Refereed papers can be on any aspect of the conference theme or sub-themes. Refereed Papers that are accepted from the 41st HERDSA Annual International Conference will be published in the conference proceedings – Research and Development in Higher Education: [Re]Valuing Higher Education, Volume 41.
For acceptance into the peer review process, it is expected that
- the manuscript is your own original work, and does not duplicate any other previously published work, including your own previously published work;
- the manuscript submitted is not under consideration or peer review or accepted for publication or in press or published elsewhere; and
- once accepted for publication in the Conference Proceedings – Research and Development in Higher Education: [Re]Valuing Higher Education, Volume 41, papers cannot be withdrawn for publication elsewhere.
Refereed papers should be submitted for double blind peer review by 19th February.
Papers should be a maximum of 5000 words in length, including abstract, references and all appendices. Longer papers will not be accepted. Full papers will be double blind reviewed by reviewers selected by the Conference Organising Committee. Proposals for refereed papers will be reviewed against the criteria of quality, relevance and standard of writing. All papers need to clearly articulate how they address the relevant conference theme(s).
The outcome of the second review process will be that each paper is:
- Accepted as is;
- Accepted with minor revisions;
- Accepted subject to revision;
- Accepted as a non-refereed showcase presentation; or
Where revisions are required, authors will need to complete these within the time allocated.
Please ensure that you use the Refereed Paper template and follow the Formatting Guidelines. Submissions which do not follow the guidelines will be returned to authors and may not be reviewed.
Full refereed papers will be allocated 20 minutes of presentation time. It is expected that the presenter will talk for 15 minutes and allow 5 minutes for questions and discussion. There will be about ten minutes between papers to allow for delegates to move between parallel streams.
All refereed full-papers accepted for presentation at the conference are published in the annual conference proceedings, Research and Development in Higher Education (RDHE) (available at http://herdsa.org.au/publications/conference_proceedings). This means that these papers cannot be published elsewhere.
In addition, the HERDSA conference offers three prizes for fully refereed papers.
- HERDSA Prize for Best Scholarly Paper
Eligible authors are invited to nominate for the following awards:
- Taylor & Francis Prize for the Best Paper by a New Researcher
- Edith Cowan University Prize for the Best Paper on an Authentic Learning Environment
To download a copy of the Refereed Paper Awards Coversheet, please click here Please note: applications will only be accepted via the Abstract Submission portal with the Refereed paper submission.