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By accepting publication in the Journal contributors grant the right to the editorial committee to publish contributions electronically and in hard copy. Contributors should bear in mind that they are addressing an international audience and so must avoid the use of jargon, acronyms without explanation or the use of specialist terms (especially in relation to grades, ages, phases of schooling). Please ensure that writing is, as far as possible, free from bias, for instance, by avoiding sexist and racist language. The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) should be used as a guide for spellings. Permissible alternative spellings should follow the OED, eg verbal forms which can end in –ize or –ise should be given the –ize form.

Contributions can only be considered if they can be read using Microsoft Word.


Articles should be sent by e- mail attachment to Roma Woodward (  It is important that articles are not sent direct to the editor, Ian Davies, as this would disallow the possibility of anonymous review. The articles that have been submitted will be passed to the editor by the administrator of the journal. The editor will send submitted articles for anonymous review. Two referees will review each submission. Should there be disagreement between the reviewers the editor will approach a third person for a judgement. Proofs will not be sent to the author.

Articles should be of between 4000 and 6000 words, double spaced with ample margins and bear the title of the contribution, the name(s) of the author(s) and the name to be used for correspondence together with e- mail and surface addresses. Each article should be accompanied by an abstract of 100-200 words on a separate sheet, and a short note of biographical details.

All material must be submitted as intended for publication. Tables and captions should appear within the text. Tables should be numbered by Roman numerals and figures by Arabic numerals. Captions should include keys to symbols. The editor will not normally accept figures. However, if they are absolutely necessary they should be submitted in a finished form suitable for reproduction at the size that will be used in the published version of the article and in any case not to exceed 125mm in width.

References should be indicated in the text by giving the author’s name, with the year of publication in parentheses. Please note that use of 'op cit' and 'ibid' is not acceptable. If several papers by the same author and from the same year are cited, a, b, c, etc. should be put after the year of publication. Where a page number is to be referenced, the style should be (Author, Year:Number) eg (Hahn, 1999:232). The references should be listed in full at the end of the paper in the following standard form:

HAHN, C. L. (1999) Citizenship: an empirical study of policy, practices and outcomes. Oxford Review of Education, 25, 1&2, 231-250.

McLAUGHLIN, T. (2003) Teaching Controversial Issues in Citizenship Education. In Lockyer, A., Crick, B., Annette, J. (eds.) Education for Democratic Citizenship: issues of theory and practice. Aldershot, Ashgate.

RATCLIFFE, M. and GRACE, M. (2003) Science Education for Citizenship: teaching socioscientific issues. Maidenhead, Open University Press.

Quotations from texts should be supported by a page number in addition to the usual text reference. Where the quotation is more than a short sentence, it should be presented as a separate paragraph without any quotation marks and followed by the reference. Short quotations should be included in the same paragraph surrounded by quotation marks ie double inverted commas. Where the quotation is not from a particular source then the words should be surrounded by single inverted commas eg In what ways do specialist secondary school teachers characterize ‘educating for citizenship’ and why?

Book Reviewers

Reviews should be sent by e- mail attachment to the administrator, Roma Woodward (, who will acknowledge receipt and send the submission to the reviews editor. The reviews editor will read each review to check for relevance to the Journal. Where revisions are required the administrator and reviews editor will coordinate necessary correspondence to ensure that the final version of the review has been formally accepted before publication occurs.

Book reviews should be between 400 and 600 words in length. Please enclose a note with your review, stating that the review has not been submitted or published elsewhere.