About the Press

Focus and Scope

Founded in 2018, the Theory and History of Education Monograph Series (THE) is published by The Theory and History of Education International Research Group (THEIRG) at Queen’s University and compliments the Group's open access journal: Encounters in Theory and History of Education.  

The Press is supported by Queen’s University Library’s Monograph Hosting Service. Professor Rosa Bruno-Jofré (Queen’s University at Kingston, Canada) is the founding Senior Editor. THE is an open access series of titles exploring the history of education, philosophy of education, interdisciplinary perspectives on educational theory, sociological historical approaches, and intellectual history of education. It has a team of associate editors and an advisory council. Submissions go through a blind review process.

Why Publish with the Theory and History of Education Monograph Series

The Theory and History of Education Monograph Series evolved from the THEIRG open access journal: Encounters in Theory and History of Education, established in 2000. This well-indexed journal has an international readership spanning more than 30 countries, from Argentina to New Zealand, from Albania to the United Kingdom. Building on this success, this new monograph series welcomes manuscripts and, on occassion, edited volumes with a compelling narrative on the history of education, philosophy of education, interdisciplinary perspectives on educational theory, sociological historical approaches, and intellectual history of education. We encourage the submission of studies that explore fresh lines of thought, well grounded critical analysis, or new and innovative ways of approaching knowledge creation and dissemination in education. We welcome submissions written in English or French. 

Publish with THE monograph series and you will join a distinguished group of authors. Our first monograph, published in April 2019, was edited by Professors Tom O'Donoghue and Simon Clarke (both from the University of Western Australia). Our second monograph, published in November 2019, was authored by Joseph Stafford, a retired history teacher in the Catholic system, and holder of a Ph.D from the Faculty of Education, Queen’s University.

Open Access Policy

Promoting open and sustainable publishing approaches that support the efficient and and timely dissemination of new scholarship to the widest possible audience, all THE monographs are published under an appropriate Creative Commons license.  About Creative Commons Licenses. Choose a License.


Individual authors are responsible for securing the necessary permissions for any extended quotations, images, graphics, videos, or audio included in their submissions. No permission is required for the use of work already in the public domain or short quotations. The process for securing permissions can be complex, and authors are advised to begin this process early. We cannot publish any piece that does not have a complete permissions process.


While authors do maintain the copyright to their own work, we do require that authors contact us before reusing any material published in THE. Likewise, if any third party would like to reprint any material published through THE, they must contact us. Those interested in reprinting material should contact:

Professor Rosa Bruno-Jofré, Senior Editor
Theory and History of Education Monograph Series, Faculty of Education
Queen's University
511 Union Street Kingston, Ontario, Canada, K7M 5R7
Email: brunojor@queensu.ca


This monograph series supports the elimination of sexual, racial, and ethnic stereotyping and refers all potential authors to the appropriate guidelines in The Canadian Style/Le guide du redacteur.

Ensuring Blind Review

To ensure the integrity of the blind peer-review for submission to this press, every effort should be made to prevent the identities of the authors and reviewers from being known to each other. This involves the authors, editors, and reviewers (who upload documents as part of their review) checking to see if the following steps have been taken with regard to the text and the file properties:

  • The authors of the document have deleted their names from the text, with "Author" and year used in the references and footnotes, instead of the authors' name, article title, etc.
  • With Microsoft Office documents, author identification should also be removed from the properties for the file (see under File in Word), by clicking on the following, beginning with File on the main menu of the Microsoft application: File > Save As > Tools (or Options with a Mac) > Security > Remove personal information from file properties on save > Save.
  • With PDFs, the authors' names should also be removed from Document Properties found under File on Adobe Acrobat's main menu.

Conflicts of Interest

Reviewers are selected for their extensive expertise and familiarity with the submission’s subject area and research focus, and are expected to be impartial.  When selecting potential reviewers for a manuscript the Editorial Team will look for impartial reviewers. Reviewers are also expected to decline participation if they do not feel qualified to appropriately evaluate the submission.

Privacy Policy

The online privacy policy tells you what information the Theory and History of Education Monograph Series (THE) collects through its website. By accessing, browsing, subscribing to, or otherwise using the THE website and accepting the terms and conditions for THE, you agree that THE may collect, use, and disclose your Personal Information as described in this policy. “Personal Information” means information about you, alone or in conjunction with other information, that may be used to identify you.

We reserve the right to modify, alter, or otherwise update this Privacy Policy at any time, so we encourage you to review this policy from time to time. The current version of this Privacy Policy will be posted on the THE website at all times. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to this Agreement. Your continued use of any of the THE website following the posting of any changes means you agree to be bound by such changes.

THE regards the privacy of all users as of utmost importance. We will take all reasonable means necessary to protect any information you may give us. We only collect Personal Information that you provide or that is otherwise provided to us on your behalf (such as your name, address, phone number, email address, etc.). By providing your Personal Information to us, you implicitly agree that we may collect, use, and disclose your Personal Information as outlined in this Privacy Policy. Unless we advise otherwise, your information will only be used for the purposes for which it was provided or to contact you. We will limit the information we collect to what we need for those purposes. For example, when completing a submission you will need to provide personal information that includes your name, email address, mailing address, and academic affiliation, and this information will be used for notifications and public display (author affiliation).

Like most other organizations, we may monitor traffic patterns, site usage, and related site information. THE is published using the Open Monograph Press service (OMP) from the Public Knowledge Project (PKP).  Our servers will automatically collect IP addresses, and we may use a browser feature called a “cookie” to optimize your visit to the THE website and to record session information. You can usually configure your internet browser to reject cookies. However, if you do so, you might not be able to access certain pages or use important functions on our website. We do not share this data or personal information with anyone outside of THE, OMP, or PKP.


The editor, Professor Rosa Bruno-Jofré wishes to thank Martha Whitehead (Vice-Provost (Digital Planning) and University Librarian, Queen’s University)  for her support of this new publishing initiative, as well as Rosarie Coughlan (Scholarly Publishing Librarian, Queen’s University), who welcomed this project proposal and worked tirelessly as project lead to make it a reality. 

Also, thank you to the other members of the Open Monograph Press Project Group who helped us define our series and related policies: Anne Brule, Elizabeth Read, Brenda Reed and Leslie Taylor. 

Finally, and last but not least, sincere thanks to our first managing editor, Dr. Kathleen Brennan, who developed policies with the editor and supported the technical dimensions, and Dr. Ana Jofre, who worked on the website and designed our book covers.