Educational Research for Policy and Practice (ERPP), an international peer-refereed journal, aims to advance education research that links and has implications for educational policy and practice.

Therefore, we welcome high quality papers (conceptual, analytical or empirical; both quantitative and qualitative) which make an important and substantial contribution to educational policy and practice. The coverage includes (non-exhaustive):

• analyses of global forces, regional trends and national educational reforms and the impact on schools and their stakeholders;

• studies of key issues and challenges in teaching and learning and school development in response to educational policies;

• diverse topics, such as quality assurance systems, education governance, curriculum development, pedagogical innovation and comparative studies.

With a broad coverage of education in all sectors and levels of education, ERPP seeks to be a platform where issues, concerning system-wide reforms and policy making on the one hand, and specific problems facing teachers and learners on the other, can be debated or addressed.

The Asia-Pacific region has been repeatedly hailed as one of the fastest growing regions in the world. Apart from socio-economic and educational challenges, the region also reflects a rich diversity of cultural and unique scholarly traditions. The complexity of education calls for an understanding of multiple traditions of educational research and innovative ideas to link research, policy and practice. ERPP is the official journal of the Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association (APERA). Therefore, we hope to encourage educational research in the Asia Pacific region by providing a platform for publication and make research in this region known to the world.

We also welcome contributions from across the globe to encourage learning and sharing across the East and West. For papers researching on regions outside the Asia Pacific, we will give priority to the ones that discuss the implications of their findings to the countries in the Asia Pacific.

Manuscripts should be 5000 – 7000 words (including abstract and references). We prefer a clearly written paper in plain English rather than a paper full of technical jargon.

Legal Requirements

Submission of a manuscript implies: that the work described has not been published before; that it is not under consideration for publication anywhere else; that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities - tacitly or explicitly - at the institute where the work has been carried out. The publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.


Authors wishing to include figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.