Journal Articles

    Publishing Articles in Journals

    • Format: longer (5-8,000 words) analytic articles based on extensive engagement with literature and often also original empirical research. 
    • Main target audiences: researchers; policy makers; practitioners. 
    • Publishers: national and international adult education organisations; academic publishers. 
    • Cost: those published by adult education organisations, UNESCO and the like are usually free. Those published by academic publishers can be expensive and mainly bought by university libraries. 
    • Distribution: hard copy; with e-versions on publishers’ websites. 
    • Editorial control and quality assurance: emphasis on selection for quality of articles. Oversight by Editorial Boards comprising leading scholars in the field; independent peer review processes.  
    • Language: First official language of country in which published. Many Journals aimed at an international readership also tend to be published in English. Where the publication is not English, many journals also insert an Abstract (summary) in English. 

    Examples of Journals in Adult Education and Lifelong Learning

    Adult Education Discourses is a scientific journal addressed to the researchers, including in particular the young authors conducting studies and research on educational activities and contexts of learning of adults.

    Publisher: University of Zielona Gora
    Language(s): English
    URL: http://www.dma.wpps.uz.zgora.pl/index.php/en/
    Contact: http://www.dma.wpps.uz.zgora.pl/index.php/en/contact

    The Adult Education Quarterly (AEQ) is a quarterly scholarly refereed journal committed to advancing the understanding and practice of adult and continuing education.

    Publisher: SAGE Publications, London, UK
    URL: uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/journal/adult-education-quarterly
    Language(s): English
    Contact: AEQJournal@ksu.edu

    Indexing: Abstract Journal of the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC), Clarivate Analytics: Current Contents - Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences, Contents Pages in Education (T&F), EBSCO: Vocational & Career Collection, ERIC Current Index to Journals in Education (CIJE), MLA International Bibliography, MasterFILE - Ebsco, NISC, Periodical Abstracts - ProQuest, ProQuest Education Complete, ProQuest Education Journals, ProQuest: CSA Sociological Abstracts, Professional Development Collection - Ebsco, PsycINFO, Psychological Abstracts, SafetyLit, Scopus, Social SciSearch, Social Sciences Citation Index (Web of Science), Social Services Abstracts, TOPICsearch - Ebsco, Wilson Education Index/Abstracts

    Andragogical Studies is a scholarly peer-reviewed journal, devoted to theoretical, historical, comparative and empirical studies in adult and continuing education, lifelong and lifewide learning.

    Publisher: Institute for Pedagogy and Andragogy, Belgrade, Serbia
    Language(s): Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Montenegrian, English
    URL: www.as.edu.rs
    Contact: Pedagogy and Andragogy, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Philosophy, Belgrade:

    Indexing: National Library of Serbia, Serbian Library Consortium; Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development; DVV International; ERIH Plus; Education Research Abstracts (ERA); Contents Pages in Education (CPE); Routledge Taylor & Francis Group; Library of the German Institute of Adult Education DIE, Bonn

    The Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education is a refereed scholarly journal committed to the dissemination of knowledge derived from disciplined inquiry in the field of adult and continuing education.

    Publisher: Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education
    Language(s): English
    URL: https://cjsae.library.dal.ca/index.php/cjsae
    Contact: https://cjsae.library.dal.ca/index.php/cjsae/about/submissions

    URL: https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/ccom20/current 

    European Journal for Research on the Education and Learning of Adults (RELA) is an academic journal creating a forum for the publication of critical research on adult education and learning.

    Publisher: European Society for Research on the Education of Adults (ESREA), Linköping, Sweden
    Language(s): English
    URL: www.rela.ep.liu.se
    Contact: Andreas Fejes: andreas.fejes@liu.se

    Indexing: AERES list of scientific journals; CrossRef; Database for statistikk om høgre utdanning, FRIDA-listan; Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ); EBSCO; Educational Reserach Abstracts Online (ERA); Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI); EIRH PLUS; Google Scholar; HMP, HelpMePubslish; IC Journals Master List 2012; Polish ministry list of academic publications, Category B.; SCOPUS; VOCEDplus

    The German journal Hessische Blätter für Volksbildung is a platform for theory and practice of adult education and includes the discourse of research and practice.

    Publisher: Hessischer Volkshochschulverband e.V., Frankfurt am Main
    Language(s): German, English
    URL: www.wbv.de/de/hessische-blaetter-fuer-volksbildung.html
    Contact: Jennifer Knieper: jennifer.knieper@wbv.de

    The Indian Journal of Adult Education is dedicated primarily to adult and lifelong education and hence, the articles published cover all aspects relating to the life of adults.

    Publisher: Indian Adult Education Association
    Language(s): English
    URL: iaea-india.org/Indian-Journal-of-Adult-Education.php
    Contact: Mrs. Neha Gupta: info@iaea-india.org


    International Journal of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning is a peer-reviewed journal that provides a platform for reporting innovative work and research in continuing education and lifelong learning, especially research that includes the interaction of theory, practice and technology.

    Publisher: University of Hong Kong
    Language(s): English
    URL: https://search.informit.com.au/browseJournalTitle;res=IELHSS;issn=1997-7034
    Contact: https://www.informit.org/send-us-enquiry

    The International Journal of Lifelong Education offers a forum for debate on the principles and practice of lifelong, adult, continuing, recurrent and initial education and learning, whether in formal, institutional or informal settings.

