About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Honors in Higher Education is the journal of HERU: Honors Education at Research Universities, which exists to support honors education in research universities, through its biennial conference and this journal. Contributions are written by and for professionals involved in honors education across many disciplines. Articles address a range of topics (e.g., curriculum, undergraduate research, community service) that are relevant to the basic goals of honors education: identifying and supporting the most motivated and talented students as they prepare not only for successful careers, but also for life-long learning and meaningful civic engagement. Ultimately, the goal of both HERU and Honors in Higher Education is to foster creative thought about how to use research to achieve a more sophisticated level of self-examination of honors practice and policy. As such, future contributions will be research focused.

Peer Review Process

Submitted manuscripts undergo a double-blind review.

Publication Frequency

The journal is published every other year in conjunction with the HERU conferenece.

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.