Journal of Diversity in Higher Education

ISSN: 1938-8926
eISSN: 1938-8934
Published: quarterly, beginning in March
ISI Impact Factor: 0.722
Education & Educational Research : 112 of 219

APA and the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) have joined together to publish the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education.

Multidisciplinary in perspective, this quarterly journal offers research findings, theory, and promising practices to help guide the efforts of institutions of higher education in the pursuit of inclusive excellence.

Journal of Diversity in Higher Education publishes empirical research, literature reviews, and evaluations of promising practices and policies that support efforts to transform institutions, inspire colleagues, engage campus, governmental, and private sector leaders, and articulate culturally competent outcomes.

Editorial Board


Roger L. Worthington
University of Maryland, College Park

Associate Editors

Kimberly A. Griffin
University of Maryland, College Park

Jeni Hart
University of Missouri

Consulting Editors

Karen Applequist
Northern Arizona University

Denise A. Battles
University of North Carolina Wilmington

Michelle L. Bryan
University of South Carolina

Mary M. Chittooran
Saint Louis University

D. Anthony Clark
Arizona State University

Katherine Conway-Turner
Buffalo State, State University of New York

Trude Cooke-Turner
The Community College of Baltimore County, Essex Campus

Lori Patton Davis
Indiana University

Frank R. Dillon
University at Albany, State University of New York

Noah D. Drezner
Teachers College, Columbia University

Michelle M. Espino
University of Maryland, College Park

Sharon Fries-Britt
University of Maryland, College Park

Hemalatha Ganapathy-Coleman
Indiana State University

Patton O. Garriott
University of Denver

Casandra E. Harper
University of Missouri

Malaika B. Horne
University of Missouri–St. Louis

Wash A. Jones
Prairie View A&M University

Jamie Lester
George Mason University

Allison R. Lombardi
University of Connecticut

Valerie Lundy-Wagner
Teachers College, Columbia University

John M. Majer
Harry S. Truman College

Patricia Marin
Michigan State University

Susan B. Marine
Merrimack College

Pilar Mendoza
University of Missouri

Donald Mitchell, Jr.
Grand Valley State University

Mitsu Narui
The Ohio State University

Rachel L. Navarro
University of North Dakota

Anne-Marie Núñez
University of Texas at San Antonio

Kristen A. Renn
Michigan State University

Amy L. Reynolds
University at Buffalo, State University of New York

Margaret W. Sallee
University at Buffalo, State University of New York

Lisa Beth Spanierman
Arizona State University

Christine A. Stanley
Texas A&M University

Michael R. Stevenson
University of Southern Maine

John Tippeconnic
Arizona State University

Thomas E. Walker
University of Denver

Kate Winter
City University of Seattle

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Instructions to Authors

Prior to submission, please carefully read and follow the submission guidelines detailed below. Manuscripts that do not conform to the submission guidelines may be returned without review.


Submit manuscripts electronically (.rtf or .doc) through the Manuscript Submission Portal.

Manuscript Submission Portal Entrance

Roger L. Worthington
University of Maryland, College Park
College Park, MD

In addition to addresses and phone numbers, please supply email addresses and fax numbers for use by the editorial office and later by the production office. The majority of correspondence between the editorial office and authors is handled by email, so a valid email address is important to the timely flow of communication during the editorial process.

Please provide email addresses in your cover letter and keep a copy of the manuscript to guard against loss. Manuscripts are not returned.

Manuscripts for the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education can vary in length; typically they range from 5 to 25 double-spaced manuscript pages. Manuscripts should be concise but of sufficient length to ensure theoretical and/or methodological competence.

The Journal publishes empirical research, evaluations of promising practices and policies, and literature reviews that support efforts to transform institutions; inspire colleagues; engage campus, governmental, and private sector leaders; and articulate culturally competent outcomes. Comments on articles published in the journal will be considered.

Manuscript Preparation

Prepare manuscripts according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition). Manuscripts may be copyedited for bias-free language (see Chapter 3 of the Publication Manual).

Review APA's Checklist for Manuscript Submission before submitting your article.

Double-space all copy. Other formatting instructions, as well as instructions on preparing tables, figures, references, metrics, and abstracts, appear in the Manual.

If your manuscript was mask reviewed, please ensure that the final version for production includes a byline and full author note for typesetting.

Below are additional instructions regarding the preparation of display equations, computer code, and tables.

Display Equations

We strongly encourage you to use MathType (third-party software) or Equation Editor 3.0 (built into pre-2007 versions of Word) to construct your equations, rather than the equation support that is built into Word 2007 and Word 2010. Equations composed with the built-in Word 2007/Word 2010 equation support are converted to low-resolution graphics when they enter the production process and must be rekeyed by the typesetter, which may introduce errors.

To construct your equations with MathType or Equation Editor 3.0:

  • Go to the Text section of the Insert tab and select Object.
  • Select MathType or Equation Editor 3.0 in the drop-down menu.

If you have an equation that has already been produced using Microsoft Word 2007 or 2010 and you have access to the full version of MathType 6.5 or later, you can convert this equation to MathType by clicking on MathType Insert Equation. Copy the equation from Microsoft Word and paste it into the MathType box. Verify that your equation is correct, click File, and then click Update. Your equation has now been inserted into your Word file as a MathType Equation.

