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; http://www.apastyle.org/index.aspx), currently the 7th edition. 

Journal information

Editor-in-Chief
  • SoongHee Han
Publishing model
Hybrid (Transformative Journal). Learn about publishing Open Access with us

Journal metrics

1.573 (2020)
Impact factor
1.793 (2020)
Five year impact factor

Latest articles

This journal has 43 open access articles

Journal updates

  • Asia Pacific Education Review – Special Issue Call for Papers

    As long-term international work provides insights that transcend simple travel abroad or traditional ethnography, this Special Issue explores how university educators working abroad in the long-term experience ontological and epistemological transformations

  • Education Research Institute

    The 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 the ERI is to contribute to development of Korean education through research in educational theories and practices. 

  • English Language Editing

    For editors and reviewers to accurately assess the work presented in your manuscript you need to ensure the English language is of sufficient quality to be understood.

View all updates

Societies, partners and affiliations

About this journal

Electronic ISSN
1876-407X
Print ISSN
1598-1037
Co-Publisher information

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.

Abstracted and indexed in
  1. ANVUR
  2. BFI List
  3. CLOCKSS
  4. CNKI
  5. CNPIEC
  6. Current Contents / Social & Behavioral Sciences
  7. Dimensions
  8. EBSCO Discovery Service
  9. ERIC
  10. Google Scholar
  11. Journal Citation Reports/Social Sciences Edition
  12. Korea Citation Index (KCI)
  13. Naver
  14. Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals and Series
  15. OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
  16. Portico
  17. ProQuest-ExLibris Primo
  18. ProQuest-ExLibris Summon
  19. PsycINFO
  20. SCImago
  21. SCOPUS
  22. Social Science Citation Index
  23. TD Net Discovery Service
  24. UGC-CARE List (India)
Copyright information

Rights and permissions

Springer policies

© Education Research Institute, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea