About the Journal
Focus and Scope
The Asia Pacific Higher Education Research Journal (APHERJ), an international multidisciplinary peer-refereed journal, publishes quality and high impact researches addressing issues and concerns of education and teacher education, social sciences, engineering and technology and educational policy and business education in the Asia Pacific Rim. It provides a forum for dissemination of qualitative and quantitative researches on theory and instructional model building, product development, policy studies, internationalization as well as local responsiveness from different countries and cultures. It aims to bridge the gap between theory and practice through the publication of empirical research which are relevant and contributory to solving higher education problems.
Statement of Purpose
This journal aims at providing a venue to:
- Share researches that have national and international impact;
- Open opportunities for faculty, staff, students to publish their research and increase their academic visibility through publication;
- Strengthen the academic synergy among members of HEIs in the region and in the international arena for research collaboration; and
- Promote , utilize, apply, and commercialize researches for the benefits of global communities
Peer Review Process
The refereeing system shall adopt a three-stage evaluation process: initial appraisal, double blind external review, and Editorial Board evaluation. Upon receipt, each submitted manuscript will be subjected to an appraisal by the Publication Team. This initial appraisal will include plagiarism check. This process shall ensure that each manuscript fits the objectives and standards of the journal. It will likewise establish significance, technical soundness of the paper, and originality of the manuscript (similarity index should be not more than 10%). The result of the initial appraisal shall determine whether the manuscript will be endorsed for an external review or be returned to the author/s for revision. Author/s is/are given two to four weeks to revise the manuscript depending on the security and completeness of revisions required. Manuscripts revised following the initial appraisal with attached accomplished and signed commitment form are sent to double blind refereeing by at least two external reviewers. The external reviewers are determined by the Editorial Board and given a month to evaluate the manuscripts. Comments and suggestions resulting from the refereeing are consolidated and sent to the authors for appropriate action. The author/s is/are given two (2) weeks to revise and resubmit the manuscript. The revised manuscript shall undergo final scrutiny by the Editorial Board. This process ensures that the external reviewers suggestions are incorporated in the manuscript, on which the acceptance for publication of the proposed article shall be contingent. Accepted papers for publication are then subjected to final language editing by the Managing Editor and the Editor-in-Chief. When ready, proofs are again sent to the author/s for his/her/their final review. The author/s is/are expected to return the proofs within a week. Failure on the part of the author/s to send any feedback within said time implies acceptance of proofs without corrections. As soon as the camera-ready copy of the journal volume is prepared, it will be sent to the Web-Editor for uploading of the new issue of the journal on the online platform
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.
This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...