Education in the North has an international editorial board and is a peer-reviewed and open access journal which publishes work related to the North (broadly defined). The journal is published twice a year by the School of Education at the University of Aberdeen in the North East of Scotland.

Journal Focus

The aim of the journal is to publish research findings, comment and critique on all aspects of education. This includes formal and informal educational settings, compulsory, community, further or higher education and allied professionals such as psychologists, social workers and librarians.

We encourage contributions from early career researchers and also work in minority and indigenous languages as the journal has a proud history of publishing in Scottish Gaelic.

Journal History

Education in the North was first published in 1965 as the in-house journal of Northern College of Education in Aberdeen. It is now published by the School of Education at the University of Aberdeen. The journal has been published wholly online since 2008.

Journal Contents

Each issue has three sections:

  • Article section contains academic articles (up to 6,000 words) subject to peer review
  • Feature section is made up of shorter items (up to 4,000 words) written in a less formal style
  • Book Review section (reviews of up to 500 words)

The editors welcome contributions to either the Article or Feature sections and are pleased to receive books for review.

Journal Editors

International Standard Serial Numbers

  • ISSN 2398-0184 (online)
  • ISSN 0424-5512 (print)