Focus and Scope

Education Policy Analysis Archives/Archivos Analíticos de Políticas Educativas/Arquivos Analíticos de Políticas Educativas (EPAA/AAPE) 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EPAA/AAPE accepts unpublished original manuscripts in English, Spanish and Portuguese without restriction as to conceptual and methodological perspectives, time or place.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 articles 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 “inclusiveness” is a key criteria of manuscript quality. 


EPAA/AAPE publishes issues comprised of empirical articles, commentaries, and special issues at roughly weekly intervals, all of which pertain to educational policy, with direct implications for educational policy. The Editorial Board may also consider other forms of academic communication for publication such as:

  • 5-minute audio or video podcasts linked to an article that explains the main points
  •  short policy briefs
  • interviews with EPAA/AAPE author/s
  • oral translations of research findings in languages other than their publication language


EPAA/AAPE will not consider manuscripts submitted for publication elsewhere.


Section Policies

English Quantitative/Qualitative

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Spanish Qualitative/Quantitative

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Portuguese Quantitative/Qualitative

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Edtech and Policies of Human Formation

Guest Editors: Lílian do Valle (UERJ); Daniel Mill (UFSCar); Aldo Victorio Filho (UERJ)

Submissions accepted in Portuguese, Spanish, and English.

Submissions due:  April 31, 2018

  • Aldo Victorio Filho
  • Daniel Mill
  • Lilian Valle
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The construction of knowledge in higher education studies: A southern perspective

Guest Editors:

José Joaquín Brunner, Universidad Diego Portales

Carolina Guzmán-Valenzuela, Universidad de Chile


Submissions accepted in English, Spanish, and Portuguese

Submissions due: June 15, 2018

  • Jose Brunner
  • Carolina Guzmán
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Globalization, Privatization, Marginalization

English submissions only.

  • D. Brent Edwards Jr.
  • Alex Means
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Policies for Management of Compulsory Public Education in Ibero-America

Guest Editors: Sebastián Donoso, Joaquín Gairn, and Ângelo Ricardo de Souza


Submissions will be accepted in English, Español, and Portuguese. 

500-word abstract submission deadline: August 16, 2018

  • Sebastian Donoso - Diaz
  • Ângelo Souza
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Peer Review Process

Manuscripts submitted 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 5 referees. Review time is typically 4-6 months. Review time may be longer for manuscripts more than 40 pages in length or require reviewers with unusual types of expertise. Scholars interested in reviewing for the journal should register at and include 3-5 keywords describing their areas of interest and methodological and substantive expertise.


Publication Frequency

EPAA/AAPE publishes articles weekly.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. We strive to uphold the open access publishing standards set forth by the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) and its definition of open access as:  (1) the dissemination of peer-reviewed manuscripts containing original research or scholarship immediately upon publication, at no charge to user groups, without requiring registration or other access barriers; and (b) the copyright holders allow users to copy, use, distribute, transmit and display the work publicly in any digital medium for any responsible purpose, subject to proper attribution of authorship.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...



Copyright is retained by the first or sole author, who grants right of first publication to Education Policy Analysis Archives (EPAA/AAPE). 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 EPAA/AAPE, 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/AAPE.