AERA Journal Operations - 2019
AERA Journal Operations - 2019
Journal Operations

January 2020

The American Educational Research Association publishes six peer-reviewed journals and the peer-reviewed annual Review of Research in Education (RRE), together covering a range of topics in education research. Editors serve fixed terms and report their activities twice a year to the Journal Publications Committee. Journals are currently published on behalf of AERA by SAGE Publications both in print and online. AERA members receive Educational Researcher and one other journal of their choice as benefits of membership, as well as free access to AERA Open, an online, open access journal; members may also subscribe to other AERA journals at a discounted cost. The table below summarizes 2019 publishing activities for six of AERA's open-submission journals.




Published Pages


No. Received

No. Accepted

% Accepteda

No. Rejected

Items Published

Total Pages Published

Member and Nonmember


AERA Open 517 104 20.1 254 97 N/A N/A N/A

American Educational Research Journal

975 86 8.8 699


2,674 19,944 11,096

Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis


24 5.7 317 23 561 5,016 10,731

Educational Researcher


86 11.4 443 59 592 23,860 10,887

Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics


40 16.5 158 33 776 3,097 10,632

Review of Educational Research


21 4.8 344 24 959 9,871 11,229

aIt is AERA’s standard practice to calculate manuscript counts and rates over the calendar year. It should be noted that the manuscripts accepted and rejected within the calendar year were not necessarily received that year; thus the rate calculation, though standard by publishing norms, is somewhat imprecise.

bIncludes discounted and free institutional subscriptions provided through the HINARI program.