The American Educational Research Association has named Greg Duncan, Mark Warschauer and Jacquelynne Eccles (pictured left to right) as the inaugural editors of AERA Open, a new open-access journal. Warschauer, professor of education and informatics and associate dean of UC Irvine’s School of Education, will serve as editor-in-chief of the publication, with UC Irvine Distinguished Professors of education Duncan and Eccles as co-editors. AERA Open is among only a few open-access journals being produced by social and behavioral science associations. Warschauer, Duncan and Eccles were selected after an extensive nomination and application process. “Education research is a field that seeks to study and lead in innovation and learning,” said AERA executive director Felice J. Levine. “Who could hope for anything more than the Warschauer-Duncan-Eccles team as inaugural editors?” The journal will publish important cumulative and incremental research and aims to serve as a forum for innovation, new inquiry and ideas, interdisciplinary bridge building, and work that fosters the connection of research to policy and practice. It will begin receiving manuscripts on July 1, the start of the new editors’ four-year terms.