Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education Special Issue and Essay Prize 2017

The Challenge of Brexit

Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education

The Editorial Board of Perspectives invites submissions to a special themed issue to be published during 2018: ‘The Challenge of Brexit’. The closing date for submission is 18 July 2017. Online submission is via the ScholarOne Manuscripts site

We encourage prospective authors to take a broad view and hope to receive entries from colleagues working in various professional areas across the higher education sector. We need your work to be engaging and original. Essays that refer to practical experience are particularly welcomed.

We hope to receive some work that is focussed on the challenges faced by either the HE sector, as a whole, and other pieces that examine issues faced by a part of the sector or a single institution.

We invite early submission of a 300 word ‘expression of interest’ (to be sent by email to the Principal Editor). This helps us to plan our themed issue. Whilst we are happy to receive an outline expression of interest at any time, we would find it most helpful to receive such statements during the first three months of 2017.

Perspectives is a quarterly review published for the UK Association of University Administrators (AUA) by Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group. The objectives of the AUA are: to advance and assist in the advancement of education by fostering sound methods of leadership, management and administration in further and higher education by education, training, and other means. We define this broadly and we publish work written by both administrators and academics.

We will especially welcome submissions from AUA members, but this call is addressed to all those who work for the advancement of higher education through the robust application of professional knowledge, skills and practices. Although our theme concerns the impact of Brexit on higher education in the UK, we will consider articles that investigate this topic in other ways.

With the support of the John Smith Group, we have a £1500 prize fund to reward authors for the submission of work that, in the judgement of the Editorial Board, best clarifies the challenges now faced by UK higher education after the referendum vote in June 2016. The Editorial Board will make any rulings that may be necessary.

Submission Instructions

To be considered for a prize, essays must be no longer than 5,000 words. Essays must be the original work of the author(s) and must not be re-presentations of work that has already been published in any form. Only submissions that are exclusively for consideration by Perspectives will be valid. A covering letter must be added to the online submission to indicate that the article is for consideration in the prize competition.

There are no restrictions on who may submit for the prize. Authors who work outside the UK may also submit work to the themed issue but should note that the prize competition is focussed on the UK higher education system.

Expressions of interest should be sent to the Principal Editor of Perspectives. Please send these, if possible, no later than 18 April 2017.