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First step

One of the unique professional challenges faculty members face is meeting the scholarship requirements for tenure and promotion. As part of this process, an important first step is developing an understanding of what publications are available both as a source of professional information as well as a possible outlet for publication. This means quickly and efficiently identifying what educational leadership-related publications are available, often a difficult task for relatively inexperienced researchers.

Although university libraries make available directories of publications such as Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Business and Education (Cabell, 2007), these types of reference sources can be cumbersome and somewhat difficult to use. It is easy to become bogged down searching for publication options among a large book full of unfamiliar options. What is not readily available is a simple, concise listing of educational administration-related publications including pertinent publication characteristics that professors can use to identify appropriate publication venues for their scholarly work.

Publication survey

To address this need, the authors used a combination of surveys and professional contacts, including review of reference sources, to identify available educational administration-related publications. After targeting specific publications, a survey was sent to the editors of these journals requesting specific information about their publications. Editors were asked to provide the following information about their publications:

  • Publication format (hardcopy, online, or both);
  • Extent of circulation;
  • Refereed rating;
  • Percentage of issue themed;
  • Average acceptance rate;
  • Average length of time from receiving manuscript until acceptance decision;
  • Average length of time from acceptance decision to publication;
  • Preferred length of manuscript;
  • Required publication style;
  • Required submission format (electronic only, hardcopy, both, or other); and,
  • Preferred mode of communication with editor.

A summary of publication information from the 20 editors who responded to the survey is presented in Table 1. To assist in interpreting the table, a description of each section, including keys for abbreviations or coding, is summarized below.

Publication format

With the increased access to technology, an important issue when submitting a manuscript is publication format. Three options are common, including hardcopy (H), online (O), and both (B).


In addition, another important consideration when choosing a publication venue is the number of potential readers. Data listed in the chart reflect either the number of copies distributed or the potential electronic audience. Some editors noted their circulation figures cannot be quantified, since their publications are included in online databases or are available through publication websites or the worldwide web.

Refereed rating

As part of this process, editors were asked to rate their publication’s level of peer review based on Henson's (2003) rating scale from zero to three points. One point was awarded if the editor sent manuscripts out to reviewers. Another point was added if the names of authors and their professional affiliation were withheld. Finally, one additional point was assessed if a rating rubric was provided to the reviewers. As a result, a publication could be rated from zero (non-peer reviewed) through three points (blind review with required rubric).

Questions & Answers

How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
How can I make nanorobot?
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
how can I make nanorobot?
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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