Notes for contributors


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 print and electronic 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.

Submitting an article

Articles should be sent to one of following the editors:

Dr David Gurr
Associate Professor in Educational Leadership
Melbourne Graduate School of Education
University of Melbourne

An electronic version of the manuscript, by e-mail or on disk, should be sent to the editors. Where this is not feasible a hard copy will be accepted. The article should be double spaced, with wide margins, and bear the title of the article, the name(s) of the author(s) and the address(es) where the work was carried out. The article should not exceed 7,500 words including references. The article should be accompanied by an abstract of the contents of no more than 150 words. 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.

Proofs will be sent to this author, and should be returned within one week after they have been received. A telephone number should also be given. Off-prints and copies of the journals will be sent to the lead author. All pages should be numbered. It is essential to give a word count, which should cover the article and references, footnotes and the abstract.
Authors should be aware that the circulation of ISEA is global, mainly throughout the Commonwealth. UK English must be used, with some sensitivity to the international nature of readership.

No manuscript or parts thereof will be returned to authors. The publishers reserve the right to copyedit, proof-read and correct all articles for publication.

Figures and tables

Figures and tables should have their positions clearly marked in the text, but be provided on separate pages. Figures must be submitted as one set of artwork in a finished form. They will not be redrawn by the publisher.


References should be indicated in the typescript by giving the authors’ name, with the year of publication in brackets. If more than one paper by the same author publisher in the same year is given, then a lower case letter (i.e. a, b, c etc.) should be placed after the year of publication. The references should be listed in full at the end of the article. The full title of books, journals and magazines should be given. Abbreviations should not be used.


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

Subscription Information

International Studies in Educational Administration is published three times a year online by the Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration and Management.

From volume 34 (2006) publishing responsibility for this journal reverted to CCEAM and enquiries about subscriptions should be addressed to Membership Manager of CCEAM, at the following address:

86 Ellison Rd
Springwood 2777