Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

education review (ISSN: 10945296) publishes reviews of recent books in education, covering the entire range of education scholarship and practice.

  • Editor 
    Gustavo E. Fischman
    Arizona State University
  • Co-Editor for English
    Melissa Cast-Brede

    University of Nebraska, Omaha
  • Founding  Editor
    Gene V Glass

    Emeritus, Arizona State University

Book Request Policy

Please request only one book per author at a time. Requests for more than one book by the same author will be denied.

Requests for reviews by authors with submissions pending review will not be accepted.

Note to students: Education Review does not accept book requests or unsolicited reviews for class assignments and discourages instructors from requiring students to request to review. The journal will, however, consider book review submissions initially written for a course, if 1) a graduate-level instructor has suggested that the work is publishable; and 2) if the author writes a detailed letter explaining why the review should be considered for publication.

Editorial Policy

All accepted articles are subject to copyediting by the Editors, including editing for length and format consistency, as well as editing for content. All changes will be submitted to authors for final approval before publication.


Section Policies

Acquired Wisdom

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Book reviews

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Essay Reviews

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Brief Reviews

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Decisions on acceptance for publication are made by an editorial team comprised of lead editors and section editors. On occasion the editorial team may solicit assistance from editorial board members or topic experts in helping them make a decision. 

 The Editors consider submissions based on the following criteria:

  • Does the review help readers form a clear idea of the contents of the book under consideration?
  • Is the review fair and accurate in its presentation of the evidence, arguments, and methodology of the book?
  • Does the review present a reasoned evaluation of the book and its conclusions?
  • Is the article written in a manner that will promote understanding and further discussion? Is it respectful in tone?
  • Does the article satisfy editorial standards of clarity of presentation, organization of ideas, and quality of writing?
  • Does the article fit within the specific format and length requirements of this journal?

ER is committed to prompt turnaround times on its reviews, and commissioned reviews should be completed by the agreed upon deadline. Failure to meet such deadlines removes any obligation to publish the article, although this decision remains at the Editors' discretion.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

This journal strives to ensure the open access publishing standards set forth by the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) and its definition of open access as: a) The dissemination of peer-reviewed manuscripts containing original research or scholarship immediately upon publication, at no charge to user groups, without requiring registration or other access barriers; and b) copyright holders allow users to copy, use, distribute, transmit and display the work publicly in any digital medium for any responsible purpose, subject to proper attribution of authorship.



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For Publishers

Publishers that wish to have titles considered for review in the Education Review may mail a review copy on the following topics to:

Current Issues in Education, Leadership, and Teaching and Learning

Melissa Cast-Brede (English only)

University of Nebraska at Omaha

Roskens Hall 308

601 S. Saddle Creek Road

Omaha, Nebraska 68106

Policy and Governance, Race and Culture, School Reform, and Special Education


If sending through regular USPS mail:

Gustavo Fischman

Arizona State University

PO BOX 871811

Tempe, AZ 85287-1811


If sending through UPS, FedEx or another courier service:

Gustavo Fischman

Arizona State University

1000 S. Forest Mall

Payne Hall, Suite 204

Tempe, AZ 85287-1811