ANNOUNCEMENT

The Harvard Educational Review (HER) is currently recruiting a new cohort to serve on the Editorial Board from May 2023- June 2025 for PhD students and for May 2023-June 2024 for EdLD students. This is a paid position open ONLY to Harvard University PhD students in their first, second, and third years, and to EdLD students entering their second year. Please submit your application below under 2023-2025 HER Editorial Board Application

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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

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the Harvard Educational Review Editorial Board. 

This is a paid position open ONLY to Harvard University PhD students in their first, second, and third years, and to EdLD students entering their second year.

Click here to download a Word file of the application as a guide for filling out the application on this site.

Early application cycle materials are due on or before Sunday, December 4, 2022 before 11:59 pm US Eastern time.

Regular application cycle materials are due on or before Sunday, February 5, 2023 before 11:59 pm US Eastern time.

After submitting the application online, a current board member will contact you to schedule a one-hour interview. Interviews will be offered in December or late January for early applicants and for late February or early March for regular applicants. (To do this, you will use an electronic sign-up process.) The interview is a required part of the application process. There is no difference in the application or interview experience for early or regular applicants; the different application cycles are provided to best accommodate students’ schedules and preferences.

Following the interview, we will send you editing tasks that simulate essential board work. You will have approximately one work week to return these assignments to HER. Given the quick turnaround, please plan accordingly when scheduling the interview.

PLEASE NOTE
● It is your responsibility to ensure that your application is complete. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
● Applicants currently on academic probation are not eligible for selection to the HER Board.
● The HGSE faculty must approve all candidates invited to join the 2023-2025 Editorial Board. Thus, at some point during the selection process, the Board will receive advice from an appointed faculty committee.
● We expect to inform you of our decision by mid-April 2023 at the latest.
● You may e-mail questions to our current Development Officer, Mekka A. Smith (mekka_smith@gse.harvard.edu)


Criteria for Board Membership
The Board will review all aspects of an applicant’s candidacy. Criteria for selection to Board membership include:

1. Knowledge of a body of literature, field, and methodology

2. Critical thinking and analysis

· Ability to analyze articles, see strengths and weaknesses

· Understands and respects authors through the academic writing process and product

3. Collaboration

· Ability to work on teams, work in pairs, and make decisions collaboratively in work situations

· Ability to work in groups of 10-14 to decide matters of policy and manuscripts and contribute to that process

· Openness to new ideas and new ways of thinking

4. Contribute to the Board’s overall composition

· Adds to the board’s breadth of knowledge to achieve comprehensive expertise across a wide range of education areas

· Helps realize a well-rounded Board, with a variety of viewpoints and wide diversity of perspectives, background, and experience

5. Respect for and commitment to scholarly publishing

· Takes seriously the work of the Board

· Respect for the Board, for the authors, for the work we do together

6. Commitment to the Board

· Two-year commitment (PhD) starting May 2023 and ending June 2025

· One year commitment (EdLD) starting May 2023 and ending June 2024

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.

Harvard Educational Review