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EPAA/AAPE accepts unpublished original manuscripts in English, Spanish and Portuguese without restriction as to conceptual and methodological perspectives, time or place.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 articles and special issues at roughly weekly intervals, all of which pertain to educational policy, with direct implications for educational policy. Priority is given to empirical articles. The Editorial Board may also consider other forms of educational policy-relevant articles such as:

  • methodological or theoretical articles
  • commentaries
  • systematic literature reviews


Section Policies

English Quantitative/Qualitative

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Spanish Qualitative/Quantitative

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Portuguese Quantitative/Qualitative

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

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

EPAA/AAPE is available online at no cost to authors and readers. Authors retain copyright without restrictions, and readers are free to copy, display, distribute, and adapt an article, as long as the work is attributed to the author(s) and EPAA/AAPE, the changes are identified, and the same license applies to the derivative work. Read more about our Creative Commons license at

EPAA/AAPE is supported by the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University and is a member of the Free Journal Network (FJN), which promotes scholarly journals run according to the Fair Open Access model (that is, journals that are controlled by the scholarly community, and have no financial barriers to readers and authors).

EPAA/AAPE is also a signatory of the Budapest Open Access Initative.



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...


Statement on Publication Ethics

Duties of Editors

  • Editors who have a significant conflict of interest connected with a paper will declare it to the other editors and will avoid participating in the decision process.
  • Editors may submit papers to the journal, but only as co-authors. If they do so, then all information about the processing of those papers will be hidden from their view and they will have no part in the decision process.

Duties of Reviewers

  • Reviewers asked for quick opinions are expected to be objective and to provide them promptly. Should they have a conflict of interest, or should they lack the expertise to make a judgment with confidence, they should make this clear to the editors and should decline to review the paper.
  • Reviewers are expected to keep confidential the information that the paper has been submitted to EPAA/AAPE, except that if the paper is rejected and the reviewer receives it again to evaluate for another journal, then the information that the paper has been rejected by EPAA/AAPE may be shared (confidentially) with the editorial board of the other journal.
  • Is not reasonable to expect a reviewer to check the correctness of a paper down to the last detail. Thus, publication in EPAA/AAPE should not be considered an absolute guarantee of correctness, just as in practice it is not a guarantee for any other journal. Readers who discover important errors in EPAA/AAPE papers are strongly encouraged to report them to the journal: if we are made aware of an error, we will work with the authors to correct the error and republish the corrected version of the article.

Duties of Authors

  • Authors should submit original work only. Any results that are not due to the authors should be clearly cited. Copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another paper without attribution is unacceptable, as is any other form of plagiarism.
  • No paper should be submitted to EPAA/AAPE that is already published elsewhere or is being considered for publication by another journal.
  • Authors who discover important errors in their articles, whether published or under consideration for publication, should notify the journal (editor or managing editor) promptly.

Duties of the Publisher

  • EPAA/AAPE is committed to the permanent availability and preservation of scholarly research and ensures accessibility to EPAA/AAPE publications. The publisher is responsible for upholding the ethical performance of duties for editors, reviewers, and authors.