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Multicultural Perspectives 

MCPSince the summer of 1993 the National Association for Multicultural Education has published a quarterly journal, Multicultural Perspectives. The  journal is edited by Penelope L. Lisi and members of the Editorial Committee. Each edition includes feature articles, reviews, program descriptions, and other pieces by and for multicultural educators and activists around the world.

Every member of NAME receives the journal as part of their membership.
A new online version will soon be available. The electronic service will allow for searching all issues for authors, topics, etc.


CALL FOR MANUSCRIPTS: Multicultural Perspectives
The Silver Anniversary Issue 

Special Focus:
Looking Back and Pushing Forward: Twenty Five Years of NAME

This special issue of Multicultural Perspectives is intended to celebrate as well as to investigate where we are 25 years into the founding of the National Association for Multicultural Education. Our organization has reached a quarter century milestone, which gives us an opportunity to celebrate and reflect on where we are now as an organization and our stewardship of multicultural education as a scholarly field of study. By necessity, such a reflection demands highlighting our accomplishments and successes as guardians of “wrong thinking.” At the same time, this is an opportunity for us to name the work that remains to be done. Can we challenge ourselves to name our elephants in the room and landmines on the battlefield that may directly (or inadvertently) serve to stymie our efforts in the years to come?


We invite submissions to any of three sections of the journal (Advancing the Conversation, Creating Multicultural Classrooms, or Personal Perspectives) on topics related to the 25th anniversary theme: Looking Back and Pushing Forward.

Download the Details for the NAME 25th ANNIVERSARY MC Perspectives


Editors of Multicultural Perspectives


Penelope L. Lisi, Editor
Central Connecticut State University
1615 Stanley Street
New Britain CT  06050
Email: lisip@ccsu.edu



Patricia L. Marshall, Senior Associate Editor for Advancing the Conversation
North Carolina State University
2310 Stinson Drive
Campus Box 7801
602-H Poe Hall
Raleigh NC  27695-7801
Email: plmarsha@ncsu.edu


Özlem Sensoy, Senior Associate Editor for Advancing the Conversation
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby BC   VSA 156
Email: ozlem@sfu.ca


Features  in Multicultural Perspectives include:

Advancing the Conversation
Media, Technology and Multicultural Education
Creating Multicultural Classrooms
Personal Perspectives
Reviews of Literature
Guide to New Resources


Write for Multicultural Perspectives
We are interested in input from a variety of sources in the U.S.A. and beyond, and welcome articles about promising practices in K-12 and higher education settings, museums, governmental organizations, private sector organizations, etc.
If you are interested in writing for the journal, please read the following instructions. If you have questions, contact the editors for more information.



Please Note: Journal submissions have now moved to an on-line process.

Aims and Scope: Multicultural Perspectives (MCP) promotes the philosophy of social justice, equity, and inclusion. It celebrates cultural and ethnic diversity as a national strength that enriches the fabric of society. MCP encourages a range of material from academic to personal perspectives; poetry and art; articles of an academic nature illuminating the discussion of cultural pluralism and inclusion; articles and position papers reflecting a variety of disciplines; and reviews of film, art, and music that address or embody multicultural forms. Its main audience is K-12 educators, social scientists, governmental social service personnel, teacher educators, and those involved in multicultural education. MCP is published four times a year by the National Association for Multicultural Education. Many more manuscripts are submitted each year than can be published. Following the guidelines below will enhance the likelihood of the manuscript’s acceptance. Articles are reviewed by a panel of reviewers under a blind review process. 

Length: The length for articles for the section “Advancing the Conversation” is 4,000 to 5,000 words. Articles submitted for other sections should be kept to 3,000 to 4,000 words, inclusive of references, tables, etc.

Format: All pages should be double-spaced, including references and any other material. A title page is optional because you will enter all of the metadata into the ScholarOne system.  If you wish to include a title page it should be a separate file and should include the title of the manuscript, a word count, and the author’s name, affiliation, address, telephone number, and e-mail. The main document should include all subsequent pages, which should be numbered and must include the manuscript title. Do not include author identification on any pages in any documents other than the title page document. Additional documents that include tables or figures may also be submitted as separate files (see Illustrations section below).

