Education Journals

Below are a selection of some of the best education journals to get published in – ranked by their impact factor.

Review of Educational Research (RER) The number one ranked journal in education/educational research, RER publishes reviews of research literature – only accepting original empirical work if it is incorporated into a broader review. It accepts integrative reviews (pulling together existing work across a topic), theoretical reviews, methodological reviews and historical reviews (situating literature in a historical context). 4.811
Learning and Instruction L&I is concerned with research in the areas of learning, development, instruction and teaching. It has a broad remit (any age level, from infants to adults and to a diversity of learning and instructional settings, from laboratory experiments to field studies). 2.907
Educational Researcher Educational Researcher is focused on education research of broad or general significance and is particularly concerned with new research results or developments. 2.84
Sociology of Education Concerned with studies in the sociology of education and human social development, it publishes research that examines how social institutions and individuals’ experiences within these institutions affect educational processes and social development. 2.137
Journal of Teacher Education Revolving around issues in teacher education, including: preparing teachers to effectively address the needs of marginalized youth, their families and communities; program design and impact; selection, recruitment and retention of teachers from underrepresented groups; local and national policy; accountability; and routes to certification. 1.956
Teaching and Teacher Education Concerned primarily with teachers, teaching, or teacher education, it publishes both primary research and review papers. 1.766
Studies in Higher Education One of the highest ranked HE journals, it is focused on research-based articles that seek to enhance understanding of higher education policy, institutional management and performance, teaching and learning, and the contribution of higher education to society and the economy. 1.392
Journal of Education Policy This journal publishes research that discusses, analyses and debates policymaking, policy implementation and the impact of policy. 1.311
School Effectiveness and School Improvement Covers a range of subjects within the area of educational effectiveness within the classroom/school/system, including, but not limited to: effective pedagogy; classroom climate; school ethos and leadership; school improvement and reform programmes; and system-wide policy and reform. 1.236
British Educational Research Journal A broad remit, encapsulating all educational research. Can include reports of case studies, experiments and surveys, discussions of conceptual and methodological issues and of underlying assumptions in educational research, or accounts of research in progress. 1.236
Early Years Early Years: An International Research Journal publishes research papers and scholarly critiques on all issues associated with early childhood education and care. 0.891
Gender and Education Gender and Education grew out of feminist politics and a social justice agenda and is committed to developing multi-disciplinary and critical discussions of gender and education. The journal is particularly interested in the place of gender in relation to other key differences and seeks to further feminist knowledge, philosophies, theory, action and debate. 0.758
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