Richardson JW, McLeod S "Where should educational leadership authors publish to get noticed by the top journals in the discipline" Educational Administration Quarterly 45(4):631-639, October 2009
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TITLE :Where Should Educational Leadership Authors Publish to Get Noticed
by the Top Journals in the Discipline?
Author(s): Richardson JW (Richardson, Jayson W.)1, McLeod S (McLeod, Scott)
Source: EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION QUARTERLY Volume: 45 Issue: 4
Pages: 631-639 Published: OCT 2009
Times Cited: 0 References: 4 Citation Map
Purpose: The current study seeks to understand which journals have been
recently cited by scholars publishing in the field of educational
leadership (i.e., specifically publishing in Educational Administration
Quarterly [EAQ] and Journal of School Leadership [JSL]).
Method: The researchers recorded the name and number of occurrences of
journals that appeared in the bibliographies of articles published in EAQ
and JSL from 2000 to 2007. The total counts for EAQ and JSL were combined
to reach a final count. All journals then were rank ordered according to
frequency. Findings: Five main findings were noted in the current study.
First, it was found that authors who contribute to these journals tend to
reference a different set of periodicals compared to those that professors
of educational leadership say they actually read. Second, two of the
leading journals (EAQ and JSL) in the field of educational leadership may
be reaching unique audiences. Third, of the top 25 cited journals, slightly
more than one third of the articles cited in EAQ and JSL from 2000 to 2007
were published in those two journals. Fourth, 4 of the top 15 most cited
journals are practitioner journals. Finally, the findings show where
educational leadership authors should publish to get their work noticed by
top scholars in the field.
Conclusion: The current study adds a valuable factor influencing authors'
choices of journals in which to publish their work: a journal's citation
frequency. The citation patterns noted in the current article will help
authors consider issues of spread and replicability when seeking suitable
outlets to publish their scholarly work.
Reprint Address: Richardson, JW (reprint author), Univ N Carolina
Wilmington, Watson Sch Educ, Wilmington, NC USA
1. Univ N Carolina Wilmington, Watson Sch Educ, Wilmington, NC USA
2. Iowa State Univ, UCEA, CASTLE, Iowa City, IA USA
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IDS Number: 491TS
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