The British Journal of Educational Studies has become a central institution in the study of education. Its articles are relevant, accessible, and academically interesting. The Editor is fearless in publishing provocative work that really makes a difference.   - Michael A. Peters, University of Illinois and Editor of Educational Philosophy and Theory  

  • Editor: Andrew Peterson, University of Birmingham
  • Book Reviews Editor: Lottie Hoare, Middlesex University and University of Cambridge
  • Editorial Assistant: Abigail Bradley
  Editorial board:
  • James Arthur, University of Birmingham
  • Gaynor Attwood, University of the West of England
  • Rachel Brooks, University of Surrey
  • Hazel Bryan, University of Huddersfield
  • Rob Freathy, University of Exeter
  • Tom Harrison, University of Birmingham
  • Joanne Hughes, Queens University of Belfast
  • Gurpinder Lalli, University of Wolverhampton
  • James MacAllister, University of Edinburgh
  • Uvanney Maylor, University of Bedfordshire
  • Stephen Parker, St Mary's University
  • Jane Perryman, IoE, UCL's Faculty of Education and Society
  • Sally Power, Cardiff University
  • Richard Race
  • Lynn Revell, Canterbury Christ Church University
  • Robin Simmons, University of Huddersfield
  • Stephanie Spencer, University of Winchester
  • Chris Taylor, Cardiff University
  International Advisory Board:
  • Robert Hattam, University of South Australia, Australia
  • Aaron Koh, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Claire Maxwell, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Damian Murchan, Trinity College Dublin, Republic of Ireland
  • Michael Peters, Waikato University, New Zealand
  • Lynda Stone, University of North Carolina, USA
  • Ronald G. Sultana, University of Malta, Malta
  • Lorraine Symaco, Zhejiang University, China
  • Diana Goncalvez Vidal, University of São Paulo, Brasil
  Book Reviews If you have an idea for a book review you would like to write for the British Journal of Educational Studies and you are affiliated to a university, school or other educational organisation please do get in touch with the book reviews editor, Dr Lottie Hoare, on [email protected] to discuss your suggestion. We do not accept any unsolicited manuscripts and we do not need book reviews that only summarise a book’s content, as such summaries are already available on publishers’ websites. We feature book reviews in our journal where the review author has a suitable knowledge of the particular aspect of education addressed in the book selected for review, either through their own research or from experiences of teaching. If you can write in a discursive and thematic way about a particular title on education which has been published since 2022, or is forthcoming, we would be glad to hear from you. We can then work together editing your future book review drafts. We are also keen to include extended book reviews where an author discusses two or three recent titles on related themes all linked to education. We make prominent reviews of books from a wide range of publishers including small publishing houses and we review books which are available in various different formats including hardcopy and digital.

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The British Journal of Educational Studies

The British Journal of Educational Studies (BJES) is one of the UK's foremost international education journals. It publishes scholarly, research-based articles on education which draw particularly upon historical, philosophical and sociological analysis and sources. British Journal of Educational Studies provides:

Discussions of educational policy and educational issues that draw on the findings of research.

Articles that review policy developments outside the UK, acknowledging the significance of cross-national policy influences.

Contributions from many academic disciplines and a variety of perspectives.

The most comprehensive book review section of any education journal published in the UK with, on average, sixteen reviews per issue.

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A Society for Educational Studies / British Journal of Educational Studies presentation in association with Routledge and Taylor & Francis.

‘Guidelines for virtual issues of the BJES – open to SES Members only’

Applications are welcomed from members of the Society for Educational Studies for curating and editing virtual issues of the BJES on a topical problem or theme relevant to the interests of the Journal. Applications should be submitted to the Editor, Prof. Gary McCulloch, [email protected]

Educational reform legislation in a changing society special issue

Prof. James Arthur and Prof. Gary McCulloch will edit a special issue of the British Journal of Educational Studies that draws together the leading academic thought stemming from the 2019 SES Annual Colloquium on 'Educational reform legislation in a changing society'. This special issue will highlight the keynote lectures and significant seminar papers given at the event, which will take place on 26-27 September 2019 at Oriel College, Oxford.

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