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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].


Call for Editor-in-Chief of Impacting Education Journal

The Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) invites applications for the editorship of Impacting Education: Journal on Transforming Professional Practice (IE) to begin in January 2021.

IE is an open-source, peer-reviewed journal that is published on a rolling basis. IE provides a forum for academics and practitioners to publish scholarly articles that meaningfully contribute to the improved preparation of PK-20 educational leaders through examination of the development of, 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. IE publishes issues that contain research articles, essays, book reviews and themes issues.

The IE editor-in-Chief, in close consultation with the editorial board and CPED leadership, plays a critical role in defining issues and reviewing articles that focus on EdD programs in schools of education, equitable practice, and the research, teaching, and learning of faculty and students.

Specifically, we are looking for someone to lead IE who will:

  • strategize the growth and reach of the journal
  • actively suggest new and innovative ideas for issues, topics, direction
  • develop and maintain submission standards, and
  • promote and recruit for an increased authorship and readership

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Guidelines for Submitting Letter of Application

Letters of Applications are welcomed from individuals. If you are interested in serving as the IE Editor-in-Chief, please submit a letter of application that includes the following information by Monday, September 28, 2020.

The Editorial Board and CPED Board of Directors must have a clear understanding of the resources and interest of your institution that will be available for you to serve as the Editor-in-Chief of IE. Letters of Application for the Editorship of IE must address/include the following items:

  • Description of your experience in CPED consortium/your EdD program
  • Description of your editorial/reviewer experience
  • Description of your vision for IE and how you will fulfill it. Your vision should include:
    • The measurable impact (in terms of quality, content and growth) you want to have on the journal in your first year as editor-in-chief
    •  A strategy for motivating reviewers and authors to adhere to timelines
    • How your vision for this position connects with your research, scholarship, teaching, and/or professional goals
  • Types of institutional support that will be offered to you as editor (course buy out, GA, etc.)
  • Statement of support from an administrator (department chair or dean) of your institution or organization
  • Current curriculum vitae and writing sample

Send all materials by Monday, September 28, 2020 to:

Jill A. Perry, Executive Director, CPED
[email protected]


Get published in Impacting Education 

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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