Research in Comparative and International Education
Research in Comparative and International Education (RCIE) is a peer-reviewed international journal concerned with research and its methods. It seeks to publish papers of between 5,000 and 10,000 words which report new research in the field of comparative and international education, broadly defined, or which address theoretical and methodological issues in comparative and international education with clear research relevance. Illustrations (including colour) are encouraged. Largely descriptive or solely policy-based papers are unlikely to be accepted for publication. All articles are anonymously refereed by members of the International Advisory Board and others.
Articles accepted for publication become the copyright of the journal, unless otherwise specifically agreed. All contributions should be original and should not be under consideration elsewhere. Authors should be aware that they are writing for an international audience and should use non-discriminatory language.
Articles for consideration should be sent as MS Word attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Material sent by physical mail cannot be considered, since all refereeing and publication processes are conducted electronically.
Books for review should be sent to Professor David Phillips, Research in Comparative and International Education, Department of Education, University of Oxford, 15 Norham Gardens, Oxford OX2 6PY, United Kingdom.
Manuscripts should be submitted as email attachments in MS Word format. 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:
Chapter in a book
Article in a journal
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 (,  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 (email@example.com) if you have any questions or need further information about the preparation of word-processed documents for publication.