Aims and scope

The London Review of Education (LRE) is a fully open-access, peer-reviewed journal that provides a diversity of perspectives on all types, sectors and phases of education. It is free to read and free to write for; there are no article processing charges.  

We welcome and publish contributions from across the world, with an editorial perspective inspired by London’s status as a global city. Founded in 2003 by the UCL Institute of Education (IOE), but independent from it, LRE maintains the Institute’s principled concern for social justice. We encourage interdisciplinary collaborations and international co-authorship.

LRE is a wide-ranging journal that features rigorous analysis and significant research using a variety of methodologies across key themes in education. For example, we cover but are not limited to: assessment; curriculum; educational improvement; equalities and human rights; institutional effectiveness; language, literacy and numeracy; lifelong learning; organization; pedagogy; public goals and policies; resources and technology; teacher education; widening participation. We particularly welcome articles that cross disciplines and interrogate links between research, policy and practice.

We ensure the highest quality of reporting and presentation through an independent, anonymised peer-review process. Once accepted, articles appear in the next available issue, eliminating delays in publication. As an entirely web-based open-access journal, LRE provides opportunities  for including illustrative video clips, colour photos and illustrations.

Publication frequency: the London Review of Education publishes articles continuously (as and when articles are ready for publication).


UCL Press works with subject specific indexers to deposit published articles in relevant repositories and search databases. We are committed to the responsible use of metrics and strongly encourage all readers, authors, reviewers, and Editors to read through our statement about the use of metrics across the journal, available online at https://journals.uclpress.co.uk/site/editorial_policy/#METRICS.

Articles published in the London Review of Education are indexed in:

  • Web of Science
  • Scopus
  • ERIC
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
  • Dimensions
  • OCLC
  • Google Scholar
  • Baidu
  • Portico preservation service
  • UCL Discovery

Article publication charges

UCL Press journals do not levy an Article-Processing Charge (APC) for submission or publication in the London Review of Education. Contributors to the London Review of Education will not be required to make an APC payment for submission or publication of their article.

Open access policy

All articles published in the London Review of Education are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Licence (CC-BY) 4.0 international licence agreement and published open access, making them immediately and freely available to read and download. The CC-BY licence agreement allows authors to retain copyright while allowing others to copy, distribute, and make some uses of the work. Further information regarding this can be found at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 and licensing terms and conditions can be found in our Journals Editorial Policy https://journals.uclpress.co.uk/site/editorial_policy.

Peer review

The London Review of Education operates double anonymised peer review, where both the reviewers and authors are anonymised during review. Authors should submit an anonymous version of the manuscript, stripped of all identifying references to the author(s) for peer review. Reviewers cannot be from the same institution as the author, based at any funding bodies connected to the paper and cannot be recommended by authors or anyone else connected to the paper. Author(s) should submit an anonymous version of the manuscript, stripped of all identifying references to the author(s) for peer review.

Further information regarding peer review can be found on the UCL Press editorial policy pages (https://journals.uclpress.co.uk/site/editorial_policy).

Journal information

ISSN: 1474-8479


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Contact the journal

All general enquiries should be sent to the Editors at ioe.reviews@gmail.com.