Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Review of Education- Using Multiple Research Methods Within Studies

18 October 2017


The Review of Education has seen many important and interesting papers coming through and major developments in education research methodology. We would therefore like to commission a Special Issue for 2018 with a focus on multiple methods of research.
It is often the case that studies use a single methodological approach which provides detailed information about some areas of interest but which leaves some questions unanswered. The findings of studies conducted in one context, even though conducted under rigorous conditions, may not apply elsewhere. In education, the complexity of interactions between student development, educational institutional settings, the political agenda and wider environment lends itself to the use of a range of methodologies through which we can make sense of this world in a way that can have more useful application.
This special issue of the BERA journal Review of Education will showcase individual studies, collections of studies or fields of investigation which have used a range of research methods to explore the complex facets of an educational issue in considerable depth.
Review of Education specialises in publishing substantial papers (8,000-20,000 words) of the highest quality from across the field of education that have a genuinely international reach and orientation.
This special issue will be published in the last issue of 2018. If you are interested in submitting a paper for this prestigious collection that will include high-quality papers of methodological and practical significance, please let us know by the 1st December 2017, outlining the nature of your proposed paper.
Important dates and submission process
  • Deadline for proposal submission: 1st December 2017  (750-1,000 words)
  • Notification of proposal acceptance: 15th December 2015
  • Deadline for full manuscript submissions: 1st April 2018
  • Manuscripts returned to authors for revision: 15th May 2018 (estimate)
  • Final manuscripts due: 1st July 2018
  • Accepted authors will also write a short ‘Context and Implications’ piece to accompany their main paper
  • Publication: October 2018 (estimate)

Proposals should be 750-1,000 words in length, including an overview, major theoretical or conceptual frameworks used in your study, research methods, and (preliminary) findings. Please email your proposal to Dr Beng Huat See or Professor Christine Merrell by 1st December 2017.
The final manuscripts should normally be between 8,000 and 20,000 words. The Journal uses ScholarOne Manuscripts (previously Manuscript Central) for its peer review process, so after proposals are accepted, full manuscripts will be submitted via ScholarOne. The review process will be fast-tracked.
Contact information:
Special Issue editors:
Beng Huat See                                  and Christine Merrell      
However, interested authors are welcome to contact any of the Editors to discuss ideas.