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Author Guidelines

All contributions will be considered for publication. Following initial screening by the journal's Editors, articles will be subject to the normal processes of peer-review for scholarly refereed journals, including blind reviewing by at least two referees drawn from the Editorial Committee (or from other international scholars with special expertise as necessary). When submitting an article for consideration for review, it is understood that the article is not currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. The Editors will have the final say as to whether the article is published in the journal.

  • All submissions to the journal must be made via email to either Dr Laura D'Olimpio ( or Professor Andrew Peterson (
  • Articles should be between 4000 - 6000 words. Shorter articles are welcome and longer articles may be considered.
  • Text should be double spaced, with ample margins.
  • A Title page should be included with the submission detailing the title of the article, author's name and affiliation, full postal address and email address for any ensuing correspondence.
  • Submission of an article will be held to imply that it contains original, unpublished work.
  • The Editors reserve the right to make changes to manuscripts where necessary to bring them into conformity with the stylistic and bibliographical conventions of the Journal.
  • Manuscript queries should be addressed via email to either Dr Laura D'Olimpio ( or Professor Andrew Peterson (

Journal for Philosophy in Schools publishes in an Open-access on-line forum hosted by The University of South Australia. This ensures articles are freely available to all, including those who don't subscribe to the journal.

References: should be indicated by giving the author's name, with the year of publication in parentheses. 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. The references should be listed 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.

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.

Figures: please supply one set of artwork in finished form, suitable for reproduction.

Books for Review

These should be sent to Professor Andrew Peterson, Room 1243, Muirhead Tower (West), Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham. UK.


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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is Microsoft Word document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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