International Higher Education (IHE) seeks a lively writing style. We are not a scholarly journal, but rather a periodical that seeks to inform its readers through short, well-written articles. We emphasize analysis in our articles, and we encourage our authors to include relevant statistics where needed, although (as noted below) not in tables or graphs.
Submitting an article
We edit all of the articles approved for IHE and follow the Chicago Manual of Style. However, we encourage our authors to take great care with writing style in the preparation of articles.
As far as possible, please write in American English (be sure that the language of the Word document is set to US ENGLISH before you enter any text into the document). When in doubt, check with Merriam-Webster: https://www.merriam-webster.com/
Articles in IHE are typically 1,000 words in length. Please write concisely and to the point.
Please do not use any text style other than italic or bold.
Author affiliations and contact and social media information
Please provide for each author: name, title or position (for example: professor, lecturer, associate director, etc.), institutional affiliation, e-mail address, and, if relevant, Twitter account.
Title, abstract, and keywords
Please include a 75-word abstract of your article and a few keywords. Keep in mind that a short and catchy title and an eloquent abstract increase the visibility of your article and of IHE in Google and other search engines.
Please include several subheadings to highlight the main sections of your article. Keep subheadings short.
Capitalize all titles and subheadings. For example: The Rise and Fall of the Academic Profession in Country X
Indent all paragraphs except the first paragraph of the article and the first paragraph under each subheading.
Abbreviations and acronyms
Keep these to a minimum and spell out any acronym in English.
Please avoid presenting material in the form of numbered or bulleted lists.
Tables and Graphs
IHE articles do not contain tables or graphs.
IHE articles do not include notes or references.
You will be asked to sign a copyright form once your article is accepted. Please note that you will be able to use your article freely.
Once your article is published, we strongly encourage you to increase its visibility and the IHE readership by using social media (Twitter, Facebook, etc.) and sharing IHE with colleagues and partner institutions. We will gladly include individuals you think should be aware of your article specifically, or IHE more generally, in IHE’s subscription list if you provide us with their e-mail addresses.