Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

AISHE-J is an open-access, peer-reviewed, journal of scholarly research into Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. The call for submissions opened in June 2008; the inaugural issue was launched "live on-stage" at the AISHE International Conference on 27th August 2009.

AISHE-J welcomes the submission of manuscripts presenting original scholarly work or commentary in any aspect of teaching and learning in higher education. Example topics might include:

  • Pedagogical methods or approaches - either domain-specific or trans-disciplinary, including appropriate application of tools or technology.
  • Assessment, curriculum and instructional design.
  • Adapting to changing student needs, expectations and profiles.
  • Internationalisation: preparing students for global citizenship.
  • Quality assurance and enhancement.
  • Technology enhanced learning.
  • Management or structure of higher education.

In all cases, the emphasis should be on reflection and evaluation rather than merely on describing what is happening.

AISHE-J invites both submissions which have a focus on higher education on the island of Ireland, and manuscripts specifically dealing with transnational or international issues and perspectives.

 

Section Policies

Invited Reflections

Reverved for submissions explicitly invited by the editorial board. Reviewed by section editors.

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Research Articles

Research articles are substantive reports of original research. They may normally be up to 5,000 words in length. Research articles are subject to full, double blind, review by at least two peer reviewers.

Editors
  • Saranne Magennis
  • Barry McMullin
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Reflections, Journeys and Case Studies

Reports on the activities of educational projects are welcome. Projects should have demonstrably significant applications for teaching and learning within an academic discipline or across the Higher Education sector. Reports may normally be up to 5,000 words in length and are subject to review by a designated section editor.

Editors
  • Saranne Magennis
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Review

Review articles present brief reviews of specific resources (books, websites, multi-media etc.) which may be of interest to AISHE-J readers. They are normally no more than 1,000 words in length.  Each review article is reviewed for publication by a designated section editor.

Editors
  • Saranne Magennis
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Conference Abstracts

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Reviews, Letters and Announcements

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Letters and Announcements

Letters to AISHE-J may be used to present brief reports of original research, or to provide responses/commentary on previously published AISHE-J articles. Letters should normally be no more than 2,000 words in length. Each letter is reviewed for publication by a designated section editor.

Editors
  • Saranne Magennis
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Submitted research article manuscripts are each refereed by two reviewers selected by the editorial board. The peer review process is double blind. Submitted review articles and letters are reviewed by a member of the editorial board designated as editor for that journal section.

 

Publication Frequency

AISHE-J is normally organised in two issues per year.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.