ECL Professor edits one of the most popular education journals
21 May 2012
Professor Mark Brundrett of the Faculty of Education, Community and Leisure has recently heard the good news that the journal he edits is one of the most popular education journals in the UK and worldwide.
Professor Brundrett was informed recently by major publisher, Routledge, that Education 3-13: International Journal of Primary, Elementary and Early Years Education had over 76,000 full text downloads of whole articles in 2011, making it one of their top five journals for the year.
Professor Brundrett said, "We are really delighted with this news. I have edited the journal for nearly ten years now and it has just grown and grown. The focus of the journal is primary education and there seems to be a real interest in the material that we publish amongst academics and students worldwide. Our main problem is that we now have so many contributions we find it hard to publish all those that are accepted by our panel of referees."
Education 3-13 is taken in hard copy by around 200 major academic libraries in 27 countries and by many thousands more online. In order to meet the level of interest it will move to six issues per year from 2013. The journal was founded in 1973 and is now in its 40th volume. A book is being produced to celebrate this anniversary which will be available from Routledge later this year under the title of Education 3-13: Forty Years of Research on Primary Education.
Professor Brundrett commented, "The book is a collation of articles published in the journal over its forty year history that have been chosen to cover all the major areas associated with primary education. It is edited by leading academics in the field, all of whom are on the board of the journal. We feel that it’s a great compliment that Routledge have decided to do this and we hope that the text will be a great resource to scholars interested in primary education."