The instructions below are specifically directed at authors who wish to submit a manuscript to Educational Philosophy and Theory . For general information, please visit the Author Services section of the Taylor and Francis website.

Educational Philosophy and Theory  considers all manuscripts on the strict condition that they have been submitted only to Educational Philosophy and Theory , that they have not been published already, nor are they under consideration for publication or in press elsewhere. Authors who fail to adhere to this condition will be charged with all costs which Educational Philosophy and Theory incurs and their papers will not be published.

Contributions to Educational Philosophy and Theory must report original research and will be subjected to review by referees at the discretion of the Editorial Office.

Please note that Educational Philosophy and Theory uses CrossCheck™ software to screen papers for unoriginal material. By submitting your paper to Educational Philosophy and Theory you are agreeing to any necessary originality checks your paper may have to undergo during the peer review and production processes.


Manuscript preparation

1. General guidelines
• UK or US English should be used consistently. Please use single quotation marks, except where ‘a quotation is “within” a quotation’

• Authors should include a word count with their manuscript. The recommended word count is 6000 words including referencing but excluding the abstract.

• Manuscripts should be compiled in the following order: title page; abstract; keywords; main text; acknowledgments; appendixes (as appropriate); references; table(s) with caption(s) (on individual pages); figure caption(s) (as a list).
•  Abstracts are required for all papers submitted.
• Each paper should have  keywords

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• Section headings should be concise 

• All the authors of a paper should include their full names, affiliations, postal addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses on the cover page of the manuscript. One author should be identified as the corresponding author. The affiliations of all named co-authors should be the affiliation where the research was conducted. If any of the named co-authors moves affiliation during the peer review process, the new affiliation can be given as a footnote. Please note that no changes to affiliation can be made after the article is accepted.
• Please supply a short biographical note for each author

• For all manuscripts non-discriminatory language is mandatory. Sexist or racist terms should not be used.
• Authors must adhere to SI units . Units are not italicised.
• When using a word which is or is asserted to be a proprietary term or trade mark, authors must use the symbol ® or TM.

2. Style guidelines
•  Description of the Journal’s article style

•  Description of the Journal’s reference style

•  Guide to using mathematical symbols and equations

3. Figures
• It is in the author's interest to provide the highest quality figure format possible. Please be sure that all imported scanned material is scanned at the appropriate resolution: 1200 dpi for line art, 600 dpi for grayscale and 300 dpi for colour.
• Figures must be saved separate to text. Please do not embed figures in the paper file.
• Files should be saved as one of the following formats: TIFF (tagged image file format), PostScript or EPS (encapsulated PostScript), and should contain all the necessary font information and the source file of the application (e.g. CorelDraw/Mac, CorelDraw/PC).
• All figures must be numbered in the order in which they appear in the paper (e.g. Figure 1, Figure 2). In multi-part figures, each part should be labelled (e.g. Figure 1(a), Figure 1(b)).
• Figure captions must be saved separately, as part of the file containing the complete text of the paper, and numbered correspondingly.
• The filename for a graphic should be descriptive of the graphic, e.g. Figure1, Figure2a.

4. Publication charges

There are no page charges for Educational Philosophy and Theory

Colour charges
Colour figures will be reproduced in colour in the online edition of the journal free of charge. If it is necessary for the figures to be reproduced in colour in the print version, a charge will apply. Charges for colour pages in print are £250 per figure ($395 US Dollars; $385 Australian Dollars; 315 Euros). For more than 4 colour figures, figures 5 and above will be charged at £50 per figure ($80 US Dollars; $75 Australian Dollars; 63 Euros).

5. Reproduction of copyright material

As an author, you are required to secure permission to reproduce any proprietary text, illustration, table, or other material, including data, audio, video, film stills, and screenshots, and any supplemental material you propose to submit. This applies to direct reproduction as well as “derivative reproduction” (where you have created a new figure or table which derives substantially from a copyrighted source). The reproduction of short extracts of text, excluding poetry and song lyrics, for the purposes of criticism may be possible without formal permission on the basis that the quotation is reproduced accurately and full attribution is given. For further information and FAQs, please see

6. Supplemental online material

Authors are welcome to submit animations, movie files, sound files or any additional information for online publication.

•  Information about supplemental online material

Manuscript submission

All submissions should be made online at the  Educational Philosophy and Theory   ScholarOne Manuscripts site . New users should first create an account. Once logged on to the site, submissions should be made via the Author Centre. Online user guides and access to a helpdesk are available on this website.

Manuscripts may be submitted in any standard format, including Word and EndNote. These files will be automatically converted into a PDF file for the review process. LaTeX files should be converted to PDF prior to submission because ScholarOne Manuscripts is not able to convert LaTeX files into PDFs directly. Educational Philosophy and Theory conducts blinded peer review. Please remove identifying features from the manuscript file which you upload as your main document.

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Copyright and authors’ rights

It is a condition of publication that all contributing authors grant to Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia the necessary rights to the copyright in all articles submitted to the Journal, which is published for Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia by Taylor & Francis. Authors are required to sign an Article Publishing Agreement to facilitate this. This will ensure the widest dissemination and protection against copyright infringement of articles. The “article” is defined as comprising the final, definitive, and citable Version of Scholarly Record, and includes: (a) the accepted manuscript in its final and revised form, including the text, abstract, and all accompanying tables, illustrations, data; and (b) any supplemental material. Copyright policy is explained in detail at

Free article access

As an author, you will receive free access to your article on Taylor & Francis Online. You will be given access to the My authored works section of Taylor & Francis Online, which shows you all your published articles. You can easily view, read, and download your published articles from there. In addition, if someone has cited your article, you will be able to see this information. We are committed to promoting and increasing the visibility of your article and have provided guidance on how you can help.

Reprints and journal copies

Corresponding authors can receive a complimentary copy of the issue containing their article. Article reprints can be ordered through Rightslink® when you receive your proofs. If you have any queries about reprints, please contact the Taylor & Francis Author Services team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . To order extra copies of the issue containing your article, please contact our Customer Services team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Updated July 2013

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