The International Journal of Educational Psychology (IJEP) is an Open Access journal which has as its main objective the publication of top research in the area of educational psychology which seeks to be applied in a variety of educational contexts, formal and informal, involving different education levels, individuals and groups of all ages.
The articles published in IJEP deal with problems that are relevant for the international scientific and education communities, and their contributions serve as scientific tools to improve educational processes and outcomes. A second objective of IJEP is the publication of theoretical articles that advance the literature in educational psychology, opening new lines of research in the field.
For both types of articles IJEP emphasizes those that deepen in the understanding of the processes, tools, contexts, and outcomes of school and non-school learning. These are works that can address, among others, the analysis of the dynamics of classroom interactions, the relationships between learning and development, the design of effective learning environments, learning processes in non-school contexts (such as the home, the street, after school programs, ICT), discourse use in those contexts, and interactions between learning and identity. These analyses are undertaken taking into account the cultural dimension of teaching and learning processes in societies which are increasingly diverse.
IJEP welcomes papers that make these contributions from a variety of perspectives, such as historico-cultural psychology, cognitive psychology, educational psychology, developmental psychology, cultural studies, etc. The articles can also take on different research methods: quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods.
The journal also publishes reviews of major books and dissertations that fall into the focus and scope of IJEP and that represent central contributions in the field.
IJEP is addressed primarily to researchers, but it is also of interest for those in charge of implementing the results of scientific research. IJEP is an electronic journal publishing articles in English and Spanish and it is four-monthly.
Peer Review Policy. All research articles in this journal have undergone rigorous double-blind peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymized refereeing by two anonymous referees.
IJEP is abstracted/indexed in ERIH Plus, ERIC (Educational Research Information Center), Latindex, Fuente Académica Premier, Educational Research Abstracts Online (ERA), EBSCOHost-Education Source, EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS), DOAJ, SHERPA/RoMEO, Matriz de Información para la Evaluación de Revistas (MIAR), Dialnet and Dulcinea. IJEP is also involved in the Public Knowledge Project (PKP).
Until October 5th 2013, Hipatia Press scientific journals were published under Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial-NoDerivative License(CC BY NC ND). Hipatia Press journals decided to change the license and use the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) as recommended by the Budapest Open Access Initiative taking into account its commitment with Open Access.