Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

education review  (ISSN: 10945296) publishes reviews of recent books on education scholarship and practice.


Gustavo E. Fischman

Co-Editor for English
Melissa Cast-Brede

Gene V Glass

Coordinating Editor (Portuguese):
Andréa Barbosa Gouveia

Associate Editors (Portuguese):
Claudio Pinto Nunes, Maria-Beatriz Luce, Miriam Fábia Alves

Editorial Policy

All book reviews are subject to revision by the Editors, including editing for consistency in style and formatting, according to the discretion of the Editors. 

The Editors reserve the right to accept or deny requests to review, and the submission of a review or revision does not guarantee publication.

Reviewers may request one book at a time, and multiple requests will result in all requests denied.

Authors of reviews pending editorial decisions may not request another book for review until an editorial decision has been made.

Note to students: While the journal publishes reviews authored by students, we ask that students do not request books to review for class assignments. If a professor or instructor has suggested that you submit a book review for consideration, please note this in your "qualifications" statement. 



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

When we evaluate book reviews, we ask does the author:

  • examine the content of the book, the author’s treatment of the topic, and the author’s conclusions?
  • provide a clear idea of the contents of the book under consideration?
  • integrate the various themes of the book, avoiding a chapter-by-chapter treatment of topics?
  • position the book within the discipline and/or suggest its importance to the field?
  • illustrate and discuss the strong and weak points of the book in a critical and respectful manner?
  • quotations from the book or related works to illustrate or provide specific examples of the type of analysis or style of the author? (not a succession of long quotations)
  • present a reasoned evaluation of the book and its conclusions?
  • write in a clear and engaging style?
  • achieve high standards of clarity of presentation, organization of ideas, format and length?


Open Access Policy

Open Access Policy / Code of Conduct

This journal provides immediate open access to its content, based on the principle that making research freely available to the public encourages knowledge sharing and the international circulation of ideas.

This journal strives to guarantee the open access publication standards established by the Association of Open Access Editors (OASPA) and its definition of open access as: a) The dissemination of peer-reviewed manuscripts; without charging 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