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New partnership between Routledge and the Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia

Routledge Journals and the Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia are pleased to announce a new publishing partnership. From 2013, Routledge will become the publisher of Educational Philosophy and Theory (EPAT).

RoutledgeEducational Philosophy and Theory is a prestigious international journal, publishing articles concerned with all aspects of educational philosophy. The journal provides significant contributions to the understanding of educational philosophy, publishing articles and special issues on a broad range of contextual topics in educational research and theory from influential and respected authors. As part of the journal's commitment to extending the dialogues of educational philosophy to the profession and further disciplines, submissions from collateral areas of study in education, the arts, sciences, and professional educators are encouraged.

Following a review of the society’s strong standing in the academic community, a team representing PESA discussed future developments for both the journal and society. Executive Editor, Michael A. Peters, President of the Society, Nesta Devine, and Associate Editor, Prof Tina Besley, were delighted to confirm the decision to move to Routledge commencing in 2013. This new partnership will see greater benefits for both PESA and Educational Philosophy and Theory, including a move to 12 journal issues in 2013.

This acquisition for 2013 continues a third successful year for Taylor & Francis and Routledge Journals.  97 titles joined the list for 2011, 60 of which were society journals, and a further 71 titles joined in 2010. Highlights from the 2011 acquisitions programme include 6 titles from the American Fisheries Society; the Journal of Biological Education; Religion as well as a major boost to our environmental publishing programme with the acquisition of the Earthscan journal titles.

Dr David Green, Taylor & Francis Group’s Global Journals Publishing Director, said: “We are delighted that this prestigious philosophy of education journal has decided to join Routledge Journals.  Routledge, founded in 1836,  is the largest and most esteemed publisher of social science titles, yet we are able to offer bespoke, innovative arrangements for individual titles.  This is clearly highly desirable for learned societies across the disciplines, as we have been inking a journal publishing agreement with societies and associations at the rate of more than one a week for the past two-and-a-half years.  Our sales and marketing reach, top-quality production and customer service standards, innovative use of technologies, state-of-the-art publishing platform, and transparent publishing arrangements are the key drivers of our success.”

President of the Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia, Nesta Devine, expressed her views on the new partnership:

“The Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia is delighted to be working with Routledge again in the publication of its journal Educational Philosophy and Theory. The journal, under the leadership of its Editor in Chief, Professor Michael A Peters, and with the loyal and hardworking support of its Editorial Board and reviewers, has moved into the digital age in a way that enhances its academic standard while at the same time developing reviewing efficiency and production standards.  EPAT is an internationally respected journal in the English-speaking world: with the support of Routledge we expect to widen this scope, offering publishing and reading opportunities beyond our present boundaries.”

Executive Editor, Michael A. Peters, Educational Philosophy and Theory made the following comment regarding the move:

“Routledge offers a new range of possibilities for Educational Philosophy and Theory in its next phase of development that is based on an awareness of the rapid changes to scholarship within the digital age and a policy of innovation in publishing. I am delighted at the arrangement, the new possibilities for scholarship and the benefits that it offers its contributors, readers and members of the Society.”

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