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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file has been prepared in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in the Submission Info on About the Journal web page.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring an Anonymous Review (accessible during submission) have been followed.
  • Your submission (the file that is uploaded) includes an abstract of 100–150 words that concisely describes the article and its findings.
  • We invite you to become part of the Special Mentoring Program for Emerging Scholars and Scholar-Practitioners. Select this link and click Submission Info to learn more. If interested, please email philanedu@tc.columbia.edu (Page opens in new window.)

Author Guidelines

Philanthropy & Education, sponsored by Teachers College, Columbia University and published by Indiana University Press, is the only journal devoted specifically to the role of philanthropy in educational advancement. The journal showcases the increasingly important role of philanthropy in the realm of education in the United States and around the world.

Philanthropy & Education's mission is to promote scholarship and to inform practice around philanthropy broadly defined, including but not limited to: fundraising, volunteerism, civic engagement, alumni relations, corporate social responsibility and prosocial behavior development. As such, Philanthropy & Education seeks to publish empirical and scholarly studies that are written in a way that are accessible to practitioners with clear implication for implementation.

Philanthropy & Education welcomes articles from all aspects of education (K–20+)—both domestically and internationally—from a variety of disciplinary perspectives including, but not limited to: anthropology, economics, history, law, management, political science, psychology, public administration, religious studies, social work, and sociology. To further the journal's mission, Philanthropy & Education welcomes submissions from scholar-practitioners, particularly those who have recently completed their dissertations.

Philanthropy & Education expects that its articles will not only advance promising research, but will also provide practical advice for practitioners in nonprofits, government agencies, corporations, and institutions of education around the world. Furthermore, the journal will include a special mentoring program for emerging scholars and scholar-practitioners (see below) who will benefit from added guidance on writing and publishing their research.

Works submitted to Philanthropy & Education should also not be currently under review elsewhere. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission for all copyrighted materials reproduced in their submission. Authors are expected to adhere to the standards for intellectual property rights and plagiarism, and authors assume full responsibility for the content of their submissions. Authors should submit a short biographical statement (100 words) with their articles.

The journal will be published semiannually, with its inaugural edition slated for release in November 2016.

Philanthropy & Education can be reached at: PhilanEdu@tc.columbia.edu.