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Author information
Full names and email addresses of all co-authors on your manuscript.

Cover letter
A cover letter that includes the following information, as well as any additional information requested in the instructions for your specific article type (see main manuscript section above):

  • An explanation of why your manuscript should be published in Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training
  • An explanation of any issues relating to journal policies.
  • A declaration of any potential competing interests 
  • Confirmation that the content of the manuscript has not been published, or submitted for publication elsewhere (see our Duplicate publication policy)
  • If you are submitting a manuscript to a particular special issue, please refer to its specific name in your covering letter
  • If you have chosen the “No revisions option”, please briefly state this in your cover letter


No Revisions option
Submitting authors can choose a "No Revisions" option. This means that papers are either accepted or rejected. There will be no request for a revision. Authors who receive an acceptance with some minor improvement suggestions will have the option of publishing the paper without changes or, preferably, following the improvement suggestions. The latter, however, is not a condition for publication.

Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2023 Citation Impact
    1.6 - 2-year Impact Factor
    1.4 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.352- SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.503 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2023 Speed
    11 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    213 days submission to accept (Median)

    2023 Usage
    279,678 downloads
    20 Altmetric mentions

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Society affiliation

Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training is an initiative of the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) (Bern, Switzerland), in collaboration with the German Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BiBB). The publication costs for the journal are covered by the Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education (SCCRE), so authors do not need to pay an article-processing charge.