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Journals in which ELFSC staff could consider publishing papers:

Name of the journal


Issues in Educational Research

Any educational research paper. New staff attempting to publish are suggested to consider the journal

Journal of Institutional Research (JIR)

Any type of research in tertiary education. JIR is interested in institutional research undertaken in institutions.

Journal of Institutional Research-South East Asia (JIRSEA)

Any type of research in tertiary education. JIRSEA is interested in institutional research relevant in South East Asia region

The Studies in Learning, Evaluation, Innovation and Development Journal

Cover broad range of learning and teaching issues with focus on student evaluation and feedback and how student feedback is used to innovative curriculum and pedagogy

International Journal of Quality Assurance in Engineering and Technology Education

Papers related to quality assurance in education in a diverse range of disciplines. Papers need to have international content.

ACPET Journal for Private Higher Education

New journal focused on private higher education. Publishes scholarly articles on the theory and practice of higher education in the context of the private sector.

Journal of Social Inclusion

Journal provides an accessible forum for informed critical debate on the issue of social inclusion

The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education

Publisher's articles in the field of Indigenous education. It is the only journal for educators devoted specifically to issues of practice, pedagogy and policy in Indigenous education in Australia.

European Journal of Higher Education

Considers papers on any aspects of higher education which provides comparison or analysis with European countries

Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education

Focusses on policy and practice in higher education. Aims to enhance higher education management; developments in higher education; and debates about the implications of major external influences

Quality Assurance in Education

Journal is committed to a critical examination of quality and related issues in education. It devotes itself to the dissemination of best practice on the management of change and improvement in the higher education

Journal of Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning

The journal is of interest to all those who want to understand the issues involved in widening participation and lifelong learning and who are working to create positive change: researchers, policy makers and practitioners

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal

Journal is interested in papers related to inequality, inequity, disadvantage, diversity, and inclusion in education and other aspects such as employment.

Distance Education Journal

Publishes research and scholarly material in the fields of open, distance and flexible education.

Journal of Online Learning and Teaching

Aimed to to promote scholarship in the use of the Internet and web-based multimedia resources in higher education

Community College Journal of Research and Practice

It promotes an increased awareness of community college issues by providing an exchange of ideas, research, and empirically tested educational innovations.

International Journal of Inclusive Education

Journal provides a strategic forum for international and multi-disciplinary dialogue on inclusive education for all educators and educational policy-makers concerned with the form and nature of schools, universities and technical colleges.

Journal of Moral Education

Journal provides a unique interdisciplinary forum for the discussion and analysis of moral education and development throughout the lifespan.

Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education

Aimed to advance the understanding of assessment and evaluation practices and processes, particularly the contribution that these make to student learning and to course, staff and institutional development.

The History of Education Quarterly (USA)

Topics span the history of education, both formal and non-formal, including the history of childhood, youth, and the family. The subjects are not limited to any time period and are universal in scope.

History of Education Review (AUST)

HER is the academic journal sponsored by ANZHES to publish research in the history of education and closely related fields. All articles submitted to the journal are 'blind' refereed. The journal is highly regarded internationally in the field of the history of education and has recently been awarded an 'A' ranking.

History of Education (UK)

HE has established itself as a leading, international, peer-reviewed journal, focusing on the history of education in all parts of the world. The journal is recognised as a key resource for both educationists and social historians alike. The journal publishes original research and major reviews of books in the history of education. Papers dealing with both formal and informal education systems, comparative education, policy-making, the politics and experience of education and pedagogy are welcomed.

Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education

CJSAE is a refereed scholarly journal committed to the dissemination of knowledge derived from disciplined inquiry in the field of adult and continuing education. CJSAE is published twice yearly for the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education/l'Association Canadienne pour l'Étude de l'Éducation des Adultes.

Journal of Adult and Continuing Education (UK)

(JACE) is essential for keeping in touch with the field of post-compulsory education. Published twice a year, it provides a forum for rigorous theoretical and practical work in the broad fields of lifelong learning and adult, community and continuing education. The journal is peer-reviewed and focuses on international and national issues and is aimed at researchers, professionals and practitioners in all sectors. It publishes both research articles and reflections on policy and practice, and offers opportunities for all concerned with post-compulsory education to make contributions to debate.

The Australian Journal of Adult Learning (AJAL)

The AJAL is published three times each year. It is concerned with promoting critical thinking and research in the field of adult learning as well as the theory, research and practice of adult and community education.

Adult Education Quarterly (USA)

AEQ is a quarterly scholarly refereed journal committed to advancing the understanding and practice of adult and continuing education. AEQ aims to stimulate a problem-oriented, critical approach to research and practice, with an increasing emphasis on interdisciplinary and international perspectives. Innovative and provocative scholarship informed by diverse orientations and methodologies is encouraged.

Higher Education Research & Development (HERD)

Journal informs and challenges researchers, teachers, administrators, policy-makers and others concerned with the past, present and future of higher education.

Journal of Transformative Education (USA)

Peer reviewed, scholarly journal focused on advancing the understanding, practice, and experience of transformative education. JTED offers articles that test, build on, and elaborate existing theoretical perspectives; demonstrate innovative and creative applications of the theory in practice; and explore the international and cross-cultural issues of the theory and practice of transformative learning.

Links to government policy documents related to social inclusion and widening participation
The Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education

Links to research centres with focus on enabling education:

The Open University, United Kingdom