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Author Guidelines

Authors are invited to submit blind copies of manuscripts, along with a separate cover page that includes the manuscript title, author name and institutional affiliation, and contact information. Manuscripts should include a 150-word abstract, maximum of 6 keywords, acknowledgements, references, and a 50-word biographical statement.  Manuscripts should conform to the style, format and reference guidelines of American Psychological Association (APA), 6th ed. When used, URLs for the references should be active.

Critical Intersections in Education publishes five types of manuscripts. The editorial board invites authors to submit a variety of manuscripts including experiments, case studies, ethnographies, narrative research, review essays, and book reviews. 

  • Articles: Academic papers may present the findings of an empirical study, analyze a current theoretical concept or investigate a conceptual framework whether from an exploratory, analytic, or critical perspective. The paper should be between 4,000 - 6,000 words, including references. Please provide the word count on the title page.
  • Short papers: Short papers may include a research study or an analysis of teaching practice related to curriculum, teaching, or learning. The short papers should be between 1000 -1500 words. An analysis of teaching practice may describe innovative procedures, courses, or teaching materials at any educational level in any discipline. This article should include sufficient detail allowing other educators to use the practice or theory in a course. Please provide the word count on the title page. 
  • Book reviews and review essays: Book reviews and review essays should be between 800 - 1,000 words. The reviews can be submitted for recently published works related to education. These manuscripts are submitted in addition to the complete citation of the book and the publisher’s description of the text. 
  • Visual essays: The visual essay communicates ideas using visual and verbal language. Text must be integrated with the visual components providing an informative and visually appealing format for the reader. Authors may also include auditory elements including speech, sound effects, and music. The word limit is 1,000 words and must contain predominantly visual aspects (videos/images) making a significant contribution to education.

Textual Materials

Word Processing Submissions
Text-based manuscripts should be in one of the following formats: Word (.doc/docx), Open Office (.odt) or Rich Text Format (.rtf).

HTML Submissions
If submitting your manuscript in HTML format, please examine the source code of any already published contribution to the journal name for a basic understanding of the organization of the manuscript’s contents. Please check your web browser’s specific help files for instructions on how to view source code.

Illustrations, Figures & Tables
All illustrations should be sent as separate .GIF or .JPG files, clearly labeled simply as figure 1.gif, figure 2.gif, etc. All illustrations, figures, and tables should be embedded within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.

Non-Textual Materials
Visual submissions should be sized for display on a web page (72dpi). Audio submissions should be submitted in .mp3 format, and video submissions should be .mov, .avi or .mpg formats should be used.


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 submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).

  2. The submission file is in .doc or .rtf document file format.
  3. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  4. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  5. The instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

    1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Canada License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

    1. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

  1. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


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