About the Journal

Journal of Praxis in Higher Education (JPHE) is dedicated to praxis in higher education. This means that the concept of praxis is at the centre of the journal profile and our understanding of higher education. The concept is multidimensional and addresses both philosophical questions on what may constitute meaningful or worthwhile academic practices, but also critical and political ideas on structures, conditions, power, and identity.

JPHE’s editorial team is composed of scholars who share a concern for the current state of affairs in higher education. We recognise the contribution of many existing journals, but also suggest that there are challenges and issues that require deeper and more critical analysis than is typical within many higher education journals across the globe.

From our point of view, the idea of praxis includes an interest in action, development, and change. In line with this, the journal is committed to research aimed at the development of existing practices and conditions in higher education. In particular, JPHE promotes research that has transformative potential, and assumes that through educational research, one can seek to promote justice and equality including the capacity of people to act in socially just ways.

Research concerning praxis in higher education, whether explicitly or implicitly engaging with the notion of praxis, thus constitutes both a theoretical position on practice and a form of active engagement. A range of topics fall within the scope of the journal, such as:

  • Consequences of particular pedagogies, policies, and developments in higher education;
  • Critical examination of key concepts and of epistemological frames pertinent to higher education;
  • Critical analysis of evolving higher education policy frameworks, including the positioning of and possibilities in front of universities;
  • Social justice and other ethical considerations associated with higher education, including implications for politics, society, and sustainability;
  • Praxis and related concepts (e.g., praxis development, theory in praxis, practical wisdom, practical judgment, phronesis);
  • Research approaches as and for praxis in higher education;
  • Leadership, power, and agency in higher education;
  • Inclusive education and practices in higher education;
  • Criticality and/or fostering critical thinking in higher education;
  • Academic identity and living spaces in higher education;
  • Scholarship of teaching and learning (SOTL) with a praxis focus.

These topics only represent a selection of possible themes or focus areas.

JPHE mostly publishes peer-reviewed articles (which are double-blind reviewed), but it also publishes responses to previously published work, interviews, book review, and ‘Notes from the Field’ (NFF). 

JPHE is not confined to any particular theoretical stance or any specific methodology. A submitted paper must, however, present novel and interesting research or material, and do so in a clear, concise, and scholarly manner. 

As a web-only journal committed to the widest possible dissemination of research, JPHE is fully open access and does not demand author fees of any kind (please follow the link for more information about copyright). We are proud to embrace the principles of open access to ensure that our content is freely available to the global academic community. Our publication is a testament to the dedicated voluntary efforts of experts and enthusiasts in higher education, committed to advancing research.

Accepted contributions are published under Creative Commons licensing (Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public License; please visit the Creative Commons website for complete terms https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0