Focus and Scope

The goal of the Journal is to foster intellectual discussion and the exchange of ideas to promote education for democratic citizenship across the Americas. We invite research-based or conceptual articles that advance the discussion about education for democracy. Articles may focus on schools and formal educational processes, or non-formal educational processes; on public, state programs, or non-governmental initiatives; on programs that highlight education for democracy, per se, or that highlight other dimensions which clearly articulate with education for democracy (e.g., intercultural education, human rights education, peace education, gender equity education, etc.).

Although priority is given to authors and topics from countries of the Americas, articles that address experiences in other nations are accepted if they are illustrative and contribute to current debate on issues in the Americas.


Peer Review Process

Each article will be reviewed in two stages, first by the editors, and then by two or more external reviewers in anonymous fashion. Once the article is accepted, authors will be notified of the timeline for the preparation of the final version of the manuscript.


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 first two volumes of the Journal are hosted by Indiana University, in the United States, with the support of the University of Toronto, Canada, and the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Sources of Support

Publishing the Journal has been facilitated by the generous support of the following organizations: