• Research papers up to 6,000 words, excluding references, footnotes, etc.
  • Theoretical articles with direct applicability to educational practice and a critical focus. 3,000– 4,000 words excl. references, etc.
  • Opinion pieces with strong critically, reflective focus. 1000–1500 words.
  • Book reviews, 500–1000 words.

Before submission, please check the following

  • The submission is of a high scholarly quality. It provides a well-reasoned argument and demonstrates creative and critical engagement with the subject matter and the thinking of others.
  • It can be understood by practitioners from diverse fields of practice, research and cultural contexts.
  • It is written in English of a standard appropriate for an academic journal, has been thoroughly checked to ensure that the English is correct and spelling consistent.
  • All citations and references are correct and in APA7 format.
  • It conforms to the format guidelines (see separate section).
  • For peer-reviewed articles:
    • As these articles are reviewed through a double-blind peer reviewing process authors are required to place their name and affiliation on a separate page, together with the abstract. Self-identifying citations and reference in the article text should either be avoided or left blank when manuscripts are first submitted. Authors are responsible for reinserting self-identifying citations and references when manuscripts are prepared for final submission.
    • It contains an unstructured abstract of not more than 200 words.
    • It is theorised, showing familiarity with work of other researchers in the same area, and theorists and theories beyond the frame of Steiner education.
    • It demonstrates how any ethical considerations and conflicts have been answered effectively.
    • It makes an original contribution to knowledge in the field.
    • It includes a clearly written description and explanation of the context(s), purposes, processes, and outcomes of the research.
    • It provides sufficient details of the normative background of the research.
    • All knowledge claims are supported by appropriate evidence and are clear as to how they are validated.

    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. Legal requirements
      Submission of a manuscript implies that the author has the copyright of the work and that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities – tacitly or explicitly – at the institute where the work has been carried out. The publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.
    2. Permissions
      Authors wishing to include figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the author(s).