Publication Ethics

JHUP Journals Ethics and Malpractice Statement

JHUP Journals Ethics and Malpractice Statement can be found here.

Peer Review Policy

The Journal of College Student Development features quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods studies in areas that include student development, professional development, professional issues, administrative concerns in higher education, and creative programs to improve student services and student learning. JCSD publishes original work, replication of research, and reviews of research. We primarily publish empirical studies but will consider reviews and essays about professional preparation, theoretical advancement, methodological concerns, and organizational and professional issues that may occur in a higher education context within or outside the U.S. Manuscripts can be submitted in the form of Feature Articles (30 pages or less), Research in Brief (9 pages or less), or On the Campus manuscripts (7 pages or less). Book reviews are submitted to the Associate Editor of book reviews by invitation only.

Manuscripts sent for review undergo a double-masked review process. Possible editor decisions include desk rejection / send for full review, revise or reject after review, and acceptance. Occasionally feature submissions are referred to the Research in Brief section. The timeline for a submitted manuscript is dependent on whether and how many times it is sent to reviewers and back to the author for revisions. A preliminary desk review by the editor takes approximately 4 weeks to complete. If sent out for review, and for each subsequent revision sent to reviewers, a manuscript will take an additional 4-6 weeks until it’s sent back to the author. If accepted, the time between acceptance until publication is an estimated 6 months.