Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education Call for Papers for a Special Themed Issue on Managing Human Resources

Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education

Perspectives, a quarterly review published for the UK Association of University Administrators (AUA) by Taylor and Francis, aims to support the objectives of the AUA: 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. Our criteria for acceptance, in addition to the integrity of scholarship, highlight ‘practicality’. We want to be of use to practitioners.

Our journal is planning a themed issue on Managing Human Resources to appear during the second half of 2018 or early in 2019. We are looking for both critical analysis of case studies that will help draw out lessons for readers, and for the results of more empirical studies in this area. Therefore, we welcome submissions from authors who can use their own experience to provide illustrations of the general points that they wish to make, positioned in a context of the scholarly literature, as well as more conventional ‘research’ pieces.

We encourage prospective authors to take a broad view of the topic. Our field of interest covers all aspects of human resource management but is especially focussed on issues related to the management of people, for example this could include talent management, systems of performance management, careers and career development, blended professionals and so on.

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. We would also be interested in comparative international work.

Instructions for Submissions

Papers should normally be around 3,500 words in length, but longer or shorter papers may be considered. Online submission is via the ScholarOne Manuscripts site. However, we do advise prior submission of 500 word outlines (to be sent to the Principal Editor, for consideration for the Special Issue). Brief outlines will be considered sequentially and feedback provided informally before formal consideration using our peer review process.

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere. All submissions will be subject to our normal acceptance procedures.

Because we are committed to the enhancement of practice, we encourage new authors to respond to this call. Members of our Editorial Board have agreed to act as mentors where this would be appropriate.

Please send your outlines, as soon as you wish but no later than 31 July 2018 via email to

For complete details on submitting a manuscript, visit the Instructions for Authors page.