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, double-spaced throughout, including block quotes and references, and each page should be numbered consecutively. 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 thirty pages, including figures and tables (excluding references). Please supply an abstract of 100 or fewer words with your paper. Authors should follow instructions in the current edition of Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (as of January 1, 2020 manuscripts must be APA 7th edition); 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.

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
146 Arps Hall
1945 N. High Street
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH 43210

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