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Read on to discover impactful research from the leading journals in Education, including new special issues and noteworthy articles.  Don’t forget to keep up-to-date with the latest calls for papers and submit your manuscript to our journals!

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Impact Factor News 

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2016 Impact Factors

With 566 journals now ranked in the JCR, SAGE continues to experience consistent growth within the reports, achieving a 30% increase over the past five years. In this year’s reports, over 100 SAGE journals have received a top 10 category rank. 

Top 10 Highlights in Education include:

New to the Social Science Citation Index

Congratulations to Journal of Research in Music Education for inclusion in the Social Science Citation Index. JRME received its first Impact Factor of 0.895 this year.

New to the Emerging Sources Citation Index

Congratulations to our journals recently included for coverage in the Emerging Sources Citation Index! For free sample issues, please visit the journal homepages:

Journal of Historical Research in Music Education

Journal of Transformative Education

Community College Review

Journal for the Education of the Gifted

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New at SAGE

American String Teacher

American String Teacher

The American String Teacher (AST) journal covers subjects of interest to those who teach stringed instruments and perform all types of music for strings. This award-winning journal keeps professionals up-to-date on the string profession and provides feature articles, instrument forums, and teaching tips, as well as association and industry news. The content applies to many levels of string teaching and performing including: K-12 school string and orchestra educators, pre-collegiate and collegiate studio teachers, music education professors, students, conductors, and performers.



String Research Journal      

String Research Journal

The String Research Journal (SRJ) represents the research community of the American String Teachers Association (ASTA). Each year the SRJ publishes reports of peer-reviewed original research related to string music teaching, learning, and performance. The journal considers quantitative, qualitative, historical, and philosophical research relevant to string settings—from early childhood study to the advanced private studio and string ensembles. It covers a wide range of topics including various aspects of string pedagogy and teaching practices, effective rehearsals, performance, history, and listener perception.



Special Issues

Policy Futures in Education     

Western Colonial Expectations and Counter-narratives of Women and Education

This special issue explores the intersection of gender, globalization, and education. This special issue comes at a time when highlighting counter-hegemonic, competing, and non-Western perspectives and worldviews are particularly important; and where an issue that engages in conversations on gender and education that take place across continents and within a globalized space seem particularly meaningful.

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   Research in Education  

The Computational Turn in Education Research: Critical and Creative Perspectives on the Digital Data Deluge

This special issue of Research in Education offers important critical analyses and creative options for education researchers working within a brave new world of live data and digital technologies.

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Journal of early childhood research     

Literacy and Early Reading

The Journal of Early Childhood Research offers a special collection on literacy and early reading, looking at family literacy programmes and provisions and how home environments facilitate learning. 

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European Educational Research Journal   

Central and Eastern European Higher Education

This special issue provides a comparative, panoramic overview of the tremendous efforts CEE countries have undertaken to transform their previously ideologically driven, overregulated, inefficient HE systems into innovative conveyers of human capital for the 21st century economy.

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 Educational Policy   

The Politics of Immigration and Education

Politics of Education Association has dedicated this special issue of Educational Policy to addressing the contemporary politics of immigration and education across the preK-16 pipeline.



Journalism & Mass Communication Educator    

Journalism Education in the BRICS Countries

In the latest from JMCE, Kaarle Nordenstreng guest-edits this special section examining journalism education in each BRICS country (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) in both historical and contemporary contexts.

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Journal News

  Power and Education   

Power and Education

Power and Education is on Twitter! Follow for the latest news and research from the journal @PowerandEd  

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Journal of Experiential Education    

Introducing Structured Abstracts from the Journal of Experiential Education

Starting in 2017, the JEE has begun phasing in new guidelines for preparing abstracts.  This new, structured format will help to make abstracts more accessible to academic and general audiences, so readers will have an easier time understanding the relevance of individual articles to their research and practical interests. 



Journal of Research on Leadership Education    

Journal of Research on Leadership Education

Congratulations to the Journal of Research on Leadership Education for its expansion to 4 issues per volume, starting in 2018! 

