Educational Research for Policy and Practice Special Issue Educational Change

Educational Research for Policy and Practice Special Issue Educational Change

Call Status

FYI Only

Deadline for Participation

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 (All day)


Special Issue on Educational Change

Deadline August 1, 2017


Educational Research for Policy and Practice (Springer) invites you to submit an article proposal by August 1, 2017for a special issue focused on system-level educational change. 


About the Special Issue

The issue will focus on how large districts/cities/states/provinces/nations are rethinking system-level change in its broadest sense. We are looking for diverse methodological approaches and analyses of national educational reforms, regional trends, and school system strategies to educational change. We also welcome submissions that address cross-system and cross-sector (e.g., education and workforce development) perspectives. The issue is focused on how education systems are implementing significant changes at scale to ultimately support student learning. Because of the global reach of the Journal, we are interested in examining how this work occurs in different countries and contexts.


About the Journal

Educational Research for Policy and Practice (ERPP), an international peer-refereed journal, is the official journal of the Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association (APERA). The journal, which is double-blind peer reviewed, is published three times a year by Springer.


The ERPP aims to advance education research that links and has implications for educational policy and practice. We welcome high quality papers (conceptual, analytical or empirical; both quantitative and qualitative) which make an important and substantial contribution to educational policy and practice. The coverage includes (non-exhaustive):


  • analyses of global forces, regional trends and national educational reforms and the impact on schools and their stakeholders;
  • studies of key issues and challenges in teaching and learning and school development in response to educational policies;
  • diverse topics, such as quality assurance systems, education governance, curriculum development, pedagogical innovation and comparative studies.

With a broad coverage of education in all sectors and levels of education, ERPP seeks to be a platform where issues, concerning system-wide reforms and policy making on the one hand, and specific problems facing teachers and learners on the other, can be debated or addressed. 


We welcome contributions from across the globe to encourage learning and sharing across the East and West.  For papers researching on regions outside the Asia Pacific, we will give priority to the ones that can make the implications of their findings relevant to a global community.


Manuscripts should be 5000 – 7000 words (including abstract and references).  We prefer a clearly written paper in plain English rather than a paper full of technical jargon.



If you believe your work would be relevant for this call, please submit a 2-page (single-spaced, 12pt, 1'' margins all around) article proposal to Helen Janc Malone by August 1, 2017. Your submission should include the following sections:

  1. abstract
  2. guiding questions
  3. theoretical framework
  4. description of methodology
  5. significance of the work to the Journal and the educational change field
  6. relevant references (APA style, 6th edition)

Submissions (article proposals) will be reviewed by the editors for the fit with the theme, with the Journal, contribution to the field, methodological rigor, and diversity of perspectives. Top rated article proposals will be invited to submit a full article, which will undergo a double-blind review process. To learn more about the peer review process and full article submissions, visit the Journal's author page.



May 1-August 1, 2017 open call for article prospectus submission

September 15, 2017 selected authors invited to submit full articles

January 10, 2018 full articles due to special issue editors to be sent for peer review 

March 1, 2018 peer review feedback completed

May 1, 2018 final submissions due to special issue editors

October 1, 2018 online and print publication of the Journal article