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Impact Factor:
1.791 (2019)

The Journal of Educational Change publishes important ideas and evidence of educational change. It investigates how men and women, older and younger teachers, students, parents, and others experience change. It also examines the social, economic, cultural, and political forces driving educational change. While presenting the positive aspects of change, the journal raises many challenging questions about educational change as well.

Contributions represent a range of disciplines, including history, psychology, political science, sociology, anthropology, philosophy, and administrative and organizational theory. Moreover, the journal draws attention to a broad spectrum of methodologies, including quantitative and qualitative approaches, documentary study, action research, and conceptual development. Key topics include educational innovation, reform and restructuring, school improvement and effectiveness, culture building, inspection, school review, and change management.

  • Publishes important ideas and evidence of educational change
  • Examines the social, economic, cultural, and political forces driving educational change
  • Investigates how men and women, older and younger teachers, students, parents, and others experience change

    Discusses educational innovation, reform and restructuring, school improvement and effectiveness, culture building, inspection, school review, and change management

Journal information

Editor-in-Chief
  • Corrie Stone-Johnson
Founding Editor
  • Andy Hargreaves
Publishing model
Hybrid (Transformative Journal). How to publish with us, including Open Access

Journal metrics

2.418 (2021)
Impact factor
3.682 (2021)
Five year impact factor
14 days
Submission to first decision (Median)
199,839 (2021)
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  • COVID-19 and impact on peer review

    As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

  • Free Access to Special Issue: Identity Grafting for Educational Change in Chinese School Systems

    Free Access until June 30, 2021 to the articles of the Special Issue of the Journal of Educational Change: 

    Identity Grafting: Teacher and School Development in Chinese School Systems

  • Impact of Covid-19 on Educational Change: Back to School

    The journal invites authors to explore how and in what ways Covid-19 has shaped—and is shaping—schools and schooling around the world. Read this virtual issue here and submit your paper.

  • New Editor-in-Chief

    Meet the new Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Educational Change: Corrie Stone-Johnson...

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Electronic ISSN
1573-1812
Print ISSN
1389-2843
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  8. Dimensions
  9. EBSCO British Education Index
  10. EBSCO Discovery Service
  11. EBSCO Education Research Complete
  12. EBSCO Education Source
  13. EBSCO Educational Administration Abstracts
  14. EBSCO Linguistics Abstracts Online
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