About the Journal

Aims & Scope

The IAFOR Journal of Education is an Open Access, peer-reviewed, international and intercultural journal. The journal encourages interdisciplinary research, with the primary focus being on addressing critical issues and current trends and research 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.

Papers submitted by academic researchers, theorists, practising teachers, policy-makers and educational administrators are welcomed. Topics considered applicable to the journal include, but are not restricted to:

  • Learning Experiences, Student Learning & Learner Diversity
  • Teaching Experiences, Pedagogy, Practice & Praxis
  • Assessment Theories & Methodologies
  • Curriculum Design & Development
  • Adult, Lifelong & Distance Learning
  • Education & Difference: Gifted Education, Special Education, Learning Difficulties & Disability
  • Educational Policy, Leadership, Management & Administration
  • Educational Research, Development & Publishing
  • Professional Training, Development & Concerns in Education
  • Primary & Secondary Education
  • Higher Education
  • Education, Sustainability & Society: Social Justice, Development & Political Movements
  • International Education
  • Design, Implementation & Assessment of Innovative Technologies in Education

Submissions should be original, previously unpublished papers which are not under consideration for publication in any other journal. Please note that papers already submitted to or published in IAFOR Conference Proceedings are not accepted for publication in any of IAFOR’s journals.

These articles are submitted through the submission portal and must conform to the journal submission guidelines. All papers are reviewed equally according to standard peer review processes, regardless of whether or not the authors have attended a related IAFOR conference.

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 and/or Associate Editors. If a submission is within the journal scope and follows journal guidelines, it is generally sent to two 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. As of June 2018, there are 71 scholars from 29 countries on the journal’s editorial team. These include: one Editor, three Associate Editors, 34 Editorial Board members, and 33 Reviewers, from Algeria, Australia, Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, Finland, France, Ghana, Greece, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Swaziland, Taiwan, Turkey, UAE, UK, and USA.

The editors take steps to ensure that the manuscript is completely anonymised. Reviewers must fill out a review form and may also use Microsoft 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, but this may take longer.

The editorial process may take more time when the editorial team is preparing for the publication of a new issue (see Publication Timeline). The journal's acceptance rate is approximately 30% as of 2017.