International Journal of Higher Education

International Journal of Higher Education (IJHE) is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal, published by Sciedu Press. The journal seeks to publish original research articles that are hypothetical and theoretical in its nature and that provide exploratory insights in the fields of educational theory, teaching method, instructional design, students management, case studies etc. in both undergraduate and graduate levels. The editorial board welcomes high-quality research or review papers focusing on teaching, researching, training and applied work in the field of higher education. The journal is published in both printed and online version. The online version is free access and download.

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2014 Q1: Articles Received: 27; Accepted: 15; Rejected: 12; Published: 11; Retracted: 0

2013: Articles Received: 127; Accepted: 79; Rejected: 39; Published: 71; Retracted: 0

2013 Q4: Articles Received: 31; Accepted: 19; Rejected: 17; Published: 23; Retracted: 0

2013 Q3: Articles Received: 36; Accepted: 23; Rejected: 11; Published: 15; Retracted: 0

2013 Q2: Articles Received: 27; Accepted: 18; Rejected: 6; Published: 21; Retracted: 0

2013 Q1: Articles Received: 33; Accepted: 19; Rejected: 5; Published: 12; Retracted: 0




What is e-Version FirstTM

e-Version First is a feature offered through our journal platform. It allows PDF version of manuscripts that have been peer reviewed and accepted, to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final printed journal. Readers can freely access or cite the article. We aim to publish accepted manuscripts in e-Version First in two week's time after the final draft completed.


Paper Selection and Publishing Process

a) Submission Acknowledgement

When you submit a manuscript online, you will receive a submission acknowledgement letter sent by the online system automatically. For email submission, the editor or editorial assistant sends an e-mail confirmation to the submission’s author within one to three working days. If you fail to receive this confirmation, please check your bulk email box or contact the editorial assistant by email: .

b) Basic Review

The editor or editorial assistant determines whether the manuscript fits the journal’s focus and scope. Next a check for the similarity rate is done using CrossCheck, powered by iThenticate. Any manuscripts out of the journal’s scope or containing plagiarism, including self-plagiarism, are rejected.

c) Peer Review

We use a double-blind system for peer review; both reviewers’ and authors’ identities remain anonymous. The submitted manuscript will be reviewed by at least two experts: one editorial staff member as well as one to three external reviewers. The review process may take two to four weeks.

d) Decision Is Made

The decision to accept or reject an article is based on the suggestions of reviewers. If differences of opinion occur between reviewers, the editor-in-chief will weigh all comments and arrive at a balanced decision based on all comments, or a second round of peer review may be initiated.

e) Notification of the Result of Review

The result of review will be sent to the corresponding author and forwarded to other authors.

f) Publication Fee Is Paid

If the submission is accepted, the authors revise paper and pay the publication fee (300USD).

g) Print Journals Are Mailed

After publication, two hard copies of the journal will be sent to the corresponding author. If you want more copies, please order at

h) Publication Notice

The authors and readers will be notified and invited to visit our website for the newly published articles.


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Vol 3, No 2 (2014)

International Journal of Higher Education, Vol. 3, No. 2, 2014, e-Version FirstTM

Table of Contents


Understanding the Peer Assisted Learning Model: Student Study Groups in Challenging College Courses PDF
David Arendale p1
Graduate Students’ Perceptions of Written Feedback at a Private University in Pakistan PDF
Lubna Ghazal, Raisa Gul, Mehnaz Hanzala, Tansy Jessop, Ambreen Tharani p13
Didactic Competencies among Teaching Staff of Universities in Kenya PDF
Florah Katanu Karimi p28
Governance and Higher Education in Pakistan: What Roles do Boards of Governors Play in Ensuring the Academic Quality Maintenance in Public Universities versus Private Universities in Pakistan? PDF
Sidra Usman p38
An Alternative Approach for Designing and Teaching Communication Skills to University of Technology Students PDF
Ernest Pineteh p52
The Urgent Need to Train Teachers for Multigrade Pedagogy in African Schooling Contexts: Lessons from Uganda and Zambia PDF
Charles Kivunja p63
Investigating Factors Affecting Science Teachers’ Performance and Satisfaction toward their Teaching Process at Najran University for Girls’ Science Colleges PDF
Amel Thafer Alshehry p73

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International Journal of Higher Education
ISSN 1927-6044 (Print)   ISSN 1927-6052 (Online)

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