SWOSU Group Publishes First Issue of Academic Journal


The editorial board of the Administrative Issues Journal: Education, Practice, and Research has announced that the first-ever issue is now available online.

The AIJ is an effort by Southwestern Oklahoma State University to provide a publication outlet for multidisciplinary issues in administration.  

Editor-in-Chief Dr. Tami Moser said the journal will be published bi-annually and the AIJ will host an academic conference that will be held each fall on the SWOSU campus.  This year the academic conference will be held on October 13-14.

Dr. Moser and Dr. Patsy Parker developed the AIJ mission. A goal to publish 12 quality manuscripts was set, and when the deadline arrived 64 papers had been submitted and nearly 150 reviewers had committed to help. AIJ had authors and reviewers representing over 87 schools, 10 states, and three countries. The overwhelming response led to a realization that this type of outlet was needed throughout the entire United States, not just the Midwest.

The AIJ may be accessed from the SWOSU homepage by clicking on Quick Links then Administrative Issues Journal. Submissions for the second issue, which will be published in September 2011, will be accepted until April 22. Reviewers are also welcome to apply throughout the year.

The Administrative Issues Journal is dedicated to expanding the knowledge about current multidisciplinary issues in administration. The AIJ provides a platform for the publication and promotion of viable blind-reviewed research at small colleges and regional universities throughout the United States.

The journal accepts articles related, but not limited to, Business Administration, Health Care Administration, Education Administration, Nursing Administration and Public Administration. The articles can relate directly to issues in education, practice and research. The AIJ accepts quantitative, qualitative and mixed methodology research.

For more information please visit www.swosu.edu/aij, email aij@swosu.edu, or call 580.774.7175.