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British Educational Research Journal

The British Educational Research Journal (BERJ) is BERA’s flagship journal, and has gone from strength to strength in recent years. Indexed by the Institute of Scientific Information, Philadelphia on the Social Science Citation Index, its impact factor has increased in each successive year. In 2017, BERJ’s impact factor was 1.24, and it was ranked 104th of 235 international journals in the area – which is very high for a general education journal.

Although the journal showcases the very best of British educational research, it publishes articles by, and for, researchers in education throughout the world. The journal is interdisciplinary in approach, and includes reports of case studies, experiments and surveys, discussions of conceptual and methodological issues and of underlying assumptions in educational research, and accounts of research in progress. For more information, please visit the publisher’s website.

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Calls for special issue papers

Ethical Questions in Educational Research

Please note that the deadline for article proposals this special issue on ‘Ethical Questions in Educational Research’, edited by the BERJ editors David Aldridge and Gert Biesta of Brunel University London, has now closed. Click here for more information.

Interrogating education: critical thinking in the time of populist politics

Please note that abstracts for this proposed special issue of BERJ, developed by guest editors Dr Saba Hussain and Dr Reva Yunus, are no longer being solicited. Hussain and Yunus’s proposal has been shortlisted by the journal’s editors, and has now been developed into a full proposal including abstracts. The full proposal will go through a second and final stage of evaluation and, if successful, selected abstracts will be developed into full-length articles to be peer-reviewed for publication in the journal. Click here for full details.

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