About This Journal

About the Occasional Paper Series

The Occasional Papers Series is a forum for work that extends, deepens, and challenges the progressive legacy on which the College is built. The series seeks to promote discussion about what it means to educate in a democracy and to meet the interrelated demands of equity and excellence.

The Occasional Paper Series is published biannually by Bank Street College of Education. We are interested in research, practice and policy-based papers from a broad array of theoretical perspectives. We encourage authors from within and outside the Bank Street community who employ either traditional or non-traditional representational strategies to submit their work for review.

Special Issue Statement

The senior editor is responsible for the overall content of the journal, ensuring that it meets the publication's standards and objectives. Special issue articles undergo the same rigorous review process as regular papers, including external peer review, to maintain the integrity and quality of the journal. The journal ensures that the credentials of guest editors are thoroughly checked and approved before they are allowed to manage special issues. Additionally, the senior editor oversees the activities of the guest editors, providing guidance and ensuring adherence to the journal’s policies and standards.

Submission Agreement

Please review the following submission agreement ("Submission Agreement") and indicate your agreement below.

Thank you for submitting an article to the Occasional Paper Series (the "Journal").

To submit an article (the "Article"):

  1. You must be the author, or the authorized agent of the author(s) and copyright holder (if different from the author(s));
  2. the author(s) must have approved the work for publication;
  3. the author(s) must have agreed to submit the article to the Journal;
  4. the author(s) must accept full responsibility for the content of the Article;
  5. the Article must be the Author(s) original work and must not contain any libelous or unlawful statements or infringe on the rights or privacy of others or contain material or instructions that might cause harm or injury
  6. the Article must not have been previously published, is not pending review elsewhere, and will not be submitted for review elsewhere pending the completion of the editorial decision process at the Journal.

By submitting the Article, you represent and warrant that the above are true.

Each article submitted will undergo the Journal's editorial decision process. The Journal is not under any obligation to publish the Article. We will send you notices at the email address associated with your account.

If the Journal agrees to publish the Article, in order to expedite the publishing process and enable the Journal to circulate your work to the fullest extent, you hereby agree that upon publication, the following is automatically assigned to the publisher: all copyright in and to the Article for the full term of the copyright and all renewals and extensions.

This is subject to generous personal-use exceptions and attribution and usage policies as described in the Journal submission guidelines.

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