Research Journals

The College’s national and international reputation for the significance of its faculty research is underscored by the continued appointments of our faculty to the editorships of prestigious research journals. Currently, four major research journals are housed in the College.

American Journal of Evaluation (AJE)

The American Journal of Evaluation is the official journal of the American Evaluation Association. It publishes original papers about the methods, theory, practice, and findings of evaluation. The goal of AJE is to present the best work in and about evaluation, in order to improve the knowledge base and practice of its readers.  Sharon Rallis, Dwight W. Allen Distinguished Professor in Education Policy and Reform and director of the College’s Center for Education Policy, is editor. Read more about AJE at

Anthropology and Education Quarterly (AEQ)

Anthropology and Education Quarterly is the journal of the Council on Anthropology and Education, a professional association of anthropologists and educational researchers, which is a section of the American Anthropological Association. It is a peer-reviewed journal that draws on anthropological theories and methods to examine educational processes in and out of schools, in US and international contexts. Associate professor Sally Galman and assistant professor Laura Valdiviezo are editors-in-chief. Read more about AEQ here:

Comparative Education Review (CER)

Comparative Education Review, the premier journal in the U.S. in the field of comparative and international education and the official journal of the Comparative and International Education Society, investigates education throughout the world and the social, economic, and political forces that shape it. Three of the College’s associate professors have editorial positions with CER: Bjorn Nordveit is editor, Cristine Crispin Smith is co-editor, and Jaqui Mosselson is book review editor. Read more about CER at

Equity and Excellence in Education (EEE) – A University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Education Journal

Equity & Excellence in Education publishes articles based on scholarly research utilizing qualitative or quantitative methods, as well as essays that describe and assess practical efforts to achieve educational equity and are contextualized within an appropriate literature review. We consider manuscripts on a range of topics related to equity, equality and social justice in K-12 or postsecondary schooling, and that focus upon social justice issues in school systems, individual schools, classrooms, and/or the social justice factors that contribute to inequality in learning for students from diverse social group backgrounds. There have been and will continue to be many social justice efforts to transform educational systems as well as interpersonal interactions at all levels of schooling. Some are successful while others fall short of their goals. This journal provides a record of those important experiments and ventures.

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