The Journal of Research and Innovation in Higher Education (JRIHE) is an international peer-reviewed open-access e-journal without a submission charge and a publishing fee.

ISSN: 2960-4419

The first papers were published as an e-journal named "Working Papers in Higher Education Studies (WPHES)", on behalf of the Erasmus Mundus Programme Master in Research and Innovation in Higher Education (MARIHE) and the Master Programme in Higher Education Studies and Development (MHESD) at Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo/Mozambique. In 2023, WPHES has been re-launched as "The Journal of Research and Innovation in Higher Education (JRIHE)".

The journal is devoted to innovative higher education research from various disciplines and fields of study. Its uniqueness within the landscape of higher education journals lies in its particular focus on supporting early career scholars via an innovative peer-review process. 

JRIHE is published by the Department of Higher Education Research of the University for Continuing Education Krems/Austria and is managed by an international editorial board from various countries and institutions.

Link to JRIHE:

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Aims and Scope
  • JRIHE informs researchers, administrators and policy-makers with a global and comparative perspective on higher education, addressing all types of higher education institutions.
  • The journal publishes scholarly articles that make an original and a significant contribution to the field of higher education research.
  • Research and innovation express a double meaning: On the one hand, research and innovation within higher education define topics and themes for the journal; On the other hand, innovative research about higher education underscores here a main motivation.
  • The Third Mission of higher education, the social dimension as well as other topics related to equity in higher education are of a particular interest. Equally, the journal addresses all themes in connection with higher education, including teaching and learning, the nexus of competences and skills, and future developments of the economy and labor markets. Other themes including the governance of and within higher education, quality assurance and quality enhancement as well as their connectedness to organizational development are welcomed.