The Journal of Educational Administration, founded in 1963, was the first international refereed journal in the field of educational leadership and management. From its inception, the JEA has sought to publish research on educational administration conducted across diverse political, economic and socio-cultural contexts. Indeed, publications featured in JEA have both anticipated and traced the evolution of educational administration into a global field of research and practice.
Articles published in JEA demonstrate the editors' continuing commitment to theory, empirical research and critical analysis of the field's development. JEA's primary focus is on understanding issues of leadership and management in K-12 schools and school systems. This broad focus includes studies of how leadership is shaped by the cultural and national context of schools, as well as leadership effects on teachers and teaching, features of the school organization (e.g., culture, climate, health), educational quality and student outcomes. The journal also publishes research on human resource processes including human resource management in education systems, change management, administrator and teacher selection and evaluation, and school leader preparation and development.
Although the majority of papers published in JEA are based on studies that report empirical data, the journal does not give priority to quantitative, qualitative or mixed methods research. Regardless of the empirical research paradigm, we expect a high standard of reporting the methods of the research. JEA also remains one of the primary international venues for reporting theoretical critiques and systematic reviews of research. This reflects our belief in the role that journals play in supporting the productive synthesis of knowledge.
"I have published in the JEA, our field’s oldest and most respected journal, during each of the past four decades. I keep returning to JEA because it is the only journal in our field that has demonstrated a sustained commitment to publishing broadly international, high quality, empirical research in my areas of specialization, school leadership, leadership preparation, and school improvement."
The journal is abstracted and indexed by: Thomson Reuters Emerging Sources Citation Index, Scopus, A+ Education, Australian Education Index, Contents Pages in Education, Current Abstracts, Current Index to Journals in Education, Education Administration Abstracts, Education Research Abstracts, Education Resources Information Center (ERIC), Emerald Management Reviews, OCLC, Publishing in Academic Journals in Education, School Organisation & Management Abstracts, The Publication Forum (Finland) and, Vocational Education & Training Abstracts
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