Manuscript Submission Guidelines
(also see Manuscript Style Guidelines)
The aim of the Housing Education and Research Association (HERA) is to increase the effectiveness of housing education at all levels, expand the outreach of educators and researchers by coordinating efforts among professionals in housing, develop expertise in housing educators and researchers, disseminate information on current developments in housing, and promote recruitment of students to advanced study of housing in order to increase the quality and quantity of professionals in the field.
Housing and Society, a refereed journal published two times a year, supports the mission of HERA by providing for the dissemination of research and other scholarly work. Submissions from a broad range of perspectives are encouraged. Topics in housing include: policy, design, alternatives, social aspects, gerontology, behavioral aspects, energy/environment, equipment, interiors, economics, theory/model development, education, and program development or evaluation.
Four copies and an electronic file (.doc, .docx, or .txt file) of the manuscript must be submitted to the Executive Editor. All materials must be prepared for blind review according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 5th Edition. Manuscripts submitted as feature articles will be reviewed by at least three reviewers; notes and commentaries may have fewer reviewers. Notes are shorter manuscripts presenting succinct information on housing related to one of the following categories:
- Research—exploratory or not heavily theory-based or statistically analyzed,
- Academic—innovative teaching ideas,
- Program—development, implementation, and/or evaluation of Cooperative Extension or other housing programming efforts.
- Policy—examination of policy impact, comparative analysis, and/or policy needs.
Manuscripts may not be submitted to any other journal while under review by Housing and Society. Articles accepted for publication become the property of HERA and may not be published elsewhere. Beginning in 2010: (1) HERA membership is not required of authors for publication of manuscripts; (2) there is a $35 review fee payable to HERA for manuscripts with a U.S. author or co-author; and, (3) manuscripts authored solely by an international author or authors are exempt from this fee. Two journal issues are provided to authors whose manuscripts are published.
Becky L. Yust
Editor, Housing and Society
University of Minnesota
Housing Studies, College of Design
240 McNeal Hall; 1985 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108