Higher Education Studies

Higher Education Studies (HES) is a double-blind peer-reviewed international journal dedicated to promoting scholarly exchange among teachers and researchers in the field of post-secondary education. The journal is published bimonthly in both print and online versions by the Canadian Center of Science and Education. The scope of HES includes the following fields: instructional theory, pedagogy, education policy and case studies.

Authors are encouraged to submit complete, unpublished, original, and full-length articles that are not under review in any other journals. The online version of the journal is free to access and download. If you want to order print copies, please visit: http://store.ccsenet.org



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What is e-Version FirstTM

e-Version First is a feature offered through our journal platform. It allows PDF version of manuscripts that have been peer reviewed and accepted, to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final printed journal. Readers can freely access or cite the article.
We aim to publish accepted manuscripts in e-Version First within a week after the final draft completed.


Each paper published in Higher Education Studies is assigned a DOI®number, which appears beneath the author's affiliation in the published paper. Click HERE to know what is DOI (Digital Object Identifier)? Click HERE to retrieve Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) for journal articles, books, and chapters.


Paper Selection and Publication Process

a) Upon receipt of paper submission, the Editor sends an E-mail of confirmation to the corresponding author within 1-3 working days. If you fail to receive this confirmation, your submission/e-mail may be missed. Please contact the Editor in time for that.

b) Peer review. We use 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. The review process may take 2-3 weeks.

c) Notification of the result of review by E-mail.

d) If the submission is accepted, the authors revise accordingly and pay the publication fee (400USD).

e) A PDF version of the article is available for download on the journal’s webpage free of charge.

f) From July 1, 2018, we will not automatically provide authors free print journals. We will provide free print copies for authors who really need them. Authors are requested to kindly fill an application form to request free print copies. Additionally, we are happy to provide the journal’s eBook in PDF format for authors, free of charge. This is the same as the printed version.


The publisher and journal have a policy of “Zero Tolerance on the Plagiarism”. We check the plagiarism issue through two methods: reviewer check and plagiarism prevention tool (ithenticate.com).

All submissions will be checked by iThenticate before being sent to reviewers.










2018 Q2: Articles Received: 42; Accepted: 21; Rejected: 23; Published: 8; Retracted: 0

2018 Q1: Articles Received: 39; Accepted: 20; Rejected: 18; Published: 12; Retracted: 0

2017: Articles Received: 97; Accepted: 63; Rejected: 23; Published: 47; Retracted: 0

2016: Articles Received: 118; Accepted: 63; Rejected: 41; Published: 57; Retracted: 3

2015: Articles Received: 77; Accepted: 45; Rejected: 28; Published: 52; Retracted: 2

2014: Articles Received: 101; Accepted: 54; Rejected: 27; Published: 53; Retracted: 0

2013: Articles Received: 124; Accepted: 64; Rejected: 69; Published: 54; Retracted: 0

Posted: 2018-07-02 More...

HES, Vol. 8, No. 3, September 2018: Call for Papers


Higher Education Studies (HES) is calling for submission of papers for the Vol. 8, No. 3, September 2018 issue (Deadline: August 2, 2018). You are cordially invited to submit manuscripts to HES. If you are interested in submitting a manuscript to JFR, please view the journal’s profile and submit your manuscripts online.

Tutorial for Paper Submission

We also would like to cooperate with other institutions to publish special issues.

All manuscripts should be written in English and prepared in MS-Word format.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Posted: 2018-05-02 More...

Policy Change of Free Print Journals


As you are aware, printing and delivery of journals results in causing a significant amount of detrimental impact to the environment. Being a responsible publisher and being considerate for the environment, we have decided to change the policy of offering free print journals for authors.

From July 1, 2018, we will not automatically provide authors free print journals. However, when authors really need free print copies, they are requested to kindly complete an application form to order printed copies. Once approved, we will arrange print and delivery, for a maximum of two copies per article. If authors require more than two copies, they are requested to order online at: store.ccsenet.org.

Additionally, we are happy to provide journal’s eBook in PDF format for authors, free of charge. The eBook is the same as the printed version, but it is completely environmentally friendly. Please contact the journal editor to request eBook of the journal’s issues.

We are committed to saving the planet for our future generations.

Posted: 2018-01-25 More...
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Vol 8, No 3 (2018)

Higher Education Studies, Vol. 8, No. 3, 2018,  e-Version FirstTM

Table of Contents


Cemalettin Isik
Abdul Sami Channa, Farrukh Raza Amin, Guangqing Liu, Chang Chen
Sorel Cahan, Ronit Nirel, Eyal Gamliel