George Julnes, editor for AJE, has made some exciting changes to the contributions categories for the journal. Check them out here: [https://www.eval.org/p/cm/ld/fid=46]
Something we’ve been considering is creating an online forum. One model I’m interested in pursuing is like the American Journal of Education Forum (nice acronym, right?). I published in this several years ago (as an example – http://www.ajeforum.com/promoting-teacher-professionalism-lessons-learned-from-portlands-professional-learning-based-salary-schedule-by-rachael-b-lawrence/). This was a really good experience as a novice academic writer at the time.
What the AJE Forum does is offer an open peer review process, with submissions being reviewed by a student editorial board. Submissions are generally short, around 750 words long, and are meant to forward an academic argument of some sort. It would be a good place for opinions, advocacy, and the like.
While we don’t have a platform to put this on yet (and we have to find out from SAGE what kind of platform might be acceptable), I’m interested in gaging interest. Would doc students enjoy serving in an open peer review capacity? Would you like to have the chance to write short pieces and get open feedback from people in your position? Do you think you might be reading pieces like that?
Thanks for any feedback or ideas you may have!