Educationalfutures /  Contributor Information

The e-journal’s editorial board welcomes for consideration all manuscripts which concern themselves with the study of education in its broadest sense, both in the UK and internationally.

The Educationalfutures journal has a recognised ISSN number (1758-2199) and articles that are submitted for publication are refereed by members of the editorial board who are all experts in the field of Education Studies.

Manuscripts for future editions of the journal should be submitted via the submissions form. For queries relating to submissions, please contact Joe Gazdula (J.Gazdula@bolton.ac.uk).

Manuscripts should be uploaded as simple Word Documents via the online submission form. Text should be word-processed, double spaced and appear in an Arial font (12 point). Titles should be (16 point) and sub-titles (14 point). Headers and footers should be included in all submitted works. A separate title page with full author and contact details should also be included. Abstracts should not normally exceed 250 words and the main body of text should not normally exceed 5000 words. All pages should be numbered.

Authors should take care to ensure that manuscripts are free from gender and ethnic bias. Figures, tables and other illustrations should be supplied in finished form on separate pages at the end of the manuscript together with their captions. The approximate position of the figures, tables and other illustrations should be clearly indicated in the main body of text. The Harvard (author-date) System of referencing has been adopted and should be followed in the usual manner. The following examples are included for guidance:

Burton, D. and Bartlett, S. (2006) The evolution of Education Studies in higher education in . The Curriculum Journal, 17(4), 383-396.

Department for Children, Schools and Families (2008) The Standards Site. Available at: www.standards.dcfs.gov.uk. [Accessed 1st November, 2008.]

Hayes, D. (2004) Foundations of primary teaching. London: David Fulton.

Sewell, K. and Newman, S. (2006) What is education? In: J. Sharp, S. Ward and L. Hankin (eds.) Education Studies: an issues-based approach. Exeter: Learning Matters. 5-19.

Ward, S. (ed.)(2004) Education studies: a student’s guide. London: Routledge.

Authors should expect a decision about their article from the Managing Editor, Joe Gazdula (J.Gazdula@bolton.ac.uk) within four months of submission (accept, accept with major change, accept with minor change, reject). In the event of further enquiries, the Managing Editor’s decision, having consulted with the Editorial Board, is final.