ANNOUNCEMENT

The Open Calls for submissions to the Harvard Educational Review will resume as of June 13, 2022.

At this juncture, the Editorial Board of the Harvard Educational Review would like to reaffirm and restate our mission as a journal committed to social justice. As communities, educators, and students around the world continue to experience the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19

pandemic and racial violence, the Editorial Board encourages the submission of manuscripts presenting original empirical and theoretical work as well as essays and Voices pieces that contribute to our understanding of educational theory and educational practice in the current historical moment.

Please note that HER continues to be open to all submissions that seek to contribute original research and perspectives to the field of education, including a diversity of methodological approaches, theoretical and conceptual foundations and geographical foci. As always, the Editorial Board is committed to publishing a range of manuscripts that highlight the voices and experiences of diverse communities.

For further information on the types of submissions accepted by HER, HER’s review process, and publication criteria, please see our Guidelines for Authors.

The 2022-2023 Editorial Board

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The Harvard Educational Review is a journal of opinion and research in the field of education. Articles are selected, edited, and published by an editorial board of graduate students at Harvard University. The editorial policy does not reflect an official position of the faculty of Education or any other Harvard faculty. (print ISSN 0017-8055, online ISSN 1943-5045) 

HER accepts contributions from researchers, scholars, policy makers, practitioners, teachers, students, and informed observers in education and related fields. In addition to original reports of research and theory, HER welcomes articles that reflect on teaching and practice in educational settings in the United States and abroad. 

It is the policy of HER to review manuscripts that are not simultaneously being considered at another journal. HER will not consider manuscripts that are currently available online. To this end, the journal requires that authors remove manuscripts from publicly available websites before submission.

Thank you for your interest in the Harvard Educational Review. Please submit your manuscript under the appropriate submission category below. For more information about the types of submissions we consider as well as details about submission formatting and our review process, please see here

Manuscripts reporting original research related to education should include: background and context and/or theoretical/conceptual framework, literature review, methods, findings and analysis, and discussion sections. The literature review should be relevant to the research topic and findings. All methodologies need to be clearly described and should match the research questions or stated purpose of the manuscript. The findings should be clearly stated, and the arguments set forth should emerge from the analysis of the data presented in the manuscript. Accepted manuscripts typically include clear implications of the research and are accessible to HER’s generalist readership.

HER accepts manuscripts of up to 9,000 words, inclusive of abstract, appendices, and references. While HER does not have a minimum word count, accepted manuscripts tend to be at least 5,500 words.

This call is intended for submission of manuscripts in the form of an academic essay.   

An essay should have a well-developed argument with a clear purpose. A good essay will not merely summarize previous work but will advance an original argument or provide a useful synthesis of a particular area of inquiry. Essays should employ compelling evidence to justify the author’s claims. Evidence can draw from (but is not limited to) practice, theory, personal experience, and/or empirics. Strong essays will be engaging to readers, logically structured, and have an internally cohesive and coherent argument.

Successful essays can take many forms, including:

· Literature reviews

· Normative arguments

· Explorations of theory in practice

· Articulation of promising avenues of research to pursue and/or gaps in a particular field  

HER accepts manuscripts of up to 9,000 words, inclusive of abstract, appendices, and references. While HER does not have a minimum word count, accepted manuscripts tend to be at least 5,500 words.
 

The Harvard Educational Review recognizes the value of experiential knowledge and is committed to featuring the voices of people engaged in various educational activities around the world. We welcome reflective pieces written by students, teachers, parents, community members, and others involved in education whose perspectives can inform policy, practice, and/or research. The power of Voices: Reflective Accounts of Education articles rests primarily in the voice of the author(s) and its rich grounding in practice, which may be informed by theory and research. Submissions generally contain a detailed narrative that weaves together ideas, situations, and experiences and highlights key learnings. For examples of Voices pieces, please see Alvarez et al. (2021) and Snow (2021).

HER accepts manuscripts of up to 9,000 words, inclusive of abstract, appendices, and references. While HER does not have a minimum word count, accepted manuscripts tend to be at least 5,500 words.

HER welcomes submissions in addition to the Research article, Essay, and Voices categories. If your manuscript does not correspond to any of the above categories, please select this option. 

On submission, you will be asked to provide a statement of up to 100 words that describes the nature of your manuscript and why it is a good fit for the journal.

This call is intended only for submission of manuscripts that have gone through the review process and been invited by the editorial board to be revised and resubmitted. Please do not use this category for manuscripts that have not been reviewed by the full editorial board. Please include a separate letter to the editors addressing the specific recommendations made in their letter to you. If you have any questions, please contact the invitations editor at HER_invites@gse.harvard.edu

Thank you.

This call is intended only for submission of manuscripts that have been formally solicited by the editorial board. Please include the solicit proposal approved by the editorial board. If you have any questions about the process or want to request preliminary review of the manuscript, please contact the invitations editor at HER_invites@gse.harvard.edu

Thank you.

This call is intended only for submission of manuscripts invited by the editorial board. If you have any questions about the due date or preliminary review of the manuscript, please contact our  invitations editor at HER_invites@gse.harvard.edu 

Thank you.

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