Educational Studies

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  • Ming Fang He, Georgia Southern University
  • Bic Ngo, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Managing Editor

  • Pamela Konkol

The Educational Studies Editorial Team email is

Associate Editors

  • Michelle Bae-Dimitriadis, Penn State University
  • Boni Wozolek, Penn State University at Abington
  • Suniti Sharma, St. Joseph’s University-Philadelphia
  • Sophia Rodriguez, University of Maryland

Editorial Assistant

  • Yining Zhang, Georgia Southern University

Aims and Scope

Educational Studies, as the official journal of the American Educational Studies Association (AESA), invites submissions that advance critical thinking about important areas relevant to AESA and the disciplines of social and educational foundations. AESA was established in 1968 as an international learned society for scholars, researchers, teacher educators, students, teachers,and administrators who are interested in social and educational foundations, both in and outside of schools. The organization has attracted scholars who engage within the disciplines of philosophy, history, politics, sociology, anthropology, geography, economics as well as Indigenous, critical race/ethnic, critical dis/ability, women and gender, queer, cultural, comparative, transnational, and diaspora studies. Educational Studies brings together the work of both established and emerging scholars from the above-mentioned fields of study who theorize and examine educational studies, broadly defined, and whose work promotes the exchange and debate of contemporary ideas, issues, trends, and problems, and pushes beyond current understandings of educational research, theory, and practice. In addition to research articles, the journal invites submissions of reviews of books, films/documentaries, arts, and new media; essays; and other creative works that not only invigorate engagement in AESA’s cross-disciplinary forum on and commitment to public education, cultural diversity, educational equality and equity, and environmental sustainability; but also engender deliberate curricular, pedagogical, program, policy, and community initiatives and movements toward social and ecological justice locally and globally.

Submission Guidelines

Submit online at:

Updated instructions for authors and full submission details are also online at both and

Submissions are open and not subject to a deadline, unless for a Special Issue.

During the online submission process, authors must confirm that: (1) the manuscript has been submitted solely to this journal, has not been published before, or is not in-press elsewhere; (2) all the research meets ethical guidelines (e.g., Institutional Review Board, where applicable; and adherence to legal requirements of the study country); (3) the authors have prepared (a) a complete text and (b) a blinded text (e.g., the complete text minus the title page, acknowledgements, and any running headers of author names, to allow blinded review).

Suggested length limits per type of submission:

  • Articles and review essays: 6000-8000 words
  • Book reviews: 2000-3000 words
  • Multimedia: 1-5 pages (8.5 x 11 inches) or up to 5000 words
  • Essays and commentaries: 2000-5000 words
  • Creative: 1-3 pages (8/5 x 11 inches) or up to 2000 words

All article and review essay submissions must include an abstract of 100-300 words and 3-5 keywords on the first page of the manuscript in addition to entering those items when required by the online submission system.


All submissions should follow APA, 6th edition. Documents must be in .doc or .docx format only. Please do not upload PDF files. The Taylor & Francis guidelines for APA and a link to the official APA manual are available at

Review Process

Submissions undergo screening for adherence to formatting and guidelines, as well as internal editorial and external blind review. The editorial team relies heavily on external reviews. Ultimately, acceptance for publication is the decision of the editorial team.

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