For more information, please see The SCOLAS Journal Aims and Scope page.

Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in The SCOLAS Journal provided he or she owns the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the article.

General Submission Rules

The SCOLAS Journal is an Open Access peer reviewed academic journal. Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in a journal or book (print or electronic). Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication. In addition, by submitting material to The SCOLAS Journal, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that he or she will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at The School Leadership Review.

Charges & Fees
The SCOLAS Journal levies no submission charges, and charges no fees for publication of accepted manuscripts.

Formatting Requirements

The SCOLAS Journal has no general rules about the formatting of articles upon initial submission. There are, however, rules governing the formatting of the final submission. See Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for details.

General Terms and Conditions of Use

As a condition of publication in the Journal, all authors agree to the following terms.

  • First publication rights to original work accepted for publication is granted to the Journal and copyright for all work published in the journal is retained by the author(s).
  • Works published in the journal will be distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial, NoDerivatives License (CC-BY-NC-ND). By granting a CC-BY-NC-ND license in their work, authors retain copyright ownership of the work, but they give explicit permission for others to download, reuse, reprint, distribute, and/or copy the work, as long as the original source and author(s) are properly cited (i.e. a complete bibliographic citation and link to the journal’s website). No permission is required from the author(s) or the publishers for such use. According to the terms of the CC-BY-NC-ND license, any reuse or redistribution must indicate the original CC-BY-NC-ND license terms of the work.
    • Exceptions to the application of the CC-BY-NC-ND license may be granted at the editors’ discretion if reasonable extenuating circumstances exist. Such exceptions must be granted in writing by the editors of the Journal; in the absence of a written exception, the CC-BY-NC-ND license will be applied to all published works.
  • Authors may enter into separate, additional contractual agreements for the non-exclusive distribution of the published version of the work, with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in the journal.
  • Authors are permitted to post their work online in institutional/disciplinary repositories or on their own websites. Pre-print versions posted online should include a citation and link to the final published version in the Journal as soon as the issue is available.

The SCOLAS Journal, is an Open Access journal. Users have the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or link to the full text of articles in this journal, and to use them for any other lawful purpose.

The SCOLAS Journal is sponsored by the Texas Council of Professors of Educational Administration, and published by Ralph W. Steen Library at Stephen F. Austin State University through the ScholarWorks Institutional Repository. The repository is hosted on the bePress Digital Commons system, which provides infrastructure and maintenance services.


Corrections and Retractions
If only a small part of an article reports flawed data or unethically plagiarizes a few sentences, The SCOLAS Journal reserves the right to issue a correction. If an article is seriously flawed based on intentional misconduct, includes a conflict of interest, or includes largely plagiarized sections, The School Leadership Review reserves the right to retract or remove the work.


Conflicts of Interest and Funding Sources
Authors must declare conflicts of interest and/or sources of funding.


Human Subjects Research and IRB Approval
Research involving human participants must be approved by the authors’ Institutional Review Board, or equivalent committee


Peer Review
The entire submission and review process is completed online using an electronic editorial system. Manuscripts that are deemed appropriate for the journal are sent to at least one expert, particularly in the primary author’s discipline or content area. All reviews are “blind,” that is, they do not identify the author(s) to the reviewers. On the basis of the reviewers’ recommendations, the journal’s editor(s) will decide to publish the manuscript as submitted, to request a significant revision and resubmission, or to reject the manuscript for publication. The author will be notified of the decision, and a copy of the reviewers’ comments will be provided.

General Terms and Conditions of Use Web Site
Users of the ScholarWorks, Stephen F. Austin State University’s Institutional Repository website and/or software agree not to misuse ScholarWorks service or software in any way.

The failure of The SCOLAS Journal or ScholarWorks to exercise or enforce any right or provision in the policies or the Submission Agreement does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any term of the Submission Agreement or these policies is found to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Submission Agreement and these policies remain in full force and effect. These policies and the Submission Agreement constitute the entire agreement between ScholarWorks and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.


The SCOLAS Journal
Jeana Paul-Urena Managing Editor
Chair, Languages, Cultures & Communication
Stephen F. Austin State University
Box 13042 SFA Station
Nacogdoches, TX 75962

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