Submission Types

Submission Types

We publish the following kinds of articles (the word limits are inclusive of titles, biogs etc and references):

Research Papers – based on completed research and with appropriate conceptual underpinnings; a clear methodology, and a critical discussion and conclusion that offer fresh insights and adds to knowledge and understanding. Theoretical pieces, policy analyses and meta-analyses of the literature that provide similar fresh insight and synthesis are also welcome (a maximum of 8000 words).

Student Voice – based on personal experience of studying at University, what engaged you with your studies or what disengaged you. How you felt about student engagement initiatives and how they impacted on your studying (a maximum of 2000 words)

Opinion Pieces – these are fairly short contributions based on the perspective of the writer. These will be informed opinions which may reference scholarship but are not expected to be rigorous as papers. Usually these will be invited by the editors (a maximum of 2000 words)

Case Studies/Practice pieces – based on student engagement and students as partners practices within the setting of the curriculum (learning, teaching and assessment in practice), extra-curricular activities or broader student experience initiatives (a maximum of 3000 words)

Non-text submissions – this would include short films, animations, audio files/podcasts or other forms of media that can be shared on-line and are accessible to our readers. Contact the editorial team to ensure that the submission is in a suitable format for the journal.

Reviews – a critical review of a book related to student engagement, or a relevant conference or similar event. (a maximum of 1000 words)

We consider all contributions submitted on the strict condition that:

  • the submission is your own original work, and does not duplicate any other previously published work, including your own previously published work.
  • the submission has been submitted only to the Student Engagement in Higher Education Journal. It should not be under consideration or peer review or accepted for publication or in press or published elsewhere.
  • the submissions contains nothing that is abusive, defamatory, libellous, obscene, fraudulent, or illegal (note statement about the ethos of RAISE earlier).
  • All submissions that involve research with human participants must have been successfully reviewed according to appropriate research ethics committee guidelines. A statement to that effect should be included either in the methodology or as an endnote.

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