Education Journal "Rankings"

An ongoing project by:
Adam Johnston, Department of Physics, Weber State University
Sharon Ohlhorst, Center for Science and Math Education, Weber State University

 

Rankings:

  1. True Scientifically Based Research & quality review articles
  2. Good articles, not original SBR, but might relay information from such
  3. Anecdotal & Best Practices.

See also:

 

Journal Name

Rank

Comments

Database

Action in Teacher Education

2

From their website: “Issues contain articles and special sections that review relevant research and summarize dialogue between university and K-12 teacher educators.”

http://www.siu.edu/departments/coe/ate/media/ate_jrn2l.htm

Education Full Text

American Educational Research Journal

1

An AERA journal.  Quarterly.  Long research articles addressing educational theory and policy.

www.aera.net

American Journal of Education

1

Research as well as book reviews, commentary, etc.  From U. of Chicago.  Peer reviewed and highly regarded.

Academic Search Elite

American Secondary Education

2

“The journal features articles by practitioners and researchers, addressing current theories, research, and practice.”

http://www.ashland.edu/journals/ase/ase.html

Education Full Text

ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Reports

2

Not really a journal . . . ?

Education Full Text

Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education

2?

For higher ed.

Academic Search Elite

Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice

2?

 

Academic Search Elite

Brookings Paper on Education Policy

2

An annual review of policy. 

Project Muse

Childhood Education

1?

“Early Childhood Education” ??? is a well regarded, research-based journal.

Education Full Text

The Chronicle of Higher Education

3

Not really an “education” journal.  Articles of concern to university faculty, with possibly some teaching reflection, etc.

Academic Search Elite

Clearing House

?

 

Academic Search Elite

Comparative Education

 

Same as below?

Academic Search Elite

Comparative Education Review

1

Multicultural education.  Looks very interesting and very thick.

Academic Search Elite

Contemporary Education

2?

 

Education Full Text

Education & the Law

?

Don’t know what this is, and not sure that I want to.  J

Academic Search Elite

The Education Digest

2

“Condensed” articles for “quick review”.  A “Reader’s Digest” for educational research?

http://www.eddigest.com/

Education Full Text

Education Journal

?

 

Academic Search Elite

Educational Leadership

2

From ASCD, this is very useful but not necessarily all original research.  A good resource and good dissemination/synthesis of current research, including good ideas for the classroom.

EBSCOhost

Educational Policy Analysis Archives

1

See http://epaa.asu.edu/

Research in educational policy . . .

http://epaa.asu.edu

Educational Researcher

2

AERA journal publishing work in all fields of education.  Commentary and synthesis of research and issues.  Very prestigious and well known, but not especially useful for practice in the classroom the next day.

www.aera.net

Electronic Education Report

3

Industry decision-makers use Electronic Education Report to help them uncover opportunities and risks in the growing, multi-billion dollar market for electronic instructional materials.”

Academic Search Elite

Electronic Journal of Science Education

1

A lesser known journal, but peer reviewed and with quality research in science education.  Easily accessible.

http://unr.edu/homepage/jcannon/ejse/ejse.html

http://unr.edu/homepage/jcannon/ejse/ejse.html

Harvard Education Letter

3

http://www.edletter.org/

Topics in education for teachers, parents, administrators, etc.

http://edletter.org

Inclusive Education Programs

3

“Legal and practical” issues.

LexisNexis Academic

Innovations in Education and Teaching International

2

For higher ed.  Dissemination of research and best practices.

Academic Search Elite

International Journal of Early Years Education

1

Research in early childhood education.

Academic Search Elite

International Journal of Leadership in Education

1

For educational leadership.

Academic Search Elite

International Journal of Science Education

1

Well regarded journal in the last few years.  Good source of research in science education; comparable to JRST and SE.

Academic Search Elite

Current Issues in Education

1

Online, “rolling” publication format.

Academic Search Elite

Issues in Science and Technology

 

See http://www.nap.edu/issues/

Not really an education journal.  From NAS.

