Educational Leadership EDD 603: Journals

Recommended scholarly peer-reviewed journals about educational leadership

Journals using qualitative research

American Educational Research Journal - The American Educational Research Journal (AERJ) is the flagship journal of AERA, with articles that advance the empirical, theoretical, and methodological understanding of education and learning. It publishes original peer-reviewed analyses spanning the field of education research across all subfields and disciplines and all levels of analysis, all levels of education throughout the life span and all forms of learning.Submissions reflect the highest quality in a wide range of perspectives, topics, contexts, and methods.

Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis - Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis (EEPA) publishes rigorous, policy-relevant research of interest to those engaged in educational policy analysis, evaluation, and decision making. EEPA is a multidisciplinary journal, and editors consider original research from multiple disciplines, theoretical orientations, and methodologies.

Educational Foundations - Features the social foundations of education.

Educational Researcher - Educational Researcher (ER) publishes scholarly articles that are of general significance to the education research community and that come from a wide range of areas of education research and related disciplines. Published nine times a year, ER aims to make major programmatic research and new findings of broad importance widely accessible.

 The Elementary School Journal - The Elementary School Journal has served researchers, teacher educators, and practitioners in the elementary and middle school education for more than one hundred years. ESJ publishes peer-reviewed articles that pertain to both education theory and research and their implications for teaching practice. In addition, ESJ presents articles that relate the latest research in child development, cognitive psychology, and sociology to school learning and teaching.

Exceptional Children  - Original research on the education and development of exceptional infants, toddlers, children and youth and articles on professional issues of concern to special educators made on the basis of blind peer review.

International Journal of Education & the Arts - Publishes research-based field studies including, among others, aesthetics, art theory, music education, visual arts education, drama education, dance education, education in literature, and narrative and holistic integrated studies.

Qualitative Research in Education - Qualitative Research in Education is an online journal fourth-monthly published by Hipatia which shows the results of qualitative researches aimed to promote significantly the understanding and improvement of the educational processes. Qualitative Research in Education gathers the outcomes from the educational researches carried out in different fields, disciplines and qualitative methodological approaches. These investigations have as a final purpose to improve the educational processes or contexts.

Review of Educational Research - The Review of Educational Research (RER) publishes critical, integrative reviews of research literature bearing on education, including conceptualizations, interpretations, and syntheses of literature and scholarly work in a field broadly relevant to education and educational research.

Journals about educational leadership topics in general

Race Ethnicity and Education - Race Ethnicity and Education is the leading peer-reviewed journal on racism and race inequality in education. The journal provides a focal point for international scholarship, research and debate publishing original and challenging research that explores the dynamics of race, racism and ethnicity in education policy, theory and practice.

Journal of Education Policy - The Journal of Education Policy aims to discuss, analyse and debate policymaking, policy implementation and policy impact at all levels of and in all facets of education. It offers a forum for theoretical debate, and historical and comparative studies, as well as policy analysis and evaluation reports. The journal also analyses key policy documents and reviews relevant texts and monographs.

New Directions for Student Services - A series of thematic journals offering guidelines and programs for aiding students in their total development--emotional, social and physical as well as intellectual.

Journals about organization & management theory

Journal of Leadership Studies - The mission of the Journal of Leadership Studies is to publish leadership research and theoretical contributions that bridge the gap between scholarship and practice and that exemplify critical inquiry into contemporary organizational issues and paradigms. The journal promotes interdisciplinary and interorganizational theory, fostering dialogue that transcends industry specific contexts and that explores leadership's role in improving organizational practices and human life. Published material in the journal will include research-based and theoretical papers that explicitly address leadership on various social, cultural, and organizational contexts.


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What is "peer-reviewed"?

Five minute video that breaks down the "peer-reviewed" process in journal articles.

Recommended article that discusses the top scholarly peer-reviewed journals in the field of Higher Education

Bray, N. J., & Major, C. H. (2011). Status of journals in the field of higher education. The Journal of Higher Education82(4), 479-503. doi:10.1353/jhe.2011.0020