Educational Theory

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Edited By: Chris Higgins

Online ISSN: 1741-5446

Author Guidelines

Submitting a Manuscript

Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to Educational Theory’s online submission system. For additional information, please visit the Educational Theory website.

Review Procedures

No editorial consideration will be given to manuscripts that have been published elsewhere or are under review for publication elsewhere. (Rare exceptions may be warranted by special circumstances, such as the substantial expansion or revision of previously published material.) Manuscripts are sent out for anonymous review (i.e., reviewers do not know the identity of authors, and authors do not know the identity of reviewers). To preserve the advantages of anonymous reviewing, authors should avoid self-identification in the text as well as in the footnotes of the manuscript.


The manuscript should be double-spaced throughout, including quotations and notes. Notes should be numbered within the text and placed at the end of the manuscript (not at the bottom of the page). Citations for books, journal articles, etc., should be styled according to the guidelines in Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed., published by the University of Chicago Press; for samples, please visit Note that author-date references should not be used. Manuscripts accepted for publication but not in conformance with these guidelines will be returned to the author for revision. Manuscripts should not exceed 7500 words.

Author Responsibilities

Authors alone are responsible for securing permission for quotations from copyrighted materials or materials in private collections. (See entries under 'Obtaining Permissions' and 'Requesting Permissions' in the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed.) Authors of accepted manuscripts are also expected to submit, or pay for the preparation of, camera-ready copy of figures or illustrations and to bear the cost of any special typography.

For authors choosing OnlineOpen

If you decide to select the OnlineOpen option, please use the links below to obtain an open access agreement to sign (this will supersede the journal's usual license agreement). By selecting the OnlineOpen option you have the choice of the following Creative Commons License open access agreements:

Creative Commons Attribution License OAA

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License OAA

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial -NoDerivs License OAA

To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please click the license types above and visit

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: