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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
    Download the article template from here ( and copy over your manuscript's sections to the file, copying formats from the template as instructed and pasting them after you move your text segments. Then, create a second copy of your manuscript in which you remove author info and bio. You must upload both copies during submission. We will not consider manuscript that don't use the provided template.
  • Follow APA 7th edition in format and style.
  • Confirm that the submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • Confirm that, where available, URLs and DOIs for the references have been provided. Please shorten hyperlinks longer than two lines (you can do this by using sites like
  • Confirm that the manuscript is copied into the template provided (see link above), preserving the format of each segment in the template.
  • Confirm that the text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines (
  • Ensure that abstract is no longer than 200 words. The preferred length of an abstract for our journal is 150 words.
  • Ensure that your manuscript meets the wordcount requirements for the category you're submitting into (e.g. Theoretical or empirically-based research articles [5,000-7,000 words], Teacher/scholar reflections or narratives [1,000-2,000 words] or Book reviews [2,000 words maximum]).

Author Guidelines

Please confirm the checklist in the submission page before submitting your manuscript. In particular, make sure that you have used the template linked in the checklist (also here) to format your manuscript, copy-pasting not just your text but also the format from the template provided. You can do that by using control/command + shift + c to copy format of a given section from the template file and then using control/command + shift + v to paste the format into the segment of your manuscript. Your end product must look like the template (this will make review easier and faster, and your work better). 

Types of Submissions 

  1. Theoretical or empirically-based research articles: We publish research- or theory-based articles on higher education and focusing on teaching, research, curriculum, pedagogy, or policy. Manuscripts may be about specific fields of study (social or natural sciences, arts or humanities, medical or health science, math or engineering), so they must briefly provide the disciplinary context for audiences across the fields, as well as providing social/cultural/institutional contexts for audiences across national and other borders. Scholarly articles must be between 5,000 to 7,000 words (inclusive of references). Manuscripts below or over the permitted wordcount will be automatically desk rejected. Authors are encouraged to review these guidelines provided to reviewers for assessing their manuscripts before submitting their work for consideration. 
  2. Teacher/scholar reflections or narratives: We consider academic or reflective narratives that focus on teachers’/scholars’ experiences and reflections that contribute to current scholarship on a multidisciplinary topic in higher education. We are aware that many teachers and scholars around the world do not have access to much of what is published in academic venues and databases at the global centers; such reflective writing could contribute meaningfully to scholarly conversation across borders and barriers. Reflections and narratives must be between 1,000 and 2,000 words. Writers of these items should also review the general guidelines linked above and implement any criteria that are relevant and feasible for their essays.
  3. Book reviews: Book reviews are concise articles that provide an evaluation of a recently published scholarly book. Book reviews are often invited but suggestions are welcome and should be sent to the Editor ( While books reviews may address any topics in higher education, authors are encouraged to consider publications that have implications and applications for multidisciplinary areas in higher education. A book review might assess the importance of a book's contribution to a particular field covered by the journal’s aims and scope and should aim to objectively review the strengths and weaknesses that concern the journal’s audience. Please read the journal's aims and scope before submitting a review. Book reviews should not exceed 2,000 words.


Pandemic Essays

This is a special section we are adding to the next issue, including short essays by educators/scholars from around the world. 

Nepal Special Issue

Submissions for the Nepal higher ed special issue are due on April 30, 2021. Please see special guidelines here

Authors can register and log in from this site in order to submit their manuscripts and also their revisions and proof copies in the process. For any questions, please email the special issue's lead guest editor Lina Gurung ( or 

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