The American Journal of Education: challenges and opportunities in translational science and the grey area of academic publishing

American Journal of Education: retos y oportunidades en las ciencias translacionales y la zona gris de la publicación académica

Gerald LeTendre, Eric McGinnis, Dana Mitra, Rachel Montgomery, Andrew Pendola

DOI: https://doi.org/10.22550/REP76-3-2018-01

The American Journal of Education (AJE) is one of 11 core journals identified in the field of education and publishes new research across abroad range of educational disciplines. Located at Penn State, the journal is supported by associate editors from around the nation as well as an advisory board of senior scholars. The journal also supports an online forum (AJE Forum) that is managed by the student editorial board. The major issue facing the journal is how to effectively disseminate peer-reviewed research to a broad audience that includes administrators, policy makers, reform advocates and educators. Given the limitations of university resources, the journal has experimented with new ways to disseminate information about its articles via social media and continues to assess how best to monitor the impact of journal articles in academic and policy contexts.

 

Cite this article as: LeTendre, G., McGinnis, E., Mitra, D., Montgomery, R. and Pendola, A. (2018). American Journal of Education: retos y oportunidades en las ciencias translacionales y la zona gris de la publicación académica | The American Journal of Education: challenges and opportunities in translational science and the grey area of academic. Revista Española de Pedagogía, 76 (271), 413-435. doi: https://doi.org/10.22550/REP76-3-2018-01

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Gerry Le Tendre is a Professor in Educational Leadership at The Pennsylvania State University and Co-Editor of the American Journal of Education. He also serves on the editorial boards of Educational Researcher and the International Journal of Teacher Leadership. He previously served as an Assistant Editor at Comparative Education Review and the editorial board of Sociology of Education.

 https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3737-4324

G. Eric McGinnis is a PhD student in Educational Theory and Policy and Comparative and International Education at The Pennsylvania State University. He serves as the Managing Editor for the American Journal of Education. His research interests include non-formal education, the World Scouting Movement, and the theatre arts.

 https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7541-8204

Dana L. Mitra is a Professor of Education Policy Studies at The Pennsylvania State University. She is Founding Editor of the International Journal of Student Voice and Co-Editor of the American Journal of Education. Dana has published over 30 papers and two books on the topics of student voice and civic engagement.

  https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1649-5995

Rachel L. Montgomery is a PhD candidate in higher education at The Pennsylvania State University. She is an American Bar Foundation/AccessLex Institute Doctoral Fellow in Legal and Higher Education, and previously served as a managing editor for the American Journal of Education. Her research explores varied approaches to executive-level leadership. Her dissertation focuses on co-deanships in US law schools.

  https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7577-552X

Andrew Pendola is a PhD, recent graduate of the Educational Theory and Policy program at The Pennsylvania State University, and an incoming Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership at Auburn University. He currently serves as Managing Editor for the American Journal of Education, and his research focuses on labor market dynamics for educators.

  https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3726-4072