Descriptions are abbreviated versions from the journals’ websites.
The American Educational Research Journal publishes original empirical and theoretical studies and analyses in education from a wide variety of academic disciplines and substantive fields. Its editors are looking for clear and significant contributions to the understanding and/or improvement of educational processes and outcomes.
American Journal of Education
The American Journal of Education seeks to bridge and integrate the intellectual, methodological, and substantive diversity of educational scholarship, and to encourage a vigorous dialogue between educational scholars and practitioners. To achieve that goal, published papers present research, theoretical statements, philosophical arguments, critical syntheses of a field of educational inquiry, and integrations of educational scholarship, policy, and practice.
Canadian Journal of Education (bilingual)
The Canadian Journal of Education publishes articles in a variety of scholarly traditions, as well as review essays, discussions, book reviews, and research notes, broadly but not exclusively related to Canadian education.
Canadian Social Studies
Canadian Social Studies is an indexed, refereed journal published quarterly on-line at the University of Alberta. It is a journal of comment and criticism on social education and publishes articles on curricular issues relating to history, geography, social sciences, and social studies.
The purpose of this journal is to provide a forum for reporting on research relating to social studies content, teacher education, and technology. Although research reports and theoretical articles which address social studies technologies in teacher education are the main focus of the CITE Journal, the editorial committee is also interested in publishing scholarly research on social studies teacher education that makes creative use of technology in the presentation of the article on the web.
Cognition and Instruction
Cognition and Instruction's niche is a rigorous study of foundational issues concerning the mental, socio-cultural, and mediational processes and conditions of learning and intellectual competence. For these purposes, both “cognition” and “instruction” must be interpreted broadly. The journal preferentially attends to the “how” of learning and intellectual practices.
Curator provides a forum for exploration and debate of the latest issues, practices and policies in museum administration, research, exhibition development, visitor studies, conservation, education, collection management, and other subjects related to museum professional development.
Curriculum Inquiry is dedicated to the study of educational research, development, evaluation, and theory. This international journal brings together influential academics and researchers from a variety of disciplines around the world to provide expert commentary and lively debate. Articles explore important ideas, issues, trends, and problems in education, and each issue also includes provocative and critically analytical editorials covering topics such as curriculum development, educational policy, and teacher education.
Elementary School Journal
The Elementary School Journal has served researchers, teacher educators, and practitioners in elementary and middle school education for over one hundred years. ESJ publishes peer-reviewed articles dealing with both education theory and research and their implications for teaching practice. In addition, ESJ presents articles that relate the latest research in child development, cognitive psychology, and sociology to school learning and teaching.
History and Theory
History and Theory publishes articles, review essays, and summaries of books principally in these areas: critical philosophy of history, speculative philosophy of history, historiography, history of historiography, historical methodology, critical theory, time and culture, and history and related disciplines. Each annual volume consists of four numbers; the fourth number is usually in the form of a theme issue.
History News is a quarterly magazine of the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH). It provides articles on current trends, timely issues, and best practices for professional development, and the overall improvement of the field of state and local history. The magazine also includes a handy technical leaflet in each issue.
The History Teacher
Published by the Society for History Education, The History Teacher publishes articles of three general types:
1) Reports on promising new classroom techniques, educational programs, curricula, and methods of evaluating instructional effectiveness.
2) Analyses of important interpretations, leading historians, historiographical problems, and recent trends in specific fields of historical research.
3) Critical review essays on audiovisual materials, textbooks, and other secondary works suitable for classroom use.
International Journal of Educational Research
The International Journal of Educational Research publishes regular papers and special issues on specific topics of interest to international audiences of educational researchers.
The International Journal of Heritage Studies (IJHS) is an interdisciplinary academic, refereed journal for scholars and practitioners with a common interest in heritage. The Journal encourages debate over the nature and meaning of heritage as well as its links to memory, identities and place. Articles may include issues emerging from Heritage Studies, Museum Studies, History, Tourism Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Memory Studies, Cultural Geography, Law, Cultural Studies, and Interpretation and Design.
