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New editorial team appointed for Review of Education

BERA is delighted to announce that, following a competitive recruitment process, a new editorial team has been appointed for Review of Education. From January 2024, the team will comprise five editors: Sin Wang Chong (University of St Andrews), Sarah Miller (Queen’s University Belfast), Melissa Bond (UCL), Amy Wong (UEA) and Nina Bergdahl (Halmstad University).

Review of Education is an international peer-reviewed medium for the publication of major and substantial articles of interest to researchers in education. Launched in 2013, it has rapidly become a unique and highly regarded publication of extended scholarly works of major national and international interest. Review of Education has gone from strength to strength under its current team of editors, and BERA very much looks forward to working with the incoming team to build on these achievements and continue developing the journal’s reach and reputation.

The team members say: ‘We are delighted to be appointed as editors of the Review of Education, a flagship journal of BERA that specialises in publishing major studies and evidence syntheses in educational research, a role that presents both an exciting opportunity and a humbling responsibility. Our aim is to steer the journal alongside BERA and our editorial board, with the goal of solidifying its position as one of the leading international journals in educational research. We express our gratitude to the current editorial team for their exceptional leadership and contributions, which have been instrumental in shaping the journal’s reputation and ensuring the publication of impactful articles that have significantly influenced the field of educational research. As we embark on this journey, we are committed to upholding these high standards and continuing the tradition of publishing major studies and in-depth reviews that are significant, substantial, wide-ranging, and insightful, and we look forward to working with the editorial board, BERA, and the broader research community to further the journal’s mission and impact.’

BERA issued an open call for applications for the editorship of the journal in 2023, inviting proposals that set out a strategic vision for Review of Education. Applicants were shortlisted based on the strength of their proposals and their relevant academic and editorial experience. The selection panel was impressed by the appointed team’s broad range of expertise and their shared ambition to uphold the quality and reputation of the journal while introducing some new initiatives to develop the methodological rigour of evidence syntheses in education research, explore open science practices, and support diversity, equity and inclusion.

BERA would like to extend its sincere gratitude to the outgoing editorial team for their exemplary leadership of Review of Education: Stephen Gorard, Nadia Siddiqui, David Bolden, Johny Daniel, Nashwa Ismail, Binwei Lu, Xiaofei Qi and all former team members, most recently Dimitra Kokotsaki, Beng Huat See and Jonathan Tummons. Under their direction, the journal has achieved significant growth in both output and readership and has developed a reputation as a home for high-quality, high-impact education research. In 2023 Review of Education received an impressive inaugural impact factor of 2.4, and this was testament to the outgoing editors’ expertise, hard work and dedication. We wish them all the very best for the future and look forward to future collaboration.

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Review of Education is interdisciplinary in approach, and publishes the results of major studies and in‐depth reviews that are significant, wide‐ranging and insightful, and have a genuinely international reach and orientation. Covering all tiers and types of education, it publishes papers of the highest quality, including but not limited to reports of major studies, substantial research syntheses, original state-of-the-art reviews, literature reviews, systematic reviews, negative findings, replication and confirmatory studies. To find out more about Review of Education, please visit this link.

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