ERP – Published Continuously
Since 1950

Initially called The Educand, the title was changed in 1961 to The Australian Journal of Higher Education. The present title was adopted in 1974. Throughout its history, the Journal has been multi-disciplinary in its outlook, with a mixture of general issues and issues devoted to special topics. The Journal welcomes scholarly contributions in the form of empirical research articles, review essays, commentary papers, and book reviews.

Until 2012, ERP was produced in hard copy format, and published on a bi-annual basis. In 2012, ERP became an open-access, online journal, and ceased to be made available in hard copy format. All contents of the Journal from 2000 onward are now available as open access articles. Issues of ERP published prior to 2000 are available in hard copy form and can be downloaded through sites such as Proquest. A list of article titles and authors for these prior issues is available through the Articles section of this site.

Copies of all articles published in ERP are retained by the University of Western Australia, and would continue to be publicly available via ERIC in the event that the journal ceases to operate actively.

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Aims & Scope

Education Research and Perspectives has now become an invitation-only journal. The Journal welcomes invited scholarly contributions in any area of education research.

Articles published in Education Research and Perspectives typically fall into two major categories.

Empirical articles report on the findings of well-controlled studies which contribute significantly to our knowledge about learning or assessment practices at any level of education.

Empirical articles must include a critical consideration of the relevant background literature, stipulating how the research reported in the paper adds to existing knowledge in the field; a detailed description of the methods used for gathering data; and a thorough discussion of findings and implications.

Commentary or review articles address a broad range of topical issues relevant to education research or practice. These must be grounded firmly in the relevant background literature, and should include recommendations for future research and/or practice in the area.

Commentary or review articles must focus on cutting-edge topics, and use prior research findings in a way that promotes new insights in the field.

All articles must meet the following definition of research:

Research is defined as the creation of new knowledge and/or the use of existing knowledge in a new and creative way so as to generate new concepts, methodologies and understandings. This could include synthesis and analysis of previous research to the extent that it leads to new and creative outcomes.