Diversity, Social Justice, and the Educational Leader



Philosophy of Diversity, Social Justice, and the Educational Leader

For more information, please see Diversity, Social Justice, and the Educational Leader Aims and Scope page.

Information for Authors

Diversity, Social Justice & the Educational Leader is double-blind, peer review process. In the first stage, all submitted manuscripts go through an initial screening process to determine if the manuscript meets the submission criteria. Once the manuscript is screened, it is read by a minimum of two reviewers. During the second stage, manuscripts are considered by the editors. The author(s) receives written feedback from the editors. After the author addresses issues as requested by the editors and the manuscript is returned to the editors, the accepted manuscripts will be reviewed by the editorial board prior to publication.

Diversity, Social Justice, & the Educational Leader only considers manuscripts that are not simultaneously being considered by other publishers or editors. The journal will not publish manuscripts that are available online or in print elsewhere. Hence, it is required that the authors remove manuscripts from other websites or public sources before submission.

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Call for Manuscripts

The Diversity, Social Justice and the Educational Leader journal invites researchers, practitioners and advanced graduate students to submit manuscripts for the journal’s inaugural volume. The manuscript should expand the literature focused on leadership and the education of PK–12 diverse students. For the purpose of this publication, diverse student populations is defined as students from non-Caucasian racial and ethnic groups, students whose first language is a language other than English, children from nontraditional family structures, economically disadvantaged students and students with exceptional learning needs. Each manuscript must include a section about the implications for educational leadership practitioners and educational leadership programs.

While manuscripts will be accepted year-round, to be considered for the Spring 2018 issue, manuscripts must be received by January 26, 2018. Manuscripts must be submitted via Scholar Works at UT Tyler.

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Submission Guidelines

  • Manuscripts should be no more than 3,000 words or approximately 20 pages including references.
  • A 100-150 word abstract must be submitted with the manuscript.
  • All manuscripts submitted to the Diversity, Social Justice & the Educational Leader should be prepared in accordance with the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Edition (2010). Manuscripts may be copyedited for bias-free language.
  • A cover page should be submitted with the manuscript. The cover page should include: name, position, institution, mailing address, phone number and email address.
  • To ensure a blind-review process, the author’s name should not included within the manuscript. The author’s name must be removed from citations within the manuscript “(Jones, 2016)” should be “(Author, 2016).
  • Editors will not consider manuscripts that do not meet the guidelines.

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Rights for Authors and Scholar Works at UT Tyler

As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the authors assign to Scholar Works at UT Tyler all copyright in the article, subject to the expansive personal--use exceptions described below.

Attribution and Usage Policies

Reproduction, posting, transmission or other distribution or use of the article or any material therein, in any medium as permitted by a personal-use exemption or by written agreement of Scholar Works at UT Tyler, requires credit to Scholar Works at UT Tyler as copyright holder (e.g., Scholar Works at UT Tyler © 2023).

Personal-use Exceptions

The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from Scholar Works at UT Tyler provided the author does not alter the format or content of the articles, including the copyright notification:

  • Storage and back-up of the article on the author's computer(s) and digital media (e.g., diskettes, back-up servers, Zip disks, etc.), provided that the article stored on these computers and media is not readily accessible by persons other than the author(s);
  • Posting of the article on the author(s) personal website, provided that the website is non-commercial;
  • Posting of the article on the internet as part of a non-commercial open access institutional repository or other non-commercial open access publication site affiliated with the author(s)'s place of employment (e.g., a Phrenology professor at the University of Southern North Dakota can have her article appear in the University of Southern North Dakota's Department of Phrenology online publication series); and
  • Posting of the article on a non-commercial course website for a course being taught by the author at the university or college employing the author.

People seeking an exception, or who have questions about use, should contact the editors.

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General Terms and Conditions of Use

Users of the Scholar Works at UT Tyler website and/or software agree not to misuse the Scholar Works at UT Tyler service or software in any way.

The failure of Scholar Works at UT Tyler to exercise or enforce any right or provision in the policies or the Submission Agreement does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any term of the Submission Agreement or these policies is found to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Submission Agreement and these policies remain in full force and effect. These policies and the Submission Agreement constitute the entire agreement between Scholar Works at UT Tyler and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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