Aims & Scope
The IAFOR Journal of Education publishes original, peer-reviewed research articles on all aspects of education. Original research articles submitted by academic researchers, theorists, practising teachers, policy-makers and educational administrators are welcome. The journal may publish special issues, depending on the number of submissions related to one particular topic. In September 2015, for example, the journal published a special issue on Technologies and Education.
Full papers submitted to the related IAFOR Conference Proceedings research repositories will also be considered, providing that they meet the journal submission guidelines. Authors will be contacted if their paper is selected for review. All papers are reviewed equally according to standard peer review processes, regardless of whether or not the authors have attended an IAFOR conference on education.
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.
In general, it takes 2 to 3 months to return a decision to authors. However, 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.