About the Journal

Focus and Scope


Reconceptualizing Educational Research Methodology (RERM) is an open-access, on-line, peer reviewed, English-language journal for researchers and practitioners investigating, tracing and theorizing practices, experimenting with and exploring the potential of a variety of research methodologies to generate knowledge in novel ways.  

RERM is a site for critical academic work around contemporary research methodology, as this connects to concepts and discourses linked to critical poststructuralist, feminist,  postcolonial, posthumanist, new materialist and affective approaches to social science. RERM welcomes contributions that will advance epistemologies and ontologies regarding critical issues around matters of equity and social justice. The publication language of the journal is English, with encouraged inclusions of bilingual terms, quotes and references.

Peer Review Process

Reconceptualizing Educational Research Methodology (RERM) is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal that publishes high-quality, original articles in English. All manuscripts are published following rigorous double-blind peer review. The review process of manuscripts will be done by two or more referees whose field of expertise is pertinent to the subject area.

Referees must respect their privileged position with respect to the manuscripts. They must consider the manuscripts to be privileged information, and should not, therefore, disclose the content to others before publication. 

"We believe that peer review is an ethical process and that it is important to ensure that all feedback is constructive and thoughtful - the aim is to support authors to develop their work and ultimately produce a publishable piece of scholarship. Whilst we may wish to be blunt or dismissive this is not what the reviewing process requires. Composing reviewer reports to submitting authors is a craft in itself which develops over time - but as a rule of thumb we would ask reviewers to be mindful of tone and ensure that their suggestions for amendments are encouraging and constructive. We are attaching a document that outlines the ethical requirements that need to be considered when undertaking reviews and hope that this will be helpful to you in future reviews" http://publicationethics.org/files/Ethical_guidelines_for_peer_reviewers_0.pdf

All material published in RERM will be online in the public domain, but licensed in order to protect the original content.

Open Access Policy

Human Rights Education Review provides open access to its contents, which means that all articles are available on the internet to all users immediately upon publication. All content is published under a Creative commons attribution license (CC-BY 4.0) which means that use and distribution in any medium is permitted, provided the author and the journal are properly credited.

Digital preservation in the PKP Preservation Network

The journal has signed up for the PKP Preservation Network (PKP PN) which uses the LOCKSS program for decentralized distributed digital preservation. This ensures continued access to the journal's content in the event of catastrophic failure or if the journal is no longer published and removed from the web. In these cases, the content can still be made available again by the PKP PN.