IAFOR Journal of Education

Editor-in-Chief: Dr Joseph Haldane

ISSN: 2187-0594
Journal DOI: https://doi.org/10.22492/ije
Contact: [email protected]

As an education journal, the IAFOR Journal of Education (JoE) encourages interdisciplinary research where the primary focus is on addressing critical issues and current trends in education. This would include exploring significant themes, exceptional programs and promising practice in the field of education and educational policy. The anticipated audience is preservice and inservice teachers and administrators, university faculty and students, education policy makers, and others interested in educational research.

JoE is an internationally reviewed and editorially independent interdisciplinary journal associated with IAFOR’s international conferences on education. Like all IAFOR publications, it is freely available to read online, and is free of publication fees for authors. The first issue was published in May 2013.

Indexed in: Scopus, SCIMAGO, DOAJ, ERIC, EBSCO Discovery Service, MIAR, TROVE, Scilit, SHERPA/RoMEO, WorldCat, Google Scholar, [email protected], and Ulrich's™. DOIs are assigned to each published issue and article via Crossref.


Latest Issues

Volume 9 – Issue 4 – Technology in Education. Published August 27, 2021

Volume 9 – Issue 3 – Language learning in Education. Published June 11, 2021

Volume 9 – Issue 2 – COVID-19: Education Response to a Pandemic. Published April 2, 2021


Submissions are open

JoE 2021 Publication Timeline

Please see below for 2021 issues and details of submission periods.

Volume 9 Issue 1: Inclusive Education
Submission period: Monday September 21, 2020 – Friday November 20 (9am JST), 2020
Published: February 19, 2021

Volume 9 Issue 2: Special Issue: COVID-19: Education Responses to a Pandemic
Submission period: Monday November 30, 2020 – Friday January 29 (9am JST), 2021
Published: April 2, 202I

Volume 9 Issue 3: Language Learning in Education
Submission period: Monday February 1, 2021 – Friday April 2 (9am JST), 2021
Published: June 11, 2021

Volume 9 Issue 4: Technology in Education
Submission period: Monday April 12, 2021 – Friday June 11, 2021
Published: August 27, 2021

Volume 9 Issue 5: Undergraduate Education
Submission period: Monday June 21, 2021 – Friday August 13, 2021
Target publication date: October 22, 2021

Volume 9 Issue 6: Studies in Education: Sustainable Education for the Future
Submission period: Monday August 23 – Friday October 8 (9am JST), 2021
Submissions are now closed
Target publication date: December 17, 2021

Please note:

    • Once an article has been rejected, an author cannot resubmit either an amendment to this article or another article for this issue of the journal.
    • We will only accept one submission from any author in a particular issue and no more than two submissions, in different issues, over the course of a year. This includes both individual and shared authorship. If you submit as an individual you may not be a shared author on another submission, and vice versa. Also, if you have had a submission rejected you cannot be an author on another paper for that same issue.
JoE 2022 Publication Timeline

The submission and publication dates below were updated on October 15, 2021

Volume 10 Issue 1: Inclusive Education
Submission period: Monday October 11 – Friday December 3 (9am JST), 2021
Submissions are now OPEN
Target Publication: March 11, 2022

Volume 10 Issue 2: Language Learning in Education
Submission period: Monday January 10 – Friday February 4 (9am JST), 2022
Submissions are now CLOSED
Target Publication: May 27, 2022

Volume 10 Issue 3: Technology in Education
Submission period: Monday April 4 – Friday May 6 (9am JST), 2022
Submissions are now CLOSED
Target Publication: August 27, 2022

Volume 10 Issue 5: Studies in Education: (Special Issue TBA)
Submission period: Monday July 4 – Friday August 5 (9am JST), 2022
Submissions are now CLOSED
Target publication date: December 5, 2022

Please note:

    • Once an article has been rejected, an author cannot resubmit either an amendment to this article or another article for this issue of the journal.
    • We will only accept one submission from any author in a particular issue and no more than two submissions, in different issues, over the course of a year. This includes both individual and shared authorship. If you submit as an individual you may not be a shared author on another submission, and vice versa. Also, if you have had a submission rejected you cannot be an author on another paper for that same issue.
Journal Acceptance Rates 2020
9% Acceptance
5% Acceptance
Volume 8 Issue 3: Undergraduate Education
Published September 11. 2020
3% Acceptance
Volume 8 Issue 4: Studies in Education
Published November 27, 2020
6% Acceptance

Cumulative Volume 8 Acceptance
5% Acceptance

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IAFOR believes in “Open Access” publishing, and since 2009, has been committed to maintaining an online searchable research archive that offers free access to anyone, anywhere, where there is Internet access, regardless of institutional affiliation or scholarly rank. IAFOR publications are accessible on the website (Open Access) to researchers all over the world, completely free of charge and without delay or embargo. Authors and contributors are not required to pay charges of any sort towards the publication of IAFOR journals.


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