About the Journal

Italian Journal of Educational Research

The Italian Journal of Educational Research is a peer-reviewed scientific journal. It is dedicated to educational research methodologies and to evaluative research in education. The journal serves the interest of researchers, educators, trainers and teachers, and publishes original empirical research works, case studies, systematic and critical reviews, along with editorials and brief reports, covering recent developments in the field.

Focus and Scope

The Italian Journal of Educational Research, promoted by the Italian Society of Educational Research, is devoted to Methodologies of Educational Research and Evaluation Research in Education. Research fields refer to: curriculum development, teacher training, school education, higher education and vocational education and training, instructional management and design, educational technology and e-learning, subject teaching, inclusive education, lifelong learning methodologies, competences evaluation and certification, docimology, students assessment, school evaluation. teacher appraisal, system evaluation and quality. The journal aims are to share the scientific and methodological culture, to encourage debate and to stimulate new research.

Peer Review Process

Contribution to the editorial decision: peer review is a procedure that helps editors to make decisions on the proposed articles and also allows the author to improve the contribution submitted for publication.

Respect of Time: the referee who does not feel adequate to the task proposed or who is not able to finish the evaluation of the proposed contribution in the scheduled time is required to promptly notify the coordinators.

Confidentiality: each assigned reading should be considered as confidential. Therefore, these texts must not be discussed with other people without the explicit permission of the editors.

Objectivity: the peer-review must be conducted in an objective manner. Any personal judgment about the authors of contributions is considered inappropriate. The referees are required to give adequate reasons for their judgments.

Text display: the referees undertake to accurately indicate the bibliographical references of fundamental works possibly neglected by the author. The referee must also report to the editors any similarities or overlaps between the text received in reading and other works known to her/him.

Conflict of interest and disclosure: confidential information or information obtained during the process of peer-review must be considered confidential and may not be used for personal purposes. The referee shall not accept in reading articles for which there is a conflict of interest due to previous collaboration or competition with the author and /or her/his institution.


Print ISSN 2038-9736
electronic ISSN 2038-9744


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