Author Guidelines

Philosophical Inquiry in Education requires that all submissions conform to the submission preparation checklist outlined below.

In order to begin the online submission process, you must either register with the journal as an author or log in to your existing author account.

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).

  • The submission has been prepared as a DOCX (Microsoft Word) file. Note that, if you wish to use the formats of the Philosophical Inquiry in Education templates (which we encourage), then you can download the template and fill in or paste your text directly into the template, overwriting the instructional text in the template (Article Template, Book Review Template). The template has place holders for the author(s) name(s) and institutional affiliation(s) and the sections ‘Acknowledgment’ and ‘About the Author’. Please fill in your name and institutional affiliation (if applicable) and complete the two sections as appropriate. We would use the information in the published version, but would remove the information in the version submitted to the reviewers to allow for a blind review.

  • The text adheres to the bibliographic requirements outlined in the APA style guide (6th Edition).

  • If the submission is to the articles section, the author has INCLUDED in the manuscript his / her name and institutional affiliation below the title, an acknowledgment (if applicable) before the references, and author information under ‘About the Author/s’ at the end of the manuscript. (We create a new file without these data which we then send out for review.) HOWEVER, within the body of the manuscript, the author(s) name and any identifying references are removed. If the author is cited, "Author" and year are used in the bibliography and footnotes, instead of author's name, paper title, etc.

  • The number of words (without reference list) does not exceed about:
    (a) 7500 words for articles
    (b) 2000 words for book reviews
    (c) 2500 words for contributions to the Dialogue and Debate section.

    If you plan to significantly exceed these guidelines, please contact an editor before you submit your article.

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