Submission Guidelines


Philosophy of Education and Culture

For more information, please see Education and Culture Aims and Scope page.

Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Education and Culture provided he or she owns the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the article. Authors are the initial owners of the copyrights to their works (an exception in the non-academic world to this might exist if the authors have, as a condition of employment, agreed to transfer copyright to their employer).

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General Submission Rules

Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication. In addition, by submitting material to Education and Culture, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that he or she will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at Education and Culture. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Education and Culture, please contact the editors.

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Formatting Requirements

  • Write your article in English (unless the journal expressly permits non-English submissions).
  • Submit your manuscript, including tables, figures, appendices, etc., as a single file (Word or RTF files are accepted).
  • Single space your text.
  • Please DO NOT include your name in the manuscript or filename in order to facilitate the double-blind review process.
  • Refer to the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition, in all questions of English style or usage.
  • Style all references and notes according to the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition, available online at www.chicagomanualofstyle.org. Education and Culture uses endnotes in coordination with an alphabetical bibliography, as described in chapter 14 of the Chicago Manual. Manuscripts prepared using other reference styles will be returned for correction by the author.
  • If figures or tables are included, make sure preferred placement of such is indicated clearly within the text.
  • Please provide high resolution figures. Figures should be of at least 300 dpi for photographs, and at least 600 dpi for line drawings.
  • Please copyedit your manuscript.

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Peer Review Process

All submitted manuscripts undergo an initial screening by the journal editor to determine appropriateness for Education & Culture. Manuscripts deemed appropriate are sent out for blind review to two scholars familiar with the subject matter of the manuscript. Reviewers are asked to complete their evaluations in thirty days time. Based on these evaluations, manuscripts are either accepted for publication, rejected for publication, or designated as revise and resubmit. If the evaluations of the two reviewers conflict significantly, a third reviewer is solicited before making a publication decision.

Rights for Authors and Purdue e-Pubs

As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the authors assign to Purdue e-Pubs all copyright in the article, subject to the expansive personal--use exceptions described below.

Personal-use Exceptions

The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from Purdue e-Pubs provided the author does not alter the format or content of the articles, including the copyright notification:

  • Posting of the article on the author(s) personal website, provided that the website is non-commercial;
  • Posting of the article on the internet as part of a non-commercial open access institutional repository or other non-commercial open access publication site affiliated with the author(s)'s place of employment (e.g., a Phrenology professor at the University of Southern North Dakota can have her article appear in the University of Southern North Dakota's Department of Phrenology online publication series); and
  • Posting of the article on a non-commercial course website for a course being taught by the author at the university or college employing the author.

People seeking an exception, or who have questions about use, should contact the editors.

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General Terms and Conditions of Use

Users of the Purdue e-Pubs website and/or software agree not to misuse the Purdue e-Pubs service or software in any way.

The failure of Purdue e-Pubs to exercise or enforce any right or provision in the policies or the Submission Agreement does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any term of the Submission Agreement or these policies is found to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Submission Agreement and these policies remain in full force and effect. These policies and the Submission Agreement constitute the entire agreement between Purdue e-Pubs and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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Ethical Standards and Misconduct Policy

Education and Culture follows Purdue University Press's ethical standards and misconduct policy for journals, found here.

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