The International Journal of Education & the Arts (IJEA) is a publication of Penn State Libraries Open Publishing and hosted by Penn State’s School of Visual Arts. This is IJEA submission and review system site. For published articles, please visit

Unless otherwise noted on the website, IJEA welcomes article submissions at any time.

IJEA uses OJS online submission system for submission. Please create an account at the site to start the online submission process. Please read the author guideline carefully. 

Important notes:

  1. your submission will be returned without review if you did not follow the submission guideline. In order to ensure the blind review, you must remove the author name in Microsoft Word found in the File menu (see here for how to remove author information in MS Word). 
  2. If there are multiple authors, the lead author should create an account and submit the manuscript. 
  3. We do not accept abstract submission. Please submit your full manuscript for consideration.

* Inquiry of your submission should be sent to

IJEA welcomes:


Articles should be research-based and pertain to issues in any of the various fields of arts education. These fields include, among others, music education, visual arts education, drama education, dance education, aesthetics, arts-based inquiries and theories, and integrative literary and narrative studies. Holistic studies that cross or transcend these fields are also welcomed.

Lived Aesthetic Inquiries:

Works portraying inquiry across disciplines, interests, and settings, coming to form as art does, "as a complex mediation and reconstruction of experience" (Pinar, Reynolds, Slattery, & Taubman, 1995, p. 567). Conceptual, ideological, and/or philosophical frameworks must infuse such inquiries, offering theorized accounts intended as generative mediums for others to engage, gaining vivid and tangible access to the embedded significances for all involved.

Book and Media Reviews:

Essays intended to inform the readership of current, recent, and classic works in the arts.

Additionally, IJEA publishes by invitation only:

Interludes: Scholarly essays of a conceptual or interpretive nature offering insights and perspectives calling attention to timely issues and considerations to arts (and other) educators.

IJEA’s Research Publishing Ethics Guidelines

As a leading publisher of arts research and scholarship, the International Journal of Education & the Arts (IJEA) is committed to meeting high standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process. 

These Guidelines outline the publishing ethics responsibilities of IJEA, contributing authors, peer reviewers and editors.

The International Journal of Education & the Arts (IJEA) makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of all the information (the "Content") contained in our publications. However, IJEA, Penn State’s School of Visual Art, and The Pennsylvania State University Libraries make no representations or warranties whatsoever as to the accuracy, completeness, or suitability for any purpose of the Content. Any opinions and views expressed in this publication are the opinions and views of the authors, and are not the views of or endorsed by Penn State’s School of Visual Art, and The Pennsylvania State University Libraries. The accuracy of the Content should not be relied upon and should be independently verified with primary sources of information. IJEA and Penn State University shall not be liable for any losses, actions, claims, proceedings, demands, costs, expenses, damages, and other liabilities whatsoever or howsoever caused arising directly or indirectly in connection with, in relation to, or arising out of the use of the Content. 

Editorial Board

The International Journal of Education & the Arts is supported by recognized arts researchers and scholars. The full names, affiliations and contact information for each editors and advisory board members can be found here. 

Publication ethics

IJEA takes seriously the process of identifying and preventing the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred. In no event does IJEA encourage such misconduct, or knowingly allow such misconduct to take place. In the event that IJEA’s editors or advisory board members are made aware of any allegation of research misconduct, noted allegations will be promptly and appropriately addressed. IJEA’s guidelines for retracting or correcting articles when needed is outlined below:

IJEA’s editors will consider retractions, corrections or expressions of concern in line with COPE’s Retraction Guidelines. If an author is found to have made an error, IJEA will issue a corrigendum. If the journal is found to have made an error, they will issue an erratum. Retractions are usually reserved for articles that are so seriously flawed that their findings or conclusions should not be relied upon. Journals that publish Accepted Manuscripts may make minor changes such as those which would likely occur during typesetting or proofreading, but any substantive corrections will be carried out in line with COPE’s Retraction Guidelines. In the case of books, if someone raises a legal, ethical or security concern about a Cambridge University Press publication, we would inform the author(s) and editor(s) involved. Our next step would be to investigate the concern and, if appropriate, address it through dialogue or negotiation with any third parties involved or by referring it to a relevant institution for investigation. If the concern relates to the integrity or accuracy of the content itself, we would consider issuing a correction, or a retraction. Where any content is retracted, we would do so in a way that still preserves the integrity of the academic record and of other affiliated works (for example, other volumes in a series). This includes maintaining any associated metadata and, if legally possible, the abstract.

How to raise a concern

Anyone who believes that research published by IJEA has not been carried out in line with these principles should raise their concerns with the relevant editor, or email

Copyright and access

IJEA's open access articles are published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (CC BY-NC). This license ensures that original authorship is properly and fully attributed and that IJEA is recognized as the original place of publication. IJEA allows the authors to hold the copyright without restrictions.


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