The Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education is an open access electronic peer-reviewed journal that advances the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) focused on institutions of higher education. Theoretical explorations, evidence-based studies, and praxis submissions are welcome.

Aims and Scope

Published twice a year, the journal seeks to foster the following:

  • Encourage critical conversations about SoTL from faculty members with international and/or interdisciplinary perspectives;
  • Contribute to conversations about differences in effective teaching practices among institutional contexts, including traditional and non-traditional learning environments (i.e., online/hybrid models; interdisciplinary programs; heterogeneous student populations);
  • Provide a forum for faculty and course instructors to reflect upon and share strategies, outcomes or projected outcomes, and recommendations resulting from their engagement with new, innovative, and/or revisioned teaching practices.

Current Publication Schedule

Spring 2021

January 15: Submission deadline

February 15:  Reviews due

March 15: Revisions due

April: Publication of volume 4.1


Special issue: “In the Along”: Curricular and Pedagogical Imperatives for Black Mattering, Summer 2021

November 1, 2020: Abstracts due

December 15, 2020: Requests to authors to submit complete articles

March 1, 2021: Complete articles due

April 1, 2021: Reviews due

May 1, 2021: Revisions due

Summer 2021: Publication of volume 4.2


Fall 2021

August 15: Submission deadline

September 15:  Reviews due

October 15: Revisions due

November: Publication of volume 4.3