A regular feature of the journal is state-of-the-art reviews to maintain the continuity of educational debate. An extensive range of recently published books is reviewed. Readership is aimed at educationalists, researchers, and policy makers. The Article of the Year award is given on the basis of the following criteria:

• Ability to communicate original insights regarding the analysis of educational policy and/or, provision, processes, practice and experience - broadly defined to cover a wide range of educational and cultural institutions - with exceptional clarity;
• Potential for challenging and/or changing a range of education fields and/or perspectives, that is, the way that education researchers conceive a problem and offer scholarly analyses;
• Potential for making an original and lasting contribution to debate on social justice and critical enquiry in education and/or innovative new theoretical and methodological scholarship in the field of education and educational research.