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The Australian Educational Researcher

The Australian Educational Researcher

A Publication of the Australian Association for Research in Education

Editor-in-Chief: Nicole Mockler

ISSN: 0311-6999 (print version)
ISSN: 2210-5328 (electronic version)

Journal no. 13384

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A forum for education researchers to debate current problems and issues

  • International and national perspectives on education research from any level of education
  • Original quantitative and qualitative research and papers that are methodologically or theoretically innovative
  • Included in ISI Social Sciences Citation Index

The Australian Educational Researcher (AER) provides a forum for education researchers to debate internationally relevant issues across all levels of education, including:

·         early childhood,

·         primary and secondary school education,

·         alternative education,

·         adult education,

·         vocational education and training, and

·         university education.

The journal includes contributions from local and international researchers, representing a variety of relevant disciplinary perspectives.

Contents include original research articles employing quantitative, qualitative or mixed-methods, scholarly essays, methodological and theoretical discussion papers and education policy analyses.

Note to prospective authors: As submissions to the journal are increasing and reviewers are in short supply, please be advised that manuscripts that are not sufficiently proofread, internationalised and/or that do not engage with prior research published in AER will not be sent out for review.

Special Issue Proposals

AER will publish occasional special issues to a maximum one per annum. It is expected that the guest editor(s) of the special issue submit a proposal to the Managing Editor who will then send it out to review to the Editorial Board. 

The criteria upon which it will be judged are whether the issue addresses contemporary concerns in an innovative way that aligns with the journal’s aims.

The special issue proposal should outline:

·         Statement of overall aims and rationale for special issue

·         Contribution to the field

·         Rationale for the selection of papers

·         Appropriateness to AER

·         A list of possible reviewers

Related subjects » Education & Language - Learning & Instruction

Impact Factor: 1.104 (2017) * 

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Social Science Citation Index, Journal Citation Reports/Social Sciences Edition, SCOPUS, Google Scholar, Current Contents / Social & Behavioral Sciences, EBSCO Academic Search, EBSCO Discovery Service, EBSCO Education Research Complete, EBSCO Education Source, EBSCO TOC Premier, ERIC, Gale, Gale Academic OneFile, Gale InfoTrac, OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service, ProQuest Central, ProQuest Education Database, ProQuest Social Science Collection, ProQuest-ExLibris Primo, ProQuest-ExLibris Summon

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    2017 Impact Factor
  • 1.104
  • Aims and Scope

    Aims and Scope


    The Australian Educational Researcher is the international, peer reviewed journal published by AARE. The Australian Educational Researcher is published three times a year and is a Thomson (ISI) indexed journal. The aim of AER is to:

    Promote understandings of educational issues through the publication of original research and scholarly essays.

    Inform education policy through the publication of papers utilising a range of research methodologies and addressing issues of theory and practice.

    Provide a research forum for education researchers to debate current problems and issues.

    Provide an international and national perspective on education research through the publication of book reviews, scholarly essays, original quantitative and qualitative research and papers that are methodologically or theoretically innovative.

    AER welcomes contributions from a variety of disciplinary perspectives on any level of education.

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