Psychology of Education Review

As well as publishing the work of established researchers and providing invited articles by 'experts in their field', Psychology of Education Review also aims to encourage the work of early researchers, providing a forum in which to publish first or early pieces of work.

Scheduled publication frequency:

Twice a year (Spring/Autumn)


Editor: Katy Smart 

Information for contributors

Submissions in the following form are welcomedPlease state in your email which section you would like your paper to be considered for

The Open Dialogue: This is a mechanism whereby there is simultaneous exchange of views on an issue of substantial interest. It includes: 

  • An Initial Paper, outlining a distinctive position
  • Peer Review, in which peers comment on the position
  • Author’s Reply, offering a final response.

Anyone wishing to contribute should contact and discuss preliminary ideas with the Editor.

Individual Papers: We welcome individual papers in any aspect of Psychology and Education. 

  • Maximum of 3000 words for theoretical or empirical nature individual papers: these will be peer reviewed

Work in Progress: Graduate students, researchers and others are invited to describe, discuss and identify areas of their current research in Psychology and Education. This section is divided into two sub-sections:

  1. Maximum of 2000 words for reports of on-going research by established researchers: these will be peer reviewed
  2. Maximum of 1000 words for reports of on-going research from research students

Book Reviews: The Psychology of Education Review aims to provide reviews of relevant books as soon as possible after their publication. 

  • Authors should contact the Editor if they wish to see a particular book reviewed – either of their own writing or if they feel it is relevant to our readers 
  • Authors may be invited to respond to reviewed books

In Brief: This includes: Information; Letters; News; Short Reports.

In all cases an electronic copy should be submitted to the Editor.

Submissions must follow the British Psychological Society’s guidelines for periodical submission.  Further information can be found on the style guide: 

Please send your submissions to the Editor


Katy Smart: [email protected]

Single issues and subscriptions

Hard copy subscription is not available.

Single issues are available for purchase in pdf format via the BPS Shop online. For members of Psychology of Education Section you can download the Psychology of Education Review for free

If you have any queries regarding subscritpion, please contact [email protected] quoting 'Psychology of Education Review subscriptions' in the subject line

Further information

ISSN: print version: 1463-9807; online version: 2396-8788

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