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First step

One of the unique professional challenges faculty members face is meeting the scholarship requirements for tenure and promotion. As part of this process, an important first step is developing an understanding of what publications are available both as a source of professional information as well as a possible outlet for publication. This means quickly and efficiently identifying what educational leadership-related publications are available, often a difficult task for relatively inexperienced researchers.

Although university libraries make available directories of publications such as Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Business and Education (Cabell, 2007), these types of reference sources can be cumbersome and somewhat difficult to use. It is easy to become bogged down searching for publication options among a large book full of unfamiliar options. What is not readily available is a simple, concise listing of educational administration-related publications including pertinent publication characteristics that professors can use to identify appropriate publication venues for their scholarly work.

Publication survey

To address this need, the authors used a combination of surveys and professional contacts, including review of reference sources, to identify available educational administration-related publications. After targeting specific publications, a survey was sent to the editors of these journals requesting specific information about their publications. Editors were asked to provide the following information about their publications:

  • Publication format (hardcopy, online, or both);
  • Extent of circulation;
  • Refereed rating;
  • Percentage of issue themed;
  • Average acceptance rate;
  • Average length of time from receiving manuscript until acceptance decision;
  • Average length of time from acceptance decision to publication;
  • Preferred length of manuscript;
  • Required publication style;
  • Required submission format (electronic only, hardcopy, both, or other); and,
  • Preferred mode of communication with editor.

A summary of publication information from the 20 editors who responded to the survey is presented in Table 1. To assist in interpreting the table, a description of each section, including keys for abbreviations or coding, is summarized below.

Publication format

With the increased access to technology, an important issue when submitting a manuscript is publication format. Three options are common, including hardcopy (H), online (O), and both (B).


In addition, another important consideration when choosing a publication venue is the number of potential readers. Data listed in the chart reflect either the number of copies distributed or the potential electronic audience. Some editors noted their circulation figures cannot be quantified, since their publications are included in online databases or are available through publication websites or the worldwide web.

Refereed rating

As part of this process, editors were asked to rate their publication’s level of peer review based on Henson's (2003) rating scale from zero to three points. One point was awarded if the editor sent manuscripts out to reviewers. Another point was added if the names of authors and their professional affiliation were withheld. Finally, one additional point was assessed if a rating rubric was provided to the reviewers. As a result, a publication could be rated from zero (non-peer reviewed) through three points (blind review with required rubric).

Questions & Answers

do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
types of nano material
abeetha Reply
I start with an easy one. carbon nanotubes woven into a long filament like a string
many many of nanotubes
what is the k.e before it land
what is the function of carbon nanotubes?
I'm interested in nanotube
what is nanomaterials​ and their applications of sensors.
Ramkumar Reply
what is nano technology
Sravani Reply
what is system testing?
preparation of nanomaterial
Victor Reply
Yes, Nanotechnology has a very fast field of applications and their is always something new to do with it...
Himanshu Reply
good afternoon madam
what is system testing
what is the application of nanotechnology?
In this morden time nanotechnology used in many field . 1-Electronics-manufacturad IC ,RAM,MRAM,solar panel etc 2-Helth and Medical-Nanomedicine,Drug Dilivery for cancer treatment etc 3- Atomobile -MEMS, Coating on car etc. and may other field for details you can check at Google
anybody can imagine what will be happen after 100 years from now in nano tech world
after 100 year this will be not nanotechnology maybe this technology name will be change . maybe aftet 100 year . we work on electron lable practically about its properties and behaviour by the different instruments
name doesn't matter , whatever it will be change... I'm taking about effect on circumstances of the microscopic world
how hard could it be to apply nanotechnology against viral infections such HIV or Ebola?
silver nanoparticles could handle the job?
not now but maybe in future only AgNP maybe any other nanomaterials
I'm interested in Nanotube
this technology will not going on for the long time , so I'm thinking about femtotechnology 10^-15
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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