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INFORMATION ABOUT THE EDITOR / EDITOR IN CHIEF AND THE STRUCTURE AND NAMES OF THE EDITORIAL BOARDS AND/OR INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS

Dr. Mary Lynn Boscardin is Editor of the Journal of Special Education Leadership, a journal of the Council for Exceptional Children's (CEC) Division of the Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE). Dr. Boscardin is the former President of CASE and continues to serve on the Executive Committee and is President-Elect of CEC. Dr. Boscardin is an ad hoc reviewer for the Journal of School Leadership and the Journal of Leadership and Policy in the Schools and has served as a reviewer for the Journal of School Finance.


The Journal of Special Education Leadership Editorial Board includes:

Editor

Mary Lynn Boscardin, Ph.D. University of Massachusetts Amherst

Assistant to the Editor

Katsiaryna Aniskovich, M.Ed. University of Massachusetts Amherst

Board of Associate Editors

Dr. Jean Crockett University of Florida

Dr. Michael Harvey Pennsylvania State University

Dr. John A. Provost Northampton, MA Public Schools

Review Board

Dr. Pamela Baker George Mason University

Dr. Manuel Barrera Metropolitan State University, MN

Dr. David Bateman Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Tom Bellamy University of Washington at Bothell

Dr. Bonnie Billingsley Virginia Tech

Dr. William Bogdan Cincinnati, OH

Dr. Rachel Brown-Chidsey Fast Bridge Leaning, Palmer AK

Dr. Leonard C. Burrello University of Florida

Dr. Joyce Butler Cutchins Programs for Children & Families, Northhampton, MA

Dr. Christy Chambers Beyond the Box, LLC

Dr. David DeMatthews University of Texas-Austin

Dr. William East NASDSE

Dr. Susan Faircloth Colorado State University (CSU)

Dr. Adam Garand Westfield, MA Public Schools

Dr. Jenifer Harr-Robins American Institute for Research

Dr. James Heiden Cudahy WI Public Schools

Dr. Robert Henderson University of Illinois

Dr. Dawn L. Hunter Chapman University

Dr. Elizabeth Kozleski University of Kansas

Adam Leckie, MEd Florence Unified School District, AZ

Dr. Constance F. Lyttle, JD Drexel University

Dr. Suzanne Martin University of Central Florida

Dr. Joseph Madaus University of Connecticut

Dr. Shirley R. McBride McBride Management, Ltd., B. C. Canada

Dr. Jonathan McIntire Consultant, AZ

Dr. Margaret J. McLaughlin University of Maryland

Dr. James McLeskey University of Florida

Dr. Faith Miller University of Minnesota

Dr. Tom Parrish American Institutes For Research

Dr. Barbara Pazey University of North Texas

Dr. Yvette Pennington University of Cincinnati, OH

Dr. Sharon Raimondi State University of New York

Dr. Matthew Ramsey Benedictine College, KS

Dr. Gina R. Scala East Stroudsburg University, PA

Dr. Kenneth E. Schneider RAISE: Recognizing Abilities and Inclusion of Special Employees, FL

Dr. Robert Schulze Northern Vermont University Johnson/Johnson State College

Dr. Katherine Shepherd University of Vermont

Dr. James Shriner University of Illinois

Dr. Thomas M. Skrtic University of Kansas

Dr. Deborah Telfer University of Dayton

Dr. George Theoharis Syracuse University

Dr. Martha Thurlow National Center on Educational
Outcomes University of Minnesota

Dr. Christine Walther-Thomas Virginia Commonwealth University

Dr. Jim Yates University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Mitchell Yell University of South Carolina

Dr. Perry Zirkel Lehigh University

Dr. Mitchell Yell University of South Carolina

Dr. Perry Zirkel Lehigh University

GUIDELINES EXPLAINING THE MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION PROCESS AND CRITERIA

Journal of Special Education Leadership, published by the Council for Administrators of Special Education, seeks articles that capture an administrator's attention by providing useful information that stimulates new ways of thinking about managing and leading. Only articles that have been validated and accompanied by accepted theory, research, or practice are sought.

Journal of Special Education Leadership's goals are:

Contributors for each issue will include practicing administrators, researchers, policymakers, or others interested in special education administration. The purpose of this arrangement is to encourage interaction among individuals within those roles in developing articles. Interactions may include any of the following: a jointly authored manuscript, an interview preceded or followed by commentary written by the interviewer, and a follow-up article that is specifically linked to the theory and/or research article that provides examples from the field and implications for administrators in similar situations.

A typical article might begin with either a brief case illustrating the primary theme, or posing certain questions and issues that special education administrators need to address. A typical article will also satisfy the academic reader who seeks more than just opinions and wants to see a serious effort at connecting ideas to accepted theory and research.

With respect to style and format, manuscripts should:

Authors are encouraged to get feedback from colleagues and practitioners on early drafts. A paper can be improved dramatically when knowledgeable reviewers are asked for reactions in advance of submission.

