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Innovative Higher Education

Innovative Higher Education

Editor-in-Chief: Libby V. Morris

ISSN: 0742-5627 (print version)
ISSN: 1573-1758 (electronic version)

Journal no. 10755

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Manuscripts generally should not exceed 20-25 pages in length inclusive of all material double-spaced
Manuscripts may be submitted electronically to
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The manuscript and any related files should be sent as attachments in Word. The author’s cover letter should be provided in the email itself. Include all contact information for the corresponding author, i.e., complete address information.

We strongly encourage authors to review closely the “tips for authors” section to be found below before submitting a manuscript. 

Author's name and affiliation should be on a title page only, not in the manuscript itself, followed by a second page which is to include an abstract not to exceed 100 words. The entire manuscript must be double-spaced and written in accord with the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. All diagrams or graphic figures must be camera-ready in appearance and should be placed at the end of the manuscript.
We will provide acknowledgement of receipt of manuscripts as soon as possible.

TIPS FOR AUTHORS 

It is helpful to you as authors and also helpful to the journal's editorial staff if your manuscript is as well written—both substantively and stylistically—as possible before sending it out to reviewers. To aid you in doing so, you will find listed below some tips to address areas that are frequently in need of attention.
  • Please be attentive to the requirements of APA style, as indicated on submission guidelines. Failure to do so can erode the impression your manuscript makes on reviewers. There are several specific areas that you should check, and these are listed below.
  • Pay close attention to the style of references, as stipulated in the APA manual. All details of references should be closely checked before submission. The most common errors are inappropriate inclusion of the issue number of a journal, capitalization errors, and formatting of a reference for a chapter/book in a series.
  • Be sure that all citations in the text are also on the reference list and vice versa. Be attentive to the spelling of authors' names both in citations and on the reference list and also to the dates of publication.
  • Use the tab feature for paragraph indentation; do not space over as a substitute.
    Double-space throughout the manuscript. Do not use any triple or single spacing.
  • If your manuscript reports on a study involving human subjects, you should have obtained approval for this study through the appropriate processes and structure at your institution.
  • Please indicate in the text that you have obtained this approval. We require this approval for any research involving human subjects.
  • APA style for headings should be followed. Generally, articles do not have more than three levels of headings, if that. The first level of heading is centered and in bold face. The second level is aligned left and printed in italics. The third level, if needed, is indented with the tab feature, italicized, and followed by a period.
  • Your title should be aligned left and printed in bold face. Do not list author's names on the manuscript, only on a title page.
  • Manuscripts are blind reviewed, and there should be no mention of institution or authors' names anywhere in the manuscript. If your article is published, these can be inserted later, if and where appropriate.
  • Do not change fonts in the manuscript. Use 12p font throughout.
  • Page numbers should be placed in the upper right hand corner.
  • The abstract should be inserted below the title and before the text begins, prefaced by the word "Abstract:" in italics.
  • All tables, figures, or diagrams must be camera-ready and appear on separate pages at the end of the manuscript, after the references.
  • Any acknowledgments you wish to make should appear at the end of your text and before the references.
  • Frequently, the word "universities" may not be the best choice for what you wish to say. Remember that this leaves out all institutions that are not universities. "Institutions" may be the better choice. Also, remember that the word "campus" can leave out some institutions as well, keeping in mind the changing nature of our higher education system.
  • Avoid such words as "seem" and "etc." These are weak words.
  • Avoid using "s/he" or singular forms of either "he" or "she." Unless there is compelling reason to do otherwise, try to use the plural forms of pronouns and nouns, i.e., "they," "instructors," or "students."
  • Avoid the passive voice.
  • Reading your manuscript aloud to yourself can be quite helpful in identifying stylistic problems, inconsistencies, and lack of clarity.
  • Please provide your email address along with your regular address information.

English Language Editing 

For editors and reviewers to accurately assess the work presented in your manuscript you need to ensure the English language is of sufficient quality to be understood. If you need help with writing in English you should consider:
  • Asking a colleague who is a native English speaker to review your manuscript for clarity.
  • Visiting the English language tutorial which covers the common mistakes when writing in English.
  • Using a professional language editing service where editors will improve the English to ensure that your meaning is clear and identify problems that require your review. Two such services are provided by our affiliates Nature Research Editing Service and American Journal Experts. Springer authors are entitled to a 10% discount on their first submission to either of these services, simply follow the links below.
Please note that the use of a language editing service is not a requirement for publication in this journal and does not imply or guarantee that the article will be selected for peer review or accepted.
If your manuscript is accepted it will be checked by our copyeditors for spelling and formal style before publication.

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为便于编辑和评审专家准确评估您稿件中陈述的研究工作,您需要确保您的英语语言质量足以令人理解。如果您需要英文写作方面的帮助,您可以考虑:
● 请一位以英语为母语的同事审核您的稿件是否表意清晰。
● 查看一些有关英语写作中常见语言错误的教程。
● 使用专业语言编辑服务,编辑人员会对英语进行润色,以确保您的意思表达清晰,并识别需要您复核的问题。我们的附属机构 Nature Research Editing Service 和合作伙伴 American Journal Experts 即可提供此类服务。
请注意,使用语言编辑服务并非在期刊上发表文章的必要条件,同时也并不意味或保证文章将被选中进行同行评议或被接受。
如果您的稿件被接受,在发表之前,我们的文字编辑会检查您的文稿拼写是否规范以及文体是否正式。

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原稿が受理されると、出版前に弊社のコピーエディターがスペルと体裁のチェックを行います。

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• 귀하의 원고의 표현을 명확히 해줄 영어 원어민 동료를 찾아서 리뷰를 의뢰합니다.
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• 리뷰에 대비하여, 원고의 의미를 명확하게 해주고 리뷰에서 요구하는 문제점들을 식별해서 영문 수준을 향상시켜주는 전문 영문 교정 서비스를 이용합니다. Nature Research Editing Service와 American Journal Experts에서 저희와 협약을 통해 서비스를 제공하고 있습니다. Springer 저자들이 본 교정 서비스를 첫 논문 투고를 위해 사용하시는 경우 10%의 할인이 적용되며, 아래의 링크를 통하여 확인이 가능합니다.
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Research Data Policy 

The journal encourages authors, where possible and applicable, to deposit data that support the findings of their research in a public repository. Authors and editors who do not have a preferred repository should consult Springer Nature’s list of repositories and research data policy.
General repositories - for all types of research data - such as figshare and Dryad may also be used.
Datasets that are assigned digital object identifiers (DOIs) by a data repository may be cited in the reference list. Data citations should include the minimum information recommended by DataCite: authors, title, publisher (repository name), identifier.
Springer Nature provides a research data policy support service for authors and editors, which can be contacted at researchdata@springernature.com.
This service provides advice on research data policy compliance and on finding research data repositories. It is independent of journal, book and conference proceedings editorial offices and does not advise on specific manuscripts.

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  • Aims and Scope

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    Innovative Higher Education is a refereed scholarly journal that strives to package fresh ideas in higher education in a straightforward and readable fashion. The four main purposes of Innovative Higher Education are: (1) to present descriptions and evaluations of current innovations and provocative new ideas with relevance for action beyond the immediate context in higher education; (2) to focus on the effect of such innovations on teaching and students; (3) to be open to diverse forms of scholarship and research methods by maintaining flexibility in the selection of topics deemed appropriate for the journal; and (4) to strike a balance between practice and theory by presenting manuscripts in a readable and scholarly manner to both faculty and administrators in the academic community.

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