Call for Papers - Research and Development in Higher Education

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Research and Development in Higher Education: Next Generation, Higher Education: Challenges, Changes and Opportunities

Authors of abstracts accepted for and presented at the 2019 HERDSA Conference are invited to submit a full paper based on the work described in their abstracts for publication in Research and Development in Higher Education: Next Generation, Higher Education: Challenges, Changes and Opportunities, Volume 42.

  • Papers are to be submitted via email to Eva Heinrich (e.heinrich@massey.ac.nz). Please put ‘RDHE Submission’ as subject. Add the HERDSA Conference abstract id, as well as the names and affiliations of all authors to the email.
  • The submission deadline is 30 September 2019.
  • Papers should be between 3000 - 5000 words in length, including abstract, references and all appendices. Longer papers will not be accepted.
  • Please ensure that you use the Paper template and follow the RDHE Formatting Guidelines. Submissions which do not follow the guidelines will be returned to authors and may not be reviewed. The paper should NOT contain any information that might identify the author/s.

The journal editors will undertake the first review to determine whether your paper meets the aims and scope of the conference theme. If unsuitable, authors will be notified immediately. The remaining submissions will be double blind reviewed by reviewers selected by the journal editors.

The following review criteria apply for empirical papers.

  • Relevance of the paper to the conference themes;
  • Soundness of the research methods and critical analysis;
  • Originality and contribution to scholarship;
  • Clear and coherent presentation of the argument.

For conceptual/ analytical papers review criteria will include:

  • Relevance of the paper to the conference themes;
  • Soundness of the theoretical position and framework;
  • Critical analysis;
  • Originality and contribution to scholarship;
  • Clear and coherent presentation of the argument.

The publication of the journal is anticipated for early 2020.

The RDHE Vol 42. Journal Editors
A/Prof Eva Heinrich and Prof Roseanna Bourke
Massey University, New Zealand