<i>AERA Highlights</i>

July 2013


AERA Journals Top 2012 Rankings for Education Research
AERA proudly announces that three of its journals are ranked in the top ten for the 2012 Journal Citation Reports (JCR). Read more

Online Paper Repository Goes Open Access

More than 15,000 full-text papers from research presentations given at AERA annual meetings since 2010—including 4,100 papers from the 2013 conference—are available online. Read more

AERA Comments on Fisher Decision
Executive Director Felice Levine has issued a statement on the Supreme Court’s decision to send the Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin affirmative action case back to the Fifth Circuit Court. Read more

Publications News

McCarty and O’Neil Begin Term as AERJ Editors
Teresa L. McCarty and Harold O’Neil, the two new editors for the American Educational Research Journal (AERJ), began reviewing manuscripts on July 1, and will become editors of record for a two-year term beginning in January 2014. Read more

AERA Call for Editors: Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics
The Management Committee of the Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics (JEBS) invites applications and nominations for the editorship of Volumes 40–42 (2015–2017). Read more

Update on 2012 Journal Operations
This article summarizes 2012 publishing activities in AERA for the five open-submission journals. Read more

2012 Outstanding Reviewers Honored
Editors of AERA journals have named 57 scholars as Outstanding Reviewers for 2012, recognizing individuals who rendered outstanding professional service to the journals, to AERA, and to education research. Read more

Beyond AERA

AAAS Coalition Explores Human Rights Implications of Open Access
The AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition met to discuss Article 15 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, which guarantees everyone the right to enjoy the benefits of scientific progress and its applications. Read more

Report Argues Humanities, Social Sciences Are Central to Meeting National Goals
The report, titled The Heart of the Matter, advocates three goals in which the humanities and social sciences play a central role. Read more

New Reports Released on Education and Child Statistics
The National Center for Education Statistics and the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics have released reports on education statistics from the federal government over the past month. Read more

FY 2014 Appropriations Bills Emerge
Congressional committees began the formal process of developing legislation for appropriating funds in the 2014 fiscal year for several agencies that fund education research: the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the Department of Education. Read more

Upcoming Deadlines

Nominations for AERA Fellows Program
AERA is pleased to announce the call for nominations for 2014 AERA Fellows. The AERA Fellows Program honors education researchers for their exceptional  contributions to, and excellence in, education research. The deadline for nominations is October 19, 2013. Read more

AERA Council Minutes

April 27, 2013
February 810, 2013

AERA Executive Board Minutes

February 7-8, 2013

AERA Highlights is published by the American Educational Research Association monthly in order to inform members and others interested in education research about the latest news and developments in AERA and in the field.

Felice J. Levine
Managing Editors: Tony Pals and John Neikirk
Contributors: Alastair Hamilton, Phat Nguyen, Christy Talbot, and Martha Yager