Research in Educational Administration and Leadership (REAL) is a peer-reviewed international journal publishes papers in English. The REAL embraces manuscripts of all research methods including quantitative, qualitative, mix-methods studies, case studies, reviews, and new practices of research. The Editorial team also welcomes conceptual papers seeking to address a wide spectrum of issues in the practice and theory of educational administration and leadership.

The REAL is an Open Access journal and requires no fees from the authors.

Prospective authors should consult the ethical guidelines of academic research and writing.

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ISSN: 2564-7261


The mission of the Research in Educational Administration and Leadership (REAL) is to provide latest research on educational administration and leadership in all levels of education – from pre-primary to higher education – based on the first-hand experience, observation and knowledge of policy makers, practitioners and researchers in order to form an international matter of discussion for all those working in the field of educational administration and leadership.

This journal provides significant analysis of policy, theory, and methodology related to educational administration and leadership. The REAL seeks articles on timely and critical issues from researchers in all educational settings, including schools, higher education institutions, adult education centers, etc.  


Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished manuscripts will be considered.

Manuscripts should follow the APA style edition (Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition, 2001) including organization and structure, formatting of references, tables and figures, and all other APA formatting concerns. Submissions must be between 4.000-8.000 words in lenght.

All manuscript submissions will be forwarded to at least two members of the Editorial Review Board of the journal for double-blind, peer review. Final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be made by the editor based on the reviews’ comments. 

All submissions must be sent electronically at http://dergipark.gov.tr/real 



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