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Higher Education for the Future

Higher Education for the Future

Published in Association with The Kerala State Higher Education Council

Chief Editor
Rajan Gurukal Vice Chairman, Kerala State Higher Education Council, Kerala, India
Editor
Michael Tharakan Chairperson, Kerala Council for Historical Research, Kerala, India


eISSN: 23485779 | ISSN: 23476311 | Current volume: 6 | Current issue: 2 Frequency: Bi-annually

Call for Papers

Higher Education for the Future is a bi-annual peer-reviewed multi-disciplinary journal that is designed to shape the new generation of higher education based on national and international experience. It seeks to address a wide spectrum of issues including policy, pedagogy, and research in higher education. Original and scholarly papers in English in all conventional and emerging disciplines are invited. The research papers may relate to any field of learning relevant to higher education such as Arts, Science, Humanities, Social Science, etc. Key areas of focus in higher education include:

• curricular and educational developments/reforms in higher education across the globe
• internationalization of higher education
• operational aspects of universities/ institutions
• comparison between systems of higher education
• pedagogy

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Higher Education for the Future is a bi-annual peer-reviewed multi-disciplinary journal that is designed to shape the new generation of higher education based on national and international experience. It seeks to address a wide spectrum of issues including policy, pedagogy, and research in higher education. Original and scholarly papers in English in all conventional and emerging disciplines are invited. The research papers may relate to any field of learning relevant to higher education such as Arts, Science, Humanities, Social Science, etc. Key areas of focus in higher education include:

• curricular and educational developments/reforms in higher education across the globe
• internationalization of higher education
• operational aspects of universities/ institutions
• comparison between systems of higher education
• pedagogy

Associate Editor
Rajan Varughese Member Secretary, Kerala State Higher Education Council, Kerala, India
Assistant Editor
Saji Mathew Research Officer, Kerala State Higher Education Council, Kerala, India
Members
R Bindu Associate Professor in English, Sree Kerala Varma College, Kerala, India
P P Raveendran Former Director, School of Letters, Mahatma Gandhi University, India
Editorial Assistant
Deepika Lakshman Assistant Librarian cum Documentation Officer, Kerala State Higher Education Council, Kerala, India
International Advisory Board
Terry Eagleton Distinguished Professor of English, Department of English & Creative Writing, Lancaster University, UK
Slavoj Zizek Institute of Sociology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Noam Chomsky Institute Professor& Professor of Linguistics Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Michael W Apple John Bascom Professor of Curriculum & Instruction and Educational Policy Studies, University of Wisconsin - Madison School of Education, USA
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak Columbia University, New York, USA
M S Swaminathan M S Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai, India
Aijaz Ahmad Professorial Fellow at the Centre of Contemporary Studies, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi, India
Romila Thapar Emeritus Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
Zhores I Alfernov (Nobel Laureate) A.F. Loffe Physico- Technical Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia
Alessandro Giuliani Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Roma, Italy
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  • Manuscript Submission Guidelines: Higher Education for the Future

    The paper, in MS Word, should be submitted electronically to: journal.kshec@gmail.com

    This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics

    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Higher Education for the Future will be reviewed.

    There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal.

    As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.

    1. What do we publish?

    1.1 Aims & Scope
    1.2 Article types
    1.3 Writing your paper

    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy
    2.2 Authorship
    2.3 Acknowledgements
    2.4 Funding
    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    3. Publishing polices

    3.1 Publication ethics
    3.2 Contributor’s publishing agreement
    3.3 Open access and author archiving

    4. Preparing your manuscript

    4.1 Formatting
    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
    4.3 Supplementary material
    4.4 Reference style
    4.5 English language editing services

    5. Submitting your manuscript

    5.1 Information required for completing your submission
    5.2 Permissions

    6. On acceptance and publication

    6.1 SAGE Production
    6.2 Online First publication
    6.3 Access to your published article
    6.4 Promoting your article

    7. Further information            

    1. What do we publish?

    1.1 Aims & Scope

    Before submitting your manuscript to Higher Education for the Future, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.

