Journal of International Education and Leadership (JIEL) is a peer-reviewed electronic journal providing a forum for educators, education leaders, scholars, students, and policy makers to address the current topics in the field of education and leadership from a global perspective. The Journal welcomes articles on analysis of educational and leadership discourses, policy and practice across disciplines, and their implication for teaching, learning, and policy making and the topics of education and leadership and a variety of disciplines to include sociology, anthropology, economics, and a broader scope of cultural studies as they relate to education and leadership. Articles should focus on studies and systematic analyses that employ qualitative, quantitative, plural (mixed-methods), and theoretical methodologies from an international scope. Both pedagogical and andragogical perspectives in teaching and learning are welcome.
Peer – Review Process
All articles will be forwarded to the Editor for initial review for its relevance of theme, significance, and over-all quality. Manuscripts judged to fit the aim and the scope and to be of sufficient quality will then be forwarded to two anonymous reviewers. At the end of the review process authors will be notified as to the status of their manuscripts – accept, revise and resubmit, or reject – and will receive substantive feedback from the reviewers. Review process takes approximately 2-4 weeks.
Newly accepted articles will appear continuously on this site but a new issue will be started every quarter and a new volume every year. This is an online-only journal and hard copies are not provided.
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.
Authors hold the copyright to articles published in the Journal of International Education and Leadership. Requests to reprint JIEL articles in other journals should be addressed to the author. Reprints should credit JIEL as the original publisher and include the URL of the JIEL publication. Permission is hereby granted to copy any article, provided JIEL is credited and copies are not sold.
The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.
Journal of International Education and Leadership adheres to the ethical guidelines for code of conduct and best practice guidelines for journal editors put forth by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), viewable on the COPE website.
Articles are sent for review to at least two scholars with relevant experience and expertise. Referees are asked to advise the editors whether the article should be published and if so, with what recommended changes. The editors respond to the author with their decision and a list of any changes needed for the article to be accepted for publication.
Manuscripts that have been accepted for publication but do not conform to the style guide may be returned to the author for amendment. The editors also reserve the right to alter usage to conform to the style guide issued by the publishers. Authors may not supply new materials or request major alterations following the copyediting stage, so should ensure that all text is final upon acceptance.
While every effort is made by the publishers and the editorial board to see that no inaccurate or misleading data, opinions or statements appear in this journal, they wish to make it clear that the data and opinions appearing in the articles herein are the sole responsibility of the contributor concerned. Accordingly, the publishers, the editorial board and editors and their respective employees, officers and agents accept no responsibility or liability whatsoever for the consequences of any such inaccurate or misleading data, opinions or statements.
Plagiarism and Research Fraud
A determination of plagiarism or fabrication by the journal will require contacting the corresponding author’s institution and possibly funding agencies. If plagiarism or fabrication is determined post-publication, the journal will investigate potential courses of action, up to and including formal retraction of the article.
Duties of Authors
All submitted articles should be original works and not concurrently under consideration by any other publication. An author should not borrow substantially from his or her own previously published works nor submit manuscripts describing essentially the same research and conclusions in more than one journal or primary publication. Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in their own work. If authors have drawn on the work of others and/or directly quoted the words of others, such works and direct quotes must be appropriately acknowledged and cited in notes and/or listed in the references at the end of the article, according to the style of the individual journal.
Duties of Reviewers
Peer review assists the editor(s) and the editorial board in making editorial decisions, while the comments which arise from peer review may also assist the author in improving the paper.
Any reviewer who feels unqualified to review the assigned manuscript or unable to provide a prompt review should notify the editor and excuse himself/herself from the review process.
Manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to, or discussed with, others except as authorized by the executive editor. Reviews should be conducted objectively. There shall be no personal criticism of the author. Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments. Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors.
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