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Research Papers in Education
Research Papers in Education
Journal Title: Research Papers in Education
ISSN: 0267-1522
ISSN Online: 1470-1146
Publication Frequency: 5 issues per year
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Aim & Scope: 2014 Impact Factor 0.562
Ranking:150/224 (Education & Educational Research)
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Research Papers in Education has developed a reputation for publishing significant educational research findings of recent years. Up-to-date and authoritative, the journal has given researchers the opportunity to present full accounts of their work; its rationale, findings and conclusions. Its format now includes shorter papers and review articles. Research Papers in Education is not only a vital source of pertinent information for educational researchers, but also required reading for educational policy-makers and planners.

The journal publishes high quality articles in the fields of educational policy and practice, and research that links the two.

Topics covered in recent issues include: Performance related pay Schools’use of value added data Polarization among schools The National Numeracy Project Examination standards Failing special schools Vocational education Children’s rights The gender gap in secondary schools Catholic education School development planning

Special themed issues

Evidence-Based Practice Making Teachers More Accountable How Schools Learn Gender and Education School Improvement and Effectiveness Innovation and Change: the Quality of Teaching and Learning

Peer Review Policy:
All research articles submitted to this journal undergo rigorous peer review. This is normally carried out by the Editor, the Deputy Editor, and two referees. The first referee, who receives an anonymised version of the submitted paper, is usually chosen from either the Editorial Board, the International Advisory Board, or the Reviewing Panel. Sometimes it is necessary to select someone as first referee not on the journal’s Boards or Reviewing Panel in order to ensure that the referee has appropriate expertise. The second referee, who also receives an anonymised version of the submitted paper, is usually not from the journal’s Boards or Reviewing Panel. The referees’ reports are considered by the Editor and the Deputy Editor, who seek further opinions on the paper if necessary.

Subjects Covered & Scope: Education; Educational Research; Supplementary material
Editor Board:


Professor Peter Preece - University of Exeter, UK
Professor Debra Myhill - University of Exeter, UK

Editorial Board:

Professor Tehmina N. Basit - Staffordshire University, UK
Dr Pamela Burnard -  University of Cambridge, UK
Dr Sara Delamont - University of Wales, Cardiff, UK
Professor John Gray - University of Cambridge, UK
Professor Geoff Lindsay - University of Warwick, UK
Professor Helen Simons - University of Southampton, UK
Professor Emma Smith - University of Leicester, UK
Professor Steve Strand - University of Oxford, UK
Dr Patrick White - University of Leicester, UK

International Advisory Board:

Professor Honglin Chen - University of Wollongong, Australia
Associate Professor Patrick Danaher - University of South Queensland, Australia
Professor Jerome Freiberg - University of Houston, USA
Professor John Hattie - University of Melbourne, Australia
Professor Wilfried Smidt - University of Innsbruck
Professor Martin Thrupp - University of Waikato, New Zealand
Professor Amy Tsui  - University of Hong Kong
Members of the Reviewing Panel:
Dr Jacob Blickenstaff
Dr Donald Bligh
Dr Ana-Maria Bliuc
Professor Paul Croll
Dr Jane Johnston
Dr Guodong Liang
Professor Patricia Rowell
Dr Sonali Shah
Dr Chia-Wen Tsai

Abtracting & Indexing: Research Papers in Education is abstracted in Academic Search; British Education Index; Contents pages in Education; EBSCOhost EJS; Education Journal; Educational Research Abstracts online (ERA); Education Resources Information Center (ERIC); ERIH (European Reference Index for the Humanities, Pedagogical and Educational Research); International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS)and FRANCIS; SCOPUS® andSocial Sciences Citation Index®

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