Submission Guidelines

Research Articles

Practice Stories from the Field

Reflective Essays

Book Reviews

Dissertation Overviews

Projects with Promise

Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement (JHEOE) General Guidelines for All Submissions

  Technical / Writing Guidelines: Manuscripts should

  • Represent original and unpublished work of the authors and must not be under consideration by other publications;
  • Indicate that the Institutional Review Board (IRB) human subjects approval was secured if applicable (or explain why it was not required);
  • Not be more than 10,000 words;
  • Have a separate cover page that includes the names, institutional affiliations, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of all authors, and mask all of this information throughout the manuscript to ensure anonymity in the reviewing process;
  • Include a brief abstract (not to exceed 150 words);
  • Be typed, double-spaced throughout, and include block quotes (when necessary) and appropriate references;
  • All submissions should be publication ready.  Therefore, it is important to ensure it has been thoroughly reviewed and edited.
  • Be formatted using American Psychological Association (APA) style, 6th edition;
  • Have photos and graphics submitted as .jpg, .tif, or .eps files, not placed into the Word document. Tables may be placed in Word documents;
  • Be formatted and saved in Microsoft Word 2003, or higher; and
  • Be read by someone that is not familiar with the topic of the manuscript (for content clarity) as well as copy edited (for grammatical correctness) prior to submission.

 A Manuscript is evaluated according to

  • The appropriateness or fit for the mission of the Journal;
  • The significance in contributing new knowledge (advancing a field of study; or providing best practices or lessons-learned);
  • The rigor and appropriateness of the scholarship; and
  • The readability and flow of the information and ideas presented.

Additional criteria are based on the type of submission: as a research article, as a reflective essay; as a project with promise article; as a practice story from the field; as a dissertation abstract; or as a book review.

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