Evaluation journals


Peer-reviewed journals:

American Journal of Evaluation (AEA; formerly Evaluation Practice)

Publishes original papers about the methods, theory, practice, and findings of evaluation. The general goal of AJE is to present the best work in and about evaluation, in order to improve the knowledge base and practice of its readers.

Canadian Journal of Programme Evaluation

Published twice a year by the Canadian Evaluation Society. It seeks to promote the theory and practice of program evaluation in Canada by publishing articles, research and practice notes, and book reviews.

Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis

Publishes scholarly manuscripts of theoretical, methodological, or policy interest to those engaged in educational policy analysis, evaluation, and decision making. EEPA is a multidisciplinary policy journal, and considers original research from multiple disciplines, theoretical orientations, and methodologies

Educational Research and Evaluation

Publishes original academic articles aimed at promoting educational processes and outcomes, both well-informed and evidence-based. It is deliberately multi-disciplinary and broad in scope, and addresses rigorous research and evaluation at all levels, and in all sectors and ages of education. 


Publishes original evaluation research, both theoretical and empirical, as well as reviews of relevant literature and overviews of developments in evaluation policy and practice.

Evaluation and Programme Planning: An International Journal

Publishes reports of individual evaluation efforts, and more general articles on issues relevant to the conduct of evaluation and planning.

Evaluation and the Health Professions

Provides a forum for all health professionals interested or engaged in the development, implementation and evaluation of health programmes.

Evaluation Review

Latest applied evaluation methods; wide variety of disciplines (e.g. Education, publication); Qualitative & Quantitative methodological developments; related applied research issues; forum for researchers, planners & policy makers; normally not single- themes; special issues dedicated to topics of interest; not always directly involved with M&E but can provide valuable information for programme planners e.g. estimating cost of preventative programmes.

Evaluation: The International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice

Over the last two decades, evaluation has become a major issue for academics, governmental and public organizations and businesses throughout the world. This has, however, resulted in a body of knowledge scattered across disciplines, professions and countries. To promote dialogue internationally and to build bridges within this expanding field, this journal was launched in July 1995.

Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice

Aims to promote critical inquiry into clinical practice within Medicine, Nursing and the healthcare professions. All aspects of clinical practice evaluation are of interest to the Journal, particularly those which examine the dimensions of effectiveness, appropriateness and efficiency in clinical care.

Journal of Multi Disciplinary Evaluation

A peer-reviewed journal published in association with The Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in Evaluation The Evaluation Center, Western Michigan University. Edited by Michael Scriven and E. Jane Davidson. Mission: the news and thinking of the profession and discipline of evaluation in the world, for the world.

New Directions for Evaluation

Offers program administrators, institutional researchers, and all evaluation specialist techniques and procedures for conducting useful evaluations of all types of programs, from educational curricula to health programs.

Practical Assessment, Research and Evaluation (online journal)

An on-line journal published by the ERIC Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation (ERIC/AE) and the Department of Measurement, Statistics, and Evaluation at the University of Maryland, College Park. Its purpose is to provide education professionals access to refereed articles that can have a positive impact on assessment, research, evaluation, and teaching practice, especially at the local education agency (LEA) level.

Research Evaluation

A peer-reviewed, international journal. It ranges from the individual research project up to inter-country comparisons of research performance. Research projects, researchers, research centres, and the types of research output are all relevant. It includes public and private sectors, natural and social sciences. The term 'evaluation' applies to all stages from priorities and proposals, through the monitoring of on-going projects and programmes, to the use of the results of research.

Studies in Educational Evaluation

Publishes theoretical reflections on evaluation issues of educational programs and empirical evaluation studies of education systems around the world.

Non peer-reviewed journals/Newsletters:


A news service focusing on developments in monitoring and evaluation methods relevant to development projects and programmes with social development objectives.

The Evaluation Exchange

Periodical that contains new lessons and emerging strategies for evaluating programs and policies, particularly those focused on children, families, and communities. Since it was launched in 1995, it has become a nationally known and significant force in helping to shape evaluation knowledge and practice.

The Evaluator

The UK Evaluation Society newsletter communicates news and views about the Society's activities - as well as evaluation matters generally.

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