Compare Forum

The Compare Forum was established in 2011 as a dedicated space in the journal.

‘It is an important space in the journal where different actors and organisations can develop and respond to key contemporary issues in the field of comparative and international education.’ Yusuf Sayed, Compare Forum Editor, Inaugural edition 41:1, (2011)

From time to time, contributions to the Compare Forum will be made available on a special page of the BAICE website as a way to increase response rate and encourage debate.  These will be the Author Original Manuscripts – original submitted material prior to peer review – accompanied by links to final printed material as they become available.  Each submission will be accompanied by a comments section for reader feedback and discussion.

Submission Requirements

  • A Forum submission is an informed and critically reflective contribution to a topic drawing from different experiences, which may include researcher and practitioner.
  • Submissions should be multi-authored and no more than 9,000 words including references.
  • Perspectives and views should therefore be made concisely with reference to relevant literature. For guidelines on referencing, visit the Compare website author information section.
  • While Forum submissions are not traditional academic articles, the writing style must nevertheless avoid the use of jargon and undefined acronyms.  Submissions should not be overly-rhetorical or polemical.

We welcome suggestions for topics. Contact the editorial office for further details.