Author Instructions

What we accept:

Invited contributions that can include systematic reviews or empirical papers that relate to the topic of the special issue planned for given years.

While the Journal has traditionally, and continues to, focus on matters of international interest within the higher education sector, occasionally, issues are accepted that focus on either the secondary or primary levels of education.

Peer Review Process:

Please note that only invited papers for specific special issues are now being sent for peer review. Unsolicited manuscripts will not be considered.

The Journal uses a blind peer review process, in which all manuscripts submitted are evaluated in anonymous format by at least two experts in the field. Only articles that have been revised in accordance with recommendations based on this process will then be considered for publication.

Length and Format:

Manuscripts must be submitted only in soft copy (Word or RTF). Manuscripts must be no more than 6,000 words in length (including Tables and Figures, but excluding references).

Author Details:

The title of the article, author’s name and affiliation should be set on a separate title page. Address details for the corresponding author must also be provided.


A three- to four-line biography (including current academic position, affiliated institution, and research interests) must be provided for the ‘Contributors to this Issue’ page.


Owing to the multi-disciplinary nature of the journal, a variety of established forms of referencing are accepted. It is imperative, however, that authors remain consistent in their use of reference style within manuscripts.

Tables and Figures:

Tables and figures must be presented within the appropriate section of the text (not on a separate page or at the end of the manuscript). These must be modifiable (i.e., not inserted as pictures) and created in a widely used format (e.g., Word or Excel). Components of diagrams should be ‘grouped’ appropriately prior to submission to ensure that these do not separate with changes in margins and line spacing.

How To Send:

These must be sent via email to:, along with a signed copyright transfer form.



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