Online Submissions

Already have a Username/Password for Encounters in Theory and History of Education?
Go to Login

Need a Username/Password?
Go to Registration

Registration and login are required to submit items online and to check the status of current submissions.


Author Guidelines

To publish an article in Encounters in Theory and History of Education authors should follow the guidelines outlined below. Submissions which do not conform to these guidelines will not be considered for publication. Articles should contain original work. The submission of a manuscript to the journal implies that it has not been submitted or accepted for publication elsewhere and that the work contained therein is the author’s own. All submissions to this journal must pass a blind peer review process.

Articles can be written in English, French, or Spanish. Articles in English should adhere to Canadian Oxford Dictionary or The Concise Oxford Dictionary spelling. Articles that are not written in the native language of the authors require professional translation if the author does not have an excellent level of proficiency.

Encounters in Theory and History of Education will not cover costs dealing with translations or intensive editing work. Articles should not exceed 8500 words including endnotes but excluding abstracts and key words. The authors should use Times New Roman font, size 12, line spacing 1.5 lines. Each article should be accompanied by an English abstract of 150 words and a maximum of six key words, both in each one of the three languages of the journal, and a biography of each author of not more than 100 words in English.

The manuscripts should strictly adhere to either The Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition) guidelines or to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association guidelines (6th edition). Please use endnotes rather than footnotes. Titles, subtitles, and heading styles have a standard format. Please, consult the last issue to conform to this style.

Tables, diagrams, and charts should be submitted as separate files, clearly marked and referenced, with short descriptive titles. Additional information (such as legends) should be added as a note. Their placement in the text should be clearly marked. Encounters supports JPEG files for graphics, and Microsoft Word, Word Perfect or RTF files for text. Information about the author or authors should be written on a separate cover page. In the body of the article there should not be any information or references that could permit a peer reviewer to identify the author or authors of the article.

This journal supports the elimination of sexual, racial, and ethnic stereotyping and refers all potential authors to the appropriate guidelines in The Canadian Style/Le guide du redacteur.

Encounters in Theory and History of Education is published once a year in the Autumn.



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). La soumission n’a pas déjà été publiée, n’est pas présentement soumise pour publication dans un autre journal (ou une explication a déjà été fournie dans les Commentaires au Rédacteur)
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word, WordPerfect or RTF file format. Le fichier de la soumission est en format Microsoft Word, WordPerfect ou RTF.
  3. When available, the URLs to access references online are provided, including those for open access versions of the reference. The URLs are ready to click (e.g., Lorsqu’elles sont accessibles, les adresses électroniques (URL) sont fournies, y compris celles pour versions Accès ouvert de la référence, Les URL sont prêts à être cliqués (e.g.,
  4. The text is 1.5 line spaced, uses a 12-point Times New Roman 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. Le texte utilise une fonte Times New Roman avec grosseur 12 et interligne 1.5; il emploie l’italique et non le soulignage (excepté pour adresses URL) et tous diagrammes, illustrations, et tableaux sont incorporés au texte à l’endroit approprié et non à la fin.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal. Le texte adhère aux exigences stylistiques et bibliographiques résumées dans les Author Guidelines, (Directives pour auteurs) qui se trouvent dans About the Journal ( Au sujet du Journal)
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review) have been followed. Si l’auteur accepte la revue par des critiques pairs du Journal, il doit suivre les directives contenues dans Ensuring a Blind Revue, afin d’assurer une revue anonyme.
  7. The manuscript is a maximum of 8,500 words including endnotes but excluding abstract and key words. Le manuscrit ne dépasse pas 8 500 mots, y compris les notes de fin de texte, mais non les résumés et les mots clés.
  8. The abstract is approximately 150 words in length. Le résumé est d’une longueur d’à peu près 150 mots.

Copyright Notice

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

- Authors:

Retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication of the work.  Any subsequent commercial reuse must be agreed by both parties.

Can enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal

Are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) 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).

- Non-commercial Users:

Encounters in Theory and History of Education authorises all persons to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of its articles and other materials published in the journal provided that full attribution is given to the author(s) and that such uses are not primarily intended for or directed to commercial advantage or private monetary compensation, and provided that content is not modified and retains all attribution notices.

- Commercial Users:

Encounters in Theory and History of Education retains the right to benefit from commercial reuse, in each specific case subject to the agreement of the author and in consultation with the journal Editorial Board.

The journal does not charge authors for the publication of their articles



Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.