The School of Human Sciences at Mississippi State University is sponsoring a new online, open access peer-reviewed journal, Journal of Human Sciences and Extension. The editors are seeking high quality research and/or effective applied techniques related to human sciences. Researchers and professionals across the following disciplines are asked to submit manuscripts: human development (e.g., early care and education, youth development); family studies; agricultural education; leadership development; extension; health and wellness; apparel, textiles, and merchandising; agricultural economics; nutrition and dietetics; family resource management; and program planning and evaluation. The multidisciplinary nature of the journal offers authors a unique opportunity to submit manuscripts or reviews that are highly focused or broad in scope. This online publication is expected to differ from other journals in that we anticipate it will appeal to a broad audience. Specifically, it will be one of the first publications to connect the different disciplines of human sciences (e.g., agricultural education and human development) and will have a special emphasis on practical tools, techniques and/or guidance for those working in the field.
The first issue is expected to be published online in June of 2013, with the expectation of publishing three issues per year. Authors who wish to have their manuscript reviewed in time for the first publication date must submit it to the editor no later than March 1, 2013. Detailed instructions for authors are available on the journal’s website at http://jhse.msstate.edu.