About CEF


The Cambodian Education Forum (CEF) was co-founded on July 1, 2020 by a group of three emerging Cambodian researchers (Kimkong Heng, Sopheap Kaing, and Vutha Ros) who aspire to promote education research and publication in Cambodia. The team was later joined by Koemhong Sol, also an emerging Cambodian researcher. The common vision is to provide a platform for Cambodian researchers, educators, teachers, students, and administrators, especially novice and emerging writers, to express their views and share their perspectives, understanding, and research findings on topics relevant to education in Cambodia and beyond.

CEF strongly believes that Cambodian students, teachers, academics, and researchers have a wealth of knowledge and perspectives to share in shaping understanding, beliefs, and attitudes regarding education-related issues confronting Cambodia and other countries in the region and the world.

Although the focus is on education in Cambodia, CEF welcomes and publishes unsolicited short or full-length research articles on educational issues of interest to readers in countries in the region and beyond.


CEF’s main aims are as follows:

  • To provide a publication platform for Cambodian researchers, educators, and students
  • To share knowledge, research findings, and informed opinions about education in Cambodia and beyond
  • To support Cambodian novice writers to publish through quality peer review, mentorship, and editorial processes
  • To publish essays, opinion pieces, and research articles about education in Cambodia and beyond
  • To offer insights from education experts through interviews, discussions, and publications
  • To share education-related resources to students, teachers, academics, and researchers
  • To promote Cambodia’s image in the regional and international arena


CEF is still under development, but the vision behind this initiative is ambitious and inclusive. We seek to promote research and publication in Cambodia, particularly research conducted by Cambodians.

We are currently seeking funding, sponsors, donors, and volunteers to maintain and sustain this platform to offer common benefits to diverse users such as students, teachers, academics, and researchers. 

We start as a small team, aim high, and aspire to make a positive impact on the education sector and the research and publication culture in Cambodia. Now the CEF editorial board is comprised of Editors-in-Chief, Managing Editor, Editors, Associate Editors, Guest Editors, Reviewers, and Junior Reviewers.

We believe each Cambodian has a vital role to play in shaping and improving Cambodian society and raising Cambodia’s image on the global stage.

We start small, aim big, and aspire to create a real positive impact.

About the Cambodian Journal of Educational Research (CJER)

The Cambodian Journal of Educational Research (CJER) is a peer-reviewed academic journal initiated and managed by the Cambodian Education Forum (CEF). CJER publishes English manuscripts in the field of education, which would be of interest to Cambodian or international readership. All manuscripts must be original and have not been previously published or currently under publication consideration elsewhere. All manuscripts submitted to CJER will go through an initial screening by the CJER editorial team. The editorial team will then decide whether or not to send a manuscript for a blind peer review by two invited reviewers.

CJER publishes two issues annually (the first issue will be published in June and the second issue in December). Submissions to CJER can be made throughout the year following the CJER submission guidelines. Accepted manuscripts will be published online first and will later be included in one of the two issues.    

Submission guidelines: https://cefcambodia.com/cjer/


All submissions must be sent to cef.correspondence@gmail.com, and must be sent as two separate Microsoft Word documents:

  1. Blinded manuscript (a manuscript without author names and/or author bios)
  2. Title page (A title page that includes an article title, author names, affiliations, address of the corresponding author, a short author bio of around 50 words for each author)

Kimkong Heng (Co-founder & Editor-in-Chief)
Sopheap Kaing (Co-founder & Former Managing Editor)
Vutha Ros (Co-founder & Editor)
Koemhong Sol (Co-Editor-in-Chief)
Cambodian Education Forum

All correspondence should be sent to the editors at cef.correspondence@gmail.com.

Updated on March 15, 2023