Higher Education Studies

Higher Education Studies (HES) is a double-blind peer-reviewed international journal dedicated to promoting scholarly exchange among teachers and researchers in the field of post-secondary education. The journal is published bimonthly in both print and online versions by the Canadian Center of Science and Education. The scope of HES includes the following fields: instructional theory, pedagogy, education policy and case studies.

Authors are encouraged to submit complete, unpublished, original, and full-length articles that are not under review in any other journals. The online version of the journal is free to access and download. If you want to order print copies, please visit: www.ccsenet.org/store

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2015 Q2: Articles Received: 20; Accepted: 11; Rejected: 6; Published: 6; Retracted: 0

2015 Q1: Articles Received: 23; Accepted: 14; Rejected: 7; Published: 15; Retracted: 0

2014: Articles Received: 101; Accepted: 54; Rejected: 27; Published: 53; Retracted: 0

2013: Articles Received: 124; Accepted: 64; Rejected: 69; Published: 54; Retracted: 0




What is e-Version FirstTM

e-Version First is a feature offered through our journal platform. It allows PDF version of manuscripts that have been peer reviewed and accepted, to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final printed journal. Readers can freely access or cite the article.
We aim to publish accepted manuscripts in e-Version First within a week after the final draft completed.


Each paper published in Higher Education Studies is assigned a DOI®number, which appears beneath the author's affiliation in the published paper. Click HERE to know what is DOI (Digital Object Identifier)? Click HERE to retrieve Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) for journal articles, books, and chapters.


Paper Selection and Publication Process

a). Upon receipt of paper submission, the Editor sends an E-mail of confirmation to the corresponding author within 1-3 working days. If you fail to receive this confirmation, your submission/e-mail may be missed. Please contact the Editor in time for that.

b). Peer review. We use double-blind system for peer-review; both reviewers and authors’ identities remain anonymous. The paper will be peer-reviewed by three experts; two reviewers from outside and one editor from the journal typically involve in reviewing a submission. The review process may take 2-3 weeks.

c). Notification of the result of review by E-mail.

d). The authors revise paper and pay publication fee (300USD).

e). After publication, the corresponding author will receive two copies of printed journals, free of charge.

f). E-journal in PDF is available on the journal’s webpage, free of charge for download.


The publisher and journal have a policy of “Zero Tolerance on the Plagiarism”. We check the plagiarism issue through two methods: reviewer check and plagiarism prevention tool (ithenticate.com).

All submissions will be checked by iThenticate before being sent to reviewers.



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Vol 5, No 5 (2015)

Higher Education Studies, Vol. 5, No. 5, 2015

Table of Contents


FBL: Feedback Based Learning in Higher Education PDF
Yaron Ghilay, Ruth Ghilay p1
The Understanding of “Concept Study” in Teachers’ Professional Learning: A Lived Experience of Complexity Inquiry PDF
Xiong Wang p11
The Impact of an Assurance System on the Quality of Teaching and Learning—Using the Example of a University in Russia and One of the Universities in Germany PDF
Peggy Szymenderski, Liliya Yagudina, Olga Burenkova p15
Higher Education Lecturing and Humor: From Perspectives to Strategies PDF
Fuzhan Nasiri, Fereshteh Mafakheri p26
Study on Design and Implementation of JAVA Programming Procedural Assessment Standard PDF
Xu Tingting, Ma Hua, Wang Xiujuan, Wang Jing p32
The Efficacy of Structural Priming on the Acquisition of Double Object Construction by Chinese EFL Learners PDF
Lin Jiang, Kang Huang p38
Multiple-Choice Testing Using Immediate Feedback—Assessment Technique (IF AT®) Forms: Second-Chance Guessing vs. Second-Chance Learning? PDF
Jeremy D. Merrel, Pier F. Cirillo, Pauline M. Schwartz, Jeffrey A. Webb p50
A Review of Effect of Different Tasks on Incidental Vocabulary Acquisition PDF
Chen L. Liu p56
Reviewer Acknowledgements for Higher Education Studies, Vol. 5, No. 5 PDF
Sherry Lin p64

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Higher Education Studies  ISSN 1925-4741 (Print)   ISSN 1925-475X (Online)

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