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The Caribbean Educational Research Journal (CERJ)
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The Caribbean Educational Research Journal (CERJ) is a fully refereed journal published twice annually, in April and September, by the School of Education at The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados. CERJ is dedicated to building an expanding base for advancing educational research, practice and policy in the Caribbean and beyond.

This journal invites contributions of scholarly articles in education from researchers, educators, and other professionals, on important professional and intellectual issues in the field which are of relevance to the Caribbean. Submissions can be made in any of the following categories: empirical research, other research studies, in-depth opinions/discourses on education; and may relate to educational theory and practice in teaching, learning, curriculum, administration, policy and planning, or research methodology.

Manuscripts should not be more than 5,000 words in length; and should be accompanied by an abstract of 150 to 200 words. All articles should conform to the style of the APA Manual (6th Edition, 2012), and should be typed on 8.5 x 11 inch paper, double-spaced.




The CERJ Co-Editors are:

Professor S. Joel Warrican
Professor of Education (Language, Literacy and Cross-Linguistic Studies)
The Director, School of Education, Cave Hill Campus, UWI


Dr Patriann Smith
Assistant Professor (Language, Diversity, and Literacy Studies)
Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Texas Tech University


Manuscripts should be submitted online ONLY to and

Caribbean Educational Research Journal
The School of Education
The University of the West Indies
Cave Hill Campus, P. O. Box 64
Bridgetown, Barbados
West Indies



CERJ is published twice annually. It is an internationally refereed journal which targets professional educators and is designed to provide informed and analytical commentaries on significant educational issues in, and outside but relevant to the Caribbean.
Subscription rate of CERJ:A copy: Caribbean & International - USD $50

Subscription per copy: Caribbean & International – USD $50

Subscriptions are payable by: Bank Draft or Money Order in Barbados or by Certified Cheque, payable to: Caribbean Educational Research Journal. Please mail to:

The Co-Editor
Caribbean Educational Research Journal
The School of Education
The University of the West Indies
Cave Hill Campus, P. O. Box 64
Bridgetown, Barbados
West Indies



Presentation: Articles submitted for publication should be no more than 5,000 words, with an abstract of 150 - 200 words. Brief biographical notes with full name/s and associated institution/s should be included on a separate page.

A text page with the complete title only - do not include the name(s) of the author(s). A separate page with the title of the manuscript and the name(s) of the author(s). Address all communications and manuscript submissions to:

Professor Joel Warrican
Co-Editor, Caribbean Educational Research Journal
The School of Education
The University of the West Indies
Cave Hill Campus, P. O. Box 64
Bridgetown, Barbados, West Indies

The telephone number is (246) 417-4705, and the fax number is (246) 417-9615.

You may also e-mail us at:

Contributors are reminded that the articles are accepted on the understanding that they do not in any way infringe on any existing copyright, and further, that the contributor or contributors will indemnify the publisher regarding any such breach. By submitting their manuscript, the authors agree that the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute their articles have been given to the Publishers, including reprints, photographic or electronic reproductions, microfilm or any other similar reproductions.

Review Process:

All articles submitted to the journal will be anonymously reviewed to determine their suitability for publication. The final decision regarding publication rests with the Editorial Committee. Unaccepted articles will not be returned.  Please see the attached CERJ Reviewer Application form »


Manuscript preparation, including references and bibliography, should follow the guidelines of the Publication Manual of the APA 4th edition, 1994. The bibliography should contain only those references that are cited in the text. Their accuracy is the responsibility of the author(s).paper, and be numbered consecutively indicating where in the text you would wish to see them appear. All captions should be clear and unambiguous.In addition to articles, the Journal from time to time may publish a variety of other types of material including:Commentaries; Major statements on public policy issues, e.g., Government White Papers and Reports, major speeches/lectures from state and private sources; Book reviews; and Current Bibliography.The Editor reserves the right to make any corrections or alterations considered necessary. Authors will receive one complimentary copy of the Caribbean Educational Research Journal in which his or her article is published.

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