The International Journal of Critical Pedagogy

Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The International Journal of Critical Pedagogy is committed to publishing original articles that propose innovative understandings and applications of critical pedagogy. The journal covers a wide range of perspectives in areas such as:
-    Diversity
-    Popular culture
-    Media literacy
-    Critical praxis
-    Experimental methodologies

Published in North Carolina with an international scope, the International Journal of Critical Pedagogy publishes articles in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Brazilian Portuguese with an acceptance rate of 15-20%.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Paradoxes and Possibilities of Movement Building from the In-Between

  • Carol Batker
  • Kevin Kumashiro
  • Jody Luna
  • Vidya Shah
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Each article is reviewed by at least two reviewers who are chosen from our database of over 100 experts in the field of critical pedagogy.

First, a reviewer must reply to the invitation email that was sent by the editor. Then, the reviewer must log in as a reviewer to the IJCP web site using their username and password.

The reviewer can then download and save the article to their computer. If a reviewer decides to make specific changes to the article, they should use the “track changes” function in Word. 

Once the article has been read, an official review must be created. Also, the reviewer must make a recommendation regarding the publication of the article:

•    Accept submission: The article should be accepted for publication by the IJCP. Minimal revisions are required by the author to ensure that the article is ready for publication.

•    Revisions required: The article should be accepted for publication by the IJCP, but the author must first address several issues regarding its content and / or structure before it is ready for publication.

•    Resubmit for review: The article needs substantial revision of its content and / or its structure and the article cannot be accepted for publication presently. However, because the article shows promise, the author should revise the entry and then resubmit it to the IJCP for consideration.*

•    Decline submission: The article should not be accepted for publication. The article’s purpose, content, and / or use of research are not appropriate for the IJCP.

The reviewers’ decision, along with copies of their reviews, will be forwarded to the author as quickly as possible. We cannot guarantee how long the review process takes, but our reviewers and editors are committed to ensuring that the process goes as swiftly as possible.

*If an author is invited to resubmit an article for review, we ask that the author resubmits their piece within 3 months. We also ask that they include the original version of the article and the comments that were made regarding the revisions. Our policy is to make a final publication decision after one revision (of course, further work may also be requested to resolve any remaining issues).


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



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IJCP Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Duties of Editors

Publication decisions 

It is the editors' responsibility to decide which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The editor will consider reviewers' comments in making this decision. 

Fair play 

Editors and reviewers will evaluate manuscripts without regard to the authors' race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy. 


The editor and any editorial staff will not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, and potential reviewers, as appropriate. 

Disclosure and conflicts of interest 

The editors must not use any ideas or findings from unpublished manuscripts in their own research without the express written consent of the author. 



Duties of Reviewers 

Contribution to Editorial Decisions 

Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions, and through the editorial communications with the author, may also assist the author in improving the paper. 


Any reviewer who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or cannot do so in timely manner should excuse himself from the review process using the prompts provided on the journal website. 


Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential and not be shown to or discussed with others. 


Standards of Objectivity 

Reviewers should objectively express their views clearly with supporting arguments. 


Acknowledgement of Sources 

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors and provide guidance for including that citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge. 

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest 

Information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers. 



Duties of Authors 

Reporting standards 

Authors' of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable. 

Data Access and Retention 

In some cases, authors could be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to the data, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication. 

Originality and Plagiarism 

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and that they have appropriately cited any work and/or words of others that they have used or quoted. 

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication 

An author should generally refrain from publishing manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently represents unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. 

Acknowledgement of Sources 

Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. 

Authorship of the Paper 

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication. 

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest 

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed. 

Fundamental errors in published works 

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper. 


Acceptance Rate Information

Published in North Carolina with an international scope, the International Journal of Critical Pedagogy publishes articles in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Brazilian Portuguese with an acceptance rate of 15-20%.


Content Licensing

The International Journal of Critical Pedagogy allows reuse/reprint with this journal cited as the original source.