Call for Papers

Higher Education in Review (HER) is pleased to announce its call for papers for Volume 12.

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. 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!



Guidelines for Submissions

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
are subject to an editorial review process to ensure high standards for
scholarship.

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
Technical guidelines for submissions:
  • Print manuscripts should not exceed 25 pages (except by prior permission of the Managing Editor), excluding title page, abstract, references, tables, figures, and appendices.
  • 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”.
Subpages (1): Checklist for Authors
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