About the Journal

The Journal of Education Policy, Planning and Administration is an international, multidisciplinary, peer reviewed online journal.  The journal is suited not only for educational practitioners and researchers, but also for students, policymakers, political leaders, and administrators around the globe.  JEPPA’s mission is to examine, discuss, and critique educational policymaking and administrative planning that impacts K-12 and higher education. JEPPA offers a forum for graduate students and professors around the world to display their perspectives, theories, and research findings that relate to the educational field. JEPPA encourages contributors to use national and international data in examining research questions that focus on the interrelated aspects of policy and school governance.  JEPPA works to engage researchers, policymakers, school leaders, and community advocates in examining these relationships. JEPPA seeks manuscripts from individuals interested in scholarly discussions and interactions directly related to:  (1) the utilization of data in policy formation; (2) the examination of the urban school context from the perspectives of the polity, school leaders, students, and other related internal and external actors; and (3) the examination and analysis of teaching, school administration, and education policy.

Along with individualized manuscripts, JEPPA seeks guest editors for special themed issues. JEPPA is also interested in working with specific institutions in publishing the work of a cohort of graduate students. Finally, JEPPA has a special section for white papers that cover issues related to education policy and school administration.

JEPPA is an open access journal, which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.