Ways of Submitting

Ways of Submitting

If you considering submitted a student voice, opinion piece, non-text submission or review please contact the editorial team beforehand by email to: sehej@raise-network.com

If you would like to check if your submission idea is likely to fit with the journal in terms of focus and quality, please submit a proposal of your intended submission (in the order of 300 words) before writing and submitting the full piece.

If you are new or fairly new to writing for publication you may opt for the Developmental Route. This entails submitting a draft submission clearly stating that you wish to exercise this option. The editors will decide if they consider the submission suitable for SEHEJ. If they do, you will be allocated a mentor. The role of the mentor is to support you redraft the submission up to the standard required for publication.

For more experienced authors, a Direct Route is offered. Please submit a paper or case study/practice piece to the appropriate section of the journal via the SEHEJ website. Ensure that the submission:

  • Fully complies with submission and editorial guidelines and policies.
  • If not using the house templates*, you must adhere fully to all format and layout rules.
  • Is submitted in two forms; with full author details clearly marked ‘not for review’; and in anonymised form with all author and institutional identifiers removed, marked ‘for review’.

To assist you in keeping to the required format you can download a template to use to prepare your paper or case study.

Research Paper template

Generic Case Study Submission Template

SEHEJ Partnership Case Study Submission Template

The editorial team will acknowledge receipt and will check compliance as above. Non-compliant submissions will be returned and not accepted for review. The editorial team will decide if the submission is suitable for SEHEJ. If deemed so, the submission will be reviewed by at least two referees and a decision returned to the lead author normally within three months. Reviewers consider:

The criteria are:

  1. Relevance to the journal theme: any aspect of student engagement
  2. Quality of submission (argument, scholarship, research rigour, contribution to knowledge as appropriate)
  3. Interest to members of RAISE and the wider HE community


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