NW 11, Educational Improvement and Quality Assurance, has issued a Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Emerald's "Quality Assurance in Education".

Submission deadline: 30 April 2018
Guest Editor: Dr Heidi Flavian, Achva Academic College
Please find the Call for Papers here.

Call for papers
Educational leaders, who understand the dynamic and the ongoing changes school-systems are going through internationally, use assessments as basic tools to promote professionalism and to develop proper quality assurance within schools. The different views in regard to assessments, quality assurance and their contribution to educational processes, emphasize the diversity among school systems. Nevertheless, these differences are amenable to study, and researchers can present and share their insights in order to allow educational leaders and policymakers to learn one from another.
Whereas educators use tests and assessments in order to learn about the quality of their students' learning processes, there are many elements that could be assessed and studied in order to scientifically define quality of educational institutions. However, as well as the composition, structure and functioning of these institutions many internal and external factors should be assessed as well.
Understanding the contribution of the variety of assessments to the process of quality assurance in schools is the basis for this special issue. Authors are welcome to submit papers which present a variety of aspects of assessments and their contribution to the quality assurance in various school systems internationally.

Scope of this special issue
An indicative list of themes includes, but is not limited to:

  • Assessments and learning
  • Cultural diversity and the use of assessment development
  • Learning assessments and quality assurance
  • Quality approaches
  • Educational improvement
  • Quality indicators and predictors
  • Relations between learning assessments and learning quality
  • Teaching quality vs. teaching goals
  • Quality of educational processes vs. quality of educational results
  • Equal quality criteria for different schools or different cultures


Emerald Website: http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/call_for_papers.htm?id=7641

Submissions in English should be made via ScholarOne Manuscripts, Quality Assurance in Education online submission and peer review system. This special issue is scheduled to be published in late 2018. Registration and access will open shortly at: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/qae.

When submitting your manuscript, please ensure you choose this special issue from the drop down menu on page 4 of the submission process. Please follow the journal’s author guidelines: http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=qae

Full information and guidance on using ScholarOne Manuscripts is available at the Emerald ScholarOne Manuscripts Support Centre: http://msc.emeraldinsight.com/

Important dates
Submission deadline: 30 April 2018
Initial feedback to authors (indicative): 10 June 2018
Revisions due (indicative): 10 July 2018 - Followed by further reviews and revisions
Publication date: second half of 2018