We are pleased to announce BERA has established a ‘peer mentoring scheme’ for our journals – one that supports authors who have submitted articles that contain valuable research and are in-scope for the journal but are not yet ready for publication to develop those articles to the point that they are suitable for publication the journal.
Authors might need the support of the Peer Mentoring Scheme due to, for example, lack of publishing experience, or having English as an additional language. It is intended to help early career researchers and/or those from outside the UK/English-speaking world, particularly from countries or regions we struggle to attract submissions from. The development of this scheme is line with our Strategic Mission to a) foster engagement with educational research, b) build capacity for carrying out educational research, and c) advance quality of educational research.
We have assigned members of BERA’s Publications Committee to act as peer mentors for each of the four BERA journals, to provide feedback and guidance to authors who agree to take part in the scheme. Submitting authors can request, or be referred to the scheme, at any point in the submission or review process. We would like to thank the Publications Committee and journal editors for their role in this scheme and it will be kept under review.