The International Journal of Critical Pedagogy


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Author Guidelines

Note to new users: Currently, due to a technical problem, new users who attempt to set up an account to submit articles will not be able to but can request an account by completing the form linked below:

Please Note: The editors of IJCP conduct all communication with authors via email. As such, it is important that you keep your email address as entered in the system accurate. If you change institutions mid-submission, please update your email on your profile page. We can not be responsible for missed deadlines or communications that result from inaccurate author email addresses. 

Submission Guidelines

Beginning in fall 2016, the submission timeline is as follows:

Sept. 1 -- All manuscripts for consideration for general issues due

Dec. 1 -- All author revisions and resubmissions due

Jan. 15 -- Final author revisions due

Apr. 15 -- Author copy edits due

We will publish a general issue in the Fall and Winter of each year. For example, an accepted submission entered in Sept. 2016 will be published in either the Fall or Winter 2017 general issues. Manuscripts are published at no cost to the author.

Special issues will follow their own guidelines as delineated in their call for submissions. Special issues may be published in either the Spring or Summer. 

Manuscripts should be submitted solely to this journal and should not have been published before, or that it is not in-press, or submitted elsewhere. In the case that a reprint is requested, author should secure rights and permission prior to submission to IJCP. All research needs to meet the ethical guidelines of its discipline, be original work and submission must be prepared for blind review (e.g., the complete text minus the title page, acknowledgements, and any running headers of author names, to allow blinded review). Authors are completely responsible for securing any copyrights necessary.

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%. Read more here: About the Journal

Online, authors must identify the submission type: articles, book and multimedia reviews, multimedia, and creative work.


Length limits per type of submission:

                     Articles: .doc or .docx files, 6500 words or less including the references

                     Book and Multimedia reviews: .doc or .docx, 2000-3000 words

                     Multimedia: mov files, mpg4 files

                     Creative: jpeg, eps, or psd format only files, 300 dpi or higher


All submissions must include an abstract of 100-300 words and 3-5 keywords.



All submissions should follow the latest edition of APA. Documents must be in .doc or .docx format only. Please do not upload PDF files. The Taylor & Francis guidelines for APA and a link to the official APA manual are available at . See referencing guidelines below.


Review Process:

Submissions undergo screening for adherence to formatting and guidelines, as well as internal editorial and external double blind peer review. The editorial team relies heavily on external reviews. Ultimately, acceptance for publication is the decision of the editorial team.


If the decision requires you to revise or resubmit your manuscript:

When you have completed your edits, please upload a new file to this submission. Ensure that any Track Changes are turned off and that the submission is still blinded for review.

In addition, upload a file in which you indicate the area of improvement along with a description of how you addressed each area.


To ensure anonymity in the review process, the blinded submission should not include authors' names. Self-citations and references should be removed from the article's main text, reference list, and notes. Information in the text that would identify the author should be deleted from the manuscript (e.g., text such as "my previous work," especially when accompanied by a self-citation, should be replaced with "blinded for review") and may be reinserted if accepted for publication. Information that could help identify any author (e.g., mention of any affiliation) should also be removed (e.g., "blinded for review" may be inserted in place of removed text). Citations and references should be blinded using "Author" and "citation blinded for review" realphabetized in the reference list. The author's name should be removed from the document. To ensure that this is done completely follow these instructions:

You can save a document without the names or initials of authors who are associated with the document.

  1. Open a document that has been saved that you want to make anonymous.

  2. For Word 2016, click File, Info, Check for Updates, and then Inspect Document. For older versions of Word, click the Microsoft Office Button, point to Prepare.

  3. Click Inspect.

  4. Click Remove All next to Document Properties and Personal Information.

    IMPORTANT - Do not click Remove All next to Comments, Revisions, Versions, and Annotations, which will permanently delete all of the comments from the document.

  5. Click Reinspect, and then save the document.

    When you reopen the document, all comments that appear in the document will appear without names or initials.

  6. For Microsoft Word for Mac 2016, click on Tools, Protect Document, and then click Remove personal information from this file on save. Protect Document is also included in the Review Tab in the Ribbon.

Submission Guidelines for Multimedia and Creative Work:

Submissions undergo screening for adherence to formatting and guidelines, as well as internal editorial review. Multimedia and creative work undergoes a juried review. Acceptance for publication is ultimately the decision of the editorial team with consultation of jury decisions.

References: Provide complete, formatted references, text citations, and notes according to APA 7th edition Manual of Style. See examples: 

Carr, L. C. (1998). Tomboy resistance and conformity: Agency in social psychological gender theory. Gender and Society, 12(4), 528–553.

Butler, Judith. (1991). Gender trouble. Routledge.

Contribution to a Book
Norberg-Hodge, H. (1996). The pressure to modernize and globalize. In J. Mander & E. Goldsmith (Eds.), The case against the global economy and for a turn toward the local (pp. 33–46). Sierra Club Books.               


Tables and Figures: Tables and figures (illustrations) should be embedded in the text, but should also be included as separate sheets or files. A short descriptive title should appear above each table with a clear legend and any footnotes suitably identified below. All units must be included. Figures should be completely labeled, taking into account necessary size reduction. Captions should be typed, double-spaced, on a separate sheet.


Proofs and Reprints. Page proofs are sent to the designated author. They must be carefully checked and returned within 48 hours of receipt. 


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 article fits within the focus and scope of the International Journal of Critical Pedagogy. The work is sufficiently positioned within the larger and historical field of critical pedagogy.  This is reflected in both the body of the work and the references listed.
  2. The submission is an original work of the author(s) and has not been previously published or is under review for publication elsewhere. The author has secured permission to use copyrighted materials such as poetry, photographs, figures, or tables.
  3. The article is saved in Microsoft Word or RTF format. It is 6500 words or less. It is double-spaced, has 1-in. margins, and is set in Times New Roman, 12 point.
  4. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  5. The article is written and formatted according to the requirements of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th Edition (2019).

    For examples, please see or
  6. Any illustrations or figures are embedded in the document where they should appear upon publication.

    Endnotes are limited and numbered.

  7. Manuscript abstracts are between 100-300 words. The submission must include an abstract and keywords in both the submission metadata and in the manuscript immediately following the title page. The title page, abstract, and keywords sections of the manuscript must follow APA 7th edition guidelines.

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Authors must transfer copyright of their article to IJCP at time of
manuscript submission. Authors may use
all or parts of their work in any future publication with the article's
origin in IJCP acknowledged in the customary manner.


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