How Manuscripts Can Contribute to Research on Mathematics Education: An Expansive Look at Basic Research in Our Field

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  • 1 University of Michigan
  • | 2 University of Maryland
  • | 3 Michigan State University
  • | 4 University of Wisconsin–Madison

As editors of a major journal in our field, we read many manuscripts, most of which never successfully pass peer review to appear in the pages of the journal. One of the most frequent unmet expectations JRME reviewers have is that manuscripts will make a significant contribution to the field. Reviewers often ask authors to clarify what the contribution of a manuscript is and why the work is worth the attention of the field at large. Some authors seem puzzled by the question—after all, they have identified research questions tied to problems documented in the literature, as well

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We gratefully acknowledge comments on prior versions by Nicolas Balacheff, Megan Franke, Vilma Mesa, Judit Moschkovich, Mitch Nathan, and Barry Sloane.

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