Peer Review Process

All manuscripts are subject to double blind peer-review by a minimum of two external readers, in addition to review by the editors.

Publication Frequency

Critical Education publishes one volume per calendar year. Issues are published approximately twice a month.

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.
There are no author fees whatsoever (e.g., no submission fees, no article processing charges, etc.).


This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...


Critical Education is a refereed, open access journal published by the Institute for Critical Education Studies (ICES). 

Contributions critically examine contemporary education contexts, practices, and theories. Critical Education publishes theoretical and empirical research as well as articles that advance educational practices that challenge the existing state of affairs in society, schools, higher education, and informal education.

ICES, Critical Education, and its conpanion publication Workplace: A Journal for Academic Labor, defend the freedom, without restriction or censorship, to disseminate and publish reports of research, teaching, and service, and to express critical opinions about institutions or systems and their management. Co-Directors of ICES, co-Hosts of ICES and Workplace blogs, and co-Editors of these journals resist all efforts to limit the exercise of academic freedom and intellectual freedom, recognizing the right of criticism by authors or contributors.

Social Media & Blogs

 The Institute for Critical Education Studies (ICES), Critical Education and Workplace: A Journal for Academic Labor function with an independent and free press ethic, as a publisher and as media for its academic and citizen journalists.

Critical Education and Workplace publish academic research along with a range of critical opinion while the ICES and Workplace blogs, Twitter stream, and FaceBook walls support academic and citizen journalism. The co-Directors of ICES function in various capacities as editors, researchers, teachers, cultural critics or intellectuals, and academic and citizen journalists.