Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Higher Education Studies (HES) is a double-blind peer-reviewed international journal, published by the Canadian Center of Science and Education. The editorial board welcomes high-quality research or review papers focusing on instructional theory, pedagogy, education policy and case studies in the field of post-secondary education. The journal is published quarterly in both printed and online version. The online version is free access and download.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

The journal uses double-blind system for peer-review; both reviewers and authors’ identities remain anonymous. The paper will be peer-reviewed by three experts; two reviewers from outside and one editor from the journal typically involve in reviewing a submission.


Publication Frequency

2016 Quarterly, published in March, June, September and December

2015 Bimonthly, published in February, April, June, August, October and December

2014 Bimonthly, published in February, April, June, August, October and December

2013 Bimonthly, published in February, April, June, August, October and December

2012 Quarterly, published in March, June, September and December

2011 Semiannual, published in June and December


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.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...



Academic Keys
CNKI Scholar
Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek (EZB)
Google Scholar                                                    
Open Access Journals Search Engine(OAJSE)
Open J-Gate
PKP Open Archives Harvester


Order Printed Issues

Before you order printed journals, please contact: hes@ccsenet.org, checking the availability of journals.

Price: 40USD/copy

Shipping fee: 20USD/copy