Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership (IJEPL) is a refereed electronic journal dedicated to enriching the education policy, leadership, and research use knowledge bases. The Journal welcomes articles on educational policy, leadership, and research use related to a variety of disciplines and educational settings, as well as policy initiatives that emanate from various levels of government. The Journal seeks to build bridges between researchers, policymakers, and practitioners to help identify best practices in learning, teaching, research, policy and leadership. Individuals from each group, therefore, are encouraged to submit articles for publication. Articles must be original research that has not been previously published and should focus on studies and systematic analyses that employ qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methodologies. The number of theoretical articles published will be limited. Because of its international scope, authors are encouraged to focus on the underlying aspects of their research that make the work relevant for the larger community of educators and policymakers. Articles should be 5,000 to 7,000 words. The opinions and conclusions of the authors do not necessarily reflect the policy of PDK International, GMU, or SFU.

 

Section Policies

Policy and Leadership

The Policy and Leadership section welcomes articles on Education Policy and Education Leadership related to a variety of disciplines and educational settings, as well as policy initiatives that emanate from various levels of government.

Editors
  • Daniel Laitsch
  • Jenice View
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Research Use

The Research Use section welcomes articles on all areas of Research Use. Research Use is a broad term that includes three streams focused on using research to improve policy and practice: research on research utilization (studies interrogating the ways in which we use research to effect change in policy and practice); research looking at the ways in which we communicate research; and the application of research (how we systematically apply research to address problems of education policy and practice, such as through meta-analyses or meta-syntheses).

Editors
  • Elizabeth Farley-Ripple
  • Daniel Laitsch
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Special Issue

IJEPL occasionally invites submissions in response to a special issue call for papers. If you have been invited by one of the editors to submit a paper in response to a call for papers, please choose this section to facilitate submission and review.

If you are not responding to a specific call for papers, please select the Policy and Leadership or Research Use strands as appropriate.

Editors
  • Elizabeth Farley-Ripple
  • Daniel Laitsch
  • Jenice View
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Editorial

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Peer Review Process

Submitted articles are forwarded to an editor for initial review. Articles judged to be of sufficient relevance and quality are then be forwarded by the editor to at least three qualified peer reviewers registered with the Editorial Review Board, as appropriate. Both reviewer and author names are confidential throughout review process (double-blind review).

 

Publication Frequency

Articles are published individually as they complete the editorial process.

 

Open Access Policy

By virtue of their appearance in this open access journal, articles are free to use after initial publication under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0 Unported License. See IJEPL's Copyright statement for full details.

 

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

The International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) for IJEPL is 1555-5062