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Instructions for Authors

Submitting a paper to the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education

Please read these Guidelines with care and attention: failure to follow them may result in your paper being delayed. Note especially the referencing conventions used by the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education and the requirement for gender-, race- and creed-inclusive language.

The International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education considers all manuscripts on the strict condition that they have been submitted only to the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, that they have not been published already, nor are they under consideration for publication or in press elsewhere.

All submissions should be made online at the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education's Manuscript Central site. New users should first create an account. Once a user is logged onto the site submissions should be made via the Author Centre.

The review process normally takes four months so please do not contact the Editors prior to the completion of this time period. There are no page charges for publication in the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education.

Writing your paper

  • Please write clearly and concisely, clearly stating and defining objectives and terms. Arguments should be substantiated with well-reasoned supporting evidence.
  • For all manuscripts, gender-, race- and creed-inclusive language is mandatory. Sexist or racist terms should not be used.
  • In writing your paper, you are encouraged to review articles in the area you are addressing that have been previously published in the Journal and, where you feel appropriate, to reference them. This will enhance context, coherence and continuity for our readers.
  • Manuscripts should be double-spaced throughout including the references section.
  • All artwork for figures must be camera-ready.
  • An academic biography for each author of no more than 50 words should be included with each submission. Authors should include their full names, affiliations, postal addresses, telephone and fax numbers and e-mail addresses. Biographical notes should be contained on a separate page and be located at the beginning of the manuscript-see "Author's biographical note."
  • Abstracts of not more than 150 words are required for all papers submitted and should precede the biographical notes and text of the paper-see "Abstracts."
  • Manuscripts should be compiled in the following order: title page; abstract; biographical note; main text; acknowledgments; appendixes (as appropriate); references; table(s) with heading(s) (on individual pages); figure caption(s) (as a list); artwork.

Copyright permission

It is a condition of publication that authors assign copyright or licence the publication rights in their articles, including abstracts, to Taylor & Francis. This enables us to ensure full copyright protection and to disseminate the article, and of course the Journal, to the widest possible readership in print and electronic formats as appropriate. Authors may, of course, use the article elsewhere after publication without prior permission from Taylor & Francis, provided that acknowledgement is given to the Journal as the original source of publication, and that Taylor & Francis is notified so that our records show that its use is properly authorised. Authors retain a number of other rights under the Taylor & Francis rights policies documents. These policies are referred to at www.tandf.co.uk/journals/authorrights.pdf for full details. Authors are themselves responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyright material from other sources.

Contributors are required to secure permission for the reproduction of any figure, table or extensive (more than fifty-word) extract from the text of a source which is copyrighted-or owned-by a party other than Taylor & Francis or the contributor.

This applies both to direct reproduction or "derivative reproduction"-when the contributor has created a new figure or table which derives substantially from a copyrighted source.

* Formatting guide
* Reference style information: style, quickref
Any consistent spelling and punctuation style may be used.

This journal requires a short paragraph of bibliographical details for all contributors.
If you have any questions about references or formatting your article, please contact authorqueries@tandf.co.uk

Notes on tables and figures

Artwork submitted for publication will not be returned and will be destroyed after publication, unless requested otherwise. Whilst every care is taken of artwork, neither Editors nor Taylor & Francis shall bear any responsibility or liability for its non-return, loss, or damage, nor for any associated costs or compensation. Authors are strongly advised to insure appropriately.

1. Tables and figures should be informative, relevant, and visually attractive. The style and spelling of lettering in figures must correspond to the main text of the manuscript. Tables and figures must be referred to in the text and numbered in order of their appearance. Each table and figure should have a stand-alone descriptive title that explains its purpose without reference to the text; each table column should have an appropriate heading.

Tables and figures should be referred to in text as follows: "figure 1," "table 1," i.e. all lower case except at the beginning of a sentence. "As seen in table [or figure] 1 ..." (not "Tab.", "fig." or "Fig.").

2. The ideal place at which a table or figure should be inserted in the printed text should be indicated clearly in the manuscript:

"[Insert table 2 about here ]"

3. Figures and tables must be on separate pages or in separate files and not embedded in the text. Original artwork for figures should be supplied. The scale of figures should allow for reduction to column width (130 mm) or page width (160 mm) or page length (205 mm) if to be placed landscape, but landscape reproduction (i.e. reading from bottom to top of the page) should be avoided. The use of colour in figures or photographs is discouraged and will incur page charges.

4. A separate list of figure captions should appear at the end of the manuscript.

Author's biographical note

This note should be brief (fifty words maximum) and include the author's institutional position and affiliation and a full address for correspondence. For example:

"Edmund T. Emmer is a professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas. His research interests are in classroom processes, in general, with special emphasis on classroom management and discipline. In addition to studies of teacher emotion, his current research examines teachers' uses of cooperative learning.

Correspondence to Ed Emmer, University of Texas at Austin, Department of Educational Psychology, Sánchez Building 504, Austin, TX 78712. E-mail: emmer@mail.utexas.edu."


Any acknowledgement authors wish to make should be included in a separate headed section preceding any appendixes or references. Please do not incorporate acknowledgments into the biographical note or notes.

Book reviews

1. The following header material should appear in all reviews in the following order (note also the punctuation):

"Student Engagement and Achievement in the American Secondary School
Edited by Fred M. Newmann (Teachers College Press, New York, 1992), 240 pp., $17.95 (paper), ISBN 8077-3182-X, $38.00 (cloth), ISBN 8077-3183-8."

2. Page references within reviews should be given as follows: (p. 337) or (pp. 36-37).


James Joseph Scheurich and M. Carolyn Clark, Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development, Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas 77843-4226, USA. Email: qse@tamu.edu

Book Review Editors:

Nina Asher, Dept. of Educational Theory, Policy, & Practice and Women's & Gender Studies Program Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA. Email: nasher1@lsu.edu

William R. Black, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, ES 3138, Indiana University at Indianapolis, IN 46202-5143, USA. Email: wblack@iupui.edu

Tara J. Yosso, Assistant Professor, Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA. Email: yosso@chicst.ucsb.edu

Free article access:

Corresponding authors will receive free online access to their article through our website (www.informaworld.com) and a complimentary copy of the issue containing their article. Reprints of articles published in this journal can be purchased through Rightslink® when proofs are received. If you have any queries, please contact our reprints department at reprints@tandf.co.uk

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