Research Intelligence

Research Intelligence is BERA’s quarterly magazine. It carries announcements and news, as well as articles and features on a variety of issues about educational research. Recent themes have included Open Access, Teacher Education and Data Sets. It is free to BERA members and archive issues are available below.

Subscriptions are also available at the following rates for 2018: £75 to all UK based subscribers, and £85 to all other destinations.

If you wish to advertise in Research Intelligence the rates are as follows: Full Page £750; Half Page £400; Quarter Page £250. For further information please contact the BERA office at enquiries@bera.ac.uk.


BERA members are invited to submit a proposal to guest-edit a special issue of Research Intelligence (either as an individual or with colleagues), which involves commissioning a set of articles that address a specific theme or issue within the field of educational research. To download the form click here.


  • Read the editorial from issue #139: ‘Re-examining the curriculum’

    As the convenors for the BERA special interest group on Curriculum, Assessment and Pedagogy, we have developed this themed issue to re-examine the curriculum from varied perspectives. Although the curriculum is central to what happens in schools, questioning what and who it is for and how it is best structured to engage student learning has […]

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  • SPRING 2019

    Research Intelligence issue 138: Re-examining the curriculum This special issue – guest edited by Ruth Dann and Chris Hanley, convenors of BERA’s Curriculum, Assessment and Pedagogy Special Interest Group (SIG) – re-evaluates the curriculum from a variety of perspectives, asking underexamined questions about what and who it is for, and how it can best be best structured […]

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  • AUTUMN 2018

    Research Intelligence issue 137: Quality in close-to-practice research In this special issue, some of the leading figures in close-to-practice research address the relationship between research and practice – seen by some as a defining feature of education as a discipline. While research that originates from the concerns and interests of practitioners, and has demonstrable positive […]

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  • SUMMER 2018

    Research Intelligence issue 136: Ethical issues in educational research This special issue on research ethics accompanies the publication of the new, fourth edition of BERA’s Ethical Guidelines for Educational Research. In a series of articles it considers how current methodological, technological and social developments affect and inform our notions of ethical conduct for researchers across a diverse […]

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