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Author Guidelines


Radical Teacher focuses on the “theory and practice of teaching” from a “socialist, feminist, and anti-racist” perspective. If you have an idea for a possible article within these guidelines, we encourage you to consult our Managing Editors to see whether it seems suitable for Radical Teacher and, if so, how it might best be developed. You may also submit a one-page proposal or choose to submit your manuscript without these preliminaries. All submissions will receive full review (see below) if they fit Radical Teacher’s editorial priorities and limits. We strongly recommend that authors familiarize themselves with the magazine before sending manuscripts.We critique articles for their engagement with our social and educational mission, their clarity and their usefulness to our readers.  Correspondence, proposals, and manuscripts should be sent electronically using the manuscript submission tools at


Our website includes announcements of forthcoming issues where a cluster of essays will focus on a specific topic. The review process for cluster articles is the same as for out-of-cluster submissions: if suitable, they will be forwarded to board members for review. For cluster articles, contributors correspond with the designated cluster editors (announced in the CFP) rather than the Managing Editors. Unlike “open call” manuscripts, which can be submitted any time, cluster CFPs have specific deadlines in order to meet publication schedule. Late submissions that miss a cluster deadline can nonetheless be forwarded to the general Managing Editors for consideration as Open Call submissions. If we end up publishing a second installment of the same cluster, late submissions may be forwarded again to the cluster editors.


1. Radical Teacher articles are typically 4,000 - 6,000 words, though we consider shorter or longer submissions.

2. Submissions should be in a Word document format, double-spaced, pages numbered.

3. While Radical Teacher does not require a uniform citation style, submitted papers must be internally consistent in their use of their chosen citation style, be it APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.

4. Footnotes are not allowed. Endnotes are discouraged, but if they are used they should NOT be automatically generated; they should be entered by the author using superscripts. We prefer in-text citations.

5. The body of the article should begin with a title page, but not include the author’s name or other identifying information. Consult the Radical Teacher website for information about ensuring a blind review of your article.

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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 OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is double-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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

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

    1. The Author retains copyright in the Work, where the term “Work” shall include all digital objects that may result in subsequent electronic publication or distribution.

    2. Upon acceptance of the Work, the author shall grant to the Publisher the right of first publication of the Work.

    3. The Author shall grant to the Publisher and its agents the nonexclusive perpetual right and license to publish, archive, and make accessible the Work in whole or in part in all forms of media now or hereafter known under a Creative Commons 3.0 License (Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works), or its equivalent, which, for the avoidance of doubt, allows others to copy, distribute, and transmit the Work under the following conditions:
      1. Attribution—other users must attribute the Work in the manner specified by the author as indicated on the journal Web site;
      2. Noncommercial—other users (including Publisher) may not use this Work for commercial purposes;
      3. No Derivative Works—other users (including Publisher) may not alter, transform, or build upon this Work,with the understanding that any of the above conditions can be waived with permission from the Author and that where the Work or any of its elements is in the public domain under applicable law, that status is in no way affected by the license.

    4. The Author is able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the nonexclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the Work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), as long as there is provided in the document an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

    5. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post online a pre-publication manuscript (but not the Publisher’s final formatted PDF version of the Work) in institutional repositories or on their Websites 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). Any such posting made before acceptance and publication of the Work shall be updated upon publication to include a reference to the Publisher-assigned DOI (Digital Object Identifier) and a link to the online abstract for the final published Work in the Journal.

    6. Upon Publisher’s request, the Author agrees to furnish promptly to Publisher, at the Author’s own expense, written evidence of the permissions, licenses, and consents for use of third-party material included within the Work, except as determined by Publisher to be covered by the principles of Fair Use.

    7. The Author represents and warrants that:

      1. the Work is the Author’s original work;
      2. the Author has not transferred, and will not transfer, exclusive rights in the Work to any third party;
      3. the Work is not pending review or under consideration by another publisher;
      4. the Work has not previously been published;
      5. the Work contains no misrepresentation or infringement of the Work or property of other authors or third parties; and
      6. the Work contains no libel, invasion of privacy, or other unlawful matter.
    8. The Author agrees to indemnify and hold Publisher harmless from Author’s breach of the representations and warranties contained in Paragraph 6 above, as well as any claim or proceeding relating to Publisher’s use and publication of any content contained in the Work, including third-party content.


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