Focus and Scope

Founded in 2015, The Journal of Higher Education Athletics & Innovation publishes original research reporting on the academic study of the intersection between intercollegiate athletics and higher education as a broad enterprise. Furthermore, the Journal of Higher Education Athletics & Innovation (JHEAI) publishes scholarly empirical, theoretical, exploratory, and review articles dealing with the topics that demonstrate how higher education, athletics, and innovation intersect. Manuscripts that are suitable for publication in the journal cover areas such as higher education policy reform, student-athlete identity formation, etc. If submitting an international study, clear connections should be made to the collegiate model of athletics in the United States. We hope you consider contributing your work as we welcome scholars at various stages in their careers. 

Peer Review Process

  • Submissions will be acknowledged via email upon receipt. We strive to make an editorial decision within 60 days, but circumstances beyond our control occasionally dictate a longer cycle.
  • Each article will be peer-reviewed by two anonymous readers.  These readers will not be aware of the submitting authors identity. In the case of a split decision, the editor will read the manuscript and decide its publication fate.  
  • If revisions are requested, our letters of invitation will outline the key issues to be resolved in the articles. The goal of an American Psychological Association journal is to publish information that is cogent and clear.
  • Manuscripts will be copyedited by the Editorial staff to adhere to format and bias-free language (per the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Associate 6th Edition). A proof will be sent back to the authors prior to publication. This will allow the individuals to review copy-editing decisions prior to final publication.
  • Authors are normally given 45-60 days from the date of the invitation to prepare a revision. Our policy is to strive to make a final publication decision after one or two revisions (of course, further work may also be requested to resolve any remaining issues). Keep a copy of the manuscript to prevent unforeseen software malfunction.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.