Focus and Scope

Summer Academe welcomes submissions from different viewpoints, methodologies, disciplines, and cultures that relate to summer session administration or pedagogy. The primary criterion for submissions is that the content focuses on summer session administration or pedagogy. Original material is invited in the following broad categories:

Research and Scholarship

Reports on Innovations and Best Practice

Conference Papers  

Forum  

Book and Media Reviews

Peer Review Process

Submissions to all sections of the journal except the book and media reviews are given blind reviews by members of the Editorial Board or colleagues in the field with special competence in the area represented by the submission. Review criteria reflect high academic standards, in general, but vary according to the section of the journal for which the submission is intended:

  • Criteria for submissions on Research and Scholarship include contribution of new knowledge to the field, relevance and significance of contents to professional practice in summer sessions
  • Criteria for Conference Papers include the extent to which the description of practice or program is likely to be of interest and of use to others involved in summer sessions
  • Criteria for Reports on Innovation and Best Practice include the extent to which the description of practice or program is likely to be of interest and of use to others involved in summer sessions

Authors generally receive a decision in 8-10 weeks of submission. Reviewers make one of the following recommendations:

  • Accept for Publication
  • Conditional Accept (conditional upon revisions)
  • Reject, Encourage Rewrite and Resubmission, or
  • Reject

Publication Frequency

Journal volumes are published on an annual basis.

Open Access Policy

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

Sponsors

North American Association of Summer Sessions

Association of University Summer Sessions

Western Association of Summer Session Administrators

University of Manitoba Libraries

Caddo Gap (for volumes 1-6)

Journal History

Summer Academe has been published since 1996. The first six volumes were published by Caddo Gap Press. Following a review of the journal in 2010, the sponsoring associations revised and broadened the mandate of Summer Academe to increase value to readers. The re-booted journal is published online annually.