About Us

Higher Education in Review (HER) is an independent, refereed journal published by graduate students of the Higher Education Program at the Pennsylvania State University.  

The Journal is distributed to over 30 higher education graduate programs nation-wide and is electronically available, free of charge, on our website. Authors must be currently-enrolled graduate students or have written their manuscript while still in graduate school. Graduate students from a variety of disciplines and fields (e.g., education, sociology, economics, law, and psychology) are encouraged to submit their work for consideration. Submissions are accepted year-round.

Contact Information

Higher Education in Review
The Pennsylvania State University
400 Rackley Building
University Park, PA 16802-3202
FAX: 814-865-3638 (ATTN: HER Editor)
Email: [email protected]

Our mission is to make a substantive contribution to the higher education literature through the publication of high-quality research studies, scholarly papers, and literature reviews in areas related to the university, the four-year college, and the community college. In so doing, we provide graduate students first-hand experience with the publishing process.

Editorial Board 

HER selects staff to support both its operations and production divisions beginning in April & May with a call for the next volume's Editor.  Once this selection is made a call is released during the summer for positions pertaining to the Journal's functional areas.  This includes Associate and Assistant Editors.  Finally, a call for Consulting Editors is released in August.  Consulting Editors primarily participate in the Journal's editorial review process and these students must have either successfully completed their qualifying exam or have considerable expertise in an topic to participate in the double-blind editorial review process.

Reader Board
Members of the HER Reader Board serve as peer reviewers for submissions to the Journal. Our Reader Board includes distinguished faculty, staff and students from a wide variety of postsecondary institutions and other organizations. Click here for a list of past and present members of our Reader Board.

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