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Author Guidelines

Articles submitted for consideration to International Higher Education (IHE) should be emailed to IHE also welcomes correspondence to discuss potential articles in advance of sending in any submission.

IHE is not a scholarly journal, but rather a periodical that seeks to inform its readers through short well-written articles, written in a lively style and emphasizing analysis. Authors are encouraged to include relevant statistics where needed, although not in tables or graphs. Also, references and citations should not be included in submitted articles.

IHE articles are typically 1,000 words in length; they are written concisely and to the point.

Please include several subheadings to highlight the main sections of your article. To be most effective, the subheadings should be very short—just two or three words.

Please avoid presenting material in the form of numbered or bulleted lists.

Each article should be accompanied by a short abstract and a list of keywords.

All articles written for IHE are edited before final publication. However, authors should take great care with writing style when preparing their articles for submission.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. In general, submissions should not have been previously published elsewhere. If all or part of the submission has appeared elsewhere, or is under consideration for publication elsewhere, the author must provide an explanation to the Editor.
  2. The submission is approximately 1,000 words in length.
  3. The text is double-spaced and uses a 12-point font.
  4. The submission includes a short abstract and list of keywords.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. The author has signed and returned the required License Agreement.
    A Word document containing the License Agreement is available for download here.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

    1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
    2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
    3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).
    4. Authors will be required to sign our standard License Ageement before publication.

A Word document containing the License Agreement is available for download here.


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