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Publishing opportunity

Guest editing opportunity for Research Intelligence, issue 158

Unheard voices in education research

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BERA’s Publications Committee is seeking an individual or team (of up to three people) to guest edit issue 158 of Research Intelligence on the theme of unheard voices in education research.

Research Intelligence is BERA’s quarterly magazine, available to all members in print and digital formats. It carries announcements and news, as well as articles and features on a variety of topics related to education research. The magazine operates a guest editor system, whereby for each individual issue a different editor or team of editors commissions a set of articles that address a particular theme.

For issue 158, BERA’s Publications Committee has selected the theme of unheard voices in education research. This theme is broad in scope and may encompass areas such as social justice, English as an additional language, and special educational needs and disabilities. It is for the guest editor(s) to define the precise scope of the issue within this theme and the focus of the individual articles to be featured.

The role of guest editor involves commissioning a set of articles that address the theme of the issue, editing the articles, and writing an editorial to introduce and contextualise the issue and its theme. For more information, please refer to the proposal form, which can be downloaded at the link below.

Applicants must be available to work to the following issue schedule.

Mid-September 2023: Themed articles to be commissioned
13 November: Deadline for themed articles to be submitted to BERA for copyediting
27 November: Deadline for authors to check copyedits and resolve any queries from the copyeditor
15 January: First typeset proofs out for review
22 January: Deadline for first proof feedback/corrections
12 February: Issue to print
Publication: c.22 February

To apply, please complete the attached proposal form and send it to by 14 August 2023. The proposal form requires a short abstract detailing how you intend to define the scope of the issue within the theme of unheard voices in education research. You will also need to provide a proposed list of article topics to be featured in the special issue, with potential authors if possible. (Note that it is not a requirement for you to have approached the potential authors in advance of submitting your proposal form.)

Proposals received in response to this call will be considered by BERA’s Publications Committee and a decision will be made about which proposal to take forward. Applicants will be notified by early September.