Contemporary Issues in Education Research

ISSN 1940-5847 (print); ISSN 1941-756X (online) · Published since 2008

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Focus and Scope

The Contemporary Issues In Education Research (CIER) publishes papers that significantly contribute to the understanding of cutting edge issues in education. Using a wide range of research methods including statistical analysis, analytical work, case studies, field research and historical analysis, articles examine significant research questions from a broad range of perspectives.

CIER is a widely cited, open access journal that is essential reading for academic education researchers and education professionals. Articles may include but are not limited to any contemporary, cutting edge issue in education such as English as a foreign language, English as a second language, technology, and diversity issues.

CIER is published quarterly. Months of distribution are: January, April, July, and October.

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Please cite this journal as “Contemporary Issues in Education Research” in your references.

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Editorial Team

Francis “Skip” Maffei, Post University, United States

Editorial Advisory Board

Amy Hsu, State University of New York – College of Old Westbury, United States
Eric J. Tubbs, Kennesaw State University, United States
Gahan Bailey, University of South Alabama, United States
Mark Pieffer, Trident University, United States
Michelle Laughlin, Morningside College, United States
Nabi Bux Jumani, Allama Iqbal Open University Islamabad, Pakistan
Pam Burian, Western Governors University, United States
Phil Burian, Western Governors University, United States
Rupert Ward, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom


Amy M. Williamson, Angelo State University, United States
Ann T. Hilliard, Bowie State University, United States
Ariana Rodrigues, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal
Francesco Perrotta, University of Macerata, United States
Ju I Chen, Chaoyang University of Technology, Taiwan, Province of China
Mark A Pieffer, Trident University, United States
Michelle Laughlin, Morningside College, United States
Phil Burian, Western Governors University, United States
Saheed Ahmad Rufai, University of Lagos, Nigeria
Waitshega Tefo Smitta Dibapile, University of Botswana, Botswana

Prospective Reviewers


Authors, Editors, and members of the Editorial Team are expected to abide by all Clute Institute policies.


  • ABI Inform
  • Directory of Research Journals Indexing
  • EBSCO Discovery
  • EBSCO’s Education Research Complete
  • Education Resources Information Center (ERIC)
  • Google Scholar
  • J-Gate
  • MLA Directory of Periodicals
  • ProQuest
  • Ulrich’s Periodicals

Copernicus Journal Master List impact rating for 2015: 78.11

Acceptance Rate

The overall acceptance rate for Contemporary Issues in Education Research is 21% to 30%.

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