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International Journal of Education and Ageing:



to contribute to a better life for all older people by promoting critical knowledge and understanding of education and learning in later life

Key Aim

to bring together the best of international research, scholarship and practice on education, learning and ageing in a critical but accessible manner.


Call for papers for the final issue of the journal

The International Journal of Education and Ageing (IJEA) has been AEA’s flagship publication since 2010. This high quality, independent, academic journal has succeeded in its mission to feature a truly international range of original research papers.

The Association has come to the decision to cease production of a printed journal and look to develop a future publication that can address the significantly changed context for educational gerontology.

We therefore publish a call for papers for our concluding issue, IJEA Volume 5, number 3. The final issue of IJEA will celebrate its achievements and reflect on the educational, social and policy changes that now impact the challenge of later life learning in all its forms. It will be open access and disseminated widely.

You are invited to make an expression of interest, with an abstract (for articles) or short description (for reports and other items), by 31st January 2023.

Enquiries, expressions of interest and eventual submissions can be sent to Joanna Walker at 

Full details of call for papers here

Purpose and scope

There are other published journals concerned with ageing, older people and society; they sometimes publish articles on older people’s learning and education. But they do not focus on learning in later life and they do not contain the unique critical blend of research and scholarship, and the consideration of their implications, which is to be found in the International Journal of Education and Ageing. This Journal is characterised by new thinking, perspectives and challenges; high standards of critical scholarship; application of research to practice and policy; interest in all disciplines and a determination to be international in both content and audience.

The International Journal of Education and Ageing aims to be accessible to a wide readership. Its international mission and concerns are very clear. It is focused on securing contributors and readers from across the world. In the first nine issues of the Journal contributors from 17 countries outside the United Kingdom, in five continents, were published.



The International Journal of Education and Ageing is published in print format by the Association for Education and Ageing in volumes of three issues per volume. Normally there are four articles in each issue as well as a substantial editorial, book and media reviews and wide-ranging international notes on research and practice. There is an emphasis on articles being readable and accessible. Articles are peer-reviewed and editors are prepared to advise colleagues who want to offer an article but who are not experienced in publishing at this level. 

Articles in current and back issues of the Journal are available in PDF format to current subscribers only by logging into their account and clicking on the 'Journals' link at the top right of the page. Please login here


Articles published

To see a list of articles published in previous issues of the International Journal of Education and Ageing, Vol 1(1)-Vol 4(2), please click here. For articles published Vol 4(2)-Vol 5(1) please click here

The most recent issue of the Journal to be published is Vol. 5 no. 2


Request a sample copy of a recent back number

Contact AEA for a sample copy of the Journal, receivable either as pdf emailed attachment or through the mail as a print issue.


Guidelines to potential contributors for submission of articles

For full details of guidelines for submissions of articles for consideration by the Editors please click here: Guidelines for submissions

Editorial team


Temporary Editorial Team:

Dr Anne Jamieson, Reader Emerita, Birkbeck University of London, UK
Dr Jane Watts, Consultant, Life Long Learning, UK
Dr Joanna Walker, Association for Education and Ageing, UK
























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