VCU School of Education starts peer-reviewed, open-access journal

The Virginia Commonwealth University School of Education introduces a peer-reviewed, open-access academic journal for education scholars and practitioners.

The Commonwealth Review of Education will be published biannually by VCU graduate students with support from faculty members. The inaugural issue of CRE in Spring 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the School of Education.

"CRE will provide our doctoral students a training ground for careers in academia, a place where they can experience academic publication as editors and reviewers, as well as authors.” said Guofang Wan, Ph.D., director of graduate studies and editor of the journal.  

The journal addresses a broad range of topics on issues, challenges and opportunities in the field of education including research studies, discussions, literature reviews and perspective pieces.

“I am excited to be a part of a journal that incorporates all aspects of education, from research and policy to practice, among the different sub-disciplines in the field,” said Stefani Thachik, associate editor. “Education does not occur in silos, so I'm looking forward to reading a journal that will open my eyes to different areas of research outside of my focus.”

CRE editors will accept manuscripts from graduate students and faculty members in collaboration with graduate students. The deadline for submissions for the first edition is January 15, 2015.

“The dedicated Commonwealth Review of Education team is excited about our first call for submissions and about the prospects CRE holds for providing visibility and recognition for VCU's School of Education," said Tamara Sober, associate editor.

About VCU and VCU Medical Center

Virginia Commonwealth University is a major, urban public research university with national and international rankings in sponsored research. Located in downtown Richmond, VCU enrolls more than 31,000 students in 226 degree and certificate programs in the arts, sciences and humanities. Sixty-seven of the programs are unique in Virginia, many of them crossing the disciplines of VCU’s 13 schools and one college. MCV Hospitals and the health sciences schools of Virginia Commonwealth University comprise VCU Medical Center, one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers. For more, see