Journal of Special Education Leadership is published two times per year. The issues vary with some being thematic. Each issue includes 4-5 articles and 1-2 administrative commentaries.

AUTHOR CHECKLIST

Before sending a manuscript for review, please complete the Author Checklist below. This will help ensure that your manuscript is not screened out or returned before review.

If all of these items are met, submit your material via email to jsel@educ.umass.edu. No hard copies will be accepted.

Acknowledgment of receipt of your manuscript will be sent to you within 2 weeks. Review of your manuscript will occur within 8 weeks.

AUTHOR RESPONSIBILITIES FOLLOWING PUBLICATION ACCEPTANCE

After a manuscript is accepted for publication in Journal of Special Education Leadership, the author is responsible for completing, the following:

REVIEW PROCESS

Selection of manuscripts for publication is based on a blind peer review process. However, all manuscripts are screened first by the editor. Those manuscripts that do not meet the manuscript requirements, or that are not consistent with the purpose of the journal, are not forwarded for peer review.

The author is either notified that the manuscript is not acceptable for Journal of Special Education Leadership, or is requested to make changes in the manuscript so that it meets requirements. Copies of the manuscript are not returned to the author in either case.

Manuscripts that are consistent with the purpose of the journal are sent out electronically for peer review. Reviewers will not know the identity of the author.

Based on the blind reviews, the Journal of Special Education Leadership editor will communicate the results of that review to the author. The decision that is communicated to the author will be one of the following:

When a decision is made that a manuscript is unacceptable for Journal of Special Education Leadership, it may be recommended that it be sent to a journal of one of the CEC Divisions. This recommendation does not mean that the manuscript would be automatically accepted by a Division journal; the manuscript would have to go through the review process again.

PUBLISHING ETHICS GUIDELINES

Authors who submit their manuscript to the Journal of Special Education Leadership should follow the ethics guidelines offered by the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors (taken and revised from https://publicationethics.org/files/Code%20of%20Conduct_2.pdf )

A LIST OF ACTIONS THE EDITOR OR EDITORIAL BOARD WILL TAKE IF ANY MALPRACTICE IS SUSPECTED

While dealing with possible author's misconduct Journal of Special Education Leadership and its Publisher follows the following Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors (taken and revised from https://publicationethics.org/files/Code%20of%20Conduct_2.pdf):

INFORMATION ABOUT HOW POTENTIAL READERS CAN GET ACCESS TO THE FULL-TEXT ARTICLES PUBLISHED IN THE JOURNAL.

Access to the Journal of Special Education Leadership is available through CASE membership or through individual or institutional subscription by contacting the CASE Office (see below).

The Journal of Special Education Leadership is published by the Council of Administrators of Special Education. The Council of Administrators of Special Education retains literary property rights on copyrighted articles. Copy requests should be made to CASE, Osigian Office Centre, 101 Katelyn Circle, Suite E, Warner Robins, GA 31088, 478.333.6892. Single copies may be purchased. Orders in multiples of 10 per issue can be purchased at a reduced rate. Members receive a copy of the Journal of Special Education Leadership as part of their membership fee. See back cover of the Journal for subscription form.

Access to the full-text articles published in the Journal can be obtained by contacting the Editor, jsel@umass.edu, or the CASE Office (see above).

INFORMATION ABOUT THE ROLE AND ORGANIZATION OF THE PUBLISHER OF THE JOURNAL

The Journal of Special Education Leadership, a journal for professionals in the field of special education administration, is published by the Council of Administrators of Special Education in conjunction with Allen Press for the purpose of fostering advancement of research, learning, teaching, and practice in the field of special education administration. CASE is an international professional educational organization which is affiliated with the Council for Exceptional Children whose members are dedicated to the enhancement of the worth, dignity, potential, and uniqueness of each individual in society. The Mission of the Council of Administrators of Special Education, Inc. is to provide leadership and support to members by shaping policies and practices which impact the quality of education.

Allen Press, Inc. was awarded first place in the Printing Services category and third place in the Advertising/Marketing Services category of the annual Best of Lawrence competition.


All issues of The Journal of Special Education Leadership
Year/MonthVolume (Number)
1999/May12(1)
1999/November12(2)
2000/April13(1)
2000/November13(2)
2001/April14(1)
2001/November14(2)
2002/April15(1)
2002/November15(2)
2003/May16(1)
2003/November16(2)
2004/April17(1)
2004/October17(2)
2005/April18(1)
2005/October18(2)
2006/April19(1)
2006/November19(2)
2007/March20(1)
2007/September20(2)
2008/March21(1)
2008/September21(2)
2009/March22(1)
2009/September22(2)
2010/March23(1)
2010/September23(2)
2011/March24(1)
2011/September24(2)
2012/March25(1)
2012/November25(2)
2013/ March26(1)
2013/September26(2)
2014/March27(1)
2014/September27(2)
2015/March28 (1)
2015/September28(2)
2016/March29(1)
2016/September29(2)
2017/March30(1)
2017/September30(2)
2018/March31(1)
2018/September31(2)
2019/March32(1) in progress