Philosophy of Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis

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Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis 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).

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General Submission Rules

Manuscripts should not exceed 9,000 words. There is no minimum word requirement; shorter essays are encouraged and accepted. Submissions 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 Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis, 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 Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis, please contact the editors.

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Author Guidelines

Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis is excited about your submission. There are, however, rules governing the formatting of the final submission. See Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for further details. The guidelines, which are consistent with those of other professional journals, are offered to assist authors in preparing manuscripts for submission. For questions please email the JCTP Editor at .

Although bepress can provide limited technical support, it is ultimately the responsibility of the author to produce an electronic version of the article as a high-quality PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format) file, or a Microsoft Word, WordPerfect or RTF file that can be converted to a PDF file.

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Book Review Guidelines

JCTP welcomes book reviews. If you are considering submitting a review, please read our Book Review Guidelines to ensure that your work meets the requirements of this journal. Tips for first time book reviewers: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/704/1/.

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Rights for Authors and Iowa State University Digital Repository

As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the authors assign to Iowa State University Digital Repository all copyright in the article, subject to the expansive personal--use exceptions described below.

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Attribution and Usage Policies

Reproduction, posting, transmission or other distribution or use of the article or any material therein, in any medium as permitted by a personal-use exemption or by written agreement of Iowa State University Digital Repository, requires credit to Iowa State University Digital Repository as copyright holder (e.g., Iowa State University Digital Repository © 2017).

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Personal-use Exceptions

The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from Iowa State University Digital Repository provided the author does not alter the format or content of the articles, including the copyright notification:

  • Storage and back-up of the article on the author's computer(s) and digital media (e.g., diskettes, back-up servers, Zip disks, etc.), provided that the article stored on these computers and media is not readily accessible by persons other than the author(s);
  • Posting of the article on the author(s) personal website, provided that the website is non-commercial;
  • Posting of the article on the internet as part of a non-commercial open access institutional repository or other non-commercial open access publication site affiliated with the author(s)'s place of employment (e.g., a Phrenology professor at the University of Southern North Dakota can have her article appear in the University of Southern North Dakota's Department of Phrenology online publication series); and
  • Posting of the article on a non-commercial course website for a course being taught by the author at the university or college employing the author.

People seeking an exception, or who have questions about use, should contact the editors.

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General Terms and Conditions of Use

Users of the Iowa State University Digital Repository website and/or software agree not to misuse the Iowa State University Digital Repository service or software in any way.

The failure of Iowa State University Digital Repository 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 Iowa State University Digital Repository and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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Next Issue

The editorial board of the Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis (JCTP) invites you to submit your work for our Fall 2016 Issue. JCTP is a peer-reviewed on-line journal committed to providing a space for critical and progressive scholarship, practice, and activism. Our mission is to create an accessible and inter/transdisciplinary journal that supports awareness and challenges individuals to move towards advocacy. The journal brings together emerging scholars, educators, and activists with the intention of providing recognition to the work of the social justice community. JCTP explores, challenges, and pushes the boundaries among multiple disciplines, while providing all authors with developmental feedback.

Manuscripts submitted to JCTP should contribute to the knowledge base within the field of social justice. We are seeking original, innovative, and applicable work relevant to the broad study and practice of social justice education. Special consideration will be given to:

  • Accounts from activists
  • Arts-based research
  • Theoretical essays
  • Critical inquiry and methodology
  • Social justice practitioner reflections
  • Policy analysis
  • Book reviews

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