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Welcome to the launch of a new open access online journal for research into philosophy in schools. We are delighted to provide a platform for cross-disciplinary research and collaboration that is based in Australia, yet reaches an international audience. Our intended purpose for launching a new journal in Philosophy and Education was to fill the gap where there had once been Critical & Creative Thinking, the official journal of the Federation of Australasian Philosophy in Schools Associations (FAPSA). Published biannually in hard copy from 1993 to 2008, Critical & Creative Thinking (C&CT) combined theory and pedagogy, including critical academic articles as well as articles that described and reflected on teacher praxis. In moving towards an open access online journal, the Journal of Philosophy in Schools meets a need for Australasia to be represented in the field of philosophy in schools—a field in which we have committed academics and teachers working and writing—and to keep up with the new technology that academics are making use of in a climate of ‘publish or perish’. We wanted to keep access to the journal free, as this fits well with our value of collaborative inquiry.