About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Emerging Perspectives: Graduate Research in Education and Psychology is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal for graduate students in education and educational psychology (e.g., school psychology, counselling psychology), developed by graduate students at the Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary. Emerging Perspectives profiles original research, authentic ideas, and innovative practice from graduate students in both research and professional arenas. Each issue offers a platform for critical discussion, creative dialogue, and knowledge exchange of interest to community practitioners, educators, and researchers in education and health-related settings. To facilitate continuous dialogue, Emerging Perspectives publishes on an ongoing basis.

MISSION: Our mission is to celebrate the academic and scholarly endeavours of graduate students in education and educational psychology while providing a forum for collaborative knowledge exchange and translation.

AIM: We aim to foster a culture of collaborative, interdisciplinary research and to establish graduate students in education and educational psychology as leaders in international, high-quality, impactful scholarly activities. 

Peer Review Process

All submissions will undergo a preliminary screening process to ensure that contributions meet the initial criteria, such as length, consistency with journal theme, overall writing style, and adherence to APA publication style. Papers that do not fulfill these criteria are likely to be rejected without review. Contributions meeting this initial criteria will be passed on to two or more respective reviewers and will undergo a double-blind peer review process. Authors can expect a decision within six weeks of receipt. If a revision is warranted, the correspondence author should submit the revised manuscript within three weeks. If revisions are submitted beyond this timeframe, they may be treated as new submissions and sent to new reviewers for assessment. Once reviewers have received revised manuscripts, a provisional decision is made on the submission. This decision is put forward to the editorial board and a final decision is made. There is no charge associated with publication.

Publication Frequency

Emerging Perspectives aims to publish two issues per year, one in June and one in November. 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. There is no charge to the author to publish with Emerging Perspectives.

This journal uses a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Creative Commons License. 

Journal History

Emerging Perspectives: Interdisciplinary Graduate Research in Education and Psychology was developed by members of the Graduate Programs in Education Students' Association at the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary. These graduate students saw the need to bring together research by graduate students in these fields.