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Impacting Education: Journal for Transforming Professional Practice (IE) is CPED's peer-reviewed academic journal.

This online, open-source journal seeks to provide a forum where academics and practitioners alike may publish scholarly articles that meaningfully contribute to the improved preparation of PK-20 educational leaders through the examination of the development, redesign, and improvement of professional preparation programs as well as the outcomes of such programs including the skills, knowledge, dispositions, and impact of EdD program graduates.

As such, scholarship generated in IE will have strong implications for the management and policies of schools of education, their EdD programs and the research, teaching, and learning of their faculty and students.

IE publishes research articles, dissertation in practice research articles (see section policies for special note), essay manuscripts and book reviews of works that support the preparation of educational leaders. The free open-access journal is hosted by the University of Pittsburgh.



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The themed issue is designed to highlight the challenges, the work, and the results of both EdD graduates and faculty as it relates to activism and becoming change agents within their local educational communities and beyond. Read the issue for free today! 

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Special Call for Manuscripts for Themed Section! 

The Impacting Education (IE) journal is an open access, international blind peer-reviewed journal where academics and practitioners can publish scholarly articles that meaningfully contribute to the improved preparation of PK-20 educational leaders through the examination of the development, redesign, and improvement of professional preparation programs as well as their outcomes.

IE is currently seeking research articles and essay manuscripts for a future special themed issue focused on the challenges, the work, and the results of both Ed.D. students and faculty as they relate to dealing with COVID-19 in the academic environment. Specific requirements for each type of manuscript can be found here.

The themed issue is designed to highlight the challenges, the work, and the results experienced by both Ed.D. students and faculty as they relate to dealing with issues due to COVID-19. Both student and faculty Ed.D. scholars are encouraged to submit a proposal for this special issue.

Proposals should be submitted by August 1, 2020 via the IE online submission portal. Proposals should be double spaced and include no more than 10 pages of text.

Relevant dates are as follows:

  • August 1, 2020: Proposals due
  • August 15: Decisions on proposals
  • October 15, 2020: Completed submissions due
  • October 15 - November 15: Peer review of submissions
  • January 15, 2020: Final revisions due

Expected publication of themed issue is February 2021.

If you are interested in publishing your work within the themed issue, please contact Dr. Brad Bizzell at [email protected], guest editor, or Dr. Stephanie J. Jones, editor-in-chief, at [email protected].


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The Impacting Education editorial board accepts manuscripts for review year-round. For more information about submitting manuscripts or reviewing for the journal, click here.


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