Second Call for Papers, 2021


The Journal of Praxis in Higher Education (JPHE) is calling for papers for its 2021 issues. JPHE is a journal dedicated to high quality research on, or related to, praxis within higher education  teaching, learning, research, and activities aimed at impact on wider society (e.g., policy influence,  activist research, or capacity building). Our previous issues are available here

Praxis in higher education should be broadly interpreted. In an era characterised by  internationalisation, increasing accountability, strong ties between universities and national and  regional economies, and imperatives concerning sustainable development, university communities  are under great pressure to meet ever-increasing and often competing demands. The moral-political  dimension of higher education and attention to universities’ civic responsibilities are  arguably sometimes forgotten in the daily struggle to meet such demands. This journal has been  established with this concern in mind, and seeks to promote continued debate and exploration of  some of the key responsibilities of, and tensions pervading, higher education (see the JPHE’s  editorial, Vol 1, Issue, 1) with a view to informing attempts to transform it in socially just and  sustainable ways. 

JPHE is fully peer-reviewed, applying a double blind review system in order to ensure the integrity  of the review process. As a web-only journal committed to the widest possible dissemination of  research, JPHE is fully 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; please visit the Creative  Commons website for complete terms: nd/4.0/legalcode).  

JPHE welcomes contributions from all academic traditions, and is not confined to any particular  theoretical stance or any specific methodology. A submitted paper must, however, present novel  and interesting research, 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 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. 

For a more comprehensive list of possible topics, see here.

A submitted paper must be anonymised and sent in a separate file (named “[title of the  paper]”). Author information and abstract (200 words maximum) should be submitted  in a separate file (named “author information”). Both files should be submitted as .doc  or .docx files. The paper should be between 6 000 and 8 000 words long; if shorter or  longer, an explicit justification is required for the paper to be considered. Please visit Submissions page for the journal’s preferred style and  reference system.  

Submit your manuscripts via Submissions page. Submitted manuscripts are  assigned to one of the journal editors, who then recruits suitable reviewers with expertise in the  relevant area. Normally, the review process will be completed within three months from  submission.  

Please direct inquiries to Professor Petra Angervall at 

Editor in Chief 

Petra Angervall (University of Borås, Sweden) 

Senior Editors 

Kathleen Mahon (University of Borås, Sweden) 

David M. Hoffman (Finnish Institute for Educational Research, University of Jyväskylä, Finland)

Catarina Player Koro (University of Gothenburg, Sweden) 

Lill Langelotz (University of Borås, Sweden) 

Laura Louise Sarauw (Roskilde University, Denmark)

Assistant Editors 

Melina Aarnikoivu (University of Jyväskylä, Finland) 

Sara Khaliseh Soltani (Shahid Beheshti University, Iran) 

Editorial Board 

Ronald Barnett (University College London, UK) 

Dennis Beach (University of Borås, Sweden) 

Eva Bendix Petersen (Roskilde University, Denmark) 

Eva Brodin (Lund University, Sweden) 

Emily Danvers (University of Sussex, UK) 

Liezel Frick (University of Stellenbosch, South Africa) 

Peter Grootenboer (Griffith University, Australia) 

Driss Habti (University of Eastern Finland, Finland) 

Hannu L. T. Heikkinen (University of Jyväskylä, Finland) 

Stephen Kemmis (Charles Sturt University, Australia) 

Elizabeth Anne Kinsella (University of Western Ontario, Canada) 

Maresi Nerad (University of Washington, US) 

Petri Salo (Åbo Akademi University, Finland) 

Doris Santos (Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia) 

Gina Wisker (University of Brighton, UK)

JPHE was founded in 2018 and is based at the University of Borås, Sweden.