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Journal of Leadership, Equity and Research (JLER)

2023 Edition

The Center for Leadership, Equity and Research (CLEAR), along with its online peer-reviewed scholarly journal, the Journal of Leadership, Equity and Research (JLER), is seeking submissions of manuscripts of use and interest to education leaders in California and beyond. We seek empirical studies, concept papers, policy briefs, professional experience reflective essays, and other genres. We are strongly interested in empirical studies and concept papers in the area of equity, advocacy and mentoring.

The Journal of Leadership, Equity and Research, a publication of CLEAR, is focused on providing a multidisciplinary forum to provide a broad range of education professionals an avenue to share scholarly knowledge in the area of Equity and Leadership in K-20 education. The Journal of Leadership, Equity and Research (JLER) is a component of the research strand of CLEAR, a non-profit organization focused on eliminating the equity gap in educational settings.

CLEAR aims to publish peer-reviewed manuscripts that add to the body of knowledge and focus on research and practical applications to practitioners of K-20 education and affiliated institutions. To achieve this goal, the journal seeks to promote research in elementary, secondary, and postsecondary institutions through articles on advocacy, equity, mentoring, cultural proficiency, diversity, community engagement, and the academic, personal, and social experiences of students; professional issues focused on equity for faculty and staff; and the regulatory policies impacting such institutions. In addition, research and manuscripts focusing on such topics as social and emotional health, development of leaders of color, leadership development of diverse populations are highly encouraged and will receive special consideration.

Book and research review submissions on any of the above strands and topics are welcome.

Author Guidelines
Authors are invited to submit an original manuscript of 15-20 pages in accordance to the following guidelines: All manuscripts must be submitted electronically in MS Word, not PDF, RTF or WordPerfect and must adhere to the specifications described in the latest version of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (currently the 7th edition, 2020). All parts of the manuscript must be typewritten in 12-point, Times New Roman font, double-spaced, with one inch margins on all sides. Manuscripts should be consecutively numbered throughout the paper in the upper right hand corner with a running header on the upper left hand corner. Manuscripts should include a cover page with title, authors, and their affiliations submitted separately from the body of the paper. Author(s) name should not appear in the body of the paper. The first page of the paper should include the paper title, followed by an abstract of not more than 150 words, and then followed by the introductory header of the paper. References should be included at the end of the paper on a separate page and conform to the current APA guidelines for citations.

The Center for Leadership, Equity, and Research (CLEAR) is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization. We have continued to provide a platform to publish socially relevant research in indexed journals for over a decade. This effort is supported by donations and subscriptions.  We require you to become a member of CLEAR to help defray the cost of publishing your research and to help you achieve your goals in organizations, schools, and classrooms.   Membership benefits include: Access to research, seminars, workshops, mentoring, professional development, and advocacy for aspiring leaders. Annual membership of $250 is aligned with the school year (August – July).   To make a membership payment online, select one of the options below.

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5821 East Rancho Drive
Fresno, CA 93727

Expected Publication: Spring 2023

Submissions should be emailed to msuleiman@csub.edu

For Inquiries and Questions
Mahmoud Suleiman, Ph.D.
Journal of Leadership, Equity and Research (JLER)
Managing Editor & Editorial Director

Gilberto Conchas, Ph.D.
Journal of Leadership, Equity and Research (JLER)

Kenneth R. Magdaleno, Ed.D.,
Journal of Leadership, Equity and Research (JLER)
Journal Executive Director