London Review of Education

ISSN: 1474-8479

Contact the journal
All general enquiries should be made to the Managing Editor, by emailing


Founded in 2003 by the UCL Institute of Education, the journal reflects the Institute’s broad interests in all types of education in all contexts − local, national, global − and its commitment to analysis across disciplines using a variety of methodologies. It shares the Institute’s aspiration to interrogate links between research, policy and practice, and its principled concern for social justice.
Drawing on these strengths, LRE is a wide-ranging and engaging journal that features rigorous analysis and significant research across key themes in education, including: public goals and policies; pedagogy; curriculum; organization; resources and technology; and institutional effectiveness. Articles and book reviews are written by experts in education, psychology, sociology, policy studies, philosophy and other disciplines contributing to education research, and by experienced researcher-practitioners working in the field. The highest quality of reporting and presentation are ensured through an independent, anonymised process. As an entirely web-based open access journal, LRE has been able to offer innovative features and formats including: epistolary conversation; colour photos and illustrations; illustrative video clips.
LRE welcomes submission of relevant articles and book reviews. Articles should be sent to LRE’s managing editor, Pat Gordon-Smith and book reviews to Dr Pete Wright.


Hugh Starkey, UCL Institute of Education, UK

Editorial Team

All members of the team are based at the UCL Institute of Education, except where indicated.

Book reviews editor: Pete Wright

Associate editors: Vincent Carpentier, Arthur Chapman, Rob Higham, Tamjid Mujtaba, Richard Race (University of Roehampton, London), Sian Preece, Lynne Rogers, Becky Taylor, Jan Tripney

Student members: Nozomi Sakata, Charlotte Vidal-Hall

Managing editor: Pat Gordon-Smith, UCL Press

External Advisory Board

James Banks, University of Washington, USA

Margaret Carr, University of Waikato, New Zealand

Allan Luke, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Geetha Nambissan, Jawaharlal University, New Delhi, India
Miguel Pereyra, University of Granada, Spain
Eileen Scanlon, Open University, UK
Juergen Schriewer, Humboldt University, Germany
Harvey Siegel, University of Miami, USA
Jasmine Boon Yee Sim, National Institute of Education, Singapore
John Smyth, University of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Ken Zeichner, University of Washington, Seattle, USAZhou Zuoyu, Beijing Normal University, China






    Open access policy

    All articles published in The Journal of the Sylvia Townsend Warner Society are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY) 4.0 international license agreement and published open access, making them immediately and freely available to read and download. The CC-BY license agreement allows authors to retain copyright while allowing others to copy, distribute, and make some uses of the work. Further information regarding this can be found in our Journals Editorial Policy.


    Abstracting & indexing

    UCL Press work with subject specific indexers to deposit published articles in relevant repositories and search databases. Further information will be published here and on the journal homepage.


    Peer review

    The Journal of the Sylvia Townsend Warner Society operates double blind peer review, where both the reviewers and authors are anonymised during review. Authors should submit an anonymous version of the manuscript, stripped of all identifying references to the author(s) for peer review.

    Further information regarding peer review can be found on our editorial policy pages, here.


    Article publication charges (APC)

    UCL Press journals do not charge an Article-Processing Charge (APC). The Journal of the Sylvia Townsend Warner Society authors of accepted papers will not be required to make an APC payment before publication of their article.


    Archival content

    Previous volumes of The Journal of the Sylvia Townsend Warner Society are available via the Sylvia Townsend Warner Society. Please contact the society for further information, or to read more please follow this link here on the Sylvia Townsend Warner Society website








    How to submit

    Authors should follow the journal’s author guidelines. Manuscripts that are not formatted appropriately for the journal will be referred to edit accordingly before peer review.

    All submissions should be sent to the Editor. Please email your full manuscript, author CV, as well as a 300 word abstract to the Editor at
    Before submitting to the journal, all authors must have read and agreed to the jjournal’s editorial policy.


    Preparing your manuscript

    Authors are requested to reference the UCL Press author guidelines, as well as the following specific instructions outlined here. It is the responsibility of the author to ensure adherence to the style guide. Please note that editors will not undertake any extensive formatting to this extent, and anything not adhering to the guidelines might be returned for revision.

    The Journal of the Sylvia Townsend Warner Society operates double blind peer review, where both the reviewers and authors are anonymised during review. Authors should submit an anonymous version of the manuscript, stripped of all identifying references to the author(s) for peer review. The word count should be clearly indicated. All submissions must be in .doc or .docx format to facilitate the peer-review process.



    Title page (non-blinded version)
    Include the full title, the full names of contributing authors including their institutions/affiliation and address, and their institutional email address (including ORCiD ID’s). The corresponding author should also be identified.

    Present the abstract as an overview of your article (up to 250 words), giving a summary of the contents and major themes. (Note that this will ultimately be used by search engines, and it will form part of the meta-data that will be seen first by people searching your article.)

    Please list up to 10 keyword terms that accurately reflect the article.

    Main body of text

    List of abbreviations
    If any abbreviations have been used, please define and list them accordingly under this heading.

    End notes
    Use endnotes rather than footnotes, for any additional notes and information. These appear at the end of the main text, before References. All notes should be used only where crucial clarifying information needs to be conveyed.

    The Acknowledgements page mentions everyone whose contribution to the work you wish to recognise.

    A full references list should contain all the sources cited in the text.

    Declarations and conflict of interests
    Clearly state the following in the article:

      • Consent from all authors for publication and their contributions
      • Clearly declare any possible conflicts of interest, including but not limited to financial and non-financial competing interests. Where there are no conflicts of interests or competing interests, authors must clearly declare this under the same heading. For further information, please refer to the journal’s Editorial Policy.
      • Ethics approval statement (where applicable)
      • Consent for publication (where applicable)


    Article types

    Original research article
    Original research articles are detailed studies reporting original research classified as primary literature.

    Review article
    Reviews provide critical and systematic appraisal of the current research to provide authoritative judgement to its particular context, topic, and field.

    Book review
    Book reviews are brief concise articles that provide an evaluation of a published scholarly book.

    Book reviews are generally invited only, however suggestions are welcome and should be sent to the Editors of the journal. A book review might assess the importance of a book's contributions to a particular field covered by the journal’s aims and scope and should aim to objectively review the strengths and weaknesses that concern the journal’s audience. (Please refer to the journal’s aims and scope).


    Special issues

    The Journal of the Sylvia Townsend Warner Society welcomes proposals from Guest Editors for specific special issues. These special issues are themed and focused publications that fit within the overarching remit of the journal. Proposals are welcome from editors with a specialism in any relevant field.

    All general enquiries should be made to the Editor at:









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