About the Journal
The Journal of School Administration Research and Development (JSARD) (ISSN: 2470-850X, online & ISSN: 2470-8496, print) is an open-access, peer-reviewed academic journal that supports the development and dissemination of research and scholarship in the area of K-12 school administration and leadership. JSARD is indexed by the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC), a free online library of education research sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education.
Founded in 2016, JSARD’s mission is to publish and disseminate relevant, high-quality literature in educational leadership in order to empower researchers, practitioners, and policymakers to improve K-12 schools. The journal focuses primarily on schools within the United States; however, we also welcome articles on K-12 education from around the world that have wide implications, regardless of the educational setting. JSARD publishes at least twice annually.
JSARD publishes on a range of topics within the realm of school leadership and administration, including:
- Innovative practices and/or programs
- Professional development
- Hiring practices
- Leadership principles
- Equity issues
- Student achievement
- Assessment and grading
- School management
- Curriculum and instruction leadership