The Asia Pacific Education Researcher


taperTHE ASIA-PACIFIC EDUCATION RESEARCHER is an international refereed journal of original research in education, published biannually by the Academic Publications Office, De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines. It aims principally to provide a venue for the publication of empirical and theoretical studies in education, with emphasis on the experiences of successful educational systems in the Asia-Pacific Region and of the national educational systems therein that are presently underrepresented in the research literature.

The journal seeks to publish two types of articles:


  • Research Articles that report original research work that leads to the understanding and/or improvement of educational processes and outcomes using research methods and analytic frameworks of the varied academic disciplines (anthropology, applied linguistics, cognitive science, economics, history, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, among others) and also using multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches;
  • Short Research Reports that describe and analyze results of small-scale research such as:

    • preliminary investigations on particular educational experiences, outcomes, and processes in a specific country or region of a country that are of broad interest to educational scholars in the rest of the Asia-Pacific region,
    • integrative and critical reviews of research on a specific educational topic conducted in a specific country in the Asia-Pacific region,
    • studies that seek to validate educational theories, principles, constructs, and research instruments originally developed in western countries in the context of specific Asian countries or educational communities,
    • studies that seek to replicate educational studies that were originally done in western countries in the context of specific Asian countries or educational communities,
    • participatory action research on educational problems and experiences of specific educational programs of any country in Asia, and
    • cross-national studies that seek to compare and contrast specific educational experiences and process in at least two countries in Asia.

The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher is listed in Thomson Reuters ISI Scientific Database, SciVerse Scopus, indexed and abstracted in the Social Sciences Citation Index, Social Scisearch, and Journal Citation Reports/Social Sciences Edition, and EBSCO.

The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher is accredited by the Philippines' Commission on Higher Education as one of the most distinguished Philippine journals, and is classified in Category A of scholarly journals in the Philippines.

Submission of Manuscripts

Starting 2013, the journal will be published by Springer. Instructions for authors who wish to submit manuscripts can be found in the Springer website for the journal: http://www.springer.com/education+%26+language/journal/40299.

All submissions must be entered into the Springer Online Manuscript Submission, Review and Tracking System for the journal, which can be found in the following link: https://www.editorialmanager.com/tape

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ISSN - 0119-5646x