Specialized journals in History of Education are facing some challenges of great significance and importance, in some cases touching core and fundamental aspects of the publishing projects that do not differ much from Social Sciences and Humanities. Questions are many: how the models of editorial management influence the forms and styles of scientific production? Which role could social media play in the dissemination of progress, developments and results of the journals? Does the evaluation formulas of editorial quality take into account the peculiarities of the discipline? Is the impact factorcomparable to scientific quality? What is the most desirable kind of access to information? What weight should the editorial management have in the process of accreditation and evaluation of researchers? How many publications the scientific community is capable of absorbing? What is the real need for scientific journals? Who is their audience?
The book presented here represents the first result of an honest effort of international cooperation and communication between various publishing projects: Connecting History of Education Working Group.