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American Association of Philosophy Teachers Studies in Pedagogy


AAPT Studies in Pedagogy publishes peer-reviewed volumes based on a particular theme or topic. Contributions are welcomed from anyone teaching philosophy in a university classroom, including graduate students, new faculty, and tenured professors.

Since each volume has a unique focus, authors wishing to submit a manuscript for publication should first view the Call for Submissions for that volume. Editorial procedures may vary somewhat for each volume.

General Guidelines

  • All submissions should be prepared for anonymous review.

  • Accepted manuscripts may be 5,000 - 7,500 words in length, depending on the topic.

  • Final versions of accepted manuscripts must follow The Chicago Manual of Style (17th ed.) guidelines. A helpful resource on The Chicago Manual of Style is available here.

  • Contributors are encouraged to include relevant handouts, assignment prompts, or other materials that can help readers put pedagogical suggestions into practice.

  • See the AAPT Studies in Pedagogy Style Guide for more information.

Publication Agreement

As a condition of publication in AAPT Studies in Pedagogy, authors complete a publication agreement that gives the journal permission to publish and preserve the author's work. There are two options:

The Standard publication agreement ensures publication in the journal in all formats, and confirms the author's right to reuse the manuscript in any other publication the author may write or edit. The journal's Open Access Archiving Policy applies to articles published with this agreement. No payment is required for submission or publication.

The Open Access publication agreement ensures publication with a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License (CC BY-NC) that gives everyone the unlimited right to copy, download or use the published version of the text for non-commercial purposes. This option is sustained by an open access publishing fee.

AAPT Studies in Pedagogy is published on behalf of the American Association of Philosophy Teachers by the Philosophy Documentation Center. It is a non-profit publication.

Publications Ethics Statement

The editorial team of the AAPT Studies in Pedagogy is committed to ensuring the integrity of the publication process. Conformance to standards of ethical behavior is therefore expected of all parties involved: Authors, Editors, Reviewers, and the Publisher.

Authors should present an objective discussion of the significance of research work as well as sufficient detail and references to permit others to confirm a chain of reasoning or experimental result. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable. Review articles should also be objective, comprehensive, and accurate accounts of the state of the art. The authors should ensure that their work is entirely original, and if the work and/or words of others have been used, this has been appropriately acknowledged. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Authors should not submit articles describing essentially the same research to more than one journal. The corresponding author should ensure that there is a full consensus of all co-authors in approving the final version of the paper and its submission for publication.

Editors should evaluate manuscripts exclusively on the basis of their academic merit. An editor must not use unpublished information in the editor's own research without the express written consent of the author. Editors should take reasonable responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper.

Reviewers must treat received manuscripts as confidential documents. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviews should be conducted objectively, and observations should be formulated clearly with supporting arguments, so that authors can use them for improving the paper. Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the paper.

The Publisher will respond to alleged or proven cases of research misconduct, fraudulent publication, or plagiarism in close collaboration with the editors. The publisher will ensure that appropriate measures are taken to clarify the situation and to amend the article in question if necessary. This may include the publication of an erratum, clarification or, in the most severe case, the retraction of the affected work. The publisher, together with the editors, shall take reasonable steps to identify and prevent publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred, and under no circumstances encourage such misconduct or knowingly allow such misconduct to take place.