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Top-Read Articles

Australian Journal of Education

When higher education is possible but not desirable: Widening participation and the aspirations of Australian Indigenous school students by Jennifer Gore, Sally Patfield, Kathryn Holmes Maxwell Smith, Adam Lloyd, Maree Gruppetta, Natasha Weaver and Leanne Fray

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Calls for Papers

Australian Journal of Career Development   

Narrative career counselling: A tension between potential, popular appeal, and proof

Researchers are invited to submit manuscripts on innovative approaches to narrative career counselling and on research directed towards building its evidence base. Thought provoking manuscripts that challenge readers to engage critically with the practice of narrative career counselling and make suggestions for its way forward are encouraged.

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Arts-based research methodologies in studies with children and families

The Journal of Early Childhood Research calls for papers for a special issue on arts-based research methodologies in studies with children and families. The journal welcomes original and innovative approaches to understanding this area of early childhood education. 

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 Citizenship, Social and Economics Education  

Citizenship, Social and Economics Education

CSEE provides a focus for scholarly and professional studies in the fields of education, socialisation, curriculum development and aspects of economics, sociology, politics and social psychology.

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Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood     

Leadership As Praxis in Public and Private Settings within Marketised Early Childhood Systems

This special issue contributes to emerging global literature on early childhood leadership theory and practice by utilising a broadly-defined framework of leadership as praxis – “reflection and action upon the  orld in order to transform it”, requiring leaders to make thoughtful yet practical judgment about how to act within particular situations.

Submissions Deadline: 15th April 2018

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Adult Education Quarterly   

Adult Education Quarterly Call for Papers

AEQ is currently interested in student research exploring a broad range of topics in the field of adult education. We are primarily interested in dissertation level research with a focus on empirically based studies. Our intent is to facilitate an opportunity for student research in the field of adult education to be highlighted and shared.

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European Physical Education Review    

European Physical Education Review

Submit to European Physical Education Review - now with an Impact Factor of 1.921 and ranked 37 out of 236 Education & Educational Research journals!

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Conference Highlights 

The theme for the 2017 conference is “Adult Education: One Chorus of Many Different Voices".  One of the great strengths of our organization is the breadth of experience and knowledge that exists among our membership. Join us in Memphis, Tennessee for an opportunity to network, learn, and exchange ideas with other Adult Educators.

Date: October 31 - November 3

The 31st Annual UCEA Convention theme, Echando Pa’lante: School Leaders (Up)rising as Advocates and (Up)lifting Student Voicesis intended to encourage opportunities for reflective dialogue regarding the educational contexts that students, teachers, principals, and superintendents will be facing within a changing national climate and its impact on educational policy.

Date: November 15-19, 2017

LRA’s 67th conference will focus on literacy research for expanding meaningfulness. Join us in Tampa!

Date: November 29 - December 2, 2017

This year’s conference theme, “Still We Rise for Equity, Opportunity, and Inclusion,” shows the resilience of individuals with disabilities and their families across the lifespan. Conference attendees will celebrate their passion for disability rights, civil rights, and human rights while exploring inclusive communities, schools, and workplaces that support people with disabilities, including those with complex support needs. 

Date: November 29 - December 2, 2017


Special Education in Contemporary Society: An Introduction to Exceptionality

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EdPsych Modules by Cheryl Cisero Durwin and Marla Reese-Weber




  • Listen to the latest from the Journal of Early Intervention, a publication from the Division of Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children


  • Adult Education Quarterly Social Media Coordinator Erin Careless talks with authors Chad Hoggan, Kaisu Malkki, and Fergal Finnegan about their article "Developing the Theory of Perspective Transformation: Continuity, Intersubjectivity, and Emancipatory Praxis." 


  • Mark A. Windschitl and David Stroupe discuss their Journal of Teacher Education article, The Three-Story Challenge: Implications of the Next Generation Science Standards for Teacher Preparation.


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