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Adult Education Quarterly

A Journal of Research and Theory

Lead Editor:
Kansas State University
St. Francis of Xavier University, Canada
Cleveland State University
University of Wyoming
2013 Impact Factor: 0.786
2013 Ranking: 99/219 in Education & Educational Research
Source: 2013 Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, 2014)

Adult Education Quarterly (AEQ) is a scholarly refereed journal committed to advancing the understanding and practice of adult and continuing education. The journal strives to be inclusive in scope, addressing topics and issues of significance to scholars and practitioners concerned with diverse aspects of adult and continuing education. AEQ publishes research employing a variety of methods and encourages the submission of innovative and provocative scholarship informed by diverse orientations. AEQ aims to stimulate a problem-oriented, critical approach to research and practice, with an increasing emphasis on interdisciplinary and international perspectives.


In addressing a broad array of issues and practices in adult and continuing education, AEQ features the following orientations and types of articles:

  • Inquiry orientations including (but not limited to): positivism, post-positivism, constructivism, critical theory, feminism, race-based/Africentric, gay/lesbian, and poststructural/postmodern theories
  • Research reports including (but not limited to): survey research, experimental designs, case studies, ethnographic observations and interviews, grounded theory, phenomenology, historical investigations, and narrative inquiry
  • Theoretical and philosophical analyses
  • Critical integrative reviews of adult and continuing education literature
  • Forum essays (position statements or reasoned critiques of articles previously published in AEQ)
  • Essay reviews (commissioned by the editors)
  • Book reviews (contact the book review editor)
  • "To the Editor" comments and contributions
  • Editorials


The audience includes researchers, students, and adult and continuing education practitioners of many orientations including teachers, trainers, facilitators, resource persons, organizational developers, community organizers, and policy designers.


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Individual Single Print Issue $34.00
Frequency: Quarterly eISSN: 1552-3047 ISSN: 0741-7136
Months of Distribution: February , May , August , November Current Volume: 64 Current Issue: 3
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