Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Impacting Education (IE) seeks to provide a forum where academics and practitioners alike may publish scholarly articles that meaningfully contribute to the improved preparation of PK-20 educational leaders through the examination of the development, redesign, and improvement of professional preparation programs as well as the outcomes of such programs including the skills, knowledge, dispositions, and impact of EdD program graduates. As such, scholarship generated in IE will have strong implications for the management and policies of schools of education, their EdD programs and the research, teaching, and learning of their faculty and students.

IE publishes research articles, dissertation in practice research articles (see section policies for special note), essay manuscripts and book reviews of works that support the preparation of educational leaders.

 

Section Policies

Research Articles

Research articles provide empirical evidence of promising practices, new models, or other insights for Education Doctorates. Based on theory and data these manuscripts strengthen, improve, and support the EdD as a degree that develops scholarly practitioners. IE challenges authors to offer evidence of the best ways to prepare practitioners to address the educational challenges of the 21st century.

All research manuscripts will undergo peer review.

Requirements:
Research manuscripts will range between 5000-7000 words and may contain up to 40 references. They may be solicited or unsolicited. Manuscripts should be double-spaced with .75 in. margins and must be accompanied by an abstract of about 100–150 words as well as by a list of 3–5 keywords. The editors encourage contributors to avoid including explanatory notes whose material can be incorporated into the text.

To Submit: Authors must register and assign yourself as an author with the journal. Then you may submit HERE.  

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Research Articles from Dissertations in Practice

An article derived from a Dissertation in Practice will be considered if the author/s shape the scholarly piece in a way that improves the understanding of how a Dissertation in Practice (i.e., process and product) advances the notion of preparing the Scholarly Practitioner.

IE challenges author/s to explain a problem of practice and attend to both the process of inquiry and the particular, context-specific research outcomes that fostered improved understanding of the problem and value added to the field of educational practice. In addition, author/s should include a personal reflection that:

  • Addresses one or more of CPED¹s Principles for EdD program development (available at cpedintiative.org),
  • Describes how inquiry and research skills are now an integral part of professional practice and how these skills have or will help impact pressing problems found in practice beyond the Dissertation in Practice experience.

These articles will undergo peer review.

Requirements: Articles from Dissertations in Practice will range between 5000-7000 words and may contain up to 40 references. They may be solicited or unsolicited. Manuscripts should be double-spaced with .75 in. margins and must be accompanied by an abstract of about 100–150 words as well as by a list of 3–5 keywords. The editors encourage contributors to avoid including explanatory notes whose material can be incorporated into the text. 

To Submit: Authors must register and assign yourself as an author with the journal. Then you may submit HERE

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Essays

Essays are theory and/or research-based and aimed at conveying evidence of impact of Education Doctorates on practice. For academic authors, submissions may describe new program developments of broad significance or highlight unresolved questions and future directions for the Education Doctorate. For practitioner authors, submissions should clearly explain the impact their Education Doctorate has had on their professional practice. Examples might include describing the impact of what was learned in coursework, the impact that doing a dissertation in practice in their professional setting had, or evidence of their scholarly practitioner knowledge, skills, and dispositions as developed by their EdD program. Dissertation in Practice work is suitable for this type of submission if it provides insight into programmatic influence and is contextualized in what was learned. Ideas above also provide a list into the type of articles that would be suitable. All essays will undergo peer review.

Requirements:
Essays will range between 2,000-5,000 words and may contain up to 20 references. Manuscripts should be double-spaced with 1 in. margins and must be accompanied by an abstract of about 100–150 words as well as by a list of 3–5 keywords. The editors encourage contributors to avoid including explanatory notes whose material can be incorporated into the text. They may be solicited or unsolicited.

To Submit: Authors must register with the journal and assign yourself as an author. You can then submit your essay HERE.

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Book Reviews

A section of the journal will be reserved for reviews of current books that meaningfully contribute to the development of theory, policy and practice for the improved preparation of PK-20 educational leaders in education doctorate programs. They are written by individuals who have read the book (other than the authors or editors) and found  it to be useful to support learning opportunities for those interested in improving professional preparation.

A full book review may concern only one book or monograph or several works.

Length should be between 750-1000 words. The review should give readers an engaging, informative, and critical discussion of the work. The review should consider:

  • The intended audience for the book and who would find it useful;
  • The background of the author;
  • The main ideas and major objectives of the book and how effectively these are accomplished;
  • The soundness of methods and information sources used;
  • The context or impetus for the book - - political controversy, review research or policy, etc.;
  • A comparison with other works on this subject;
  • Constructive comments about the strength and weaknesses of the book;
  • For edited books: dominant themes with reference to specific chapters as appropriate; and implications of the book for research, policy, practice, or theory.

The header of review should include:

  • Author(s) or editor(s) first and last name(s) (please indicate if it is an edited book)
  • Title of book
  • Year of publication
  • Place of publication
  • Publisher
  • Number of pages
  • Price (please indicate paperback or hard cover) if available
  • ISBN

The end of the review should include:

  • Your first and last name
  • Institution affiliation
  • A brief biographical note including your name, degree & field from what institution and current position.

Style Guide:

  • Reviews should be double-spaced with .75 in margins
  • Length should be between 750-1000 words.  
  • Any references should be included in APA style. 

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Themed Section

This section is reserved for special themed manuscripts that are solicited by the editorial team.

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

From CPED Headquarters

Publications in this section are invited by the Editor/Editorial Board only and seeks to present materials and findings that are generated from the CPED organization. For more information, contact the Editor directly.

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

IE is an international, peer-reviewed journal. All submissions are subject to a multi-level review process to ensure relevance, accuracy, quality of content and methodology.

The editorial staff will review all submissions to determine general fit for the journal. Manuscripts selected will be sent on for peer-review (2-3 reviewers for research articles; 1-2 for essays). Reviews will typically take approximately three weeks.

Reviewers will demonstrate working knowledge of the skills, knowledge and dispositions needed by practitioners who enter education doctoral programs and have recent experience in professional preparation programs.  The criteria for selecting reviewers will be based on their scholarship (either academic or professional) as it relates to the journal’s scope and focus, and/or their expertise and knowledge of professional preparation.

 

 

Publication Frequency

IE will open a new volume annual and publish items as they are accepted.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content. Our publisher, the University Library System at the University of Pittsburgh, abides by the Budapest Open Access Initiative definition of Open Access:

 “By “open access” to [peer-reviewed research literature], we mean its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited.”

Researchers engage in discovery for the public good, yet because of cost barriers or use restrictions imposed by other publishers, research results are not available to the full community of potential users. It is our mission to support a greater global exchange of knowledge by making the research published in this journal open to the public and reusable under the terms of a Creative Commons CC-BY license.

Furthermore, we encourage authors to post their pre-publication manuscript in institutional repositories or on their Web sites prior to and during the submission process, and to post the Publisher’s final formatted PDF version after publication. These practices benefit authors with productive exchanges as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.

There are no article processing charges, submissions fees, or any other costs required of authors to submit articles to this journal.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...