About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Cultural and Pedagogical Inquiry is an independent, bi-yearly, refereed educational journal that publishes essays, research notes, and book reviews pertaining to the wide and increasingly important intersections of culture, education and the general categories of social and ecological well-being. As an important component of its interdisciplinary foci, the journal assumes the critical relevance of the cultural and pedagogical perspective as the lens to all areas and possible paradigms of educational and socio-cultural developments. And as a geographically and epistemically inclusive publication, Cultural and Pedagogical Inquiry values research inspired works that emanate from community projects, and could occasionally publish submissions that fall within the parameters of poetry, text-borne folkloric performances, and artistic expressions. Within this generalist and polycentric perspective, therefore, the journal welcomes works in critical and cultural studies of education, general foundations of education, postcolonial studies in education, comparative and international perspectives of education, citizenship education, gender studies in education, and emancipatory and hope theories of education.

Peer Review Process

 Submissions are only accepted by email to the Editor. Submissions and queries to: Dr. Cecille DePass, CPI Editor, by email to cmdepass@ucalgary.ca.

All contributions should be in English, and all submissions will be subjected to blind review. Manuscripts should conform to the style of the American Psychological Association (5th edition); footnotes and endnotes should be avoided as much as possible. For more information on APA style, please refer to University of Alberta Library APA Guidelines. The preferred length of manuscripts will be between 4500-6500 words. Manuscripts that are much smaller or greatly exceed this may not be considered.  The text is single-spaced; uses a Times New Roman 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.  The journal can only accept manuscripts that are original and are not under consideration elsewhere. By submitting their work to the journal, authors give copy right or of that work to the journal and its editors. All submissions should be sent to the editors as e-mail attachments cmdepass@ucalgary.ca  or pdobson@ucalgary.ca. 

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.

All rights reserved. Views and opinions expressed are neither necessarily, endorsed by: the summer 2015, CPI Special Issue’s co-editors; nor CPI founding editors, Ali A. Abdi and Cecille DePass; nor the members of the CPI Editorial Board; nor the University of Alberta Libraries. Furthermore, the publisher and editors of CPI disclaim responsibility for any consequences arising from the use of information included herein. 

No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form, or by any means digital, electronic, mechanical, photocopied, recorded or otherwise, without receiving permission in writing, from Cultural and Pedagogical Inquiry’s two senior editors, Abdi and DePass.