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The Review of Higher Education
Author Guidelines

The Review of Higher Education (ISSN 0162-5748) publishes empirically and theoretically based articles and scholarly reviews and essays that move the study of colleges and universities forward. The most central aspect of The Review is the saliency of the subject matter to other scholars in the field as well as its usefulness to academic leaders and public policymakers. Selection of articles for publication is based solely on the merits of the manuscripts with regards to conceptual or theoretical frameworks, methodological accurateness and suitability, and the clarity of ideas and gathered facts presented. The Review encourages a diversity of scholarly thoughts, perspectives, research designs, and methodological paradigms.

Information for Contributors

Manuscripts should be typed, double-spaced throughout, including block quotes and references, and each page should be numbered consecutively. The names, institutional affiliations, addreses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of authors should appear on a separate cover page to insure anonymity in the reviewing process. Authors should NOT place their names on the manuscript and should obscure identifiable citations. Manuscripts typically should not run more than thirty pages. Please supply an abstract of 100 or fewer words with your paper. Authors should follow instructions in the current edition (6th) of Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Please do not change fonts, spacing, or margins or use style formatting features at any point in the manuscript except for tables. Manuscripts are to be submitted in Word format online at (if you have not previously registered on this website, click on the "Register here" link to create a new account). Once you log on, click on the "Author Center" link and then follow the printed instructions to submit your manuscript.

Editorial Correspondence

Please address all correspondence about submitting articles (no subscriptions, please) to

Dr. Gary Pike
The Review of Higher Education
Indiana University/Purdue University
902 W. New York Stree, ES 3116
Indianapolis, IN 46202


Book Review Information


Please send books for review to:

Gerry Dizinno, Editor, Book Reviews
The Review of Higher Education
Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
The University of Texas at San Antonio
San Antonio, TX 78249

Please send book review copies to the contact above. Review copies received by the Johns Hopkins University Press office will be discarded.

Potential Reviewers

In order to have your review considered, first contact the editor via email ( to ensure that the review has not been reviewed or that it is not currently under review. In addition, the editor maintains a small library of books not yet reviewed that may be of interest to potential reviewers. Detailed guidance on the format and content of book reviews can be found here.

The Review of Higher Education

The Review of Higher Education is the official journal of the Association for the Study of Higher Education.

Volume: 38 (2015)
Frequency: Quarterly
Print ISSN: 0162-5748
Online ISSN: 1090-7009