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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 2019, BERJ’s impact factor was 1.752, and it was ranked 114th of 263 international journals in the area – 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 website of our publisher, Wiley.

Click here for author guidelines, including instructions on how to submit. When you are ready to submit your article, please do so through the dedicated Manuscript Central portal

Members should click on the ‘read this journal online’ button in the top-left corner of this page to use their free access to BERJ.

To request permission to reproduce material from BERJ (or BJET/RoE) please contact our publisher, Wiley, via this page of their site.

A statement on fraudulent impersonations of BERJ

BERA is aware of cases in recent years in which the British Educational Research Journal (BERJ) and other BERA journals have been impersonated online, with would-be contributing authors asked for money in order to have their article published in what subsequently proves to be a substandard publication that uses the journal’s name fraudulently.

 We ask authors to be vigilant and to report any such fraudulent representations to us at

Wiley is the sole publisher of BERJ, and all articles should be submitted online through the Manuscript Central service linked to above. No fee is charged for publishing in BERJ, other than optional charges for open access publishing (the ‘article publication charge’) and for the reproduction of figures in colour (as opposed to black and white) – click here for further information on both.