The Best of New British Educational Research– papers from new education researchers in UK universities

26 February 2017

Oxford Review of Education – proposed special issue

The Best of New British Educational Research– papers from new education researchers in UK universities

Are you a new educational researcher in Education in the UK?  Have you completed your doctorate in a UK university and/or have you taken up a post in a UK university in the field of education in the last two years[1]?  If so we would like to hear from you.   In 2017 the Oxford Review of Education is hoping to publish a special edition made up entirely of contributions from ‘new’ educational researchers…. (read more)  

Papers can be on any topic in the field of education and should be no more than 8000 words in length, including tables and references. Papers should be submitted ‘off line’ in the first instance directly to the ORE Editorial Assistant Ms Vicki Lloyd ( by the 30th June 2016.  (Do not use ScholarOne.) Papers will be shortlisted by members of the Editorial Board;  selected papers will then be subject to the normal process of blind peer review.  A maximum of 8 papers will be chosen for publication.  It is hoped to publish the special issue in Spring 2017.   

The Oxford Review of Education is one of the UK’s leading education journals with an extensive international readership. It is committed to deploying the resources of a wide range of academic disciplines in the service of educational scholarship, and the Editors welcome articles reporting significant new research as well as contributions of a more analytic or reflective nature. 

As ORE is an international journal largely read by an English speaking audience, papers need to be of interest internationally.   Papers may be focused on one particular country or region but in that case they need to be written in a way that draws out the international significance of the topic under consideration.  Again as ORE is a general journal, all papers, whatever their topic, need to be accessible to a broad educational audience.   ORE therefore does not accept papers that are primarily technical in nature.  Finally ORE prides itself on publishing only well written papers where the standard of English used is high.

[1] Doctorates should have been completed and/or first academic posts should be been taken up no earlier than 1st October 2013.