Focus and Scope
Higher Education Perspectives (HEP) is a peer reviewed journal that examines all aspects of higher education, within Canada and internationally. Topics and themes relate to both universities and community colleges including: administration and governance; internationalization and globalization; research and curriculum; student experience and the professoriate; as well as history of higher education.
The Higher Education Group in the Department of Leadership, Higher & Adult Education within OISE/UT brings together a dynamic group of students from around the world. Many are pursuing advanced degrees after achieving success in an array of professional fields. Students at the Higher Education Group are the sole administrators of this journal and strive to engage in research and dialogue on higher education that is inclusive, equitable, and academically sound.
Peer Review Process
Each article will be reviewed by two reviewers. The time for completion of reviews is 4 weeks. The journal practices a "double-blind" review policy: authors are not notified of the identity of reviewers, and reviewers are not informed of the identity of authors.
Reviewers assess the acceptability of articles for publication and inform the editors of their recommendation, for acceptance, modification, or rejection. Reviewers are asked to provide comments to the author related to suggested revisions of articles prior to their being acceptable for publication. Criticism is intended to be constructive.
If you are interested in being a reviewer for Higher Education Perspectives, please send an email to the editors. Include your name, institution and affiliation, email address, telephone number, and fields of interest/specialization.
All contact information collected will be kept confidential and will only be used by the journal for its stated purposes.
Issues will be published in a fluid format, based on the number of manuscripts that meet the quality standards of the journal and are accepted for publication.
Open Access Policy
This journal provides open access to all of it content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Such access is associated with increased readership and increased citation of an author's work. For more information on this approach, see the Public Knowledge Project, which has designed this system to improve the scholarly and public quality of research, and which freely distributes the journal system as well as other software to support the open access publishing of scholarly resources.
This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...