Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

IJAHE aims to advance knowledge and promote research, as well as provide a forum for policy discussion and analysis on diverse higher education issues in the African continent. IJAHE anticipates assuming a vital role in shaping discourse, reporting new frontiers and creating a nexus for communication and networking among a wide array of researchers, students, academicians, policy makers and policy analysts interested in and concerned with higher education in Africa.


IJAHE, as a multidisciplinary journal, publishes research articles, essays and reviews on a multitude of higher education issues in Africa. The Journal also comes out in special issues that are comparative and theme-based in nature. The Journal considers issues not only on the theory and practice of African higher education from scholars around the world but also strongly encourages higher education practitioners in the continent to contribute and share their expertise and experience. The Journal serves as an independent and unbiased forum that accommodates a wide variety of perspectives and analyses, which are solid in their formulation and organization.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

IJAHE follows the “blind” peer review system to evaluate each article.

Authors will be notified on the status of their submissions within the shortest possible time.


All manuscripts sent out to peer-reviewers are accompanied by a letter inviting reviewers to evaluate the scientific merit of manuscripts, using the following criteria:

  • Importance and relevance of the subject matter
  • Originality of the approach
  • Soundness of the scholarship
  • Degree of interest to the Journal’s readership
  • Clarity of organisation
  • Strength of the argument
  • Writing style/quality

Narrative or descriptive articles lacking in analytical content are not likely to be accepted.

Reviewers are asked to provide one of the following recommendations:

  • Publish as it stands
  • Publish with minor revisions
  • Resubmit/Requires major revisions (to be selected only if the paper has real promise)
  • Reject (reviewer supplies comments to be sent to the author)
  • Refer to a specialist
  • Refer to another journal (reviewer suggests journal titles)


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



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...