About the Journal

Journal aims and scope:

- To create a channel of communication between teachers, academics, artists and students with a particular interest in combining theatre, educational drama and performing arts with the educational process, wherever it takes place, inside or outside the school context.

- To advance knowledge and promote research in the field of theatre and performing arts at all levels of education, both nationally and internationally

- To support dialogue and communication among its readers about theoretical and practical issues related to theatre and performing arts in education.

The journal covers any field that accommodates the co-existence of learning and theatre/drama, such as:

- Theatre and the performing arts in general and their teaching
- Theatre/drama as an educational means and teaching tool
- Community Theatre
- Theatre as social intervention
- Theatre in Education projects
- Theatre games
- Drama Therapy, Psychodrama, Playback Theatre
- Other issues pertaining to the theory, practice and research in the field of theatre and performing arts in education.

Columns and requirements:

a) Scientific articles:Original research and theoretical papers, in which the theoretical background and research framework should be clear and well documented. The articles are subject to an anonymous peer review process by two reviewers.
Abstract of 150 words
3–5 keywords
Body text of 4,500–6,000 words (introduction, theoretical background, research method, results, discussion)
Notes at the end of the text (endnotes), only if absolutely necessary
Curriculum vitae of 150 words
Photographs/tables in a separate file

b) Descriptions – presentations of innovative projects, which have been implemented in schools or other places with specific educational objectives. In this case, the personal/subjective view should be balanced with integrating research into a theoretical framework. Manuscripts are not subject to an anonymous peer review process; they are reviewed/approved by the Editorial Board (EB).
Abstract of 150 words
3–5 keywords
Body text of 2,500–3,500 λέξεις (theoretical framework, detailed description of objectives, implementation, evaluation)
Curriculum vitae of 150 words
Photographs in a separate file

c) Viewpoint
The Editorial Board may invite internationally recognised figures in the field to contribute opinion articles.

 d) Conference reviews (at the invitation of the EB)
Body text of 1,000 words (full title and organiser of the conference, description of representative activities, evaluation)
Photographs in a separate file.

e) Interview: EB members conduct interviews with prominent figures in the field and persons of topical importance. The EC accepts recommendations about people or issues of interest.

f) Summaries of doctoral dissertations written in Greece or abroad with special emphasis on Theatre in Education.
Body text of 1,000 words (full reference to title, subject area, university of origin, content of dissertation).

Peer review process
The Education & Theatre journal uses the "blind" peer review method for the scientific articles column. This means that all manuscripts are reviewed anonymously by at least two members of the Academic-Advisory Committee and Special Scientific Collaborators for each issue.

Publication frequency
The journal is published on an annual basis.

Open access policy
The journal provides direct open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public contributes to global knowledge exchange.

Journal History:
The Education & Theatre journal is published by the Hellenic Theatre/Drama & Education Network. It was first published in Greek in 2001. Issue 9 (2008) and Issue 19 (2018) were published in both Greek and English. As of 2020 (Issue 21), the journal has been published in Greek and English (double edition). You can find the full contents of previous issues (free access) here.
As of 2023, Education & Theatre will be published exclusively online through the National Documentation Centre (EKT).



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