Focus and Scope

Education Policy Analysis Archives/Archivos Analíticos de Políticas Educativas/Arquivos Analíticos de Políticas Educativas (EPAA/AAPE; ISSN 1068-2341) is a peer-reviewed, open-access, international, multilingual, and multidisciplinary journal designed for researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and development analysts 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EPAA/AAPE accepts unpublished original manuscripts in English, Spanish and Portuguese without restriction as to conceptual and methodological perspectives, time or place. 

Accordingly, EPAA/AAPE does not have a pre-determined number of submissions to be rejected and/or published. Rather, the editorial team believes that the quality of the journal should be assessed based on the articles that we publish and not the percentage of articles that we reject. For EPAA/AAPE, “inclusiveness” is a key criteria of manuscript quality. 

EPAA/AAPE publishes articles and special issues at roughly weekly intervals, all of which pertain to educational policy. Priority is given to (1) empirical works (e.g., analytical pieces in which authors collect and analyze data in systemic ways, made clear and explicit); that are (2) significant and substantively contribute to our current thought and knowledge about the area(s) of research examined (e.g., the work provides adequate evidence that expands, corrects, or strengthens current conceptual and/or methodological discussions within the field; the work presents original data; or the work re-uses existing data while applying novel methodologies); and that (3) directly pertain to educational policy, are situated within relevant educational policy literature, have explicit implications for educational policy and, if applicable, are in direct critical dialogue with previously published EPAA/AAPE articles.

The Editorial Board may also consider other forms of educational policy-relevant articles such as:

  • methodological or theoretical articles
  • commentaries
  • systematic literature reviews

Peer Review Process

Submissions to EPAA/AAPE 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 4-6 months. 

However, given increasing numbers of submissions and varying demands required of editors and reviewers, EPAA/EPAA will not process submissions in English, Spanish, or Portuguese language as per the following dates, each year:

  • mid-December to mid-January 
  • the month of  July

Scholars interested in reviewing for the journal may register at http://epaa.asu.edu/ojs/user/register and include 3-5 keywords describing their areas of interest and methodological and substantive expertise. 

To get recognition for your peer review work for EPAA/AAPE], we recommend you create a Publons profile and forward the “Thank you for reviewing” emails you receive from  the journal [listed on Publons as Education Policy Analysis Archives  - in English] to: reviews@publons.com 

Publons will add verify the emails and add records of those review assignments to your Publons profile.

Publication Frequency

EPAA/AAPE publishes articles weekly, except four weeks from mid-December to mid-January and four weeks during the months of July and August.