2016 Annual Report


The year 2016 has been a productive one for EPAA/AAPE, as this year's annual report details below. 

Thank you for contributing to our journal's success, and we look forward to more collaborations in 2017. 

Happy holidays, and a special thank you to our Volume 24 (2016) authors, reviewers, guest editors, and volunteers.


Audrey Amrein-Beardsley

EPAA/AAPE Lead Editor


Annual Report Volume 24 (2016)



  • 126 articles were published (128 in 2015)
    • 21 articles in Portuguese (21 in 2015)
    • 25 articles in Spanish (23 in 2015)
    • 80 articles in English (84 in 2015)
    • 272 authors from 18 countries, including Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Denmark, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Mexico, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Uruguay, the United Kingdom, and the United States
    • 345 reviewers collaborated with EPAA/AAPE
    • 13 video-commentaries posted on the YouTube channel of EPAA/AAPE
    • 6 special issues published



  • 4817 subscribers to our listserv (increase from 4,075 subscribers in 2015)
  • Using Google Analytics EPAA/AAPE has 126,707 users (119,112 users in 2015)
  • Public Knowledge Project (PKP) Publishing reports 94,165 total views of EPAA/AAPE articles during 2016, with an average of 747 views per article.


Several EPAA/AAPE articles were featured or mentioned in news media outlets (The New York Times, Inside Higher Education, Prospects, Argentinean Scientific Council Newsletter, among others)

EPAA/AAPE has an average weekly reach of 400-500 followers in Facebook, with a total of 1.7K likes and 991 Twitter followers – follow us @epaaaape!



403 Submissions received during 2016                       (340 in 2015)

58 Submissions accepted for publication                      (88 in 2015)

143 Submissions still under review                             (127 in 2015)

Acceptance Rate                                                          14%                                             


Time to Publication

7 days (interval for publication)

55 days to review (average time for contacting authors with letters of acceptance/rejection)

156 days to publication (average time between reception, revision and publication)



  • Using the h-index of Google Scholar EPAA/AAPE is the highest ranked Open Access journal in the “education policy” category and one of the top 10 education policy journals.  .
  • Using Google Scholar EPAA/AAPE articles have been cited 5444 times since 2011.
  • EPAA/AAPE continues to publish higher numbers of articles than in previous years, maintaining its h5-index, or number of articles published in the last five years (2013/h5= 13; 2014/ h5= 15; 2015/h5= 18; 2016/h5=17).  
  • EPAA/AAPE has comparable trajectories with higher-ranked education policy journals, especially considering those journals have longer histories, are sponsored by large organizations (AERA and Taylor & Francis), are journals that have paid subscriptions, administered and marketed by large publishers, and are sold as part of bundles of journals.
  • EPAA/AAPE is listed by 20 scholarly indexing agencies, including Scopus, Pubmed, Directory of Open Access Journals, EBSCOHost, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outlet Ranking, Redalyc (Mexico), and Qualis (Brazil)
  • Using Scopus, EPAA/AAPE’s H-Index is 34 (32 in 2015) (The H-index indicates average citations) and is in the Quartile 2 of the SCImago Journal Rankings (SJR)



Teach For America: Research on Politics, Leadership, Race, and Education Reform (Janelle Scott, Tina Trujillo, Marialena Rivera)

Models of Open Education in Higher Education (Lisa Petrides, Letha Goger, Cynthia Jimes)

Stephen J. Ball y la investigación sobre políticas educativas en América Latina (Jason Beech, Analía Inés Meo)

Education for Global Citizenship (John Myers)

English Language Teaching in Public Primary Schools in Latin America (José Luis Ramírez-Romero, Peter Sayer)

Discursive Perspectives Part 1 Critical Discourse Analysis and Education Policy (Jessica Nina Lester, Chad Lochmiller, Rachael Gabriel)



Editorial support for EPAA/AAPE has been provided by edXchange, a knowledge mobilization initiative supported by Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.


Upcoming Special Issues in 2016

Research for Justice (Ron Glass)

Education Finance and English Language Learners (Oscar Jimenez-Castellanos)

School Diversification and Dilemmas across Canada in an Era of Education Marketization and Neoliberalization (Ee-Seul Yoon, Christopher Lubienski)

Reformas a la Educación Superior. América Latina en Contexto Internacional Comparado (Andres Barnasconi, Sergio Celis)

Restructuring and Resisting Education Reforms in Chicago’s Public Schools (Federico Waitoller, Rhoda Gutierrez)

Global Perspectives on High-Stakes Teacher Accountability Policies (Jessica Holloway, Tore Bernt Sørensen, Antoni Verger)

Discursive Perspectives Part 2 (Jessica Nina Lester, Chad Lochmiller, Rachael Gabriel)

Navigating the Contested Terrain of Teacher Education Policy and Practice (Olena Aydarova, David Berliner)


Changes in Editorships

EPAA/AAPE welcomed a new Lead editor, a new Consulting Editor, and a new team of Associate Editors during 2016: 

  • Lead Editor: Audrey Amrein-Beardsley of Arizona State University, United States
  • Consulting Editor: Gustavo E. Fischman of Arizona State University, United States


Associate Editors (English language)

  • David Carlson, Arizona State University, United States
  • Sherman Dorn, Arizona State University, United States
  • David R. Garcia, Arizona State University, United States
  • Margarita Jimenez-Silva, Arizona State University, United States
  • Eugene Judson, Arizona State University, United States
  • Mirka Koro-Ljungberg, Arizona State University, United States (term to begin January 2017)
  • Scott Marley, Arizona State University, United States (term to begin January 2017)
  • Jeanne M. Powers, Arizona State University, United States
  • Iveta Silova, Arizona State University, United States
  • Maria Teresa Tatto, Arizona State University, United States


Associate Editors (Spanish language)

  • Armando Alcántara, UNAM, México                                                                                                                                                     
  • Jason Beech, Universidad de San Andrés, Argentina
  • Ezequiel Gomez Caride, Universidad de San Andres/ Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina, Argentina
  • Antonio Luzon, Universidad de Granada, España                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

 Associate Editors (Portuguese language)

  • Geovana M. Lunardi Mendes, Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina, Brazil    
  • Marcia Pletsch, Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil                                                                     
  • Sandra Regina Sales, Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil         


EPAA/AAPE also welcomed many new editorial board members during 2016. View the current editorial board here                                   

With Thanks

We thank the following Associate Editors who will not continue in 2017:

  • Sherman Dorn, Arizona State University, United States
  • David R. Garcia, Arizona State University, United States


We would also like to recognize the following volunteers for their service in 2016:

  • Hui Zou, Arizona State University alumni
  • Ahdyah Garrison, Arizona State University, United States
  • Matheus Holanda, Universidade de Fortaleza, Brazil