About the Journal

The International Journal of Education & the Arts (IJEA) is a publication of Penn State Libraries Open Publishing with support from the Music Education Department at Boston University. This is IJEA submission and review system site. For published articles, please visit http://www.ijea.org/.

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 guidelines carefully. To avoid important messages from our automated system from going to your spam folder, please identify the email address coming from OJS as a trusted email, or by marking it as “not junk” or “not spam.” 

Important notes:

  1. Your submission will be returned without review if you do not follow the submission guidelines. 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 submissions. Please submit your full manuscript for consideration.

* Inquiry of your submission should be sent to ijeaassistant@gmail.com.

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:

Book and media reviews should be between 2000-3000 words inclusive of references. The review should:

  • provide potential readers with a comprehensive summary of the contents as they relate to arts education practice and/or arts education research so that readers may discern the value of the book as it pertains to each.
  • go beyond a mere summary and connect with other relevant literature including competing or complementary titles as well as relevant book chapters and articles (particularly those published in IJEA as well as other top journals in the respective field).
  • include a clear articulation of the unique contribution that the book offers to the field. 
  • offer a constructive critique by pointing out areas where the author could have developed ideas more fully, including contemporary issues left unaddressed, or including future directions for practice and research.

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 ijeaassistant@gmail.com.

IJEA’s Generative AI Policy

IJEA is currently in a discernment process concerning the use of Generative AI. Until this process has been completed, the journal aligns with the COPE position statement concerning authorship, transparency, and the responsibilities of authors. In short, any use of Generative AI must be disclosed, explained, and properly cited per APA7 recommendations, and authors are fully responsible for the accuracy and attribution of all content within their manuscript.

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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