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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EPAA/AAPE accepts unpublished original manuscripts in English, Spanish and Portuguese without restriction as to conceptual and methodological perspectives, time or place.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 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/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, and have explicit implications for educational policy.

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

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 10,000 words 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. 

EPAA/AAPE is a partner journal with Publons, and strongly encourages reviewers to register and track and verify their peer reviews with this service. Use the journal title Education Policy Analysis Archives [in English] to get recognition for reviews with the journal.

Publication Frequency

EPAA/AAPE publishes articles weekly.