Azerbaijan Journal of Educational Studies ("Azərbaycan məktəbi" - in Azerbaijan language; "Азербайджанская школа" - in Russian Language) is an theoretical and pedagogical, peer-reviewed open access academic international journal, published quarterly online by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
For more than 95 years, the journal has played an important role in modernizing the education system, improving the quality of education, promoting advanced teaching methods and forms, studying and disseminating best practices, presenting the views and ideas of prominent scientists to society, forming scientific and pedagogical thinking. The journal publishes articles on current issues, philosophy and the history of education by members of the scientific community, teachers, and psychologists. By the decision of the Supreme Attestation Commission under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the journal was included in the list of publications recommended for publication of the main results of dissertations.
Each of the rubrics in the journal (Educational Management, Educational Philosophy and Educational Theory, Educational Policy, Curriculum, Educational Technologies, Pedagogy, Educational Sociology, Educational History, Special Education, Teacher Training, Assessment, etc. covers conceptual documents such as “State Strategy for the Development of Education in the Republic of Azerbaijan”, “Strategic Roadmap for the National Economic Prospects of the Republic of Azerbaijan”, “Azerbaijan 2030: National Priorities for Socio-Economic Development”, to get the scientific essence of the results of recent large-scale reforms, opportunities for the application of international experience, the content of pedagogical education, students to organize pedagogical training, to create general education institutions in the conditions of international assessment of primary school students, as well as to determine our educational history ) covers rich research facts that shed light on.
The History of the Journal
The first volume of the Journal has been published since 1924. Between 1924 - 1930 years the name of the Journal was New School - "Yeni məktəb" , in 1930 - 1943 the Journal was named “Help to teacher” - "Müəllimə kömək". Since 1943 todays uptodays this academic educational Journal is published under the name Azerbaycan Mektebi, that is to say Azerbaijan School (Azerbaijan Journal of Educational Studies - Eng. (shortened-AJES)) - "Azərbaycan məktəbi". The Journal is the longest-lived academic journal in the history of our press.
For the first time among the former Soviet republics, as a supplement to the "Azerbaijan Journal of Educational Studies", 8 methodical collections were published in different years:
• "Russian language and literature in Azerbaijan" (1947),
• "Teaching of Azerbaijani language and literature" (1954),
• "Teaching of Physics and Mathematics" (1954),
• “Taching of Chemistry and Biology” (1956),
• "Labor and Polytechnic Training" (1958),
• "Teaching of history, society, geography" (1964),
• "Preschool and Primary Education" (1970),
• "Physical Education at School" (1976)
Some of these methodological supplements are still published today.
In the first years of our independence, "Azerbaijan Journal of Educational Studies" faced many problems and danger of closure. However, thanks to the course of sustainable development established in our country by the great leader Heydar Aliyev, as in all areas of education, opportunities and conditions have been created for the continuation of the activities of pedagogical media, including the "Azerbaijan Journal of Educational Studies". The journal is currently making a valuable contribution to the successful reform process of Azerbaijan's education system. The care and attention paid to education by the Azerbaijani state is also reflected in the published articles. The journal consistently publishes articles on educational reforms, including modern development trends.
Collaboration with the journal
Well-known figures of scientific and public sphere of Azerbaijan - Bakir Chobanzade, Mammad Said Ordubadi, Abdulla Shaig, Tagi Shahbazi Simurg, Uzeyir Hajibeyov, Mirza Ibrahimov, Mammad Arif, Mammad Jafar, Ashraf Huseynov, Mammadaga Shiraliyev, Abdulazal Demirchizade, Abasgulu Abbaszade, Magsud Javadov, Jumshud Zulfugarli, Mehdi Mehdizade, Ahmad Seyidov, Agammad Abdullayev, Feyzulla Gasimzade, Hamid Arasli, Akbar Bayramov, Budag Budagov, Mardan Muradkhanov, Bashir Ahmadov, Yusif Talibov, Aliheydar Hashimov, Ajdar Aghayev, Abdul Alizade, Huseyn Ahmadov, Nureddin Kazimov, Yahya Karimov and others have established close cooperation with the journal and conveyed their scientific ideas and pedagogical experience to readers through this journal. In the 70s and 80s of the 20th century, the "Azerbaijan Journal of Educational Studies" was one of the most influential pedagogical publications in the Soviet Union.
The works of well-known pedagogical scientists of the former Soviet Union (USSR Minister of Education Mikhail Prokofiev, prominent Russian scientists, academicians Yuri Babansky, Artur Petrovsky, Mirza Mahmutov, Vladimir Adoratsky, Valery Alekseyev, Alexei Bodalyov, Vladimir Favorsky, Ivan Kairov, members of the USSR Academy of Pedagogical Sciences Daniel Elkonin, Alexander Kotalikov, professors Peter Fridolin, Boris Komarovsky, Pavel Jakobson, Mikhail Abramov, Alexei Amossov, Leb Itelson, Nadezhda Krupskaya, academician Alexander Makovelsky, academician Shalva Amanashvili from Georgia are systematically included in the pages of the journal. The leading scientific and pedagogical publications of the Union have consistently quoted articles published in the "Azerbaijan Journal of Educational Studies" and placed scientific articles on their pages.
Editors-in-chief of the journal
The first editor-in-chief of the journal was Mustafa Guliyev (1924-1928). Later it was led by Abbas Sultanov (1928-1929), Kilincinski (1930), Mikayil Rahimli (1932), Panah Gasimov (1935-1936), Ismail Gasimov (1937-1940), Rustam Huseynov (late 1940), Lalazar Mustafayeva ( 1941-1943), A.M. Gafarli (1947), Rustam Huseynov (1948-1963), Akbar Mirzayev (1963-1974), Ajdar Agayev (1974-1981), Zahra Aliyeva (1981-2006), Najaf Najafov (2006-2018), Rahil Najaf (2018-2021).
Currently, the editor-in-chief of the journal is Arzu Soltan.