Higher Learning Research Communications

HLRC is an open-access journal with an international focus published by Walden University. It is indexed in Scopus and is listed in other indexes and abstracting services. Its aim is to disseminate both high-quality research and teaching best practices in tertiary education across cultures and disciplines. HLRC connects the ways research and best practice contribute to the public good and impact the communities that educators serve. ISSN 2157-6254 (Online)Higher Learning Research Communications.

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Announcement - Seeking Associate Editors

The Higher Learning Research Communications (HLRC) journal is seeking associate editors to join the HLRC editorial team.

The Associate Editor would fulfill the following roles:

  • Assist the editor in determining whether manuscripts are ready to be sent to peer review in terms of overall quality and consistency with the focus of the journal. Thus, expertise in writing in academic English is important.
  • Provide diverse expertise in tertiary education in the following focus areas of the journal: Digital learning and teaching; workplace competence development in tertiary education; 21st-century skills development; and higher education and the public good
  • Help find manuscript peer reviewers.
  • Identify focus areas and potentially serve as editors for special Issues related to emerging topics in tertiary education.
  • Reflect the international nature of the HLRC.


  • Terminal degree in your field of study.
  • Have a record of publishing in peer-reviewed, indexed academic journals.

    While we do not anticipate that the workload will be large, we are seeking a core group of Associate Editors interested in being active participants in the publishing process. If you are interested in applying for an associate editor position, please email your CV and a brief statement of interest to [email protected]. If you have colleagues who you think might be interested, please feel free to forward this email to them. Please email me with any questions you might have.

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