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Journal of Vocational Education & Training

Aims and Scope

The Journal of Vocational Education and Training (JVET) is a peer-reviewed international journal which welcomes submissions involving a critical discussion of policy and practice, as well as contributions to conceptual and theoretical developments in the field. It includes articles based on empirical research and analysis (quantitative, qualitative and mixed method) and welcomes papers from a wide range of disciplinary and inter-disciplinary perspectives.

The journal embraces the broad range of settings and ways in which vocational and professional learning takes place and, hence, is not restricted by institutional boundaries or structures in relation to national systems of education and training. It is interested in the study of curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment, as well as economic, cultural and political aspects related to the role of vocational and professional education and training in society. The journal hosts a biennial international conference to provide a forum for researchers to debate and gain feedback on their work, and to encourage comparative analysis and international collaboration.

From the first issue of Volume 48, 1996, the journal changed its title from The Vocational Aspect of Education to Journal of Vocational Education and Training.

JVET Resources

Recent JVET articles

JVET’s Editorial Board and Editorial Management Committee

The Editorial Board of the Journal of Vocational Education and Training is made up of active researchers from all over the world, who are publishing in every area of technical, vocational and professional learning. The Board includes early career researchers as well as those who are well established, but generally members will have published at least one article in the journal. Although Members are usually university-based academics, we welcome members who are attached to other organisations such as governmental agencies or professional bodies. Membership of the Board is normally for a period of five years, though this may be extended.

The main purpose of the Editorial Board is to ensure that the journal maintains its relevance in the international field of research related to vocational education and training by advising the editor and by reviewing submitted articles. We are committed to providing contributors with critically constructive reviews and we ask Editorial Board members to be prepared to review up to four articles a year.

Members of the Editorial Management Committee (EMC), which leads and organises the journal, are nominated from within the Editorial Board. The EMC has responsibility for both the strategic development of the journal and its day-to-day administration. It is chaired by the editor and it meets in England three times a year. Members from overseas are expected to attend at least the spring meeting in person but may attend the others meetings on-line as convenient.

How to join our Editorial Board

If you have recently published in an area relevant to the journal; you agree with the journal’s aims and scope (available here); and you are interested in joining the Editorial Board, please contact jvetman@jvet.co.uk briefly detailing your research publications and your area of expertise and any experience of reviewing. We will evaluate your request based on how well your expertise fits the current needs of the journal. At present we especially welcome reviewers who have knowledge of researching contexts outside of Europe and Australia as well as reviewers with statistical expertise.