Journal of Adult and Continuing Education

Editor: Professor Michael Osborne, School of Education, University of Glasgow
ISSN: 1477-9714 (Print)
ISSN: 1479-7194 (Online)
Frequency: Biannual (May and November)

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The Journal of Adult and Continuing Education (JACE) is essential for keeping in touch with the field of post-compulsory education. Published twice a year, it provides a forum for rigorous theoretical and practical work in the broad fields of lifelong learning and adult, community and continuing education.

The journal is peer-reviewed and focuses on international and national issues and is aimed at researchers, professionals and practitioners in all sectors. It publishes both research articles and reflections on policy and practice, and offers opportunities for all concerned with post-compulsory education to make contributions to debate.

Editor: Professor Michael Osborne, University of Glasgow

Reviews Editor: Dr Bonnie Slade, University of Glasgow

Editorial Board:
Fiona Boucher, Scottish Adult Education Project, UK
Lesley Doyle, University of Glasgow, UK
Chris Duke, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia
Toril Eikaas Eide, University of Bergen, Norway and European Continuing Education Network, Spain
John Field, University of Stirling, UK
Brian Findsen, University of Waikato, New Zealand
Jim Gallacher, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
Rodolfo Hachén, University of Rosario, Argentina
John Henderson, Scotland’s Colleges, UK
Chan Lean Heng, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Carol Kasworm, North Carolina State University, USA
Marcella Milana, Aarhus University, Denmark
Catherine Odora Hoppers, University of South Africa, South Africa
Michael Osborne, University of Glasgow (Editor), UK
Hans Schuetze, University of British Columbia, Canada
Tom Schuller, National Institute of Adult and Continuing Education, UK
Bonnie Slade, University of Glasgow (Reviews Editor), UK
Maria Slowey, Dublin City University, Ireland
Han Soonghee , Seoul National University, Republic of Korea
John Storan, University of East London and Forum for the Advancement of Continuing Education (FACE), UK
Mary Thorpe, Open University and Universities Association for Lifelong Learning (UALL), UK
George Zarifis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and European Society for Research in the Education of Adults (ESREA), Sweden
Notes for Contributors

Research articles between 5,000 and 8,000 words and shorter reflections on policy and practice between 2,000 and 3,000 words will be considered. Manuscripts should be prepared according to the journal's guidelines. Submissions which depart substantially from the journal's style may be returned to the author before it can be considered.
  • The preferred word processing format is MS Word. PDFs cannot be accepted.
  • The following must be included on the manuscript:
    - Title and subtitle
    - Author, affiliation and email address (only of the corresponding author)
    - Abstract of about 150 words, no more than 200
    - 3-6 key words, all in lower case except for proper nouns.
  • Figures are submitted as separate files (see guidelines). Figures embedded within Word documents will not be accepted.
  • References follow the APA style.
  • See the author resources page for more information on how to write and prepare your article and other MUP policies.
Articles should be submitted by email to the Editor:

Books for review
Books for review should be sent to: Dr Bonnie Slade, School of Education, University of Glasgow, St Andrews' Building, 11 Eldon Street, Glasgow G3 6NH, UK.

Reviews should contain the following information about the book at the beginning of the reveiw. Reviewer's name and affiliation should appear at the end of the review.
  • Author surname, first name/initials (year). Title. Place: Publisher. ISBN (format). Pages.
Open Access

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Print only £41 / $72 / €56

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