About JPRE


The Journal of Public Relations Education (JPRE) is devoted to the presentation of research and commentary that advances the field of public relations education. JPRE invites submissions in the following three categories. All submissions should follow the guidelines of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA).

Research Articles

Manuscripts are expected to demonstrate that the pedagogical research is theoretically grounded and offers significant contributions to public relations education. All methods of research are considered. Manuscripts should be a maximum of 8,500 words including figures, tables and references.

Teaching Briefs

Briefs are short articles that are likely to focus on the process of educating students. Topics may deal with teaching approaches, instructional materials, assessment practices, and related topics. Preference will be given to manuscripts that include assessment of the suggested practice and detailed guidelines for implementation. Manuscripts should be a maximum of 3,000 words including figures, tables and references.

Book/Software Reviews

If you would like to volunteer to be considered for a review or would like to suggest a work for review, please contact Stephanie Mahin, associate editor of book and resource reviews.

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate from August 2019 through July 2020 was 32%.


The Journal of Public Relations Education (JPRE) was approved by the membership of the Public Relations Division of AEJMC at the annual meeting during the 2014 conference in Montreal.  JPRE replaces and expands upon the PRD’s long-running pedagogy publication, Teaching Public Relations Monographs (TPR)TPR offered brief articles presenting the results of teaching research or offering suggested classroom practices.  JPRE continues to offer brief articles on teaching, but also publishes longer articles presenting the results of theoretically grounded research, as well as reviews of books and software that may help in the PR classroom. ISSN 2573-1742 was granted by the U.S. ISSN Center at the Library of Congress on May 19, 2017.

In October 2019, manuscript submissions shifted to Scholastica, thanks to sponsorship by the Arthur W. Page Center for Integrity in Public Communication.