The Asia Pacific Education Review (APER) seeks rigorous, high-quality educational research in all education-related fields. 

The journal aims to stimulate research, encourage academic exchange, and enhance the professional development of scholars and other researchers who are interested in educational issues within and beyond the Asia-Pacific region. All manuscripts should explicitly address educational topics using rigorous theoretical and empirical analysis. Papers from diverse disciplinary lenses (e.g., history, philosophy, political economy, psychology, sociology, etc.) are welcome.

Importantly, the journal is not an area studies periodical but an educational research journal with expertise in and beyond the Asia-Pacific. The journal invites outstanding manuscripts using quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods, and philosophical/conceptual approaches in the following areas:

- Adult education and lifelong learning
- Comparative and international education
- Education, culture and society
- Educational policy and social change
- Educational and school psychology
- Educational technology
- Gifted education
- Globalization, internationalization and education
- Higher education
- Innovative educational research methods
- Teacher education

APER is a peer reviewed journal produced by the Education Research Institute at Seoul National University since 2000. APER requires all submitted manuscripts to follow the most up-to-date edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA;, currently the 7th edition. 

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  • SoongHee Han
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Education Research Institute was founded on October, 21, 1963. It has been operated by the College of Education at Seoul National University. The general purpose of Education Research Institute is to contribute in development of Korean education through researches on educational theories and practices. The issues include basic studies on a overall educational themes, researches on applications and developments for the renovation of school education, educational policy studies and comparative studies on a variety of educational subjects.

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