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This section includes original reports of research in the adult education, continuing education, and lifelong learning that utilize all recognized social research methodologies including empirical, interpretive, ethnographic, historical, imperative, hermeneutic and philosophical studies. Manuscripts in this section should not exceed 7500 words.


This section includes critical reviews of the literature of adult education and essays that focus on analytic examinations and critiques of issues in adult education, continuing education, and lifelong learning. Manuscripts in this section should not exceed 5000 words.

Field Notes

This section includes biographical and autobiographical reflections on the field and practice of adult education. Manuscripts in this sections must not exceed 3000 words.

Book Reviews

This section includes book reviews that are solicited by the CJSAE Book Review Editor. Book Reviews should not exceed 1000 words. All inquiries related to book reviews should be directed to the CJSAE Book Review Editor.

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