Submission guidelines

We are keen to encourage collaboration and debate by representing a wide range of views, and welcome submissions from teachers, researchers, teacher educators, and all others engaged in supporting educators and the education system. Impact includes contributions in the following formats:

  • Research: Summaries of current, original research (including practitioner research) with their implications for pedagogy
  • Perspectives: Pieces offering a clear, balanced, research-informed review or critique of a particular topic within the issue theme
  • Case studies
  • Reflections: Teachers discussing a specific piece of research and how it has informed their practice.

Each issue of Impact is themed, but we are also open to any submissions which have particular relevance for classroom practice; this enables Impact to include timely research, even where this does not fit in the current theme. We run a relatively short publishing schedule, with calls for papers usually being issued 4-6 months before publication of an issue. Initial calls for papers require a title and short abstract, which is then reviewed. Full submissions are then requested, with submissions being peer-reviewed and returned for revision before approved final articles are published in the print and / or online versions of Impact.

All submissions should follow the style and word limits of our author guidelines.