Focus and Scope

The Journal of Public Pedagogies is a peer-reviewed publication of the Public Pedagogies Institute. The journal publishes research and practice in learning and teaching that extends beyond the boundaries of traditional or formal educational institutions.

These areas include arts, community engagement, social pedagogy, public history, work in and research on public institutions such as museums, libraries, neighborhood houses, community centers, practice, research and evaluation in public pedagogies.
The journal will consider multidisciplinary work. We see multidisciplinary artistic practice as consisting of performative practices from the performing arts, music, visual arts - including painting, drawing, photography, installations and environmental/ephemeral processes and more. Literature, film and media, graphic design and architecture are further examples of how engagement with artistic process impact and contribute towards the public sphere in a range of ways. Multidisciplinary processes of artistic inquiry encourage conversations within and beyond the arts. The Journal of Public Pedagogies actively promotes artistic ways of knowing and being in the world speaking within and to the public sphere, celebrating the transformative articulations that express multidisciplinary conceptions of the public while challenging how artistic research and ways of being are pedagogical within the everyday.

Peer Review Process

We review articles through a process of double-blind peer review. Each article will be rendered anonymous and read by two qualified reviewers in a field relevant to the topic of the paper. Our reviewers are selected from a network of local and international scholars in a range of disciplines, who conduct research in fields related to the scope and focus of the journal. Reviews will typically be requested and returned within 4-6 weeks of the receipt of a submitted article.

Publication Frequency

Annual publication (with supplementary issues).

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.