The Journal for the Study of Postsecondary and Tertiary Education (JSPTE) is a scholarly peer-reviewed that publishes manuscripts that address various issues related to the advancement of the field of higher and postsecondary education and higher education preparation programs in particular.
Over the past 120-years the field of higher and postsecondary education has grown to include approximately 300 graduate programs globally. Higher and postsecondary education is a multidisciplinary field of study with a broad range of specializations, preparing graduates for a diverse range of career paths. The field draws from various disciplines across the social sciences and the humanities. And sub-specializations in areas such as higher education leadership and administration, student affairs administration, business affairs, international higher education, and community college administration have grown within this multidisciplinary field of study.
Each issue may include four types of manuscripts: 1) Original research based on quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods, or historical methodologies (word limit: 9,000); 2) Opinion and rapid response essays offering commentary on higher and tertiary education as field of study (word limit: 2,000); 3) International forum consisting of short submissions from program leaders on promising practices, developments, or changes currently underway internationally in higher and postsecondary education graduate programs (word limit: 500); and 4) Book/policy reviews focused on contemporary publications with direct relevance to the field (word limit: 5,000).
The JSPTE seeks submissions of each type of manuscript described above. Topics might include but are not limited to the following:
All submissions must be original and follow APA style guidelines.
There is no cost to authors to submit or publish articles in JSPTE.
The Journal’s senior editor-in-chief is Sydney Freeman, Jr. and Crystal Chambers serves as editor-in-chief. Its editorial board is comprised of Terhi Nokkala, Jessica Samuels, and Brandon Wolfe, and its advisory board includes Gloria Crisp, Linda Hagedorn, Glen Jones, Mary Howard-Hamilton, Joshua Powers, and Dianne Wright.
Potential Topics in The Journal for the Study of Postsecondary and Tertiary Education : The journal publishes applied scholarship-addressing issues in higher education as a field of study and its preparation programs such as:
The ideal articles are written by faculty, practitioners, and graduate students affiliated within the field of higher education. The focus of submissions center on topics that investigate issues, such as the history, current status, and future direction of the field and the advancement of its preparation programs. Submissions that focus on issues related to curriculum, student learning outcomes, career preparation, advancing scholarship, and lines of inquiry and theories as applied to the higher education context are welcomed. Scholarship that includes international implications are appreciated. Manuscripts will be expected to conform to the most recent APA style standards and be written in American or U.K. English.
The purpose of this online open access journal is to provide a forum for discussion of the various issues related to the advancement of the field of higher and postsecondary education and higher education preparation programs in particular. Advancing the scholarship about the field of higher education along with increasing the stature of its graduate preparation programs through this venue are important goals. The journal includes conversations related to the enhancement of its sub-specializations, such as higher education leadership and administration, student affairs administration, international higher education, and community college administration. The journal will advance the field by disseminating pertinent scholarship through peer-reviewed articles, essays, reviews thought pieces and research findings, and by emphasizing systematic inquiry-both qualitative and quantitative-and practical implications.