Advisory Board

The SEA Research Advisory Group acts as Editorial Board for the journal. It advises on the direction of the journal and is a reflective body to ensure the journal lives up to its aims and scope.

Editors (2) put together each issue

Peer Review team (up to 15)

Peer Review Policy:

All papers submitted to SERA are screened and reviewed by the editors. This includes a digital originality check (Turnitin or similar). Suitable articles are then sent out for blind peer review to at least two independent referees.

Submissions are judged on original contribution to knowledge, rigour, interest and the quality of the writing. They should be thoroughly proofread before submission and have a clear and convincing structure (see separate document, Preparing your submission).

Reviewers are selected who have expertise and interest in the area of the article to be reviewed. We are grateful to our community of reviewers for the sharing of their knowledge, advice, time and energy towards the development of education-related scholarship.


The journal is published digitally by Steiner Education Australia. It has a rolling acceptance format whereby articles are published online once they are approved. Issues will be advertised twice a year, but articles will become available as soon as they are approved.

All content in the journal is open access and supports the ongoing global exchange of knowledge. Authors will agree to meet the terms of a Creative Commons licence for their work.

General Guidelines

Steiner Education Research in Action will accept submissions of the following:

Peer reviewed articles:

  • Research articles up to 6000 words (without references)
  • Theoretical articles with direct applicability to educational practice

Articles submitted in these categories are double blind peer-reviewed, drawing on an international panel of reviewers.

Editorially reviewed:

The following will also be accepted:

  • Opinion pieces with strong, critically reflective focus. 1000-1500 words
  • Teacher reflections. Up to 1500 words
  • Individual or collective responses to previously published pieces. 500-1000 words
  • Book reviews, 500-1000 words. Authors are advised to contact the editors before writing a review to check suitability
  • Outlines of research projects or theses which should not be longer than 1,500 words. Co-authored pieces, e.g. from theses, by students and supervisors are especially welcomed

Special issues will be announced from time to time which will focus on a particular topic. These will be in line with national SEA and SEANZ priorities, such as assessment, inclusivity, leadership, etc. Anyone interested in leading and editing a special edition should contact the editors.

Author charges

Steiner Education Research in Action will not charge authors for publication at any stage. There will be no submission fees, editorial processing charges, article processing charges, page charges or colour charges.