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Aims and scope

This is the first video journal in the field of education with the purpose of capturing the latest developments in educational practice. The journal aims to develop integrated visual approaches to educational research and practitioner knowledge in order to encourage innovation and to establish new research frontiers in education.

In particular, the journal focuses on 3 main areas:

Educational research at large, in all forms of education and pedagogy, containing a strong video/visual component. The video component must be outstanding either in the methodology, in the way data were collected, or results are shown. This includes in particular:

  • Teacher education
  • Classroom teacher and child observation
  • Workplace learning
  • Technology and social learning across multi-disciplinary domains of practice

Visual approaches to educational research:

  • Research on new visualization methodologies
  • Research and case-based studies to facilitate video data collection, dissemination, critical engagement and analysis
  • Integrated approaches to educational research

Research in visual and digital humanities, including philosophical reflection on the use of digital and visual resources in the humanities, particularly:

  • Philosophical approaches in the study of visuality in education and society
  • Other forms of visual pedagogy such as documentary, film and social media
  • Cultural analytics, cultural studies and ethnography

Why publish your article in Video Journal of Education and Pedagogy?

High visibility

Video Journal of Education and Pedagogy's open access policy allows maximum visibility of articles published in the journal as they are available to a wide, global audience. 

Speed of publication

Video Journal of Education and Pedagogy offers a fast publication schedule whilst maintaining rigorous peer review; all articles must be submitted online, and peer review is managed fully electronically (articles are distributed in PDF form, which is automatically generated from the submitted files). Articles will be published with their final citation after acceptance, in both fully browsable web form, and as a formatted PDF; the article will then be available through Video Journal of Education and Pedagogy and SpringerOpen.


Online publication in Video Journal of Education and Pedagogy gives you the opportunity to publish large datasets, large numbers of color illustrations and moving pictures, to display data in a form that can be read directly by other software packages so as to allow readers to manipulate the data for themselves, and to create all relevant links (for example, to PubMed, to sequence and other databases, and to other articles).

Promotion and press coverage

Articles published in Video Journal of Education and Pedagogy are included in article alerts and regular email updates. 
In addition, articles published in Video Journal of Education and Pedagogy may be promoted by press releases to the general or scientific press. These activities increase the exposure and number of accesses for articles published in Video Journal of Education and Pedagogy


Authors of articles published in Video Journal of Education and Pedagogy retain the copyright of their articles and are free to reproduce and disseminate their work (for further details, see the copyright and license agreement).

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Open access

All articles published by Video Journal of Education and Pedagogy are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers. Further information about open access can be found here.

As authors of articles published in Video Journal of Education and Pedagogy you are the copyright holders of your article and have granted to any third party, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use, reproduce or disseminate your article, according to the SpringerOpen copyright and license agreement.

For those of you who are US government employees or are prevented from being copyright holders for similar reasons, SpringerOpen can accommodate non-standard copyright lines. Please contact us if further information is needed.

Article-processing charges

The publication costs for Video Journal of Education and Pedagogy are covered by Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research, University of Waikato (NZ); Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia; Institute of Education, Massey University (NZ); College of Educational Studies, Chapman University (USA); Department of Learning and Philosophy, Aalborg University (Denmark); Faculty of Education, University of Auckland (NZ); Department of Informatics and Computing, University of Applied Sciences (Croatia), so authors do not need to pay an article-processing charge.

Indexing services

The full text of all articles is deposited in digital archives around the world to guarantee long-term digital preservation. You can also access all articles published by SpringerOpen on SpringerLink.
We are working closely with relevant indexing services including PubMed Central and Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics) to ensure that articles published inVideo Journal of Education and Pedagogy will be available in their databases when appropriate.

Peer-review policy

Peer-review is the system used to assess the quality of a manuscript before it is published. Independent researchers in the relevant research area assess submitted manuscripts for originality, validity and significance to help editors determine whether the manuscript should be published in their journal. You can read more about the peer-review process here.

Video Journal of Education and Pedagogy operates a double-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers do not know the names or affiliations of the authors and the reviewer reports provided to the authors are anonymous.
Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by two to three experts who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates already published work, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication. Reviewers will also be asked to indicate how interesting and significant the research is. The Editors will reach a decision based on these reports and, where necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board.

Editorial policies

All manuscripts submitted to Video Journal of Education and Pedagogy should adhere to SpringerOpen's editorial policies.

Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations.

Citing articles Video Journal of Education and Pedagogy

Articles in Video Journal of Education and Pedagogy should be cited in the same way as articles in a traditional journal. Because articles are not printed, they do not have page numbers; instead, they are given a unique article number.

Article citations follow this format:

Authors: Title. Video J Educ Pedagogy [year], [volume number]:[article number].

e.g. Roberts LD, Hassall DG, Winegar DA, Haselden JN, Nicholls AW, Griffin JL: Increased hepatic oxidative metabolism distinguishes the action of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor delta from Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor gamma in the Ob/Ob mouse. Video J Educ Pedagogy 2009, 1:115.

refers to article 115 from Volume 1 of the journal.

Appeals and complaints

If you wish to appeal a rejection or make a complaint you should, in the first instance, contact the Editor who will provide details of the journal's complaints procedure.