The Journal of School Improvement (JSI) (ISSN 2376-9823) is a new open-access journal committed to publishing research and theoretical pieces on systemic and sustainable improvement in schools with an emphasis on instructional excellence, evidence-based practice, the integration of technology, the exploration and communication of new knowledge through applied research, and multi-faceted collaboration.

  • Aims and Scope
  • Submissions
  • Editorial Board
  • Current Issue
  • Editors
  • Aims and Scope

    The Journal of School Improvement presents research and theoretical pieces on systemic and sustainable improvement in schools with an emphasis on instructional excellence, evidence-based practice, the integration of technology, the exploration and communication of new knowledge through applied research, and multi-faceted collaboration.

    The Journal of School Improvement strives to explore school improvement from a range of perspectives encouraging pieces from the classroom, school, and system level as well as the impact of state and national policies. The Editors encourage pieces, including, but not limited to:

    • School improvement and reform
    • Leadership
    • Teaching and Learning
    • Research and the Effective Use of Data
    • Policy and reform
    • Program Evaluation

    This online journal does not subscribe to any certain methodology, and publishes quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods studies as well as critically approached literature reviews, theoretical conceptions, and historical overviews. Relevant pieces developed by graduate students will be considered.

    Peer Review Policy:

    All articles in this online journal will undergo a rigorous peer review process beginning with the initial editor screening and anonymized refereeing by at least two experts in the field. The journal will publish an annual list of referees in the first issue of each volume.

  • Submissions

    Call for Papers

    The Journal of School Improvement invites you to submit research and theoretical pieces on systemic and sustainable improvement in schools with an emphasis on instructional excellence, evidence-based practice, the integration of technology, the exploration and communication of new knowledge through applied research, and multi-faceted collaboration.
    The Journal of School Improvement strives to explore school improvement from a range of perspectives encouraging pieces from the classroom, school, and system level as well as the impact of state and national policies. The Editors encourage pieces, including, but not limited to:

    ·         School improvement and reform
    ·         Leadership
    ·         Teaching and Learning
    ·         Research and the Effective Use of Data
    ·         Policy and reform
    ·         Program Evaluation

    This online journal does not subscribe to any certain methodology, and publishes quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods studies as well as critically approached literature reviews, theoretical conceptions, and historical overviews. Relevant pieces developed by graduate students will be considered.

    Submission Guidelines:

    ·         Original articles up to 6000 words, excluding references and appendices
    ·         Follow APA formatting guidelines
    ·         Include at least 3 key words and an abstract of no more than 250 words
    ·         Send a blind review copy and a cover page with author contact information
    ·         Include all tables and figures in the text
    ·         Keep all materials in word format
    ·         Submit to jsi@westga.edu

    Copyright:

    Authors retain the copyright for material published in the Journal of School Improvement, including but not limited to all rights to authorize subsequent publication and/or translation. Any factual inaccuracies or opinions expressed therein are the authors' own, and do not necessarily reflect the knowledge, views, or positions of the University of West Georgia, any of the university's units, or the journal's editors.
     
    Material appearing in the Journal of School Improvement may be distributed freely by electronic or any other means, providing that any such distribution is without charge (unless for purposes of cost recovery by interlibrary loan services) and that the Journal of School Improvement is acknowledged as the source. However, no article may be reprinted in any publication without the explicit written permission of the author(s).

    Peer Review Policy:

    All articles in this online journal will undergo a rigorous peer review process beginning with the initial editor screening and anonymized refereeing by at least two experts in the field.

  • Editorial Board

    Call for Editorial Board Members and Reviewers

    The Journal of School Improvement (JSI) (ISSN 2376-9823) is a new open-access journal committed to publishing research and theoretical pieces on systemic and sustainable improvement in schools with an emphasis on instructional excellence, evidence-based practice, the integration of technology, the exploration and communication of new knowledge through applied research, and multi-faceted collaboration.

    Qualification and requirements of candidates:

    Key qualities sought for Editorial Board positions with JSI include:

    • Demonstrated scholarship and recognized expertise in areas related to school improvement and research methodology;
    • Commitment to advancing school improvement, and maintaining high journal standards;
    • Faculty position or similar standing at an academic institution or other appropriate organizations;

    Editorial experience is preferred but not required.

    Responsibilities for editorial board membership:

    • Working closely with the editors and other Editorial Board members to develop the journal’s editorial vision, policy and practices;
    • Providing expertise, advice, and assessment assistance to the editors;
    • Assisting the editors in identifying potential reviewers;
    • Promoting the journal to authors and readers, and if possible, soliciting or contributing manuscripts.

    Recognition and Benefits:

    Being an editorial board member provides an opportunity to contribute to the educational research and school improvement communities by participating in the evaluation of scholarly research. However, there is no monetary reward as all positions in the Journal are unpaid.

    Terms for positions on the Editorial Board will begin on the date when application for membership is approved. All board members serve a three-year term.

    If you are interested in becoming an Editorial Board Member, please send your CV and a one-page cover letter explaining your related experience and motivation to jsi@westga.edu.

  • Current Issue

    Coming Spring of 2017

  • Editors

    Dr. Lara Willox

    Dr. Frances Chumney

    jsi@westga.edu