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Academic, Special Adult
Hipatia Press
Open access?
Peer reviewed?

Reviewed by: Cheryl LaGuardia, Research Librarian, Widener Library, Harvard University

Don’t let the awkward English phrasing on this title’s home page mislead you: it is full of solid scholarship in the field of educational research. [LaGuardia notes in October 2013; since this review first appeared the journal editor e-mailed me to say the journal has made “changes in English editing to solve [the] clumsy phrasing that you detected.” We appreciate their responsiveness to our review.]

So while the site says it “publishes research outcomes with significant contributions to the understanding and improvement of the educational processes” and “This scientific Journal … pretends to be an international space for discussion and critique through the presentation of theoretical and empirical evidences that could favour educational equity and the advancement of our societies” you should ignore the clumsy online translation and just go immediately to the Current or Archives links to find such interesting and informative articles as, “Educational Policy Research: Progress, Puzzles, and Challenges,” “The Expansion of Higher Education in Brazil: Credentials & Merit,” “The Effects of a Web-Based Vocabulary Development Tool on Student Reading Comprehension of Science Texts,” and “Family Education Improves Student's Academic Performance: Contributions from European Research.”

The site acknowledges “the need to get a response to the excessive compartmentalization of scientific knowledge that traditionally has existed in educational research arena in Spain and Latin America” and the editorial team reflects that focus: 18 of the 27 team members are from Spain and Latin America. But the scope of the journal is broader than that: consider these articles: “Social Inclusion & Exclusion in a Changing Higher Education Environment,” “Overburdened and Underfunded: California Public Schools Amidst the Great Recession,” “Family-School Connections, Early Learning, and Socioeconomic Inequality in the U.S.,” “Overcoming Gender Stereotypes & Improving Learning through the Participation of the "Other Women" in Schools,” and “Mentor-Novice Relationships and Learning to Teach in Teacher Induction: A Critical Review of Research.”

REMIE (this acronym comes from the Spanish title) is indexed in EBSCO’s Education Source. Article and review PDFs are downloadable individually or you can download the entire issue at one fell swoop (not recommended, given the time it takes). The site includes a nifty Worldwide Contributions interactive map with clickable pins associating authors with their locations and providing details about the articles and links to the article PDF.

Any educational researcher or practitioner will want to take a look at this title.

28 Dec 2012
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