Emerging Scholar Competition

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EMERGING SCHOLAR COMPETITION SUBMISSION PROCESS

International Journal of Leadership in Education

Why Submit Your Work

There are three levels of competition. The first place prize represents an overarching category that recognizes significant contributions to research, regardless of the individual’s position within the educational system. There is a finalist prize for early faculty and a category for graduate students. First prize is accompanied by an award of $500, followed by $300 for each of the remaining categories. All winners receive a year’s subscription to the International Journal of Leadership in Education and are recognized at the annual editorial board meeting at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) convention. In addition, winning manuscripts may be submitted for consideration for publication.

The competition benefits early career researchers by offering a venue for publication of their research, allows early researchers access to veteran researchers and offers editing assistance and advice regarding publishing of winning manuscripts from the competition. Manuscripts are peer-reviewed by early career scholars or by graduate students.

International Journal of Leadership in Education

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This competition is significant for emerging scholars facing trepidation regarding publication of their research efforts. The competition draws new scholars to the journal by offering prizes and potential publication of their research. It also establishes the journal as a venue where students and scholars alike can work with advanced scholars, where they may ask questions, investigate and learn new skills related to writing journal articles. Likewise, the journal benefits from having a growing audience base from which to draw reviewers, authors and board members. Additionally, good will generated by the competition is invaluable.

Considerations in establishing a competition for early career researchers includes developing an infrastructure parallel to existing manuscript review structures. This need not be elaborate and may nest within existing structures providing there is a means to identify competition contributions. Secondly, the competition may offer its own reviewers so as to not raise the level of contributions beyond an arbitrary or reasonable quality, given that contributors are, for the most part, novices. Finally, having strong journal assistants in place will be of great benefit, not only to the competition as it is practised, but also to the journal itself.

SUBMITTING YOUR WORK

CRITERIA

All work must be the author’s original research on any aspect of education that incorporates a leadership perspective and must incorporate/reference at least two IJLE articles published during 2003-2018. Manuscript must be submitted while author is enrolled in a graduate program or within the first two years of completion. Manuscript will be subject to blind review and may be considered for publication at a later date.

SUBMISSION

All manuscripts must be submitted no later than January 10th, 2020. Manuscripts must be submitted electronically via http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tedl and should be designated as an ‘Emerging Scholar Competition’ type of manuscript. Please contact IJLE at ijle@txstate.edu for more information or inquiries.

FIRST PRIZE 

  • $500 cash prize
  • A year’s subscription to the International Journal of Leadership in Education 
  • Recognition at the IJLE’s Editorial Board meeting at AERA 2019 and travel support to attend the meeting
  • Consideration of manuscript for publication

FINALIST EARLY FACULTY CATEGORY 

  • $300 cash prize
  • A year’s subscription to the International Journal of Leadership in Education 
  • Recognition at the IJLE’s Editorial Board meeting at AERA 2019
  • Consideration of manuscript for publication

FINALIST GRADUATE STUDENT CATEGORY 

  • $300 cash prize
  • A year’s subscription to theInternational Journal of Leadership in Education 
  • Recognition at the IJLE’s Editorial Board meeting at AERA 2019
  • Consideration of manuscript for publication