Use Equation Editor 3.0 or MathType only for equations or for formulas that cannot be produced as Word text using the Times or Symbol font.

Computer Code

Because altering computer code in any way (e.g., indents, line spacing, line breaks, page breaks) during the typesetting process could alter its meaning, we treat computer code differently from the rest of your article in our production process. To that end, we request separate files for computer code.

In Online Supplemental Material
We request that runnable source code be included as supplemental material to the article. For more information, visit Supplementing Your Article With Online Material.

In the Text of the Article
If you would like to include code in the text of your published manuscript, please submit a separate file with your code exactly as you want it to appear, using Courier New font with a type size of 8 points. We will make an image of each segment of code in your article that exceeds 40 characters in length. (Shorter snippets of code that appear in text will be typeset in Courier New and run in with the rest of the text.) If an appendix contains a mix of code and explanatory text, please submit a file that contains the entire appendix, with the code keyed in 8-point Courier New.


Use Word's Insert Table function when you create tables. Using spaces or tabs in your table will create problems when the table is typeset and may result in errors.

Submitting Supplemental Materials

APA can place supplemental materials online, available via the published article in the PsycARTICLES® database. Please see Supplementing Your Article With Online Material for more details.

Abstract and Keywords

All manuscripts must include an abstract containing a maximum of 250 words typed on a separate page. After the abstract, please supply up to five keywords or brief phrases.


List references in alphabetical order. Each listed reference should be cited in text, and each text citation should be listed in the References section.

Examples of basic reference formats:

  • Journal Article:
    Hughes, G., Desantis, A., & Waszak, F. (2013). Mechanisms of intentional binding and sensory attenuation: The role of temporal prediction, temporal control, identity prediction, and motor prediction. Psychological Bulletin, 139, 133–151.
  • Authored Book:
    Rogers, T. T., & McClelland, J. L. (2004). Semantic cognition: A parallel distributed processing approach. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
  • Chapter in an Edited Book:
    Gill, M. J., & Sypher, B. D. (2009). Workplace incivility and organizational trust. In P. Lutgen-Sandvik & B. D. Sypher (Eds.), Destructive organizational communication: Processes, consequences, and constructive ways of organizing (pp. 53–73). New York, NY: Taylor & Francis.


Graphics files are welcome if supplied as Tiff or EPS files. Multipanel figures (i.e., figures with parts labeled a, b, c, d, etc.) should be assembled into one file.

The minimum line weight for line art is 0.5 point for optimal printing.

For more information about acceptable resolutions, fonts, sizing, and other figure issues, please see the general guidelines.

When possible, please place symbol legends below the figure instead of to the side.

APA offers authors the option to publish their figures online in color without the costs associated with print publication of color figures.

The same caption will appear on both the online (color) and print (black and white) versions. To ensure that the figure can be understood in both formats, authors should add alternative wording (e.g., "the red (dark gray) bars represent") as needed.

For authors who prefer their figures to be published in color both in print and online, original color figures can be printed in color at the editor's and publisher's discretion provided the author agrees to pay:

  • $900 for one figure
  • An additional $600 for the second figure
  • An additional $450 for each subsequent figure


Authors of accepted papers must obtain and provide to the editor on final acceptance all necessary permissions to reproduce in print and electronic form any copyrighted work, including test materials (or portions thereof), photographs, and other graphic images (including those used as stimuli in experiments).

On advice of counsel, APA may decline to publish any image whose copyright status is unknown.

Publication Policies

APA policy prohibits an author from submitting the same manuscript for concurrent consideration by two or more publications.

See also APA Journals® Internet Posting Guidelines.

APA requires authors to reveal any possible conflict of interest in the conduct and reporting of research (e.g., financial interests in a test or procedure, funding by pharmaceutical companies for drug research).

Authors of accepted manuscripts are required to transfer the copyright to APA.

Ethical Principles

It is a violation of APA Ethical Principles to publish "as original data, data that have been previously published" (Standard 8.13).

In addition, APA Ethical Principles specify that "after research results are published, psychologists do not withhold the data on which their conclusions are based from other competent professionals who seek to verify the substantive claims through reanalysis and who intend to use such data only for that purpose, provided that the confidentiality of the participants can be protected and unless legal rights concerning proprietary data preclude their release" (Standard 8.14).

APA expects authors to adhere to these standards. Specifically, APA expects authors to have their data available throughout the editorial review process and for at least 5 years after the date of publication.

Authors are required to state in writing that they have complied with APA ethical standards in the treatment of their sample, human or animal, or to describe the details of treatment.

The APA Ethics Office provides the full Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct electronically on its website in HTML, PDF, and Word format. You may also request a copy by emailing or calling the APA Ethics Office (202-336-5930). You may also read "Ethical Principles," December 1992, American Psychologist, Vol. 47, pp. 1597–1611.

Other Information

Special Issues
  • Measurement and Assessment in Campus Climate Research

    Special issue of APA's Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, Vol. 1, No. 4, December 2008. Articles examine the methods, findings, and implications of a multitude of campus climate research studies; report psychometric investigations on the measurement of unique dimensions of campus climate; and provide a conceptual framework for the assessment of campus climate that has been used at a large number of institutions.