    Publisher: Taylor & Francis Online, UK
    Language(s): English
    URL: www.tandfonline.com/toc/tled20/current
    Contact: support@tandfonline.com

    Indexing: AEI, ARC, NDRI, British Education Index, ERA Education Index, ERIC, ERIH, Language and Linguistics Behavior Abstracts, SCOPUS®, VORCEDplus

    The Journal for Reasearch on Adult Education (ZfW) is a scientific journal for research debates and findings in the field of adult and continuing education science and associated disciplines.

    Publisher: German Institute for Adult Education. Leibniz Centre for Lifelong Learning (DIE), Bonn, Germany
    Language(s): German, English
    URL: www.springer.com/education+%26+language/journal/40955
    Contact: Dr. Thomas Jung: thomas.jung@die-bonn.de; Anne-Cathrin Suske: suske@die-bonn.de

    Indexing: DOAJ, Google Scholar, OCLC, Summon by ProQuest

    The Journal of Adult and Continuing Education (JACE) is a peer reviewed journal committed to adult and continuing education.

    Publisher: SAGE Publications, London, UK
    URL: https://journals.sagepub.com/home/adu 
    Language(s): English

    The Journal of Educational Sciences is a journal for research results in education and interdisciplinary research outcomes.

    Publisher: West University from Timișoara, Rumania
    Language(s): English
    URL: https://resjournal.uvt.ro/index_en.html
    Contact: Department of Educational Sciences: resjournal@e-uvt.ro

    Indexing: EBSCO, B+ CNCSIS

    URL: https://journals.sagepub.com/home/rci 

    Sisyphus - Journal of Education is a peer-reviewed journal seeking contributions within the framework of two main research lines: Education XXI and Change Forces in Education.

    Publisher: Instituto de Educação da Universidade de Lisboa
    URL: revistas.rcaap.pt/sisyphus/about
    Language(s): Portuguese, English

    Studies in Adult Education and Learning is an international scientific journal for adult education.

    Publisher: Ljubljana University Press, Faculty of Arts, Lijublijana, Slovenia
    Language(s): Slovene, English
    URL: revije.ff.uni-lj.si/AndragoskaSpoznanja
    Contact: Sabina Jelenc Krašovec: sabina.jelenc@guest.arnes.si

    Indexing: DOAJ, EBSCO - Education Research Complete, Erih Plus, CrossRef, Google Scholar, ResearchBib, COBISS, dLib, Cabell's International

    Studies in Continuing Education is a scholarly journal concerned with all aspects of continuing, professional and lifelong learning.

    Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
    Language(s): English
    URL: https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/csce20/current
    Contact: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/csce

    Studies in the Education of adults is an international journal for theorising and critically examining the education of adults in all contexts.

    Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
    Language(s): English
    URL: https://tandfonline.com/toc/rsia20/current
    Contact: https://www.editorialmanager.com/rsia/default.aspx

    The Adult Learner is a peer reviewed annual publication for adult education.

    Publisher: Irish National Association of Adult Education (AONTAS)
    Language(s): English
    URL: https://www.aontas.com/knowledge/adult-learner-journal/ 
    Contact: https://www.aontas.com/contact 

    URL: https://thelearner.com/journals/collection#block-2

    The International Review of Education - Journal of Lifelong Learning is a peer-reviewed journal of education that publishes research articles on lifelong learning policy and practice.

    Publisher: UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL), Hamburg, Germany
    Language(s): English, French
    URL: uil.unesco.org/journal-international-review-of-education
    Contact: ire@unesco.org

    Indexing: SCOPUS, Google Scholar, Academic OneFile, African Urban & Regional Science Index, Bibliography of Asian Studies, Current Abstracts, EBSCO Academic Search, EBSCO Advanced Placement Source, EBSCO Book Review Digest Plus (H.W. Wilson) , EBSCO British Education Index, EBSCO Education Research Complete, EBSCO Education Source, EBSCO MasterFILE, EBSCO OmniFile Full Text (H.W. Wilson), EBSCO Professional Development Collection, EBSCO Teacher Reference Collection, EBSCO TOC Premier, Educational Research Abstracts Online (ERA), Emerging Sources Citation Index, ERIC System Database, ERIH PLUS, FRANCIS, Gale, International Bibliography of Book Reviews (IBR), International Bibliography of Periodical Literature (IBZ), International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS), JSTOR, MathEDUC, Multicultural Education Abstracts, OCLC, PAIS International, ProQuest Central, ProQuest Education Database, ProQuest Politics Collection, ProQuest Professional Education, ProQuest Social Science Collection, PSYCLINE, Research into Higher Education Abstracts, SCImago, Sociology of Education Abstracts, Studies on Women & Gender Abstracts, Summon by ProQuest, Transportation Information Research Services (TRIS), Wilson Education Abstracts

    The Learner Journal welcomes article submissions related to education themes in all contexts.

    Publisher: The Learner Research Network
    Language(s): English
    URL: https://thelearner.com/journals/collection#block-2
    Contact: https://thelearner.com/journals/call-for-papers