About the Journal

Aims & Scope

The IAFOR Journal of Education is an Open Access, peer-reviewed, international and intercultural journal. All papers published in the journal have been subjected to the rigorous and accepted processes of academic peer review. Papers submitted by academic researchers, theorists, practising teachers, policy-makers and educational administrators are welcomed. Submissions should be original, previously unpublished papers which are not under consideration for publication in any other journal. We also accept reworked versions of previously published, related IAFOR Conference Proceedings if the version submitted to the journal is revised and differs from the previously published article by at least 30 percent. These articles are submitted through the submission portal and must conform to the journal submission guidelines and undergo the usual standard double blind peer review processes.

The journal at times publishes special issues on a single topic. A call for papers is made for these special issues which can be found on the journal home page when applicable.

Submission Fee

There is no submission fee for the IAFOR Journal of Education.

Page and Colour Charges

There are no page or colour charges for the IAFOR Journal of Education.

Peer Review Policy

All articles in the IAFOR Journal of Education have undergone rigorous peer review, based on initial screening by an editor and anonymised refereeing by at least two anonymous referees.

Editorial & Review Process

Authors’ submitted manuscripts are first examined by the Editor, Co-editor and/or Associate Editors. If a submission is within the journal scope and follows journal guidelines, it is generally sent to three anonymous referees, who may be members of the Editorial Board or external expert reviewers in the relevant field, for in-depth peer review. If a submission is out of scope, does not meet academic standards or does not follow the Author Guidelines, the editors will reject it (within a week).

Members of the IAFOR Journal of Education Editorial Board are experts in the field of education. The journal may also consider for Board membership PhD candidates with strong publication records. As of 2017, there are almost 55 scholars from 23 countries on the journal’s editorial team.

The editors take steps to ensure that the manuscript is completely anonymised. Reviewers must fill out a review form and may also use Word to add corrections and suggestions to the submitted manuscript. Reviewer comments must be objective and provided with the aim of helping authors improve their article. Reviewers are requested to return their review in 2 to 3 weeks.

The editorial process may take more time when the editorial team is preparing for the publication of a new issue (before September and March each year). The journal's acceptance rate is approximately 30% as of 2017.