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The European Educational Research Journal (EERJ) is an online-only journal devoted to the publication of articles and general issues relating to educational research in Europe. The EERJ is a forum for constructive dialogue that recognizes particularity and difference in educational research and its issues in Europe, that acknowledges and seeks to address the relative weakness of links between social science and education research in Europe, and that seeks to develop methodologies for studying the new 'European space' of educational research.

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Authors are welcome to deposit their original/personal manuscript files 'live' in their institution's archive (ideally with a link to the final version of the article as it appears on the journals' website) but the journal asks that authors do not deposit the final typeset version (i.e. the website version) until 18 months after formal publication. Please note that all articles published within Symposium journals automatically become open access 18 months after publication, so authors are asked to respect that embargo period.

Please send submissions by email to Professor Martin Lawn (m.lawn@btinternet.com) All articles are subject to independent peer review (anonymously).

Before submission, you are requested to read the EERJ Policy Statement. Articles accepted for publication become the copyright of the Journal, unless otherwise specifically agreed upon. All contributions should be original and once submitted manuscripts should not presently be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Authors should be aware that they are writing for an international audience and should use non-discriminatory language.

The EERJ is not a journal for European educational researchers but a journal about the new frontiers of Europeanization in educational research. It has firm obligations to publish aspects of educational research which illuminate the cases and contexts of the emerging borderless space of European educational research. Submitted papers will be reviewed on the basis of the quality of their argument, the contemporary nature of their work, the exemplary nature of their research for cross national contexts, and their level of engagement with issues of Europeanisation in education.

Manuscripts should be submitted as email attachments in RTF (Rich Text Format), but any major word-processor is acceptable. Please do not over-format the manuscript with the word-processor as this impedes the publication process.

The author's name and affiliation should appear at the beginning of the article, together with full postal and email addresses. This should be followed by a short description of their current position and research/teaching interests.

It is essential that an Abstract (100-200 words) be provided for each article.

Figures and tables should have their positions marked clearly and be provided on separate pages. Figure numbers should be shown as Arabic numerals, table numbers as Latin numerals.

Headings and sub-headings should be clearly distinguished.

References should be provided in the text with the authors name followed by the year in brackets, for example: Yelland & Grieshaber (1998). If a direct quote is used the page number will need to be added. For example: Yelland & Grieshaber (1998, p. 13).

All material/works cited in the article need to be included in an alphabetical reference list at the end. Please use the following style:

Book
Chartrand, L., Duchesne, R., Dubord, M. & Gingras, Y. (1987) Histoire des Sciences au Québec. Montréal: Boréal.

Chapter in a book
Härnqvist, K. (1997) Educational Research in Sweden: infrastructure and orientation, in K.E. Rosengren & B. Öhngren (Eds) An Evaluation of Swedish Research in Education. Uppsala: HSFR.

Article in a journal
Geiger, R.L. (1975) The Institutionalization of Sociological Paradigms: three examples from early French sociology, Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences, 11(3), 235-245.

Online documents
Lather, P. (2004) Getting Lost: feminist efforts toward a double(d) science. Paper presented at American Educational Research Association, San Diego, 12-16 April. http://www.coe.ohio-state.edu/plather/pdf/conferences/preface_aera%5B1%5D.doc.pdf

When first mentioned, acronyms should be preceded by the title in full. Journal titles should not be abbreviated..

Footnotes should not be used. Endnotes need to be located in the text by numbers within square brackets (1, 2 etc) as normal-size numbers/brackets and not as superscripts.

Proofs will be sent in PDF format to the author designated to receive them, and should be corrected and returned immediately to the Editors. Contributors will be notified when the article has been published on the Journal's website.

Please contact our publishers Symposium Journals (info@symposium-journals.eu) if you have any questions or need further information about the preparation of word-processed documents for publication.

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