The intellectual foundations of education: Core journals and their impacts on scholarship and practice

Rodney K. Goodyear, Dominic J. Brewer, Karen Symms Gallagher, Terence Tracey, Charles D. Claiborn, James W. Lichtenberg, Bruce E. Wampold

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Abstract

Academic journals are the primary mode of communication among researchers, and they play a central role in the creation, diffusion, and use of knowledge. This article updates previous attempts to identify a core set of journals that most education scholars would acknowledge as consequential sources. On the basis of nominations from a panel of experts, 11 primary journals were identified; 3 of these- American Educational Research Journal, Educational Researcher, and Review of Educational Research-were nominated by at least one third of the respondents. The impact of these journals is assessed using a number of alternative metrics. In addition, differences in impact on policy and practice versus scholarship are considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)700-706
Number of pages7
JournalEducational Researcher
Volume38
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009

Keywords

  • Faculty development
  • Higher education
  • Research utilization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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    Goodyear, R. K., Brewer, D. J., Gallagher, K. S., Tracey, T., Claiborn, C. D., Lichtenberg, J. W., & Wampold, B. E. (2009). The intellectual foundations of education: Core journals and their impacts on scholarship and practice. Educational Researcher , 38(9), 700-706. https://doi.org/10.3102/0013189X09354778