Research in Education

Editors: Matthew Clarke, Kalervo Gulson and Jane Rand
ISSN: 0034-5237 (Print)
ISSN: 2050-4608 (Online)
Frequency: Biannual (May and November)

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Research in Education has an established focus on the sociology and psychology of education and gives increased emphasis to current practical issues of direct interest to those in the teaching profession.

Matthew Clarke, York St John University
Kalervo Gulson, University of New South Wales
Jane Rand, York St John University

Editorial Assistant
Amanda Cartridge, York St John University

Editorial Board
Dr Pete Boyd, University of Cumbria
Kevin Brain, Trinity and All Saints College, Leeds
Dr Louise Comerford Boyes, University of Bradford
Dr Julia Gillen, Lancaster University
Professor John Howson, Education Data Surveys, Oxford
Professor Maropeng Modiba, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Associate Professor Alice K. J. Musa, University of Maiduguri, Nigeria
Dr Muhammad Saeed, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Dr Margaret Wood, York St John University

Notes for Contributors

Editorial policy
Research in Education is committed to publishing a wide range of papers for a broad national and international readership. It is an interdisciplinary research journal that aims to be as widely accessible and intelligible as possible, without oversimplification. In particular, the journal aims to present empirical and experimental findings, including practitioner research, together with research literature reviews, which address educational problems, change, policy and practice from a variety of social science perspectives.

These should be as concise as clarity permits. They should normally be of between 3,000 and 4,000 words in length. However, consideration will be given to longer articles of special or particular interest.

Tables, graphs, diagrams and illustrations are acceptable when they are integral to a paper.

Short notices
These should be concise reports or abstracts of on-going, or recently completed, research, of around 6 to 800 words.

The Editors particularly welcome short notices about recently completed research higher degrees. The aim is to inform readers of the extent and nature of research and its findings and to facilitate access.

Preparation of manuscripts
Contributors should pay attention to the conventions of the journal and in particular to the form in which references are given. Manuscripts that do not conform to these requirements will be returned for amendment, or may be rejected.

The language and commentary should not be discriminatory, stereotypical or prejudicial in respect of class, gender, ethnicity, nationality, age, disability or sexuality.

Manuscripts must be presented in a font size no smaller than 12 pt, with double line-spacing. They should not bear the name(s) of the author(s). A separate document is required which contains the title of the paper, the name(s) of the author(s), their institution(s), a single name, postal and email address for editorial correspondence [the communicating author], an abstract of up to 150 words, and up to five key words. Figures should be submitted in their original format, not pasted into to the article document.

Submitting papers for publication
Papers should be sent to the Editors by email:

Acknowledgement of receipt of manuscripts and subsequent communication[s] will be made only by email.

Submitted papers are reviewed by at least two referees.

Accepted papers will be copy-edited and typeset by Manchester University Press. Proofs will be sent by email to the communicating author for approval/last minute, minor changes. Off-prints will not be available.

Contributors receive two copies of the journal free.

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