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 Aims and Scope: Educational Studies, as the official journal of the American Educational Studies Association (AESA), invites submissions relevant to AESA and the disciplines of social and educational foundations. AESA was established in 1968 as an international learned society for scholars, researchers, teacher educators, students, teachers, and administrators who are interested in social and educational foundations, both in and outside of schools. The organization has attracted scholars who engage within the disciplines of anthropology, economics, history, philosophy, politics, and sociology of education, as well as race/ethnic, gender, queer, cultural, comparative, and transnational studies. Educational Studies provides a cross-disciplinary forum for the exchange and debate of ideas generated from the above-mentioned fields of study. In addition to research articles, the journal invites submissions of reviews of books, films/documentaries, arts, and new media; essays dealing with pedagogical issues in social and educational foundations courses; and other creative works relevant to social and educational foundations scholarship.

 Book Selection Criteria:

Educational Studies book review division is currently accepting reviews of books for the 2019 AESA Critics’ Choice Awards (see

AESA current year book award covers



To submit a book review please include the following:


Cover letter- In one page or less, please include: 1) the title of your book review, 2) the author and title of the book reviewed, 3) the year the book was published, 4) a rationale as to how this book aligns with the aims/scope of the journal, 5) reviewer information- area of expertise, affiliated association, position, email, phone number and mailing address.


Book review- The book review should be original, insightful and relevant to the aim and scope of Educational Studies.  In this review please provide a detailed, meaningful synopsis and evaluation of the entire book.  Such evaluation should not include the reviewer’s personal opinion.  Rather, it should include a response to how the book is positioned within the larger field of study, what audience would best benefit from such a book and how it contributes or how it does not contribute to the larger body of research.  Please use APA’s guidelines on Book Reviews. The review should be a Microsoft Word document, not exceed 15 pages (double spaced), paginated, and be in Times New Roman 12 point font. Please label your file as date_lastname, first initial.  Example: 8.20.20_Matias,C.doc.



Submissions are ongoing. Please submit online to

If you have any questions please contact Dr. Cheryl E. Matias at  On the subject line write  “Ed Studies Book Review Submission”