Bangladesh Journal of Educaltional Research
A half-yearly journal published by Institute of Education and Research (IER), University of Rajshahi with financial assistance from HEQEP-UGC, Bangladesh.
The International Journal of Educational Research publishes research manuscripts in the field of education. Work must be of a quality and context that the Editorial Board think would be of interest to an international readership. The aims and scope of the journals are to:
• Provide a journal that reports research on topics that are of international significance across educational contexts
• Publish high quality manuscripts that are of international significance in terms of design and/or findings
• Encourage collaboration by international teams of researchers to create special issues on these topics
What can papers/special issues be about?
Proposals for special issues and individual papers can be on any contemporary educational topic of international interest. Reports of high quality educational research involving any discipline and methodology will be welcome. However, the journal’s aim and scope is to ensure it publishes high quality research that could potentially inform research, policy and practice beyond the context of that in which the original work is undertaken.
The research reported does not have to be comparative (in the sense of comparing aspects of education in different countries or cultures); a paper may report research carried out in just one location or cultural setting. Work can be drawn from any context or research paradigm. However, the Journal tends to publish empirical research studies that have clear significance to an international readership. Therefore, work must have the following features:
• A strong theoretical framework
• Clear understanding of how literature critically relates to the topic researched
• Strong design and analysis
• Critical analysis and recommendations for further research, policy and practice in an international context
• It must follow the ‘Instructions for Authors’ advice given
As well as papers, which report the findings of empirical research, papers, which provide critical literature reviews of research on specific educational topics of international interest, will also be welcome.
Types of publication
The International Journal of Educational Research publishes regular papers and special issues on specific topics of interest to international audiences of educational researchers. Regular issues have an open call for manuscripts. Strong manuscripts will be reviewed. There is an Editorial Board policy that weaker manuscripts or manuscripts that do not follow the Guidelines for Authors will be rejected before review.
Special issues are usually composed of individually invited manuscripts handled by a guest editor. Guest editors have responsibility for putting together the author team and handling the peer review process. Examples of recent Special Issues published in the journal illustrate the breadth of topics that have be included in the journal: ‘Representing Diversity’, ‘Cross Curricularity’, and ‘Classroom Based Talk’. Please note that proposals for special issues must be in the format described in the Guide for Authors.
How are papers assessed?
Papers (including those in special issues) are subject to a peer review process, using an international panel of researchers who are expert in relevant fields. Referees are asked to judge the quality of research and also the relevance and accessibility of a paper for an international audience. The journal uses single blind review, meaning any reviewers are able to establish the author(s) of a manuscript. Authors must propose three reviewers for their manuscripts. These reviewers should be international in scope and at least one of them should be from an English language speaking country. Authors should not suggest reviewers from their own institution or reviewers where a conflict of interest may arise for the reviewer. For special issues, referees are asked first to judge the quality of a proposal, and then to judge the entire contents of a draft issue. [More detailed information on this process is provided under Guide for Authors: follow link from this page]
How should papers or proposals for special issues be submitted?
All submissions should be made via http://ees.elsevier.com/ijer/
When preparing any proposals, it is important that authors consider the guidance provided under ‘Guide for Authors’. Many manuscripts are ‘desk rejected’ because the author has failed to read and take account of these important guidelines.
Work must be undertaken in an ethical manner. Research must have been undertaken in accordance with Elsevier’s guidelines on ethical research available at: http://www.ethics.elsevier.com/