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Durham University

Durham University Evidence Centre for Education (DECE)

TRI Journal

Translational Research Insights (TRI) is a new free brief open access on-line and print journal, published four times per year, accepting articles of 2,000 words, written for a general audience interested and involved in educational improvement.

TRI publishes short articles on the topic of improving the use of good research. The Editors welcome articles from academics, policy-makers, practitioners, organisations and members of the general public. Articles must have a focus on the evidence of how best to get high quality education research findings into more widespread use in real-life. This includes how to evaluate ways of getting evidence into use, how to judge high quality evidence, and examples of high quality evidence that should be in more widespread use for policy/practice.

Latest Issue of Translational Research Insights

Issue 5 of Translational Research Insights features book reviews from Ewan MacRae, Cat Scutt and Jonathan Haslam of the new book edited by Prof Stephen Gorard, Getting Evidence into Education: Evaluating the Routes to Policy and Practice.

Issue 5 - June 2020

Previous Issues

TRI issue 1 (Jan 2019) : Professor Stephen Gorard, 'How can we get educators and others to use good research evidence in policy and practice?'

TRI Issue 2 (Mar 2019) : Professor Chris Brown, Dr. Joel Malin, and Ms. Jane Flood, 'Exploring the five key roles school leaders need to adopt if research-informed teaching practice is to become a reality'

TRI Issue 3 (May 2019): Professor Steve Higgins, 'Research evidence and professional experience'

TRI Issue 4 (August 2019) : Dr Stuart Kime, 'Research evidence and professional experience' here

How to Contribute

Articles should be no more than 2000 words and should be accompanied by a brief introduction to the author(s) (100 words), an abstract (200 words) and up to 5 keywords. Articles should be submitted by email to as an MSWord attachment. Articles will be reviewed by the Editorial Board, and any changes requested. Editors are happy to discuss feasible articles.

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