Author Guidelines

The Review of Higher Education (RHE) (ISSN 0162-5748) empirical research studies, empirically based historical and theoretical articles, and scholarly reviews and essays that move the study of colleges and universities forward. The most central aspect of RHE 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. We do not accept manuscripts with samples of convenience, but knowledge and advancement of existing literature in the field is important. RHE encourages a diversity of scholarly thoughts, perspectives, research designs, and methodological paradigms.

Guidelines for Contributors

RHE started reviewing manuscripts again beginning September 1, 2019. The portal is open and we are accepting manuscripts.

Manuscripts should be typed, times new roman, double-spaced throughout, including block quotes and references, and each page should be numbered consecutively. Please supply the title of your submission, an abstract of 100 or fewer words, and keywords as the first page of your manuscript submission (this page does not count towards your page limit). The names, institutional affiliations, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of authors should appear on a separate cover page to aid proper masking during the review process. Manuscripts typically should not run more than 30 pages, including figures and tables (excluding abstract, keywords, and references). Authors should follow instructions in the 7th edition Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association; any manuscripts not following APA will not be reviewed. Please do not change fonts, spacing, or margins or use style formatting features at any point in the manuscript except for tables. Please upload your submission and all supporting documents as word documents.

Authors should use their best judgement when masking citations. Masking some or all citations that include an author’s name can help prevent reviewers from knowing the identities of the authors. However, in certain circumstances masking citations is unnecessary or could itself reveal the identities of manuscript authors. Because authors are in the best position to know when masking citations will be effective, the editorial team will generally defer to them for these decisions.

Manuscripts are to be submitted in Word 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.

Please note that The Review of Higher Education does not require potential contributors to pay an article submission fee in order to be considered for publication. In addition, the official site for submissions is: Any other website that purports to be affiliated with the Journal and that requires you to pay an article submission fee is fraudulent. Do not provide payment information. Instead, we ask that you contact the RHE editorial office at or William Breichner the Journals Publisher at the Johns Hopkins University Press

Editorial Correspondence

Please address all correspondence about submitting articles (no subscriptions, please) to one or both of the following editors:

Dr. Penny A. Pasque, PhD Editor, Review of Higher Education
341 C Ramseyer Hall
29 W. Woodruff Avenue
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH 43210

Dr. Thomas F. Nelson Laird, PhD
Editor, Review of Higher Education
201 North Rose Avenue
Indiana University School of Education
Bloomington, IN 47405-100