When selecting higher education publications, it is important to ensure that the material is of high quality and adheres to a variety of standards. Journals such as University Business Magazine and Studies in Higher Education must be published in the U.S. and comply with institutional purchasing policies. They should also have a distinctive identifying number that must be attached adjacent to the institution’s identification. Listed below are some examples of higher education publications that should be carefully examined to ensure quality.
Journal of College Student Development
The Journal of College Student Development (JCSD) is an academic, peer-reviewed journal that publishes articles on higher education topics. It is the official publication of the American College Personnel Association and the College Student Educators International. This journal publishes scholarly articles as well as book reviews. It is published by Johns Hopkins University Press and is edited by Debora L. Liddell, professor at the University of Iowa.
Published quarterly, the Journal of College Student Development focuses on research addressing issues that affect college students. Its articles are rooted in both theory and practice and speak directly to the lives of college students. It also seeks to publish forward-thinking, innovative, and imaginative articles. It is one of the most cited and indexable higher education publications. The Journal of College Student Development is available online and in print.
Research in Brief articles report the findings of empirical research relating to student development and college-related topics. Its content is self-contained, fully indexed, and features the contributions of leading scholars. Dedicated to higher education decision makers, the journal provides timely, authoritative guidance and analysis. The journal’s editorial board accepts manuscripts that meet the criteria for a featured article. If your manuscript falls into this category, consider sending it to the Journal of College Student Development for review.