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:

  • Curriculum leadership
  • Instructional leadership
  • Innovative practices and/or programs
  • Professional development
  • School personnel
  • Equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Student achievement
  • Assessment and grading
  • Educational technology
  • Finance