Theory and Research in Education
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Theory and Research in Education


Editor-in-Chief
Randall Curren University of Rochester, New York, USA
Managing Editor
Mitja Sardoc Educational Research Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia


eISSN: 17413192 | ISSN: 14778785 | Current volume: 14 | Current issue: 2 Frequency: 3 Times/Year

"Theory and Research in Education provides a much needed forum for rigorous, interdisciplinary discussion of pressing normative and theoretical issues concerning education. It will breathe new life into the multi-faceted philosophical analysis of moral, social/political and epistemological problems and issues arising from educational practice." Professor Harvey Siegel

Theory and Research in Education, formerly known as The School Field, is an international peer reviewed journal that publishes theoretical, empirical and conjectural papers contributing to the development of educational theory, policy and practice.

The journal brings together some of the most eminent theorists working on educational issues today in addition to empirical and practice-related work pertinent to theoretical and normative issues in education.

Electronic Access:

Theory and Research in Education is available electronically on SAGE Journals Online at http://tre.sagepub.com/

Theory and Research in Education, formerly known as The School Field, is an international peer reviewed journal that publishes theoretical, empirical and conjectural papers contributing to the development of educational theory, policy and practice.

Associate Editors
Sigal Ben-Porath University of Pennsylvania, USA
Doret De Ruyter Vrije University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
James G. Dwyer College of William & Mary, USA
Michael McPherson Boca Raton, Florida, USA
Adam Nelson University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Book Review Editor
Paula Mcavoy University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Founding Editor
Marjan Setinc The Slovene Society of Researchers in the School Field, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Reviews Editor
Dianne Gereluk University of Calgary, Canada
Editorial Board
Andreja Barle-Lakota Board of Education, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Heather Battaly California State University-Fullerton, USA
Jason Blokhuis Renison University College
Lawrence Blum University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA
Harry Brighouse University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Eamonn Callan Stanford University, USA
Catherine Z Elgin Harvard University, USA
Penny Enslin University of Glasgow, UK
Ansley Erickson Teachers College, Columbia University
Sonia Exley London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
Walter Feinberg University of Illinois, Champaign, USA
Robert K Fullinwider University of Maryland, College Park, USA
Michael Hand Institute of Education, UK
Ben Justice Rutgers University, USA
Zdenko Kodelja Educational Research Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Meira Levinson Harvard Graduate School of Education, USA
Susanna Loeb Stanford University, USA
Christopher Loss  
Jal Mehta Harvard University, USA
Rob Reich Stanford University, USA
Emily Robertson Syracuse University, USA
Richard M. Ryan University of Rochester, USA
Debra Satz Stanford University, USA
Francis Schrag University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Harvey Siegel University of Miami, USA
Slavko Gaber University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Darko Strajn Educational Research Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Adam Swift University of Oxford, UK
John Wills University of California, Riverside, USA
Pavel Zgaga University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
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    1. Editorial Policies
      1.1 Peer review policy
      1.2 Authorship
    2. Article types
    3. How to submit your manuscript
    4. Journal contributor’s publishing agreement
      4.1 SAGE Choice and Open Access
    5. Declaration of conflicting interests policy
    6. Other conventions
    7. Acknowledgments
      7.1 Funding acknowledgement
    8. Permissions
    9. Manuscript style
      9.1 File types
      9.2 Journal style
      9.3 Reference style
      9.4 Manuscript preparation
      9.4.1 Keywords and abstracts: Helping readers find your article online
      9.4.2 Corresponding author contact details
      9.4.3 Guidelines for submitting artwork, figures and other graphics
      9.4.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files
      9.4.5 English language editing services
    10. After acceptance
      10.1 Proofs
      10.2 E-Prints
      10.3 SAGE production
      10.4 OnlineFirst publication
    11. Further information

    Theory and Research in Education is an international peer reviewed journal that publishes theoretical, empirical and conjectural papers contributing to the development of educational theory, policy and practice. The journal is interdisciplinary and welcomes contributions from philosophy, including analytical, moral and political philosophy, political science, law, sociology, history and psychology.

     

    1. Editorial policies

    1.1 Peer review policy

    Theory & Research in Education operates a strictly anonymous peer review process in which the reviewer’s name is withheld from the author and, the author’s name from the reviewer. Each manuscript is reviewed by at least two referees. All manuscripts are reviewed as rapidly as possible.

    1.2 Authorship

    All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.

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    2. Article types

    The journal considers theoretical, empirical and conjectural papers contributing to the development of educational theory, policy and practice. The journal is interdisciplinary and welcomes contributions from philosophy, including analytical, moral and political philosophy, political science, law, sociology, history and psychology.

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    3. How to submit your manuscript

    Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you carefully read and adhere to all the guidelines and instructions to authors provided below. Manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    Manuscripts should be submitted as a Word document to the Managing Editor by e-mail attachment to: mitja.sardoc@guest.arnes.si
    Books for review and review manuscripts should be sent to the Reviews Editor, Dianne Gereluk, School of Education, Froebel College, Roehampton University, Roehampton Lane, London SW15 5PJ, UK. Email: d.gereluk@roehampton.ac.uk

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    4. Journal contributor’s publishing agreement   

    Before publication SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway

    Theory and Research in Education and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of articles published in the Journal. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the Journal against malpractice.  Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article (removing it from the journal); taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; banning the author from publication in the journal or all Sage journals, or appropriate legal action.

