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Higher Education Review
 
Call for Papers
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Higher Education in Review (HER) is pleased to announce its call for papers.

HER is an independent, refereed journal published by graduate students of the Higher Education Program at the Pennsylvania State University. Our mission is to make a substantive contribution to the higher education literature through the publication of high-quality research studies, scholarly papers, and literature reviews in areas related to the university, the four-year college, the community college, and other institutions of higher learning. In so doing, we provide graduate students first-hand experience with the publishing process.

Our print journal is distributed to leading higher education graduate programs nation-wide and is electronically available, free of charge, on our web site. We also publish additional original content online at www.higheredinreview.org. First authors must be currently-enrolled graduate students or have written their manuscript during graduate school. Graduate students from a variety of disciplines and fields (e.g., education, sociology, economics, law, and psychology) are encouraged to submit their work for consideration. Submissions are accepted year-round.

Please contact us at HigherEducationInReview@psu.edu with any questions you may have regarding Higher Education in Review. We look forward to receiving your submission!

Types of Manuscripts Considered

Manuscripts should include a clearly specified research question, present a theoretical or conceptual framework, employ appropriate research methods, and contribute knowledge to the body of higher education literature. Pieces submitted for publication in print and online are subject to the same editorial review process and the same high standards for scholarship. We simply consider different types of submission for each medium and generally will not entertain the same piece for both print and online publication; for additional information, please see below.

Guidelines for Print Submissions

HER will consider the following for print publication:

  • Studies employing qualitative, quantitative, or mixed research methods
  • Literature reviews that reveal critical gaps in existing research and apply a robust conceptual framework to the discussion of the literature
  • Analyses of important issues in higher education conducted using established theories from within higher education or appropriate related disciplines
  • Reports of preliminary findings from a larger project (e.g., a thesis or dissertation)
  • Legal or policy analyses of focused at the federal, state, or institutional level
  • Examinations of historical issues in higher education

Print manuscripts should not exceed 25 pages (except by prior permission of the Managing Editor), excluding title page, abstract, references, tables, figures, and appendices. All print submissions should also meet the following guidelines at the time of submission:

  • The file should be saved as a Word-compatible attachment (e.g., .doc, .rtf)
  • The entire manuscript must adhere to the guidelines in the most current Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (Note: please pay careful attention to rules governing in text citations and bibliographic entries).
  • The abstract should be 75 to 100 words.
  • Authors’ names should appear only on the title page; other indications of authors’ identities should be deleted.
  • Complete and include the Checklist for Authors form.
  • Submit manuscript to HigherEducationInReview@psu.edu with the subject heading "Submission for HER Print".

 

Guidelines for Online Submissions

HER will consider the following for online publication:

  • Book reviews grounded by a discussion of relevant literature
  • Review essays that bring two or more recent / important works in higher education into conversation with one another
  • Conceptual pieces that propose new theoretical insights in higher education
  • Reports on promising institutional practices
  • Brief summaries of ongoing research
  • Other short works (with the prior permission of the Managing Editor)

Online content will generally be five-to-ten pages in length—though pieces of all lengths will be considered. As is the case with print content, all online content is subject to a rigorous peer review process. All print submissions should meet the following guidelines at the time of submission:

  • The file should be saved as a Word-compatible attachment (e.g., .doc, .rtf)
  • The entire manuscript must adhere to the guidelines in the most current Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (Note: please pay careful attention to rules governing in text citations and bibliographic entries).
  • The abstract should be 75 to 100 words.
  • Authors’ names should appear only on the title page; other indications of authors’ identities should be deleted.
  • Complete and include the Checklist for Authors form.
  • Submit manuscript to HigherEducationInReview@psu.edu with the subject heading "Submission for HER Online".
 
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