The Mercer Journal of Educational Leadership (MJEL) is an open access, refereed, on-line publication of the Department of Educational Leadership, Tift College of Education, Mercer University.

Focus of the Journal

The MJEL is interested in manuscripts that focus on current and emerging issues in education leadership – P-12 and Higher Education, nationally and internationally. Specifically, authors are encouraged to align their manuscripts with one of the following categories:
(a) best practices in P-12 education
(b) best practices in 2-year and 4-year higher education;
(c) empirically-based studies focusing on current and emerging issues in P-12; and
(d) empirically-based studies focusing on current and emerging trends in 2-year and 4-year higher education.
(e) qualitatively-based studies focusing on the issues described above.
(f) Additionally, critical analysis submissions dealing with issues of education policy that are of a scholarly nature will be considered.

Frequency of publication:

The Mercer Journal of Educational Leadership is published online twice each year – January and June.

Submission guidelines

Manuscript submission is via email, addressed to jenkins_jk@mercer.edu (p-12) or harris_aj@mercer.edu (higher ed) The manuscript submission should include a cover page that contains the title of the manuscript, author’s name, address, affiliated institution, email address, and telephone number. In addition, please submit an abstract, no longer than 250 words, along with a cover page. Manuscripts should generally not exceed 3,500 words. No information identifying the author(s) should appear in the manuscript. Manuscript and abstract should conform to the latest edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. All submissions should be in 12 point size, double-spaced with 1 inch bottom and 1.25 inch left and right margins.

Submission deadline for the January issue is September 1.

Submission deadline for the June issue is February 1.

Call for reviewers

The editors of the Mercer Journal of Educational Leadership extend an invitation to interested scholars to serve as reviewers for the journal. Generally, persons chosen as reviewers will have a publication record sufficient to establish scholarly expertise that would qualify one for graduate faculty status in a university. Interested parties should contact jenkins_jk@mercer.edu or harris_aj@mercer.edu.

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