The focus of the International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (IJTLHE) 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.
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 a single Miscrosoft Word file. IJTLHE accepts manuscripts between August 15th and May 15th of each year, and is on break from May 16th to August 14th. IJTLHE does not have article processing charges and does not have submission charges.
The protection of human subjects is vital in human subjects research. When human subjects are involved in research it is up to the researcher to treat the subjects ethically. For publication in IJTLHE, authors must indicate that any human subjects research has been approved by the author's Institutional Review Board (IRB) or by a relevant ethics committee. If requested by IJTLHE, authors must be able to provide a statement or documentation from the IRB committee, or relevant ethics committee, of this approval.
All authors must explicitly address approval by an IRB committee, or relevant ethics committee, in their manuscript. This statement of approval must also address the provision of informed consent by human subjects. If authors did not obtain informed consent, this must be explicitly addressed as well. IJTLHE reserves the right to reject manuscripts where it is believed that human subjects research ethics have not been upheld, even if the research was approved by an IRB committee, or relevant ethics committee.
Authors submitting manuscripts involving human subjects must meet the following requirements:
The IJTLHE is committed to the highest standards in peer review. 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 peer-reviewed by up to three members of the Executive and/or Review Board. The review process will take approximately 8-12 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. The Executive Editor is responsible for all final decision. Over the past several years, the manuscript acceptance rate for IJTLHE is approximately 19 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.
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.
The International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (IJTLHE) publishes articles relevant to teaching and learning in higher education, broadly defined. All manuscripts must be submitted in English and in Microsoft Word format (.doc or .docx files only). The following Submission Guidelines pertain to all manuscript types, that is, Research Articles, Instructional Articles, and Review Articles. Ultimately, authors should follow the guidelines set forth in the 7th Edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA).
It is not possible to cover all aspects of writing, formatting, and styling a manuscript in these brief guidelines. The most important guide should be the APA Publication Manual (7th Edition). The APA Publication Manual (7th Edition) guides the expectations of the IJTLHE for all submitted manuscript.
All manuscripts should conform to the following general structure: