Selected Print Periodicals

Academic Exchange Quarterly. An independent double-blind-peer-reviewed print journal, welcomes research, commentary, and other manuscripts that contribute to the effective instruction and learning regardless of level or subject. Web site with table of contents, some full text articles, and a call for papers at

Change Magazine. AAHE’s Award-winning bimonthly magazine, free to AAHE members. Change is an opinion magazine dealing with contemporary issues in higher learning. It is intended to stimulate the thoughts of reflective practitioners in colleges, universities, corporations, government, and elsewhere. Using a magazine style and format, rather than that of an academic journal, Change seeks to spotlight trends, provide new insights and ideas, and analyze the implications of educational programs and practices. The editorial focus of Change includes articles and profiles on trend-setting institutions and individuals, innovative teaching methods, economics and finance, administrative practice and governance, public policy, professional development, curriculum, the changing needs of students, educational philosophy, and the social role of higher education. Details and sample articles online at
Formerly, AAHE’s Award-winning bimonthly magazine, now available through Taylor and Francis publishers.

College Student Personnel Abstracts,1965-1984; then Higher Education Abstracts 1984– present. Published by The Claremont Graduate School, as a quarterly journal of abstracts of the higher education literature, Higher Education Abstracts provides more than 400 informative abstracts in each issue, covering journal articles, books, papers, and reports. Higher Education Abstracts is the only abstracting publication that focuses solely on higher education and covers all types of literature. Description and sample abstracts at

Forum for Reading: The Journal of College Reading Improvement. Published twice annually by an IRA College Reading Improvement SIG, focuses on college reading.

Journal of College Reading and Learning. A publication of CRLA, it is a forum for current theory, research, practice, and policy related to post-secondary reading improvement and learning assistance. Preferred articles include linking theory, research, or policy to practice. Research articles are welcomed. Manuscripts are particularly invited on the following topics: college reading, learning strategies and study skills, tutoring, critical thinking, computers, program administration, teaching methods, writing, and program evaluation. Description and submission information at

Journal of Developmental Education. Published as a forum for educators concerned with the practice, theory, research, and news of the postsecondary developmental and remedial community. Its content focuses on basic skills education and includes topics such as writing, mathematics, reading, tutoring, administration, and program evaluation. Emphasis is placed on manuscripts that relate education theory to practical teaching and learning, expand current knowledge, or have a clearly demonstrated impact on the field. Description and submission guidelines at

Learning Assistance Review. The Learning Assistance Review is the official journal of the National College Learning Center Association. It seeks to expand and disseminate knowledge about learning centers and to foster communication among learning center professionals. Its audience includes learning center administrators, teaching staff and tutors, as well as other faculty and administrators across the curriculum who are interested in improving the learning skills of post-secondary students. The journal publishes scholarly articles and reviews that address issues of interest to a broad range of learning center professionals. Primary consideration will be given to articles about program design and evaluation, classroom-based research, the application of theory and research to practice, innovative teaching strategies, student assessment, and other topics that bridge gaps within our diverse discipline. Published by NCLCA with guidelines for article submissions at and Table of Contents at

New Directions for College Learning Assistance. A Jossey Bass Higher Education Series that was issued in twelve volumes issued quarterly from 1980 to 1983. It is out of print. A list of individual titles and descriptions is available.

Research & Teaching in Developmental Education. A journal sponsored by the New York College Learning Skills Association. Authors are invited to submit manuscripts on a variety of topics related to developmental education. Of particular interest are articles that address measurement and evaluation procedures; program design and implementation; research and pedagogy as they inform, or are informed by, current theory; and interdisciplinary approaches to major concerns in developmental education. Manuscripts, previously unpublished, will be considered for publication. Authors should follow APA Guidelines for documentation when preparing their manuscripts. Issue contents, selected articles, and submission guidelines available at

Research for Educational Reform. A sister publication of Educational Research Quarterly. Managing Editor is Susan E. Hashway (Ed.D) in Grambling, LA.

Review of Research In Developmental Education. An informative newsletter designed to review current research in areas relating to the practice of developmental education or report on up-to-date research studies. Presented in a single article, newsletter format, RIDE provides an invaluable resource for students, instructors, researchers, and administrators. Description and author guidelines at 

NOTE: The ERIC Clearinghouse for Community Colleges has an abstract service for the following journals. To be placed on the mailing list for one or more of the following journals, send an e-mail to Include your name, title, institution, e-mail address, and the name of the following journal(s) from which you would like to receive abstracts.

Community College Journal of Research and Practice
Community College Review
Journal of Applied Research in the Community College
Journal of Developmental Education
Learning Assistance Review
New Directions for Community Colleges
Research and Teaching in Developmental Education
Tribal Colleges


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