The Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research proudly celebrated 10 years of researching education in the United Arab Emirates, the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, and beyond. Its dedication to advancing knowledge and understanding of education and social policy continues with the 2020 launch of its journal, the Gulf Education and Social Policy Review.

The Gulf Education and Social Policy Review is an official publication of the Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research. The Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research provides all financial support for the journal. Though some of the Foundation’s staff are members of the Editorial Board, these members are fully independent in their editorial decision-making. Hosted and Produced by Knowledge E.

Aims and Scopes

The Gulf Education and Social Policy Review seeks to support scholarship in the region, addressing the dissemination gap and encouraging critical, data-driven reflection, evaluation, and contextualization of the myriad factors, influences, and rapid reforms that are taking place in the Gulf’s complex developmental landscapes. The journal supports emerging regional academics, presents the Gulf region as a fruitful area of study for established international scholars, and penetrates the silos of different educational actors to inform best practices and agendas worldwide. In line with this, the journal provides publishing support for local and regional conferences, including biannual meetings of the Gulf Comparative Education Society.


The Gulf Education and Social Policy Review is an open-access journal. In line with this, its publishing platform from Knowledge E is a part of the SHERPA/RoMEO database, and it is a RoMEO blue journal. As a RoMEO blue journal, the publisher’s versions and PDFs of articles are archived. Authors can post the publisher’s version and/or PDF on their websites, open-access repositories, PubMed Central, and arXiv. Authors may also enter into additional separate contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the archived publisher's version/PDF (e.g., publication in a book).

Authors retain their copyright and grant this journal the right of first publication. At the same time, the manuscript is published under a Creative Commons Attribution License, allowing “others [to] distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon [authors’] work, even commercially, as long as they credit [the authors] for the original creation” (Creative Commons, n.d.).

Publishing Ethics

The Gulf Education and Social Policy Review observes strict ethical guidelines in publishing. The journal adheres to the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), including its best practices on authorship, conflicts of interests, and ethical oversight as it relates to human subject research, the peer review process, and plagiarism.

Plagiarism Check

All papers published by Knowledge E Publishing have been screened for plagiarism using the Crossref Similarity Check powered by iThenticate. All Knowledge E published content is permanently archived in Portico, a not-for-profit organization with a mission and singular focus to provide a permanent archive of electronic scholarly content.

Article Processing Charges (APC)

The Gulf Education and Social Policy Review doesn’t charge the authors any article processing charges. Also, there are no submission fees. 

Online ISSN: 2709-0191