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Why are journals important?

Journals are regular scholarly publications which contain articles on specific subjects.

They are important in academic research for a number of reasons:

  • they are the main forum by which research is published,
  • they can explore a narrow topic in depth,
  • they contain current or recent research findings,
  • they are often peer-reviewed so that research findings are checked by other subject experts.

Electronic Journals

If you're looking for an article and you know which journal it's in then the quickest way to check if we have access is to search our list of Electronic Journals .



You can browse electronic journals through BrowZine.  You can use the search box to find specific journals in BrowZine or use the explore journals box to look at titles specifically for Education.

New articles

A good way of keeping up-to-date with current research is to subscribe to alerts from your favourite Education journals.

JournalTOCs is a free service which allows you to set up these alerts.

A selection of new articles from the British Educational Research Journal:

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