Manuscripts submitted to the International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (IJTLHE) are evaluated by the following criteria, based on submission type. These review criteria guide manuscript reviewers in their evaluations and feedback. Ultimately, authors should self-evaluate based on these criteria to make sure the submitted manuscript is well aligned with the journal's expectations.
Research articles include 15-25 page manuscripts (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 are 10-20 page manuscripts (3,000 - 6,000 words) designed to explain and clarify innovative higher education teaching methods. Instructional articles, while grounded in the literature on higher education pedagogy, focus on the explanation of tentative, emerging, or alternative teaching methodologies, rather than the strict reporting of empirical data.
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.