Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Student Journal of Professional Education is a peer reviewed open access journal, devoted to professional education. All submissions are made by students in higher education who engage with professional education in any discipline.

We are looking for submissions on professional education across all disciplines, for example nursing, law and business. The journal recognises the importance of reflection in professional education and practice and we welcome thought provoking pieces, with question posing dialogues building conversations between different professions and practices. However, we welcome a range of publications, including research papers and dissertations.

We welcome any papers which are relevant to professional education and submitted by students.


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

The Peer Review Process differs for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Undergraduate students submitting to this journal will not undergo a blind peer review. All work will be reviewed, but students will be in direct contact with their reviewer.

Postgraduate students submitting to this journal will have their work blind peer-reviewed by an Editorial Board Member and a student reviewer. Feedback from one or both of these reviews will be given to the author by the Managing Editor. Postgraduate students wanting to submit articles for review must remove any identifying details from the paper before submission.

More information of this process can be found in the section, About this Publishing System.


Publication Frequency

The Student Journal of Professional Education aims to release as many issues as possible throughout the year, dependant on the amount of submissions. At present, our aim is to release one issue in Summer, Autumn, and Spring. We cannot guarantee that your submitted publication will appear in the next issue. For example, we may have filled our quota for the next issue, or your paper may fit more closely to the theme of a later issue. Your work may, therefore, appear in a later issue, but you will be informed of this prior to publication.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

This journal does not charge APCs or submission charges.

Articles are licenced with a CC BY Attribution 4.0 International Licence. 

You are free to:

  • Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
  • Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.

Under the following terms:

  • Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
  • No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.



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