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Resources for Publishing: ASCD's Educational Leadership Journal

Tips, Assistance, Tools and Ideas about participating in Scholarly Communication

Themes & Deadlines for upcoming issues

Guidelines for authors

Educational Leadership, ASCD's flagship journal, is intended for everyone interested in preK–12 education issues, including curriculum, instruction, supervision, and leadership. Each issue contains articles written by educators for educators. We particularly look for articles that inspire improved teaching and learning.

Who reads, and writes for, this journal?

Educational Leadership has a distinctive niche in the world of education publishing. Our readers are educators from all levels, preK–12, and from many different disciplines and job positions—teachers, principals, superintendents, professors of education, and other leaders in education. 

Whereas other publications are primarily written by journalists or by researchers, Educational Leadership is primarily written by practitioners for practitioners. With a circulation of 160,000—and a high pass-along rate—Educational Leadership has great reach and influence among educators. About 75 percent of our article submissions are unsolicited pieces; we solicit about 25 percent of our articles by special invitation.

ASCD is committed to diversity. We encourage writers from diverse backgrounds to submit articles.