Education Research Symposium at Oxford
Education Research Symposium at Oxford


Papers presented at an Oxford Education Research Symposium may be subsequently submitted for publication in the form of edited books, and/or journal articles, hardcopy or online. 


The deadline for submissions is roughly two months after the conclusion of the symposium you attended.



Mail completed paper to  A manuscript submitted for publication must be original and not under consideration by any other publication. If a paper has been presented at a meeting or conference, the author should state where and when the paper was presented. All authors will be required to sign a consent-to-publish form upon acceptance. Manuscripts submitted are processed as follows: The staff initially reviews the manuscript. If the manuscript does not fall within the scope of the Symposium or is not formatted according to CMS, 16th ed., it will be returned to the author.

If a manuscript is in accord with the technical requirements, an email acknowledgement is sent to the author. All references to the author’s name and affiliation are to be removed, and the manuscript is required to be submitted for blind review by academics with knowledge of the field within which the manuscript is categorised. With the advice of the reviewers, the Symposium Editor will make one of four decisions: accept, accept contingent upon revision, revise and resubmit, or reject.


Technical Requirements

It is preferred that manuscripts be submitted by e-mail as a Microsoft Word file with no references to the authors anywhere in the document.  

  • The title of the manuscript should appear at the top of the first page. A complete title page, listing the article title, authors, and contact information, should be submitted as a separate file.
  • The separate complete title page should include the article title and each author’s full name, institutional affiliation, postal address, telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address. All correspondence and contact during the review and production processes will be addressed to the author listed first.
  • Manuscripts should conform to the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition. Copy should be double-spaced with margins of 1” at the top, bottom, and on both sides.
  •  Manuscripts accepted for publication should contain a two-paragraph abstractintroduction, and conclusion, and heading levels should be clearly indicated throughout. There should be no hyphenation, printed borders, or line numbering.
  • Footnotes are preferred for all references. Footnotes detail issues that require further explanation. Footnotes should always be used for legal references, such as citing a court case or legal finding.
  • All manuscripts must have references (not a bibliography). 
  • Manuscripts accepted for publication should be prepared as Microsoft Word documents, with the manuscript in one file, title page in one file, and tables in another. Figures and other illustrative materials should be provided as grayscale TIFF, PDF, or EPS files. A maximum of five graphs or tables is allowed. The number of pages in the entire manuscript should not exceed thirty.

For more information or to submit a manuscript, contact:  Lydia Allen, Acquisitions Editor, 406 W. Florida Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801 (217) 344-0237; fax (217) 344-6963;


The symposium has working arrangements for publication for both book companies and academic journals. The academic journals are indexed, abstracted and recorded in: Academic OneFile, ArticleFirst, Australian Education Index, Biography Index, Book Review Digest Plus, Contents Pages in Education, Current Abstracts, Current Law Index, EBSCO, EconLit, Education Abstracts, Education Full Text, Education Index Retrospective, Education Research Complete, Educational Administration Abstracts, Educational Research Abstracts Online, Educator’s Reference Complete, Electronic Collections Online, ERIC, Gale Cengage, General OneFile, Higher Education Abstracts, InfoTrac Custom, Journal of Economic Literature, LegalTrac, Scopus, Sociology of Education Abstracts, TOC Premier, Vocational Education & Training Abstracts, Wilson OmniFile: Full-Text Mega Edition, and Wilson OmniFile: Full Text Select.



The Education Symposium is an independent, not-for-profit, organisation held in the city of Oxford at a constituent college of the University of Oxford. The meeting is held at a college site recommended by Conference Oxford. The Symposium is not a degree-granting institution and does not have a formal academical connection with the University of Oxford.

Important Dates

17-19 March 2022

Abstract Submission - 10 February

Early Registration - 3 January

Regular Registration - 1 March

We are now accepting Abstract Submissions for the March 2022 session. Reviews are conducted on a rolling basis and notifications are sent within ten days of submission. 

Some participants from the summer 2019 symposium
Some participants from the summer 2018 symposium
Some participants from the summer 2017 symposium at St Johns College, Oxford University
St John's College - venue of Summer 2017 Symposium
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