Review Policy

Information for Authors

  • Submissions
  • General Submission Rules
  • Formatting Requirements
  • Other Policies

    Peer Review Process

    We see peer review as a constructive process that will improve your work. We want to help you articulate your ideas and arguments in a clear and significant manner. Once your paper has been assessed for suitability by the editor, it will then be double blind peer-reviewed by at least two independent expert referees who will provide recommendations to the journal editors for publication. Reviewers' comments are made available to authors. If revisions are recommended, authors are strongly encouraged to revise the paper accordingly and note in detail how each suggestion was addressed in a separate attachment. Typical review time is 6 weeks.

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    Information for Authors


    Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Pedagogy & (Im)Possibilities across Education Research (PIPER) provided he or she owns the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the article. Authors are the initial owners of the copyrights to their works (an exception in the non-academic world to this might exist if the authors have, as a condition of employment, agreed to transfer copyright to their employer).

    Please note Pedagogy & (Im)Possibilities across Education Research (PIPER) has no article processing or submission charges.

    General Submission Rules

    Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication. In addition, by submitting material to Pedagogy & (Im)Possibilities across Education Research (PIPER), the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that he or she will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at Pedagogy & (Im)Possibilities across Education Research (PIPER). If you have concerns about the submission terms for Pedagogy & (Im)Possibilities across Education Research (PIPER), please contact the editors.

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    Formatting Requirements

    General Formatting: Double-spaced, 12 pt. font, 1-inch margins, numbered pages. Should conform to guidelines specified in most recent edition of The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Identifying information should be removed from the manuscript for blind review purposes.

    Length: 6,000 – 9,000 words. Does not include references.

    Abstract: 100-150 words.

    Figures, Images, and Tables: Please include figures, images, and tables in text.

    Final Manuscript Preparation: There are also rules governing the formatting of the final submission. See Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for details.

    Where available, DOIs (digital object identifiers) for citations must be provided and hotlinked in the Word document. As a member of CrossRef, our publisher, New Prairie Press, is required to include DOIs. Use the free DOI lookup on CrossRef's website to check your citations.

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    New Prairie Press recommends the use of the Creative Commons license. The Pedagogy & (Im)Possibilities across Education Research (PIPER) requires authors to agree to Creative Commons Attribution and Non-commercial licenses. Authors who publish with the Pedagogy & (Im)Possibilities across Education Research (PIPER) agree to the following terms:

    Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

    Authors are able to 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.

    Authors 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.

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    Open Access Policy

    This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

    Archival Policy

    Contents of the Journal are archived for perpetual access through New Prairie Press' participation in CLOCKSS (Controlled Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) and Portico and managed through the Digital Commons Publishing platform. New Prairie Press also participates in LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe). Once published, the contents are never changed.

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    General Terms and Conditions of Use

    Users of the New Prairie Press website and/or software agree not to misuse the New Prairie Press service or software in any way.

    The failure of New Prairie Press to exercise or enforce any right or provision in the policies or the Submission Agreement does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any term of the Submission Agreement or these policies is found to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Submission Agreement and these policies remain in full force and effect. These policies and the Submission Agreement constitute the entire agreement between New Prairie Press and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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