The editorial board is appointed by the Executive of the CIESC and generally hold their positions for three years. The appointment is ratified at the Annual General Meeting of the CIESC. The editorial board carries on its business primarily through email, rather than face-to-face meetings. The editor is in regular contact with Board members.


The Editor's appointment is for five years and is ratified at the Annual General Meeting of the CIESC. Responsibilities of the editor include correspondence with authors, accepting articles submitted to the journal; arranging for peer reviewers; corresponding with authors regarding revisions to articles; editing of articles in both English and French; preparing an editorial note for each issue; reviewing articles included in the issue; working with guest editors of special issues; preparing an annual report on the journal to present to the sponsoring society (CIESC); overseeing the work of the editorial assistant, including contacts with subscribers and organizations that manage institutional subscriptions.

The editor is also responsible for attending international meetings with other editors of comparative and international education journals, which take place at comparative and international education society conferences (e.g. WCCES, CIES) and are used to publicize the journal and provide answers to questions regarding publication. If the editor is not bilingual, there can be two editors, one English speaking and the other French speaking.


Every manuscript undergoes a blind peer review process by at least two referees through our online system. Referees receive a reviewer rating sheet that invites them to comment on the manuscript in terms of Scholarship, Originality, Significance, Timeliness Data Analysis and Presentation, Discussions and Interpretation of Findings, Clarity, Concision and Coherence of the Text, and Quality of the Language and Style, etc. Reviewers also provide comments and often track the article with explicit comments and questions. Articles deemed acceptable with minor or major revisions are returned to authors for revision and re-submission. The editor is responsible for overseeing the peer-review process. The list of reviewers for each volume is printed in the final issue each year. Referees are chosen by the editor and must hold or be working towards a PhD in Education. Reviewers are chosen based on their research and teaching expertise related to the topics and themes of the submitted manuscripts.