Higher Education Management and Policy

Call for Papers

Selection criteria

The Journal is primarily devoted to the needs of those involved with the administration and study of institutional management in higher education.

Articles should be concerned, therefore, with issues bearing on the practical working and policy direction of higher education. Contributions should, however, go beyond mere description of what is, or prescription of what ought to be, although both descriptive and prescriptive accounts are acceptable if they offer generalisations of use in contexts beyond those being described. Whilst articles devoted to the development of theory for its own sake will normally find a place in other and more academically based journals, theoretical treatments of direct use to practitioners will be considered.

Other criteria include clarity of expression and thought. Titles of articles should be as brief as possible.

All articles are received on the understanding that they have not appeared in print elsewhere.

Articles submitted for publication in the Journal are refereed anonymously by peers.


  • Language: articles should be submitted in either English or French.
  • Length: should not exceed 15 pages (single spaced) including figures and references (about 5 000 words).
  • Title page: the first page should contain (centred on the page) in this order: the title of the article and the name(s), affiliation(s) and country/countries of the author(s).
  • Abstract: the main text should be preceded by an abstract of 100 to 200 words summarising the article.
  • Quotations: quotations over five lines long should be single-spaced and each line should be indented.
  • Footnotes: authors should avoid using footnotes and incorporate any explanatory material in the text itself. If notes cannot be avoided, they should appear as endnotes at the end of the article, before the References.
  • Tables and illustrations: tabular material should bear a centred heading “Table”. Presentations of nontabular material should bear a centred heading “Figure”. The source should always be cited. Please provide original source files.
  • Author(s) addresses: mailing address and e-mail should be provided at the end of the article.
  • Funding sources: funding sources used to support the article should be provided at the end of the article.
  • References:

    In text: Vidal and Mora (2003) or Bleiklie et al. (2000) in the case of three or more authors.

    At the end of the article: references should be listed in alphabetical order under the heading “References”.

    Examples of the reference style used in the Journal are:

    For periodicals:

    Kogan, M. (2004), “Teaching and Research: Some Framework Issues”, Higher Education Management and Policy, Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 9-18.

    For books:

    Connell, H. (ed.) (2004), University Research Management – Meeting the Institutional Challenge, OECD Publishing, Paris.

    The names of up to three authors can appear; for more than three authors just cite the first name followed by et al.

The covering letter

This should give full addresses and telephone numbers and, in the case of multi-authored papers, indicate the author to whom all correspondence should be sent.

Complimentary copies

Each author will receive two complimentary copies of the Journal issue in which their article appears.


Electronic submission is preferred. Three copies of each article should be sent if the article is submitted via paper only.

Submit articles for publication to the editor:

Professor Vin Massaro

Professorial Fellow

LH Martin Institute for Higher Education Leadership and Management

Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne

153 Barry Street

Carlton, Victoria 3010, Australia

[email protected]

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