References: MCP follows the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition) style guidelines for publication. Authors are responsible for all statements made in their work. If there are tables, graphics, poetry, or a lengthy quotation (500 words or more) from another source, provide a signed agreement from the copyright holder that allows the material to be reprinted. Please note that this applies to direct reproduction as well as to “derivative reproduction” (in which you have created a new figure or table which derives substantially from a copyrighted source). Authors should write to original author(s) and original publisher to request nonexclusive world rights in all languages to use the material in the article and in future print and nonprint editions. Include scanned copies of all permissions and credit lines with the manuscript. Material cannot be published without permission.

Illustrations:  Charts, high-quality photographs, and original art that complement the article are welcome. Illustrations submitted (line drawings, halftones, photos, photomicrographs, etc.) should be clean originals in digital files. Digital files should follow these guidelines:

  • 300 dpi or higher; sized to fit on journal page;
  • JPG, EPS, TIFF, or PSD format only;
  • Submitted as separate files, not embedded in text files.
  • Tables and figures (illustrations) should not be embedded in the text, but should be included as separate files.
  • Figures should be completely labeled, taking into account necessary size reduction.
  • Captions and legends should be submitted in a separate file AND entered following the onscreen instructions on the file details screens on ScholarOne.

Color Reproduction: Color art will be reproduced in color in the online publication at no additional cost to the author. Color illustrations will also be considered for print publication; however, the author will be required to bear the full cost involved in color art reproduction. Please note that color reprints can only be ordered if print reproduction costs are paid. Print Rate: $900 for the first page of color; $450 per page for the next three pages of color. A custom quote will be provided for articles with more than four pages of color. Art not supplied at a minimum of 300 dpi will not be considered for print.

How to submit: MCP receives all manuscript submissions electronically via its ScholarOne Manuscripts site.  ScholarOne allows for rapid submission of original and revised manuscripts, and facilitates the review process and internal communication between authors, editors, and reviewers via a web-based platform.

Authors should create a profile on the site and follow the onsite submission process to submit a manuscript.  Access the MCP Scholar One site here:


The submission process requires data about the author(s) and the manuscript and allows for uploading of files. Please see the instructions above concerning format and illustrations.

A user guide for authors can be found at:


ScholarOne technical support can be accessed at: http://scholarone.com/services/support

The National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) will be the copyright holder of the journal and its contents.

Writing the article: Articles and research papers written for “Advancing the Conversation” (feature articles) will be more formal and must include abstracts. Position papers and essays and reviews may be written in a more informal journal style. Explain the meaning of all words that may not be understood by the general reader. Remember some readers are new to the education field or may work in a different area of education or discipline. Write out the meaning of acronyms you use every day. Use practical examples to support key points. Our goal is to provide useful, interesting information about multicultural issues to a broad range of readers in a variety of academic disciplines and educational and work settings. We only accept manuscripts that have not been published elsewhere.

What gets published: A good manuscript may be accepted for publication, but may not be published immediately because the policy of the journal is to offer a range of articles in each issue. If your article is accepted but not published immediately, we will inform you that we are holding it for a future issue. Manuscripts requiring extensive revisions will be rejected. We may return your article for revision if we feel that it has promise. You will then have an opportunity to resubmit after making the suggested changes.

Proofs and Reprints: Page proofs are sent to the designated author using Taylor & Francis’ Central Article Tracking System (CATS). They must be carefully checked and returned within 48 hours of receipt. Authors for whom we receive a valid e-mail address will be provided an opportunity to purchase reprints of individual articles, or copies of the complete print issue. The corresponding author will also be sent 3 complimentary copies of the journal.


•  Contact Editors Özlem Sensoy {ozlem@sfu.ca} or Patricia Marshall {plmarsha@ncsu.edu} regarding submissions to the section on Advancing the Conversation.

• Contact Editor Penny Lisi {Lisip@ccsu.edu} with all other submission questions.

• Contact the NAME Office {subscrition@NAMEorg.org} with journal subscription or delivery questions.


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