Call for Papers

In this section you can find current call for papers in the field of higher education- higher education policy. If you would like to share with us relevant calls, please write us at


Policy Reviews in Higher Education

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Joint Editors

William Locke (Centre for Global Higher Education, UCL Institute of Education):                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Bruce Macfarlane (Centre for Higher Education at Southampton, University of Southampton):                                     



Journal of  Higher Education Policy and Management

The journal:

  • Supports higher education leaders and managers by disseminating ideas and encouraging debate on educational policy setting.
  • Analyses and reports on professional experiences relevant to colleagues internationally in academia and government spheres.
  • Caters for practising managers and administrators of universities, colleges and vocational education and training institutes and decision makers in government.
  • Examines current and emerging policy directions and how these are shaping and influencing the post-secondary education sector.

All research articles in this journal have undergone rigorous double-blind peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymised refereeing by at least two expert referees. No more than one of these referees is a member of the Journal's editorial board.



Higher Education Policy

Higher Education Policy is an international peer-reviewed journal, indexed in the Social Science Citation Index (SSCI), under the auspices of the International Association of Universities (IAU), for advancing scholarly understanding of the policy process (development, implementation, impact and responses) applied to higher education. It does so through the publication of original analyses: theoretical, empirical or practice-based. However, empirical or practice-based contributions need to be theoretically or conceptually embedded. Contributions may be either based on qualitative or quantitative methods (or a mixture). The focus of the analysis may range from case studies of developments in individual institutions to policy-making at system and supra-national levels. Higher Education Policy encourages contributions that make explicit comparison between systems of higher education and studies that build on developments in the related (social sciences) disciplines.

The aim of Higher Education Policy is to provide a peer-reviewed forum of the highest quality for institutional leadership, scholars, practitioners and administrators at all levels of higher education to have access to, keep abreast of, and contribute to, the most advanced analyses available in this domain.

All Submissions for publication should be sent (as Word for Windows email attachments) to:

Manuscripts should not be sent by mail. In extraordinary circumstances, please contact Nicholas Poulton to discuss alternatives.


European Journal of Higher Education

The European Journal of Higher Education (EJHE) aims to offer comprehensive coverage of theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of higher education, analyses of European and national higher education reforms and processes, and comparative studies of higher education within Europe (i.e. the European Higher Education Area) or elsewhere compared to Europe. Building on the successful legacy of its predecessor, Higher Education in Europe, EJHE is establishing itself as one of the flagship journals in the study of higher education and specifically in study of European higher education. 
In addition to original articles, EJHE publishes a Debate Section and a Book Reviews Section. The Journal invites proposals for the Debate Section, which comprises two or three brief articles taking contrary or complementary standpoints on a common - topical or controversial - issue. The contributions are expected to be based on rigorous social science research, thus applying theoretical knowledge to a recent phenomenon and or providing fresh empirical support for their claims. The Journal also invites contributions to the Book Review Section, which is featured in each volume and welcomes suggestions for recently published books to be considered for review in EJHE. Proposals are invited also for special issues, which are featured in two special issue volumes every year.

All submissions should be made online at the European Journal of Higher Education Scholar One Manuscripts website. New users should first create an account. Once logged on to the site, submissions should be made via the Author Centre. Online user guides and access to a helpdesk are available on this website.


Higher Education in Review

HER is pleased to announce its call for papers for Volume 12.

HER is an independent, refereed journal published by graduate students of the Higher Education Program at the Pennsylvania State University. Our mission is to make a substantive contribution to the higher education literature through the publication of high-quality research studies, scholarly papers, and literature reviews in areas related to the university, the four-year college, the community college, and other institutions of higher learning. In so doing, we provide graduate students first-hand experience with the publishing process.

Our print journal is distributed to leading higher education graduate programs nation-wide and is electronically available, free of charge, on our web site. First authors must be currently- enrolled graduate students or have written their manuscript during graduate school.
Graduate students from a variety of disciplines and fields (e.g., education, sociology, economics, law, and psychology) are encouraged to submit their work for consideration.
Submissions are accepted year-round.

Please contact us at  with any questions you may have
regarding Higher Education in Review.