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Focus and Scope

EPAA/AAPE focuses on the intersection of education and policy issues broadly speaking. EPAA/AAPE is a peer-reviewed, open-access, international, multilingual, and multidisciplinary journal designed for researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and development analists concerned with education policies. EPAA/AAPE accepts unpublished original manuscripts in English, Spanish and Portuguese without restriction as to conceptual and methodological perspectives, time or place.  We will not consider manuscripts submitted for publication elsewhere. In addition to peer-reviewed original research, EPAA/AAPE sponsors the EPAA/AAPE BLOG. This blog will publish a) notes, essay-reviews, and comments that respond to previously published articles; b) reviews of new books; and c) overviews of emerging research areas and new ideas. The Editorial Board may also consider other forms of academic communication for publication in the EPAA/AAPE BLOG such as:  a) a 5-minute audio or video podcast linked to an article that explains the main points; b) short policy briefs entitled c) interviews with EPAA/AAPE author/s; d) oral translations of research findings in languages other than their publication language. The blog will be made available to authors to accompany select articles but authors are not required to participate in the blog.

Section Policies

English-language articles

  • Dr. David R. Garcia, ASU (English; quantitative)
  • Dr. Jeanne M. Powers, ASU (English; qualitative)
  • Dr. Rick Mintrop, University of California, Berkeley (English; mixed methods)

Spanish articles

  • Dr. Jesús Romero Morante, Universidad de Cantabria (Spanish, qualitative)
  • Dr. Alejandro Canales, Universidad Nacional Autônoma de Mexico (Spanish, quantitative)

Portuguese articles

  • Dr. Luis A. Gandin, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil) (Portuguese, mixed methods)
  • Dr. Rosa Maria Bueno Fischer Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil) (Portuguese, mixed methods)

Peer Review Process

Manuscripts submitted to EPAA are first assessed for general fit with the journal scope and for the quality of writing. Manuscripts sent out for full blind review are read by up to five referees. Review time is typically four to six months. Review time may be longer for manuscripts that are more than 35 double-spaced pages in length or when the editors need to find reviewers with unusual types of expertise. Scholars interested in reviewing for EPAA should sign on as users at http://epaa.asu.edu/ojs-2.3//user/registerand be specific in describing their scholarly backgrounds and areas of interest, including their methodological and substantive expertise.

Publication Frequency

Education Policy Analysis Archives publishes single-article issues at roughly weekly intervals. EPAA/AAPE BLOG The Editorial Board will consider other forms of academic communication for publication in the EPAA/AAPE bloc such as:  a) a 5-minute audio or video podcast linked to an article that explains the main points; b) short policy briefs entitled c) interviews with the author/s; d) oral translations of research findings in languages other than their publication language. The blog will be made available to authors to accompany select articles but authors are not required to participate in the blog.

How to Submit an Article to EPAA

EPAA welcomes articles for consideration for publication. Articles should deal with education policy in any of its many aspects, and may focus at any level of the education system in any nation. Articles may be written in English, Spanish or Portuguese. Please prepare manuscripts in accord with the format recommended in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA). Articles may be of any length, though contributions of fewer than 1,500 words are discouraged. Please submit  manuscripts at http://www.epaa.asu.edu Manuscripts submitted through postal mail will not be considered. If you are experiencing technical problems with submitting a manuscript, please contact EPAA’s main editor, Gustavo E. Fischman In most cases, authors will be informed of the publication decision within twelve to sixteen weeks. Licensing Copyright is retained by the first or sole author, who grants right of first publication to the EDUCATION POLICY ANALYSIS ARCHIVES. EPAA is a publication of the Mary Lou Fulton Institute and Graduate School of Education at Arizona State University. Readers are free to copy, display, and distribute this abstract and the associated article, as long as the work is attributed to the author(s) and Education Policy Analysis Archives, it is distributed for non-commercial purposes only, and no alteration or transformation is made in the work. All other uses must be approved by the author(s) or EPAA. Support EPAA is published by the Mary Lou Fulton Institute and Graduate School of Education at Arizona State University. Indexing Articles published in EPAA are indexed in EBSCO Education Research Complete, Directory of Open Access Journals, ERIC, H.W. WILSON & Co, QUALIS – International 2 (CAPES, Brazil), SCOPUS, SOCOLAR-China