Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Educational Theory is a quarterly publication owned and produced by the University of Illinois. The general purposes of this journal are to foster the continuing development of educational theory and to encourage wide and effective discussion of theoretical problems within the educational profession. In order to achieve these purposes, the journal will be devoted to publishing scholarly articles and studies in the foundations of education, and in related disciplines outside the field of education, which contribute to the advancement of educational theory. It is the policy of the sponsoring organizations to maintain the journal as an open channel of communication and as an open forum for discussion. All articles and all editorials appearing in it are to be regarded as the expressions of the viewpoints of the particular writers and not as the official position of Educational Theory, the John Dewey Society, the Philosophy of Education Society, the College of Education, University of Illinois, or the College of Education, University of Illinois at Chicago.


Section Policies

Main Contents

Checked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

No editorial consideration will be given to manuscripts that have been published elsewhere or are under review for publication elsewhere. (Rare exceptions may be warranted by special circumstances, such as the substantial expansion or revision of previously published material.) Manuscripts are sent out for anonymous review (that is, reviewers do not know the identity of authors, and authors do not know the identity of reviewers). To preserve the advantages of anonymous reviewing, authors should avoid self-identification in the text as well as in the footnotes of the manuscript.


Publication Frequency

Educational Theory is published quarterly for the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign by Blackwell Publishing, Inc.


ISSN: 0013-2004