    1.2 Article types

    • Original and scholarly papers in English in all conventional and emerging disciplines are invited. The research papers may relate to any field of learning relevant to higher education such as Arts, Science, Humanities, Social Science, etc. Key areas of focus in higher education include:

    • curricular and educational developments/reforms in higher education across the globe
    • internationalization of higher education
    • operational aspects of universities/ institutions
    • comparison between systems of higher education
    • pedagogy

    cross disciplinary perspective
    theories of knowledge
    philosophy of education

    • The length of the paper, including References and Notes, should be between 5,000 and 6,000 words.
    • The cover page of the paper should contain (a) the title of the paper, (b) the name of the author(s), (c) official address, (d) address for communication with Email and telephone number, (e) corresponding author’s name and address details in case of two or more authors, and (e) a very brief profile of the author(s). The author(s)’ name or identifying information should not be given in any other page.
    • The second page should contain (a) the title of the paper, (b) an abstract of the paper in about 150–200 words (Times New Roman, Font Size 12, Single Line Space) that clearly specifies the purpose and significance, methodology or approach, findings, research limitations, and implications/practical applications, and (c) 5–7 keywords that indicate the principal topic of the paper.
    • The journal follows spellings in British English rather than American spellings (hence programme, not program; labour, not labor; centre, not center, etc.). But use z spellings instead of s spellings as in endings with -ize, -ization, etc. (e.g., recognize, organize, civilize, etc.)
    • Footnotes should be avoided. Endnotes, when used, should be numbered serially and presented at the end of the paper. An endnote must contain more than a mere reference.

    There is no limit on the number of references allowed.

    1.3 Writing your paper

    The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to further resources.

    1.3.1 Make your article discoverable

    When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search engines such as Google. For information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page on the Gateway: How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online

    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy

    Higher Education for the Future adheres to a rigorous double-blind reviewing policy in which the identity of both the reviewer and author are always concealed from both parties. The reviewers are told to opine whether the article contributes new knowledge; its research questions make sense; language is clear; methodology is unassailable and premises go with the conclusion.

    2.2 Authorship

    All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.

    2.3 Acknowledgements

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.

    Please supply any personal acknowledgements separately to the main text to facilitate anonymous peer review.

    2.3.1 Writing assistance

    Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communications company, do not qualify as authors and so should be included in the Acknowledgements section. Authors must disclose any writing assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input – and identify the entity that paid for this assistance. It is not necessary to disclose use of language polishing services.

    2.4 Funding

    Higher Education for the Future requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading.  Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.

    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    Higher Education for the Future encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway

    3. Publishing Policies

    3.1 Publication ethics

    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway

    3.1.1 Plagiarism

    Higher Education for the Future and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

    3.1.2 Prior publication

    If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.

    3.2 Contributor’s publishing agreement      

    Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit the SAGE Author Gateway

    3.3 Open access and author archiving

    Higher Education for the Future offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information please visit the SAGE Choice website. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

    4. Preparing your manuscript for submission                                                             

    4.1 Formatting

    The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines  

    Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

    4.3 Supplementary material

    This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc) alongside the full-text of the article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files

    4.4 Reference style

    Higher Education for the Future adheres to the APA reference style. View the APA guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    4.5 English language editing services

    Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

    5. Submitting your manuscript

    The paper, in MS Word, should be submitted electronically to: journal.kshec@gmail.com

    5.1 Information required for completing your submission

    You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).

    5.2 Permissions

    Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please see the Copyright and Permissions page on the SAGE Author Gateway

    6. On acceptance and publication           

    6.1 SAGE Production

    Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly.  Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorising the change.

    6.2 Online First publication

    Online First allows final articles (completed and approved articles awaiting assignment to a future issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a journal issue, which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. Visit the SAGE Journals help page for more details, including how to cite Online First articles.

    6.3 Access to your published article

    SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.

    6.4 Promoting your article

    Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice. In addition, SAGE is partnered with Kudos, a free service that allows authors to explain, enrich, share, and measure the impact of their article. Find out how to maximise your article’s impact with Kudos. 

    7. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to Higher Education for the Future editorial office as follows:

    The Chief Editor(Higher Education for the Future), Kerala State Higher Education Council, Science and Technology Campus, Vikas Bhavan P.O., Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India PIN 695033

    E-mail: journal.kshec@gmail.com

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