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About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The Journal of Leadership, Equity, and Research provides an interdisciplinary forum among educators in K-12 and higher education systems. The focus of the journal is on promising practices, voices from the field, policy, and research in leadership of diversity and equity.  

The Journal of Leadership, Equity, and Research publishes four types of articles – Feature Articles, Reviews/Essays/Responses, Case Stories and Book/Media Reviews. Feature articles present important data-based research results of broad significance for leadership in equity.  Reviews/Essays/Responses describe new developments related to leadership, instruction, and promising practices of equity. These should be research-based and well referenced.  Case Stories describe particular innovative attempts to improve practice or particular situations that may inform the field, student voice maybe highlighted in case stories.  Book and Media Reviews examine recent works that are likely to be of interest to educators and leaders focused on equity.

Peer Review Process

Reviewers represent a group of faculty from higher education institutions.  Typically three reviewers will evaluate each submission; each review typically will take up to two months

Publication Frequency


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


CLEAR wishes to thank the following generous supporters.

Journal History

The Journal of Leadership, Equity, and Research was created by the Executive Director and Program Director of CLEAR as a way of publishing, organizing and disseminating resources and research about equity.