Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The EARR has sought to publish research on educational administration conducted across diverse political, economic and socio-cultural contexts. Indeed, publications featured in EARR have both anticipated and traced the evolution of educational administration into a global field of research and practice.
Articles published in EARR demonstrate the editors' continuing commitment to theory, empirical research and critical analysis of the field's development. EARR's primary focus is on understanding issues of leadership and management in schools and school systems as well as the higher educayion level. This broad focus includes studies of how leadership is shaped by the cultural and national context of schools and or universities, 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 EARR 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. EARR 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. 


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

Single-blind review
The names of the reviewers are hidden from the author. However, the name of the author is made known to the reviewers.


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.



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The EARR has sought to publish research on educational administration conducted across diverse political, economic and socio-cultural contexts. Indeed, publications featured in EARR have both anticipated and traced the evolution of educational administration into a global field of research and practice.


Malpractice Statement

Our publication ethics and publication malpractice statement is mainly based on the Code of Conduct and Best - Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors (Committee on Publication Ethics, 2011).


Author(s)' Publication Ethics

EARR value the academic ethics as an umbrella concept which encompasses many issues. On an institutional level, there is much discussion about the nature of a university, and whether it is affected by the commercial pressures to get more students (paying or paid for), whether business/university partnerships affect academic freedom, and what type of investments it is appropriate for a university to have. On an individual level, the main focus of discussion in recent years has been on academic integrity, and the need to maintain a culture of honesty in all aspects of teaching and research. We encourage integrity by strictly prohibited plagiarism.


Plagiarism Screening

The peer-review process is at the heart of scientific publishing. As part of EARR's commitment to protecting the integrity of the scholarly record, EARR feels a strong obligation to support the scientific community in all aspects of research and publishing ethics.
We invest in many resources to help educate researchers on how to avoid ethical issues, to detect any issues during the editorial process, to support editors in handling publishing ethics allegations and, if necessary, to correct the scholarly record.


Copyright Transfer Agreement

1 The following agreement is effective if and when the Article submitted to be published by Educational Administration Research and Review (the "Publisher") is accepted.
2 Grant of Rights
2.1 The Author/Editor grants to the Publisher (respective to the owner if other than the Publisher) the following rights to the Article, including any supplemental material, and any parts, extracts or elements thereof:
• the right to reproduce and distribute the Article in printed form, including print-on-demand;
• the right to produce prepublications, reprints, and special editions of the Article;
• the right to translate the Article into other languages;
• the right to reproduce the Article using photomechanical or similar means including, but not limited to photocopy, and the right to distribute these reproductions;
• the right to reproduce and distribute the Article electronically or optically on any and all data carriers or storage media – especially in machine readable/digitalized form on data carriers such as hard drive, CD-Rom, DVD, Blu-ray Disc (BD), Mini-Disk, data tape – and the right to reproduce and distribute the Article via these data carriers; the right to store the Article in databases, including online databases, and the right of transmission of the Article in all technical systems and modes; the right to make the Article available to the public or to closed user groups on individual demand, for use on monitors or other readers (including e-books), and in printable form for the user, either via the internet, other online services, or via internal or external networks.
2.2 The rights pursuant to clause 2.1 shall be granted as exclusive rights for the duration of the copyright, each unlimited in geographic scope. Should the Author wish to reproduce and distribute the Article elsewhere after one year following publication, the Author must obtain the written consent of the Publisher. Taking into account the interests on both sides, the Publisher shall not unreasonably withhold its consent. If the Article is submitted by the Editor, the Editor shall inform the Author(s) of this provision.
2.3 The Publisher may transfer the rights granted to it pursuant to clauses 2.1 and 2.2 in whole or in part to third parties, or may grant licenses to third parties to use rights to which it is entitled. Any claims from agreements between the Author and reprographic rights societies, to which the Author is entitled shall remain unaffected.
2.4 The Author/Editor furthermore grants the Publisher the exclusive and permanent rights without any restriction as to content and territory for all forms of media of expression now known or that will be developed in the future. The grant of rights shall also extend to the exploitation of rights of use both in the Publisher’s own publishing company and through the grant (including a partial grant) of rights to third parties in exchange for remuneration or free of charge.
3 Obligations of the Author/Editor
The Author/Editor warrants that a) Author is the Author of the Article or, if Editor, Editor has properly and irrevocably acquired without restriction any and all rights in and to the Article to the extent as stated in clause 2.1.; b) Author/Editor is entitled without restriction to grant such rights to the Publisher; c) the Article is not libelous and does not infringe on any copyrights, performing rights, trademark rights, personal rights or any other third party rights or is otherwise unlawful; and d) the Article or substantial parts thereof have not been published elsewhere.
The Author will indemnify the Publisher against any costs, expenses, or damages, including reasonable attorney's fees, which the Publisher may incur or for which the Publisher may become liable as a result of a breach of the warranties in clause 3 a – d. These representations and warranties will survive the termination of this Agreement and may be extended to third parties by the Publisher.
4 Retention of Rights
The Author/Editor may deposit an Author-created version of the Article on Author’s/Editor’s funder’s or funder’s designated repository at the funder’s request or as a result of a legal obligation, provided it is not made publicly available until 12 months after official publication. Author/Editor may not use the Publisher’s PDF version, which is posted on EARR website, for the purpose of that deposit. Additionally, the Author/Editor may deposit the Publisher’s PDF version of the Article on Author’s/Editor’s own website or Author’s/Editor’s institute’s designated repository, provided it is not made publicly available until 12 months after official publication. Furthermore, the Author/Editor may only post the Article provided acknowledgement is given to the original source of publication and a link is inserted to the published Article on Publisher’s website. The link must be accompanied by the following text: “The final publication is available at http://ejournal.upi.edu/index.php/EAR”. The Author/Editor is requested to use the appropriate DOI for the Article (if any).
5 Open Access
Should the Author and the Publisher have an Agreement specifying that the Article is an Open Access publication, the rights to the digital version of the Article hereby granted by the Author to the Publisher shall be non-exclusive. The Author retains the non-exclusive right to publish the article in digital form, in full or in part, according to the Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND license for free on any open access platform, including a personal homepage, an institutional server, or a subject repository.
6 Backup Copy
The Author/Editor shall be obliged to retain a back-up copy of the manuscript (data file and print out or PDF, as well as copy for illustrations).
7 Reversion of Rights
All rights pursuant to clauses 2 to 4 shall revert to the Author should the Article be rejected during the publication process.
8 Proofreading
Upon receiving the proofs, the Author/Editor agrees to promptly check the proofs carefully, correct any typographical errors, and authorize the publication of the corrected proofs.


Indexing and Reputation