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Call for Manuscripts

The Journal of Academic Underperformance is a new peer-reviewed journal that is currently housed at the CSSFYE.

Dear Colleagues,
The Journal of Academic Underperformance is a new peer-reviewed journal that is currently housed at the Center for Student Success and First-Year Experience at the University of Mississippi. 

The Journal of Academic Underperformance (JAU) serves as a platform for which to share important empirical findings about academically underperforming students. Educators, researchers, practitioners, administrators, and other professionals who work with underperforming students are encouraged to submit works pertaining to any level of education: Pre-K through 12th grade, undergraduate 2-year institutions, undergraduate 4-year institutions, and graduate training programs. 

About This Journal

The primary goals of The Journal of Academic Underperformance include: 

(1) enhancing research and scholastic endeavors; 

(2) exploring important policies that impact underperforming students and those who support them;

(3) promoting best practices among educators and those who work with underperforming students;

 (4) sharing creative strategies for working with underperforming students;

 Submitted manuscripts will be reviewed according to the following categories:

·Research and Theory


·Innovative Practices/Current Issues

·Graduate Student Works

Research and Theory 

Manuscripts in this category must describe original research pertaining to underperforming students. Authors may submit works that are quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods in nature.


Manuscripts in this category involve original research pertaining to the policies that impact underperforming students.

Innovative Practices /Current Issues

Manuscripts in this category must provide thorough descriptions of techniques, strategies, skills, and activities that have been developed and/or implemented by those who work with underperforming students.

Graduate Student Works 

Manuscripts in this area include original research submitted by students enrolled in graduate training programs.   

To submit an article for review, please go to:

Thank you and have a wonderful holiday season,

Rebekah Reysen, Ph.D., NCC, LPC

Assistant Director of Academic Support Programs & Adjunct Assistant Professor

Editor and Founder, The Journal of Academic Underperformance

Center for Student Success & First-Year Experience

The University of Mississippi 

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University, MS 38677

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