International Studies in Educational Administration (ISEA) Journal

ISEA has been publishing high quality research articles in the field of educational leadership from across the world for over four decades. It seeks contributions that advance our understanding of the successful management and leadership of educational institutions from early childhood to post compulsory settings in any country of the world. Whilst membership of CCEAM is mainly throughout Commonwealth countries, the circulation of ISEA is global. 

International Studies in Educational Administration aims to publish three times a year online by the Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration and Management.

Please feel free to browse through the most recent ISEA Issue

ISEA Vol 47 No 2

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Submitting your manuscript to ISEA

All manuscripts should be emailed as a Word document to the editor:  Associate Professor David Gurr at < >


Preparing your manuscript submission. Please review and adhere to the following:

Notes for Authors:

– Manuscripts can be based on empirical, historical or critical traditions, with all methodological approaches welcomed. 

– As the journal is entirely electronic there is scope to present articles that may differ in format from traditional print-based journals. 

– Collaborations between several researchers are welcomed and can be accommodated in an entire or partial special issue. It is a scholarly, refereed journal and observes the normal processes of blind review. 

– If more than one author is involved then the author who will be the main point of communication must be identified with a full postal address and e-mail address if possible.


Manuscripts should be formatted in a professional manner adhering to the style of articles published in the journal. 

  • Generally, manuscripts are between 5,000 to 7,000 words in length. It is essential to give a word count, which should cover the references, footnotes and the abstract and not to exceed 7500 words.


  • An abstract of no more than 150 words.


  • All pages numbered.


  • Headings and sub-headings should be clearly indicated, and all Tables and Figures should be placed in their preferred position within the text. 


  • For review purposes the front page should include the article title, the names of all authors and their institutional affiliation.


  • The second page should include the title, an abstract of up to 300 words, and up to six keywords.  


  • checked to conform to the most common usage found in The Oxford Dictionary



  • Please note: The publishers reserve the right to copyedit, proof-read and correct all articles for publication.


  • should conform broadly to the in-text citation style of the American Psychological Society


  • Articles using other referencing styles will not be reviewed until they conform to the style of the journal. 


  • Note that doi information can be provided where it is available and should be placed after the end of the citation. doi:10.3390/soc5010136


  • Examples are provided below of the particular style used in ISEA for common citations. 

Journal article

Gurr, D., & Drysdale, L. (2008). Reflections on twelve years of studying the leadership of Victorian schools. International Studies in Educational Administration36(2), 22-37. 


Day, C., & Gurr, D. (Eds) (2014). Leading Schools Successfully: Stories from the field. London, UK: Routledge.

Book chapter

Gurr, D. M., & Drysdale, L. G. (2016). Australia: The Principal as Leader – A Review of Australian Principal Research, 2006–2013. In H. Ärlestig, C. Day, & O. Johansson (Eds), A Decade of Research on School Principals Cases from 24 countries (pp. 187-209). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.


Yep, M. (2005), Principal and Teacher Perceptions of Shared Leadership, Unpublished DEd thesis, University of Melbourne.

Conference paper/presentation

Gurr, D., & Nicolazzo, M. (2014). Leading Improvement in Literacy. Presentation at the Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration and Management Conference, Fredericton, Canada.


Fullan, M., & Quinn, J. (2010). Capacity Building for Whole System Reform (retrieved from



Papers (including abstracts) accepted and published become the copyright of the Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration and Management (CCEAM). This enables the CCEAM and its publisher to ensure full copyright protection and to disseminate the article, and the journal, to the widest possible audience through various formats. Once articles have been published in International Studies in Educational Administration (ISEA) authors are free to use them elsewhere without permission from CCEAM or the publisher, provided that acknowledgement is given to ISEA as the journal of original source of publication.


An electronic copy of the journal, in Adobe Acrobat PDF file format, will be provided to authors from which they may make off-print.

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If you have any further questions about submitting to ISEA journal or would like to become a reviewer, then please contact Associate Professor David Gurr at  < >