International Journal of Historical Learning, Teaching and Research
Published twice yearly, in January and July, in both electronic and printed forms, this journal aims to enhance the teaching of history for students aged 5 - 18, through relevant articles, reviews and information from around the world. It is aimed at practitioners and educationalists, providing a medium for stimulating and challenging ideas, innovation and practice in all aspects of history teaching and learning.
International Journal of Social Education
IJSE is the journal of the Indiana Council for the Social Studies which publishes critical new information on significant issues, advances important new interpretations, and offers useful revisions of older perspectives on a broad spectrum of topics related to education. Over its sixty years of existence, it has gained national and international recognition.
The International Journal of the Inclusive Museum addresses the key question: In this time of fundamental social change, what is the role of the museum, both as a creature of that change, and perhaps also as an agent of change? The journal brings together academics, curators, museum and public administrators, cultural policy makers and research students to engage in discussions about the historic character and future shape of the museum. The key question of the Journal is: How can the institution of the museum become more inclusive?
Journal of Curriculum Studies
Journal of Curriculum Studies publishes original refereed contributions on all aspects of curriculum studies (including those derived from historical, philosophical, comparative and policy-related investigations), pedagogic theory, teacher education and development, assessment and evaluation, and the present state of schooling. In keeping with its international character, Journal of Curriculum Studies especially welcomes articles which extend the perspectives of curriculum beyond national boundaries.
Journal of Educational Media, Memory, and Society
This journal publishes articles in the field of textbook research, particularly in the fields of history, social studies, and geography. (English and German)
Journal of Educational Psychology
Journal of Educational Psychology publishes original, primary psychological research pertaining to education across all ages and educational levels. The journal also occasionally features important theoretical and review articles pertinent to educational psychology.
Journal of Museum Education
The Journal of Museum Education is a publication promoting and reporting on theory, training, and practice in the museum education field. Journal articles, written by museum, education, and research professionals, explore such relevant topics as learning theory; visitor evaluation; teaching strategies for art, science, and history museums; and the responsibilities of museums as public institutions.
The Journal of Social Studies Research
The Journal of Social Studies Research is an internationally recognized peer-reviewed journal designed to foster the dissemination of ideas and research findings related to the social studies. JSSR is the official publication of The International Society for the Social Studies.
Journal of the Canadian Historical Association (bilingual)
Throughout its history, the Journal has had a continuous objective: to publish the best article-length works of original historical scholarship arising out of the annual conference of the Canadian Historical Association and made available to its editorial board. To this end, the board has sought out and published papers in all fields of history, in French and in English, and representing all approaches to the discipline.
McGill Journal of Education (bilingual)
The McGill Journal of Education serves a distinct purpose in the field of educational research, theory, and practice. One major goal is to provide a window on developments in education in Quebec. Another goal is to encourage interchange among educators throughout Canada. Authors from both English- and French-speaking universities contribute papers that reflect developments in education from their own perspective. The journal also solicits and values submissions from an international community, thus making it possible for scholars around the world to engage in dialogue on relevant educational issues.
Muse, the Canadian Museum Association's bi-monthly, bilingual magazine, provides in-depth coverage of current issues, practical solutions to the challenges facing museums today, information on current projects, and industry best-practices. Each issue also includes book reviews, Canadian and international news, people news, opinion pieces, and current events.
Museum Anthropology Review
Museum Anthropology Review (MAR) is an open access journal whose purpose is the wide dissemination of articles, reviews, essays and other content advancing the field of material culture and museum studies, broadly conceived.
Museum and Society
Museum and Society was launched in March 2003 as an independent peer reviewed journal which brings together new writing by academics and museum professionals on the subject of museums. It is both international in scope and at the cutting edge of empirical and theoretical research on museums.
Museum History Journal
A refereed international publication of critical evaluative histories relating to museums, published semi-annually. The term "museum" will be interpreted to include not only a broad range of museum types, including natural history, anthropology, archaeology, fine art, history, medical, and science and technology, but also related cultural institutions, such as aquaria, zoos, botanical gardens, arboreta, historical societies and sites, architectural sites, archives, and planetariums. A variety of scholarly approaches, such as analytical, narrative, historical, cultural, social, quantitative, and intellectual, are anticipated.
