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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  • Timothy Teo
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Journal metrics

2.409 (2020)
Impact factor
1.968 (2020)
Five year impact factor
45 days
Submission to first decision
296 days
Submission to acceptance
112,423 (2020)

Latest issue

Volume 30

Issue 4, August 2021

Special Issue: School Leaders’ Emotional Experiences: Challenges, and Prospects

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This journal has 13 open access articles

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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.

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  1. ANVUR
  2. CNKI
  3. Current Contents / Social & Behavioral Sciences
  4. Dimensions
  5. EBSCO Discovery Service
  6. EBSCO Education Research Complete
  7. EBSCO Education Source
  8. ERIC
  9. Google Scholar
  10. Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China
  11. Journal Citation Reports/Social Sciences Edition
  12. Naver
  13. Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals and Series
  14. OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
  15. ProQuest Central
  16. ProQuest Education Database
  17. ProQuest Research Library
  18. ProQuest Social Science Collection
  19. ProQuest-ExLibris Primo
  20. ProQuest-ExLibris Summon
  21. SCImago
  22. SCOPUS
  23. Social Science Citation Index
  24. TD Net Discovery Service
  25. UGC-CARE List (India)
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