Adult Education Academy

Journal Articles

Publishing Articles in Journals

  • Format: longer (5000-8,000 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

International Journals in Adult Education and Lifelong Learning

Adult Education and Development was a trilingual journal (English, French, Spanish) that has developed into the worldwide leading professional journal on adult education and development with subscribers in over 160 countries.

The journal has been discontinued since the end of 2019.

Publisher: DVV international
Language(s): English, French, Spanish
URL: https://www.dvv-international.de/en/adult-education-and-development/editions/ 
Johanni Larjanko: johanni.larjanko@gmail.com
Managing Editor:
Ruth Sarrazin: sarrazin@dvv-international.de

Adult Education Discourses is a scientific journal that addresses researchers, including especially 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 journal that is dedicated to advancing the understanding and practice of adult and continuing education. It is published quarterly and is scientifically peer-reviewed.

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

Adult Learning is an international, peer-reviewed, practice-oriented journal. The journal publishes empirical research and conceptual work with an audience that includes practitioners and researchers who design, administer, teach, and evaluate programs for adult learners in a variety of settings.

Publisher: SAGE Publications, London, UK
Language(s): English
URL: https://journals.sagepub.com/home/alx
For questions: AdultLearningjournal@gmail.com
To submit online: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/al

Indexing: Academic Search - Premier, Academic Search Alumni Edition, Academic Search Elite, Clarivate Analytics: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Corporate ResourceNET - Ebsco, EBSCO: Academic Search Complete, EBSCO: Communication Source, EBSCO: Education Research Complete, EBSCO: Education Research Index, EBSCO: MasterFILE Premier, EBSCO: OmniFile Full Text Select (H.W. Wilson), EBSCO: OmniFile: Full Text Mega (H.W. Wilson), EBSCO: Professional Development Collection, EBSCO: Vocational & Career Collection, EBSCO: Vocational Studies Complete, EBSCOhost: Current Abstracts, ERIC (Education Resources Information Center), Gale: General Reference Center, Gale: General Reference Center Gold, Gale: InfoTrac Custom, Gale: InfoTrac Student Addition, ProQuest Professional Education, ProQuest Research Library, ProQuest: Education Database, ProQuest: Family Health Database

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 peer-reviewed scholarly journal dedicated to the dissemination of knowledge derived from disciplinary 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

Compare publishes work on the role of education in development and the interaction of the local, the national and the global in education systems and practices. The Editors welcome papers which reflect on practice from early childhood to the end of adult life, in formal and non-formal education.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Online
Language(s): English
URL: https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/ccom20/current
Contact: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ccom

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: https://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: http://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 provides a forum for discussion of 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
Language(s): English
URL: https://journals.sagepub.com/home/adu
Contact: michael.osborne@glasgow.ac.uk

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

New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education is a quarterly journal filled with resources to maximize the effectiveness of all aspects of adult learning. It is known for its depth of coverage.
Readers are instructors, graduate students, administrators, counselors, and policymakers in a broad range of adult and continuing education settings.

Publisher: Wiley Periodicals, LLC , Texas
Language(s): English
URL: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/page/journal/15360717/homepage/productinformation.html
Jovita M. Ross-Gordon, Editor, College of Education, Texas State University
Joellen E. Coryell, Editor, College of Education,Texas State University

Indexing: Academic Search Alumni Edition (EBSCO Publishing), Education Collection (ProQuest), Education Database (ProQuest), ERIC: Educational Resources Information Center (CSC), Higher Education Abstracts (Claremont Graduate University), ProQuest Central (ProQuest), ProQuest Central K-413, Social Science Premium Collection (ProQuest)

Research in Comparative and International Education is a peer-reviewed international journal, that seeks to publish papers of between 5,000 and 10,000 words which report new research in the field of comparative and international education, broadly defined, or which address theoretical and methodological issues in comparative and international education with clear research relevance.

Publisher: Sage Publications, UK, London
Language(s): English
URL: https://journals.sagepub.com/home/rci 
Contact: ertl@bibb.de

Indexing: ERIC (Education Resources Information Center), ERIC (Education Resources Information Center), Elsevier BV Scopus, Ovid ERIC (Education Resources Information Center), ProQuest: ARTbibliographies Modern, Taylor & Francis: Educational Research Abstracts (Online)

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
Language(s): Portuguese, English
URL: https://revistas.rcaap.pt/sisyphus/about
Contact: Pedro Reis, Editor,  sisyphus-editor@ie.ulisboa.pt

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 

The international journal of Adult, Community and professional Learning explores adult learning in different contexts, from basic adult education to training in the workplace to professional learning.

Publisher:The Learner Research Network
Language(s): English
URL: https://thelearner.com/journals/collection#block-2
Contact: support@cgnetworks.org

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