    4.1 SAGE Choice and Open Access

    If you or your funder wish your article to be freely available online to non subscribers immediately upon publication (gold open access), you can opt for it to be included in SAGE Choice, subject to payment of a publication fee. The manuscript submission and peer review procedure is unchanged. On acceptance of your article, you will be asked to let SAGE know directly if you are choosing SAGE Choice. To check journal eligibility and the publication fee, please visit SAGE Choice. For more information on open access options and compliance at SAGE, including self author archiving deposits (green open access) visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

     

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    5. Declaration of conflicting interests

    Within your Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement you will be required to make a certification with respect to a declaration of conflicting interests. Theory and Research in Education does not require a declaration of conflicting interests but recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

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    6. Other conventions

    None applicable.

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    7. Acknowledgements

    Any acknowledgements should appear first at the end of your article prior to your Declaration of Conflicting Interests (if applicable), any notes and your References.

    Please supply any personal acknowledgements separately to the main text to facilitate anonymous peer review.

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an `Acknowledgements’ section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, writing assistance, or a department chair who provided only general support. Authors should disclose whether they had any writing assistance and identify the entity that paid for this assistance.

    7.1 Funding Acknowledgement

    To comply with the guidance for Research Funders, Authors and Publishers issued by the Research Information Network (RIN), Theory and Research in Education additionally requires all Authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading. Please visit Funding Acknowledgements on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding or state in your acknowledgments that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors. 

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    8. Permissions

    Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

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    9. Manuscript style

    9.1 File types

    Only electronic files conforming to the journal's guidelines will be accepted. Preferred formats for the text and tables of your manuscript are Word DOC, DOCX. Please also refer to additional guideline on submitting artwork [and supplemental files] below.

    9.2 Journal Style

    Theory & Research in Education conforms to the SAGE house style. Click here to review guidelines on SAGE UK House Style

    9.3 Reference Style

    Theory & Research in Education adheres to the SAGE Harvard reference style. Click here to review the guidelines on SAGE Harvard to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    If you use EndNote to manage references, download the SAGE Harvard output style by following this link and save to the appropriate folder (normally for Windows C:\Program Files\EndNote\Styles and for Mac OS X Harddrive:Applications:EndNote:Styles). Once you’ve done this, open EndNote and choose “Select Another Style...” from the dropdown menu in the menu bar; locate and choose this new style from the following screen.

    The journal allows the use of notes where necessary. Endnotes should be signalled in the text by the use of superscript numbers and notes listed separately at the end of the article.

    9.4. Manuscript Preparation

    The text should be single-spaced throughout. Papers should normally be between 4000-7000 words. Text should be clearly organized, with a clear hierarchy of headings and subheadings and quotations exceeding 40 words displayed, indented in the text.

    9.4.1 Keywords and Abstracts: Helping readers find your article online

    The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article online through online search engines such as Google. Please refer to the information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords by visiting SAGE’s Journal Author Gateway Guidelines on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online. The abstract should be around 150 words, and please supply up to 6 keywords.

    9.4.2 Corresponding Author Contact details

    Provide full contact details for the corresponding author including email, mailing address and telephone numbers. Academic affiliations are required for all co-authors. A short biographical author note should be submitted. These details should be presented separately to the main text of the article to facilitate anonymous peer review.

    9.4.3 Guidelines for submitting artwork, figures and other graphics

    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines.
    Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

    9.4.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files

    This journal is able to host approved supplemental materials online, alongside the full-text of articles. Supplemental files will be subjected to peer-review alongside the article. For more information please refer to SAGE’s Guidelines for Authors on Supplemental Files.

    9.4.5 English Language Editing services

    Non-English speaking authors who would like to refine their use of language in their manuscripts might consider using a professional editing service. Visit English Language Editing Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

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    10. After acceptance           

    10.1 Proofs

    We will email a PDF of the proofs to the corresponding author.

    10.2 E-Prints

    SAGE provides authors with access to a PDF of their final article. For further information please visit http://www.sagepub.co.uk/authors/journal/reprint.sp.

    10.3 SAGE Production

    At SAGE we place an extremely strong emphasis on the highest production standards possible. We attach high importance to our quality service levels in copy-editing, typesetting, printing, and online publication (http://online.sagepub.com/). We also seek to uphold excellent author relations throughout the publication process.

    We value your feedback to ensure we continue to improve our author service levels. On publication all corresponding authors will receive a brief survey questionnaire on your experience of publishing in Theory and Research in Education with SAGE.

    10.4 OnlineFirst Publication

    A large number of journals benefit from OnlineFirst, a feature offered through SAGE’s electronic journal platform, SAGE Journals Online. It allows final revision articles (completed articles in queue for assignment to an upcoming issue) to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final print and online journal issue which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. For more information please visit our OnlineFirst Fact Sheet

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    11. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the Manuscript Submission process should be sent to the Editorial Office at: mitja.sardoc@guest.arnes.si

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