Call For Papers
|The focus of the International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is broad and includes all aspects of higher education pedagogy, but it focuses specifically on improving higher education pedagogy across all content areas, educational institutions, and instructional delivery domains. Manuscripts submitted should be based on a sound theoretical foundation and appeal to a wide higher education audience, both nationally and internationally. Manuscripts of a theoretical, practical, or empirical nature are welcome and manuscripts that address innovative pedagogy are especially encouraged. This Call for Papers is also available in pdf format.
Types of Manuscripts
Research Articles: Research articles include 15-25 page manuscripts (approximately 4,000 - 7,000 words) that are theoretical or empirical in nature. Research articles are to be well grounded in the relevant literature and present knowledge, methods, and insights relevant to higher education pedagogy. The broad scope of the journal and its diverse readership necessitates that research articles address issues that have a wide appeal and significance to higher education practioners.
Instructional Articles: Instructional articles are 10-20 page manuscripts (approximately 3,000 - 6,000 words) designed to explain and describe innovative higher education teaching methods. Instructional articles, while grounded in the literature on higher education pedagogy, focus on the detailed explanation of tentative, emerging, or alternative teaching methodologies rather than the reporting of empirical data.
Review Articles: Review articles are 3-5 page manuscripts (1,000 - 1,500 words) that include commentaries and evaluations of recently published works - books, articles, or web sites - related to higher education pedagogy. IJTLHE does not publish literature reviews.
See the Submission Guidelines page for specific information regarding submitting manuscripts to IJTLHE.
By submitting to IJTLHE, authors are confirming that the manuscript has not been published and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. All submissions to IJTLHE must be made online through the Online Submission Form. Do not send submissions by email or postal mail. Submissions must be blinded for peer review and uploaded as one “.doc” file. Do not submit “.docx” files. Prior to submitting a manuscript, please read carefully the Submission Guidelines. IJTLHE accepts manuscripts between August 15th and May 15th of each year.
Upon submission, all authors will receive an acknowledgement of receipt. Following a brief editorial review to determine the manuscript's appropriateness for IJTLHE, each manuscript will be blind reviewed by up to three members of the Executive and/or Review Board. The review process will take approximately 12 weeks. At the end of the review process authors will be notified as to the status of their manuscripts - accept, reject but encourage resubmission, or reject - and will receive substantive feedback from the reviewers. Over the past two years, the manuscript acceptance rate for IJTLHE has been 19.5 percent.
Manuscript authors are responsible for obtaining copyright permissions for any copyrighted materials included within manuscripts. The authors must provide permission letters, when appropriate, to the IJTLHE Editors. In addition, all published papers in IJTLHE are published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
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All manuscripts accepted for publication are subject to copyediting by Associate Editors. Subsequent to copyediting, and prior to publication, authors will be provided galley proofs to correct errors and provide final approval of all changes.
Before publication, authors of accepted manuscripts must assign copyright of the manuscript to the International Journal on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (see Copyright Agreement Form). Requests to republish articles should be made to IJTLHE, although advance permission to copy articles is made in accordance with "fair use" guidelines.