International Journal of Multidisciplinary Perspectives in Higher Education: Announcements <p>The&nbsp;<em>International Journal of Multidisciplinary Perspectives in Higher Education&nbsp;</em>(Print ISSN 2474-2546 &amp; Online ISSN 2474-2554)<em>&nbsp;</em>is a scholarly publication that seeks to create conversations about education, especially policy, practice, and research of teaching, among scholars across the academic disciplines and across national and cultural borders. Behind this rigorously peer-reviewed journal is a vision that defines scholarship – its function, process, and view of quality – differently. We strive to foster a community of educators who need and value access, equity, and interaction across borders in educational conversation.</p> en-US Call for Manuscripts: Call for Special Issue proposals (2025) - (Issues of Racialization, Marginalization, and Discrimination in Higher Education Contexts) <h3><strong>Call for Special Issue Proposals on Issues of Racialization, Marginalization, and Discrimination in Higher Education Contexts</strong></h3> <p>We are pleased to invite proposals for a special issue focused on the critical exploration of racialization, marginalization, and discrimination in higher education contexts. This special issue aims to provide a comprehensive examination of the multifaceted forms of discrimination that manifest within academic institutions and impact students, faculty, and staff across various social categories such as race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, socioeconomic status, and disability. Additionally, we seek to explore epistemic discrimination that affects the legitimacy and recognition of diverse knowledge forms and systems.</p> <h3><strong>Scope and Objectives</strong></h3> <p>Higher education institutions are often perceived as bastions of knowledge, equity, and progress. However, these environments are not immune to the pervasive issues of discrimination and marginalization. This special issue will delve into the ways in which systemic racism, sexism, ableism, classism, and other forms of discrimination shape the experiences of individuals within these settings. We aim to uncover the structural and cultural mechanisms that perpetuate inequality and to highlight innovative practices and policies that promote inclusivity and social justice.</p> <h3><strong>Topics of Interest</strong></h3> <p>We welcome proposals that address, but are not limited to, the following topics:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Racialization and Higher Education:</strong> Examining how race and ethnicity intersect with other identities to affect access, retention, and success in higher education.</li> <li><strong>Gender and Sexuality:</strong> Investigating gender-based discrimination, including sexism, homophobia, and transphobia, within academic environments.</li> <li><strong>Socioeconomic Status:</strong> Analyzing the impact of class and economic disparity on educational opportunities and outcomes.</li> <li><strong>Disability and Ableism:</strong> Exploring the experiences of individuals with disabilities and the barriers they face in higher education settings.</li> <li><strong>Intersectionality:</strong> Addressing how multiple social identities intersect to create unique experiences of marginalization and privilege.</li> <li><strong>Epistemic Discrimination:</strong> Investigating the legitimacy and recognition of non-Western, indigenous, and other marginalized knowledge systems and forms of scholarship.</li> <li><strong>Institutional Policies and Practices:</strong> Evaluating the effectiveness of policies aimed at combating discrimination and promoting diversity and inclusion.</li> <li><strong>Student Activism and Advocacy:</strong> Highlighting the role of student movements in challenging systemic inequalities and advocating for change.</li> <li><strong>Faculty and Staff Experiences:</strong> Understanding the challenges faced by faculty and staff from marginalized backgrounds and their contributions to a more inclusive academic environment.</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Submission Guidelines</strong></h3> <p>Prospective guest editors are invited to submit a two-page proposal, including the following:</p> <ol> <li><strong>Title of the Proposed Special Issue</strong></li> <li><strong>Guest Editor(s) Information:</strong> Names, affiliations, and contact information.</li> <li><strong>Rationale:</strong> A brief description of the significance and relevance of the special issue topic.</li> <li><strong>Objectives and Scope:</strong> Outline the key themes and questions that the special issue will address.</li> <li><strong>Potential Contributions:</strong> A preliminary list of potential contributors and/or topics to be included.</li> <li><strong>Timeline:</strong> Proposed timeline for submission, review, and publication of the special issue.</li> </ol> <h3>Proposals should be submitted to or by September 30, 2024.</h3> International Journal of Multidisciplinary Perspectives in Higher Education 2024-06-16 Call for Manuscripts: Call for Manuscripts <h3><strong>DETAIL</strong></h3> <p><em>International Journal of Multidisciplinary Perspectives in Higher Education (JIMPHE</em>)<em> </em>is an international, open access, and peer-reviewed academic publication (ISSN 2474-2546 in Print; ISSN 2474-2554 Online). It is published bi-annually and the print version for readers in Nepal is sponsored by Midwestern University, a publicly funded institution, there. </p> <p>Teachers and scholars of any field of study and from around the world who are interested in the discourse of higher education (teaching, research, policy, etc) are invited to submit theoretical and empirically-based research articles, review essays, or teacher/scholar reflections and narratives. This is a print plus web journal though we are only able to circulate print copies in Nepal; readers elsewhere are requested to print from the website. We will also make articles available on the web, including the comment function for readers to join the conversation.</p> <p><strong>Types of Submissions </strong></p> <p><strong>Theoretical or empirically-based research articles</strong>: 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), but they must be informative for audiences across the fields and across national/cultural contexts. Scholarly articles must be between 4,000 to 7,000 words. Writers must review these guidelines that reviewers are provided for assessing their manuscripts before submitting their work for consideration.</p> <p><strong>Review articles</strong>: We also include articles that provide readers an overview of scholarship on a topic, especially topics that cross disciplinary borders, scholarship that is not yet crossing cultural/national boundaries, research in one field or place that would be beneficial to another context. Review articles must be 1500-3000 words. The guidelines for standard journal articles generally apply for review articles as well.</p> <p><strong>Teacher/scholar reflections or narratives</strong>: We also consider essays that focus on teachers’/scholars’ experiences and reflections without necessarily being fully up to date on existing scholarship on the topic. We are aware that many teachers and scholars around the world do not have access to most of what is published in academic venues and databases at the global centers; we are interested in promoting scholarly conversation across borders and barriers. Reflections and narratives must be between 1000 and 2000 words. Writers of these items must review the general guidelines and implement criteria that are relevant and feasible.</p> <p> </p> <p>If you have any questions, please email us at </p> International Journal of Multidisciplinary Perspectives in Higher Education 2018-12-20