The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher (TAPER) is an international refereed journal of original and innovative research in education. It provides a venue for the publication of empirical and theoretical studies in education, with emphasis on the experiences of successful educational systems in the Asia-Pacific Region.

The journal publishes:
Regular Article that report original and innovative research work that leads to the understanding and/or improvement of educational processes and outcomes using research methods and analytic frameworks of the varied academic disciplines (anthropology, applied linguistics, cognitive science, economics, history, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, among others) and also using multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches;
and Special issue articles whose description will be provided on Call for Papers of each special issue.

Regular Article shall contain maximum 6000 words (Including the references)

  • Reports on successful educational systems in the Asia-Pacific Region that are currently underrepresented in research literature
  • Surveys original work leading to the understanding and/or improvement of educational processes and outcomes
  • Seeks to replicate studies originally done in western countries, in the context of specific Asian countries or communities

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Timothy Teo
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Journal metrics

0.744 (2019)
Impact factor
1.121 (2019)
Five year impact factor
51 days
Submission to first decision
278 days
Submission to acceptance
87,236 (2019)
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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.

  • Call for Papers - Motivating online learning: The challenges of COVID-19 and beyond

    This special issue aims to contribute new insights on how to leverage motivational theories to optimize online learning based on experiences gained from the COVID-19 pandemic. While the primary focus of this special issue is to provide empirical evidence for studies related to motivational theories regarding online learning, high quality critical and theoretical submissions will also be welcomed.

  • Call for Papers - School leaders’ emotional experiences: Perspectives, challenges, and prospects

    Although the significance of school principals’ emotions and emotional capabilities in various aspects of education has been recognized, research on principals has placed continuous emphasis on rationality, but has been underplaying the emotive aspect for quite a long time. We aim to launch a special issue on principal emotions and emotional capabilities to draw the attention of education scholars, policy makers, and practitioners to the significance of this topic. 

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Electronic ISSN
2243-7908
Print ISSN
0119-5646
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  1. CNKI
  2. Current Contents / Social & Behavioral Sciences
  3. Dimensions
  4. EBSCO Discovery Service
  5. EBSCO Education Research Complete
  6. EBSCO Education Source
  7. ERIC
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  12. OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
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  14. ProQuest Education Database
  15. ProQuest Research Library
  16. ProQuest Social Science Collection
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  18. ProQuest-ExLibris Summon
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  21. Social Science Citation Index
  22. TD Net Discovery Service
  23. UGC-CARE List (India)
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