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Journal Overview

Philosophy of Education was previously published as the Philosophy of Education Yearbook and before that as the Proceedings of the Philosophy of Education Society. Our title has changed to keep up with changing conventions in academic publication. In its past iterations, submissions were double-anonymously peer-reviewed, by multiple reviewers, and close to 25% of submissions were generally accepted for publication. In recent decades, however, “yearbooks” have proliferated and represent a different kind of scholarship, with “yearbook” articles generally implying different objectives and standards from “journal” articles. A similar shift in the meaning of “proceedings” led to the change in title to “yearbook” several decades ago. Thus, because our Proceedings and Yearbook were akin, in submission, editing, and publication process, to a contemporary peer-reviewed journal, in 2020 we decided to update our title to indicate the kind of academic work Philosophy of Education publishes. Articles that are published in the journal are not what would be typically considered submissions to proceedings or yearbooks, so the pathway of publications has been updated to reflect this reality.


In the past, the journal was published through the University of Illinois Press. However, the Philosophy of Education Society decided to create greater access to the journal by supporting the journal as an open access publication outlet in 2020. Throughout the publication’s history, which begins with the foundation of the Philosophy of Education Society in 1941, the published articles have been anonymously peer-reviewed.


In the past 10 years, submissions have been accepted at a rate of 20-35%. The circulation for the journal is global in scope; the topics within the journal have applications in many different locations. While historically, most contributors have come from the United States, our editorial board members and authors come from around the world, including the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and East Asia. We welcome contributors from around the world.

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