Special Edition

Special Call for Research Manuscripts

This special edition welcomes research and conceptual articles, research best practices, book reviews, and commentaries, in keeping with editorial policy. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • Mindful Engagement
  • Mindful Leadership
  • Leadership and Spirituality
  • Local and Global Perspectives of Leadership
  • Brain-based Leadership Frameworks
  • Emerging Trends and Practices, and Contemporary Approaches to Studying Leadership

The submission deadline for this special edition is May 31, 2019.

College of Education

Welcome to the Journal of Research Initiatives, a peer reviewed journal of editors with expertise in educational issues, trends, and best practices. The journal offers high-levels of editorial and technical support. Each article has a dedicated editor-in-chief, a committed editorial staff, a nationally renowned editorial board, with clear editorial policies. The journal does not charge authors a publication fee, article submission and publication is free.

The articles published in this journal are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Current Issue: Volume 4, Number 2 (2019)

It is indeed a pleasure to welcome you to Volume 4, Issue 2 of the Journal of Research Initiatives (JRI) which I hope you will enjoy. When JRI was launched in 2012, the Editorial Founders agreed that an Open-Access publication of academic research would be environment-friendly; making the journal quickly available to the world. This decision has allowed the journal to touch educators around the globe, and for that I am appreciative. I seize this opportunity to thank all those who have submitted their contributions for this Issue. Education without ground-breaking research is meaningless to the academic community. I sincerely extend my thanks to this issue reviewers for lending their time and expertise to reviewing the articles assigned. You are the glue that keeps JRI successful, and I look forward to continuous support. JRI endeavors to provide a forum for academicians, researchers, and practitioners who are interested in the discussion of data-driven, best practices, and trends in education. Please feel free to provide your feedback and review the call for papers for the upcoming special edition.

Research Articles

Conceptual Articles

Book Review

Best Practices


An Application of Systems Science for the Usage of Web–tools in Environmental Education: The Case of Western Attica, Greece
Anastasios Mavrakis, Evangelos C. Papakitsos, Christina Papapanousi, and Christina Papavasileiou

Issue Reviewers

Dr. Nathan C Anderson
Robert Morris University
Dr. Amar Abbott
Taft College
Dr. Franklin Dickerson Turner
Kean University
Md. Ruhul Amin
NPI University of Bangladesh
Dr. Jollie N. Alson
University of Perpetual Help System DALTA
Dr. Cynthia L. Gissy
West Virginia University at Parkersburg
Shawnice Johnson
East Carolina University
Dr. Richard McGregory
Dr. Michael Edward Hess
Ohio University
Dr. Nicole Dobbins
North Carolina A & T State University
Dr. Danielle Harrison
Md Mokter Hossain
Dr. Margery Coulson-Clark
Elizabeth City State University
Dr. Mohamed Ali
Grand Canyon University
Dr. Tiffany A. Flowers
Georgia Perimeter College
Dr. Evangelos C. Papakitsos
University of West Attica
Dr. Ali Kemal Tekin
Sultan Qaboos University
Dr. Kimberly M Triplett
Dr. Simone Elias
Abilene Christian University

Happy Retirement

Mrs. Mable Hawkins.

We wish you a happy retirement filled with fun and happiness. Mrs. Hawkins dedicated 20 years of service to the Department of Educational Leadership at Fayetteville State University. Congratulations, we will miss your presence on campus.