us overcome our constraints as a paper journal while continuing to serve our JWM authors and STEM education research community.