Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Interdisciplinary perspectives on equality and diversity will cover equality and diversity in any area including education, the workplace and policy development and implementation. We are keen to receive submissions which advance our theoretical and/or empirical understanding of equality and diversity as it relates to gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, class, disability and other souces of disadvantage and privilege.


Types of submissions


We welcome the following types of submissions:


  1. Original research papers which examine equality and diversity in any disciplines / sector from any geographical location. Papers may be position pieces, theoretically informed empirical work, theoretical pieces or systematic literature reviews (between 6000 to 8000 words plus references and a 200 word abstract and up to five key words).
  2. Case studies, including examples of equality and diversity interventions from the public and private sector, teaching, charities and other bodies (maximum length 5000 words plus references and a 150 word summary).
  3. Letters – this may include responses to previously published studies – we hope to encourage debate.
  4. Professional insight including, teaching resources (many of our readers will be engaged in teaching within higher education and the school system), community and industrial outreach and reports from conferences, training sessions etc (maximum length of 1500 words)
  5. Essays from students in the field of equality and diversity (maximum length 3000 words plus references and 150 word abstract).


Submissions will be first reviewed by a member of editorial team who will decide on its suitability for the journal. Original papers and case studies will be subject to double blind peer review by at least two reviewers who may be academics, independent researchers or practitioners.Following reviews submissions may be returned to authors for amendments. Potential authors are welcome to contact the editor directly to check the suitability of their material.


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

Thank you for your interest in reviewing for IPED. One of the aims of the journal is to facilitate dialogue across traditional disciplinary and geographical boundaries. Further, IPED aims to encourage submissions from students and early career academics, as well as establish academics and practitioners. We ask you consider this when reviewing for the journal.

This document sets out our peer review guidance which we hope will assist you in providing feedback on the article you have been asked to review. If the article does not fit within your expertise or you will not have time to review the article please do let us know so that we can find an alternative reviewer.

All submissions to IPED will be double blind reviewed by at least two experts in the field. We ask reviewers to provide constructive feedback on the submission they have been asked to review. When drafting your feedback to the author/s please consider the criteria and questions set out below. We do not ask reviewers to recommend acceptance or rejection of articles, however, we do request that reviewers clearly set out any desired changes. 

Full guidelines are available here 


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.


The editorial team

For a full list of the editors please visit www.ipedjournal.com


Open Access Policy

IPED is 100% open access - with no charge to access the published articles, or to submit/publish in the journal. We hope this will facilitate access to academic research.