First call for papers: 2022


The Journal of Praxis in Higher Education (JPHE) is now calling for papers for its 2022 issues. JPHE is a journal dedicated to high quality research on, or scholarship related to, praxis within higher education teaching, learning, research, and activities aimed at impact on wider society (e.g., policy analysis, activist research, or capacity building). Our previous issues are available here:

Praxis in higher education can be broadly interpreted and engaged. In an era characterised by internationalisation, increasing accountability, strong ties between universities, national and regional economies, and the imperatives of sustainable development, higher education  communities are under great pressure to meet ever-increasing competing and sometimes conflicting demands. The moral-political dimension of higher education and attention to our civic responsibilities are arguably sometimes forgotten in the daily struggle to meet very real demands. This journal has been established with this concern in mind, and seeks to promote continued debate and deeper exploration of some of the key responsibilities of, and tensions pervading, higher education (see the JPHE’s editorial, Vol 1, Issue, 1). Our explicit goal is intentionally informing and facilitating transformational contributions that are socially just and sustainable.

JPHE is fully peer-reviewed, applying a double-blind review system to ensure the integrity of the review process. As a web-only journal committed to the widest possible dissemination of research and intellectual debate, JPHE is open access and does not demand any charges of its authors. Accepted contributions are published under Creative Commons licensing (Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public License. For further information on that, please visit the Creative Commons website for complete terms (

JPHE welcomes contributions from all academic traditions, and is not confined to any particular substantive definitions, theoretical stance or specific methodologies. A submitted paper must, however, present novel and interesting scholarly work, and do so in a clear and concise manner. Topics to guide submissions include, but are not limited to

  • Consequences of particular pedagogies, policies and developments in higher education;
  • Justice and other ethical considerations associated with higher education, including implications for politics, society and sustainability;
  • Changing conditions for teaching, learning, researching, leading, and/or professional learning in higher education;
  • Transformative and responsive education;
  • Power and agency in higher education;
  • Inclusive education and practices in higher education;
  • Criticality and/or fostering critical thinking in higher education;
  • The varying purposes of higher education;
  • The concept of praxis and related concepts (e.g., praxis development, practical wisdom, practical judgement, phronesis);
  • Research approaches as, for, and about praxis in higher education.

See here for a more comprehensive list of possible topics.

A submitted paper must be anonymized, prior to submission and sent as a separate file (named “[title of the paper]”). The title page with author information and an abstract (200 words maximum) should be submitted as a separate file (named “Title page”). Both files should be submitted as .doc or .docx files. Please submit your original manuscript and see our detailed guidelines at

Submitted manuscripts are assigned to one of the journal editors, who then recruits qualified reviewers with an expertise within the relevant area. Our aim is that our review process will be completed within three months from submission. Please direct inquiries to Professor Petra Angervall at