Journal of Philosophy of Education

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Edited By: Bob Davis

Impact Factor: 0.444

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 16/35 (History of Social Sciences); 191/231 (Education & Educational Research)

Online ISSN: 1467-9752

Associated Title(s): Impact

Author Guidelines

Notes for Contributors (including Notes on Open Access)

Preparing A Submission
All submissions to the journal must be made via the online electronic editorial office: Manuscript queries should be addressed to editorial office contact: Dr Thomas Gaston

Articles should normally be around 6000 words. Shorter articles are welcome and longer articles may be considered.

Submission of an article will be held to imply that it contains original, unpublished work. The Editor reserves the right to make changes to manuscripts where necessary to bring them into conformity with the stylistic and bibliographical conventions of the Journal.

The journal operates double blind peer review. The manuscript should be prepared anonymously. A separate title page should also be supplied that includes the full postal address of the author who will receive correspondence and check proofs, as well as any other identifying information (e.g. Acknowledgements).

Please supply any figures are separate files, suitable for reproduction.

References should be indicated with parenthesis in the text, the author's name and year of publication, e.g. (Davies, 2014). If several papers by the same author and from the same year are cited, a, b, c, etc, should be put after the year of publication, e.g. (Davies, 2013a; Davies 2013b). The references should be listed alphabetically in full at the end of the paper in the following standard form:

For books: Barnett, R. (1994) The Limits of Competence: Knowledge, Higher Education and Society (Buckingham, The Society for Research into Higher Education & Open University Press), pp. 69-70.

For articles: Ranson, S.(1992) Towards the Learning Society, Educational Management and Administration, 20.2, pp. 68-79.

For chapters within books: Hoskin, K. (1990) Foucault Under Examination: the Crypto-educationalist Unmasked, in S. J. Ball, (ed.) Foucault and Education (London, Routledge).

Titles of journals should not be abbreviated.

Pre-submission English-language editing
Authors for whom English is a second language may choose to have their manuscript professionally edited before submission to improve the English. A list of independent suppliers of editing services can be found at:
These services are arranged and paid for by the author and use of one of these services does not guarantee acceptance or preference for publication.

Books for Review
These should be sent to either Naomi Hodgson, Institute of Education, University of London, 20 Bedford Way, WC1H 0AL, UK (email: or  Bryan Warnick, Ohio State University, 121 Ramseyer Hall, 29 W. Woodruff Ave, Columbus, OH43210, Ohio, USA (email:

Copyright and Online Open
If your paper is accepted the author identified as the formal corresponding author of the paper will receive an email prompting them to login in to Author Services where, via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS), they will be able to complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors of the paper.

For authors signing the copyright transfer agreement
If the OnlineOpen option is not selected the corresponding author will be presented with the copyright transfer agreement (CTA) to sign. The terms and conditions of the CTA can be previewed in the samples associated with the Copyright FAQs 

For authors choosing OnlineOpen
If the Online Open option is selected the corresponding author will have a choice of the following Creative Commons License Open Access Agreements (OAA)

Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY)
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (CC BY-NC)
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial -NoDerivs License (CC BY-NC-ND)

To preview the terms and conditions of these Open Access Agreements please visit the Copyright and Open Access Licenses page.

If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) you will be given the opportunity to publish your article under a CC-BY license supporting you in complying with Wellcome Trust and Research Councils UK requirements. For more information on this policy and the Journal’s compliant self-archiving policy please visit our Funder Policy page.

The corresponding author will receive an email alert containing a link to a web site. A working e-mail address must therefore be provided by the corresponding author. The proof can be downloaded as a PDF (portable document format) file from this site. Acrobat Reader will be required in order to read this file. This software can be downloaded (free of charge) from the following web site:

This will enable the file to be opened, read and edited on screen for any corrections to be added and specific queries answered. Further instructions will be sent with the proof.

JOPE is covered by Wiley-Blackwell’s EarlyView service. EarlyView articles are complete full-text articles published online in advance of their publication in a printed issue. Articles are therefore available as soon as they are ready, rather than having to wait for the next scheduled print issue. EarlyView articles are complete and final. They have been fully reviewed, revised and edited for publication, and the authors’ final corrections have been incorporated. Because they are in final form, no changes can be made after online publication. The nature of EarlyView articles means that they do not yet have volume, issue or page numbers, so EarlyView articles cannot be cited in the traditional way. They are therefore given a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), which allows the article to be cited and tracked before it is allocated to an issue. After print publication, the DOI remains valid and can continue to be used to cite and access the article.

Author Services
Online production tracking is now available for your article through Wiley Author Services. Author Services enables authors to track their article - once it has been accepted - through the production process to publication online and print. Authors can check the status of their articles online and choose to receive automated e-mails at key stages of production so they don’t need to contact the production editor to check on progress.Visit for more details on online production tracking and for a wealth of resources including FAQs and tips on article preparation, submission and more.