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

Author Guidelines

A.MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION: OPEN CALL MANUSCRIPTS

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 http://radicalteacher.library.pitt.edu.


B. MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION: “CLUSTERS”

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.

FORMAT FOR ALL SUBMISSIONS (Open Call and Clusters)

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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