Academic Search Elite

Journal of Education for Teaching

1

For teacher education.

EBSCOhost

Journal of Education & Work

1

Looks at the interplay between education and economics.

Academic Search Elite

The Journal of General Education

3

For higher ed.  “. . .the professional

forum for discussing issues in general education . . .”

Project Muse

Journal of Personnel Evaluation in Education

1

" publishes research and applied scholarship perspectives on current issues in the evaluation or assessment of teachers, administrators, educational specialist positions, and higher education faculty performance”

ABI/INFORM Global

Journal for Research in Mathematics Education

2

“reports of research, including experiments, case studies, surveys, philosophical studies; articles about research, including literature reviews and theoretical analyses; brief reports of research; critiques of articles and books; and brief commentaries on issues pertaining to research”

Education Full Text

Journal of Research in Science Teaching

1

Journal for NARST.  Along with SE and IJSE, probably the most referred to journal in science education.  Published by Wiley and easily accessed with subscription.

ejournal.ebsco.com

Journal of Science Teacher Education

1

Journal of the AETS.  Research in preservice and inservice programs, techniques, etc. for science teachers.

http://journals.kluweronline.com/

Journal of Science Education and Technology 2 Research based, but more pertaining to practice and reflection (I think).

See: http://www.kluweronline.com/issn/1059-0145/current

 

Journal of Secondary Gifted Education

1

“Original research with practical relevance to the education of the gifted and talented”

LexisNexis Academic

Journal of Teacher Education

1?

Articles in English OR Chinese!

EBSCOhost EJS

Learning and Education

?

 

Business Source Premiere

Liberal Education

3

Higher ed. 

Academic Search Elite

Mathematics Teacher

?

 

WilsonWeb

Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education

1

Teacher preparation research.

 

Mcgill Journal of Education

3

Aimed to bring perspectives to parents, educators, etc.

http://www.education.mcgill.ca/edmje.htm

Education Full Text

Peabody Journal of Education

2

Analysis of policy, reform, etc.

Education Full Text

Phi Delta Kappan

2

See http://www.pdkintl.org/kappan/kappan.htm

Promotes SBR, but isn’t necessarily an outlet for the original work.  Disseminates other research and provides a forum for issues in education.

Academic Search Elite

Research in Education

2

Last issue in 2002.  Reported on educational research and issues.

Academic Search Elite

Research Papers in Education

1

Research in a wide variety of issues within the classroom and beyond.  Very broad.

Academic Search Elite

School Science and Mathematics

3

Emphasizing “concerns, issues, and lessons”.  A useful resource. http://oregonstate.edu/pubs/ssm/

EBSCOhost

Science Education

1

A top journal in science education and one of the top outlets for research in science education.  Comparable to JRST and IJSE.  Published by Wiley and easily accessible on the web at institutions with subscriptions.

EBSCOhost EJS or ejournal.ebsco.com

Science & Education

1

A different journal than the above, emphasizing issues in the philosophy and history of science and the learning of these in conjunction with traditional science concepts.  A little more obscure, but well regarded.  Published by Kluwer.

 

Science Education Review

2

http://www.scienceeducationreview.com/

An online journal committed to disseminating research as it applies to best practices.  This could be very helpful in giving ideas that are research based in a fairly efficient and effective manner.  (Good for methods students?)

http://www.scienceeducationreview.com/

 

Taking Education Seriously

?

A book, by Ken Gannicott.

Professional Development Collection

Teacher Education and Special Education

?

A publication of the Teacher Education Division (TED).

Education Full Text

Teaching Education

2

Includes both research and course designs for teacher education, considering especially social and cultural issues with regards to transforming education.

Education Full Text

T H E Journal

3

http://www.thejournal.com/

Education Technology.  More of a “magazine” than a “journal”?

EBSCOhost

Theory Into Practice

2

A web page:

http://tip.psychology.org/

Gives descriptions of educational theory so that they may be applied.

EBSCOhost