Dear readers, authors, reviewers, and other visitors of the CIE website,
As we are opening our Fall issue 19(3), the first article in which will be published soon, we are excited to announce more details about the restructuring of the journal: The relationship between the journal and the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College (MLFTC) has been formalized in a new charter. The implementation of the changes outlined in this charter is spearheaded by the Teachers College Doctoral Council (TCDC). The first step in this process is the creation of a new CIE Advisory Board, which will consist of four MLFTC faculty members and three MLFTC doctoral students, and select the journals new editorial staff. In October, the Advisory Board and editorial staff members will be announced and the editorial staff will distribute a call for papers for issue 20(1) in the Spring, along with an update regarding submission guidelines and other new policies and procedures. In the meantime, you can find CIEs already revised focus and scope under the policies section of the About tab of our website.
If you have any questions about the restructuring process, the upcoming call for papers, or other topics, please submit your question(s) using the following Google form: https://goo.gl/forms/IHSi5Acg6A2IXcrp1. The new CIE Editorial Board will contact you with answers and additional information as soon we have finished the restructuring process.
In the meantime, authors and reviewers of manuscripts currently in the review or editing processes should continue to communicate with the editors they have been working with. If you are looking for an article from the CIE archives and find it missing, it means that it has not been moved to our new website yet. In this case, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will expedite the process of making the article available again. Note that only emails containing questions about the archives and manuscripts currently under review/in editing will be answered when using this email address.
Interim Executive Editor
Current Issues in Education
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The International Journal of Educational Research publishes research manuscripts in the field of education. Work must be of a quality and context that the Editorial Board think would be of interest to an international readership. The aims and scope of the journals are to:
• Provide a journal that reports research on topics that are of international significance across educational contexts
• Publish high quality manuscripts that are of international significance in terms of design and/or findings
• Encourage collaboration by international teams of researchers to create special issues on these topics
What can papers/special issues be about?
Proposals for special issues and individual papers can be on any contemporary educational topic of international interest. Reports of high quality educational research involving any discipline and methodology will be welcome. However, the journal's aim and scope is to ensure it publishes high quality research that could potentially inform research, policy and practice beyond the context of that in which the original work is undertaken.
The research reported does not have to be comparative (in the sense of comparing aspects of education in different countries or cultures); a paper may report research carried out in just one location or cultural setting. Work can be drawn from any context or research paradigm. However, the Journal tends to publish empirical research studies that have clear significance to an international readership. Therefore, work must have the following features:
• A strong theoretical framework
• Clear understanding of how literature critically relates to the topic researched
• Strong design and analysis
• Critical analysis and recommendations for further research, policy and practice in an international context
• It must follow the 'Instructions for Authors' advice given
As well as papers, which report the findings of empirical research, papers, which provide critical literature reviews of research on specific educational topics of international interest, will also be welcome.
Types of publication
The International Journal of Educational Research publishes regular papers and special issues on specific topics of interest to international audiences of educational researchers. Regular issues have an open call for manuscripts. Strong manuscripts will be reviewed. There is an Editorial Board policy that weaker manuscripts or manuscripts that do not follow the Guidelines for Authors will be rejected before review.
Special issues are usually composed of individually invited manuscripts handled by a guest editor. Guest editors have responsibility for putting together the author team and handling the peer review process. Examples of recent Special Issues published in the journal illustrate the breadth of topics that have be included in the journal: 'Representing Diversity', 'Cross Curricularity', and 'Classroom Based Talk'. Please note that proposals for special issues must be in the format described in the Guide for Authors.
How are papers assessed?
Papers (including those in special issues) are subject to a peer review process, using an international panel of researchers who are expert in relevant fields. Referees are asked to judge the quality of research and also the relevance and accessibility of a paper for an international audience. The journal uses single blind review, meaning any reviewers are able to establish the author(s) of a manuscript. Authors must propose three reviewers for their manuscripts. These reviewers should be international in scope and at least one of them should be from an English language speaking country. Authors should not suggest reviewers from their own institution or reviewers where a conflict of interest may arise for the reviewer. For special issues, referees are asked first to judge the quality of a proposal, and then to judge the entire contents of a draft issue. [More detailed information on this process is provided under Guide for Authors: follow link from this page]
Work must be undertaken in an ethical manner. Research must have been undertaken in accordance with Elsevier's guidelines on ethical research available at: http://www.ethics.elsevier.com/Hide full Aims & Scope