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.

International Higher Education (IHE) seeks a lively writing style. We are not a scholarly journal, but rather a periodical that seeks to inform its readers through short, well-written articles. We emphasize analysis in our articles, and we encourage our authors to include relevant statistics where needed, although (as noted below) not in tables or graphs.

We edit all of the articles written for IHE and follow the Chicago Manual of Style. However, we encourage our authors to take great care with writing style in the preparation of articles.

As far as possible, please write in American English (be sure that the language of the Word document is set to US ENGLISH before you enter any text into the document). When in doubt, check with Merriam-Webster

Articles in IHE are typically 1,000 words in length. Please write concisely and to the point.

Please do not use any text style other than italic or bold.

Author affiliations and contact and social media information
Please provide for each author: name, title or position (for example: professor, lecturer, associate director, etc.), institutional affiliation, e-mail address, and, if relevant, Twitter account.

Title, abstract, and key words
Please include a 5-7 line abstract of your article and a few key words.

Keep in mind that a short and catchy title and an eloquent abstract increase the visibility of your article and of IHE in Google and other search engines.

Please include several subheadings to highlight the main sections of your article. Keep subheadings short.

Capitalize all titles and subheadings. For example: The Rise and Fall of the Academic Profession in Country X

Indent all paragraphs except the first paragraph of the article and the first paragraph under each subheading.

Abbreviations and acronyms
Keep these to a minimum and spell out any acronym in English.

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

Tables and Graphs
articles do not contain tables or graphs.

articles do not include notes or references.

Copyright Form
You will be asked to sign a copyright form once your article is accepted. Please note that you will be able to use your article freely.

Once your article is published, we strongly encourage you to increase its visibility and the IHE readership by using social media (Twitter, Facebook, etc.) and sharing IHE with colleagues and partner institutions. We will gladly include individuals you think should be aware of your article specifically, or IHE more generally, in IHE’s subscription list if you provide us with their e-mail addresses.


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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