Instructions for Authors
- Submission Guidlelines
- Who Can Submit?
- General Submission Rules
- Formatting Requirements
- Rights for Authors and DigitalCommons@CalPoly
- Still Have Questions?
Original Teaching Activities: Instructional activities, assignments, projects or assessment techniques for a single class; unit, module, or semester-long projects; or approaches to an entire course (1,500-2,500 words)
Submissions should be applicable to a wide range of classes across disciplines and forefront feminist pedagogy by focusing on strategies related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access.
Each submission must include the following information:
- Introduction and Rationale
- Learning Objectives
Here's an example of an excellent OTA: What’s the Word on the Street?: Witnessing/Performing Theory
Critical Commentaries (1,000-1,200 words): Thoughtful reflections on teaching practices and processes. Short editorials offer a first person perspective on feminist pedagogy as a method or philosophy. Narrative expositions allow contributors to share insights and ideas without focusing on a specific classroom activity or assignment.
Here's an example of an excellent CC: The Threat of Returning to “Normal”: Resisting Ableism in the Post-COVID Classroo
Social Justice Strategies (1,000-1,750 words, not including references): Practices and resources for the classroom or campus community that advocate for social justice, human rights, and/or the inclusion of marginalized people. Specific texts, thematic compilations, organized events, and strategies for engagement are welcomed.
Each submission must include the following information:
- Overview of Strategy, including Target Audience
- Analysis of Effectiveness
Book and Media Reviews (500-1,000 words):
Book reviews of pedagogical approaches, theories, and methods. No textbook reviews.
Media reviews of educational resources and documentaries useful for teaching.
We ask that book and media criticism is constructive in nature and largely positive. Reviews should note the scope and purpose of the work and its usefulness to educators, although other information may certainly be included.
All book and media review submissions should be emailed to the Book and Media Review Editor, Dr. Aubrey Huber, at email@example.com.
For Special Issue calls see Call for Papers
Who Can Submit?
Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Feminist Pedagogy provided they own 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).
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 Feminist Pedagogy, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that they will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at Feminist Pedagogy. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Feminist Pedagogy, please contact the editors.
Articles submitted to Feminist Pedagogy should be formatted according to the most recent APA guidelines. See Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for details. 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.
It is understood that the current state of technology of Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF) is such that there are no, and can be no, guarantees that documents in PDF will work perfectly with all possible hardware and software configurations that readers may have.
Rights for Authors and DigitalCommons@CalPoly
As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the authors assign to DigitalCommons@CalPoly all copyright in the article, subject to the expansive personal--use exceptions described below.
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 DigitalCommons@CalPoly, requires credit to DigitalCommons@CalPoly as copyright holder (e.g., DigitalCommons@CalPoly © 2023).
The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from DigitalCommons@CalPoly 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.
General Terms and Conditions of Use
Users of the DigitalCommons@CalPoly website and/or software agree not to misuse the DigitalCommons@CalPoly service or software in any way.
The failure of DigitalCommons@CalPoly 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 DigitalCommons@CalPoly and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.
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