Focus and Scope

Working Papers in Higher Education Studies (WPHES) is an international, peer-reviewed, open-access e-journal of working papers published on behalf of the Erasmus+ joint master's programme in Research and Innovation in Higher Education (MaRIHE) and the Master Programme in Higher Education Studies and Development (MHESD).


Thematic focus

The Journal focuses on studies in higher education and aims to publish research articles that explore the topic from a broad array of academic disciplines, methodologies, and perspectives. The Editors particularly encourage submissions of research that discuss current changes and interactions within the 'knowledge triangle' of research, innovation and higher education. The Editors also welcome suggestions for special issues on particular topics as well as contributions in the form of book reviews.


Scope of contributions

WPHES aims to reach a wide international audience and encourages contributors from different higher education systems to submit work for publication. While authors from any stage of their career are welcome for submission, preference is given to emerging authors, as WPHES intends to provide a space for students, early career researchers, academics and young professionals to present their works in progress to a broad readership and connect with established experts.


The series intends to incorporate and develop papers from international post-graduate programmes and, more generally, to stimulate debate and exchange of research ideas that are in an early stage of development.