Journal of Interdisciplinary Teacher Leadership

Call for Papers: Special Topic on Professional Learning Communities in Education

Submission Deadline: Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2023

Anticipated Publication: December 2023/January 2024

Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) offer educators valuable opportunities to collaborate, share best practices, and cultivate innovative approaches to improve learning. Prior research has examined the dynamics of PLCs and whether they contribute to school improvement.

Open to Practitioners and Researchers

We are excited to announce a special issue on PLCs in the Journal of Interdisciplinary Teacher Leadership (JoITL), a publication of the Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership at N.C. State University. The special topic is aimed at K-12 teachers, researchers, and nontraditional educators who have an interest in examining the impacts of PLCs.

In addition to literature reviews, case studies, and research papers, we invite practitioners to submit articles and essays that may not be grounded in formal research but still promote the progression of valuable discussions within the field.

Potential topics include but are not limited to:

  • STEM Education
  • Teacher Leadership
  • Career and Technical Education
  • Interdisciplinary Perspectives

About the Journal

The Journal of Interdisciplinary Teacher Leadership (Online ISSN 2474-7432) is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal aimed at educators, administrators, and researchers both formal and informal of all disciplines.

We welcome original articles on:

  • action research
  • case studies
  • analyses
  • literary reviews

We seek articles that explore a variety of topics in education and contribute new insights to the existing literature. We will also accept evidence-based essays, perspective pieces, and informed editorials that are not simply personal accounts or opinions.

Submissions are accepted year-round. Read our submission guidelines for more information.

JoITL is an open-access journal and does not charge article processing fees or article submission fees.

JoITL is a publication of the Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership at N.C. State University. Visit to learn more about our work.

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