MUSEUM International (trilingual English/French/Spanish)
Published by UNESCO since 1948, MUSEUM International is a major forum for the exchange of scientific and technical information concerning museums and cultural heritage at an international level. It provides a unique space which enables readers and contributors to partake of cultural diversity through heritage around the world. In a renewed editorial approach, it addresses issues relevant to cultural policies, ethics and practices on national and international levels. It fosters exchanges of expertise in the context of interdisciplinary research (anthropology, archaeology, history and art history, sociology, philosophy, museology and economy), best practices for the safeguarding and protection of the cultural heritage, and political decision-making in a cultural environment undergoing deep-seated changes.
Museum Management and Curatorship
Museum Management and Curatorship (MMC) is a peer-reviewed, international journal for museum professionals, scholars, students, educators and consultants that examines current issues in depth, and provides up-to-date research, analysis and commentary on developments in museum practice. The journal encourages a continuous reassessment of collections management, administration, archives, communications, conservation, diversity, ethics, globalization, governance, interpretation, leadership, management, purpose/mission, public service, new technology and social responsibility.
Open Museum Journal (Australian Museums and Galleries Online)
The Open Museum Journal (OMJ) published scholarly and applied research and commentary on museums from 2000 to 2006. OML was intended as a space where issues of interpretation, the politics of representation and the practices of collecting, exhibition development and public programs could be discussed. The above address provides open access to the journal’s archives.
The National Council for Social Studies flagship journal, Social Education contains a balance of theoretical content and practical ideas for classroom use. Their award-winning resources include techniques for using teaching materials in the classroom, information on the latest instructional technology, reviews of educational media, research on significant topics related to social studies, and lesson plans that can be applied to various disciplines.
The Social Studies
The Social Studies is a peer-reviewed journal written by K-12 classroom teachers, teacher educators, and curriculum administrators. Special sections provide teachers with a forum for sharing instructional ideas and offer commentary and perspectives on current issues in social studies education.
Social Studies and the Young Learner
For K-6 teachers, this journal meets teachers' needs for new information and creative teaching activities. The teaching techniques presented are designed to stimulate the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills vital to classroom success.
Social Studies Research and Practice
Social Studies Research and Practice is a peer-reviewed, electronic journal that focuses on providing a venue for P–16 (from early childhood through a four-year college degree) social studies research and practice. It includes manuscripts, lesson plans, reviews, and issues related to higher-level learning outcomes
Teachers College Record
Teachers College Record
is a journal of research, analysis, and commentary in the field of education. It has been published continuously since 1900 by Teachers College
, Columbia University
Teaching History (US)
Teaching History is a refereed journal that began in 1976 with the goal of providing history teachers at all levels with the best and newest teaching ideas for their classrooms. You can join as a contributor and a reviewer to share your best ideas with other teachers who care for the future of history.
Teaching History (UK)
This is the UK's leading professional journal for secondary history teachers, up to and including sixth form colleges. It includes items related to national debates and practice.
Theory and Research in Social Education
Theory and Research in Social Education is designed to stimulate and communicate systematic research and thinking in social education. Its purpose is to foster the creation and exchange of ideas and research findings that will expand knowledge and understanding of the purposes, conditions, and effects of schooling; and of education about society and social relations. Manuscripts reporting conceptual or empirical studies of social education are welcomed.
is a bi-annual, peer-reviewed journal that publishes articles focusing on visitor research, visitor studies, evaluation studies, and research methodologies. The Journal also covers subjects related to museums and out-of-school learning environments, such as zoos, nature centers, visitor centers, historic sites, parks and other informal learning settings. A primary goal for Visitor Studies
is to be an accessible source of authoritative information within the visitor studies field that provides both theoretical and practical insights of relevance to practitioners and scholars. As a secondary goal, Visitor Studies
aims to develop its reputation as an international publication.