About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The Journal of Innovation in Polytechnic Education (JIPE) is an online, open-access journal for peer-reviewed papers that mobilize knowledge and insights generated by the global polytechnic community. JIPE is electronically published by Humber Press at Humber College’s Office of Research & Innovation.

JIPE publishes original research papers, review articles, brief reports, book reviews and our “micro-dissemination” options: innovation spotlights and essays. The journal welcomes submissions from researchers, seasoned and emerging, and scholars across the polytechnic and community college sectors, both within and outside Canada.

JIPE also welcomes submissions from students and research assistants. A faculty member must serve as a senior author/mentor and submit on behalf of the student authors, i.e., students should be the primary writers of the manuscript and should have analyzed the data to draw conclusions based on the results. Students must have approval from the relevant faculty, research lab or centre of innovation to submit the results for publication.

JIPE does not charge any fees for submission or publication. 

Who We Are

JIPE is published by Humber Press, Office of Research & Innovation (ORI), Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning.

Humber College ITAL is a leader among Canadian polytechnics in applied research. ORI helps faculty and student research teams engage in phenomenon-driven research with industry and community partners, solving specific, real-world problems. 

The Humber Press team is dedicated to sharing stories of every step of the researcher’s journey—from the time when an idea is just a spark of curiosity to the formation of a research question to the exploration of new areas of knowledge to the dissemination of the final research results.

JIPE Subject Areas

JIPE publishes articles that explore the integration of theory and practice as well as educational practices that foster innovation and entrepreneurship characteristic of the polytechnic model of education. JIPE especially encourages contributions exploring the value of polytechnics; examples include but are not limited to innovative teaching and learning practices, interdisciplinary approaches, engagement of students with industry, action learning, applied learning, industry partnerships, skills development, impact measurements, research outcomes, demystifying innovation, and hypothesis-driven experimental research.

Submissions can cover areas of the scholarship of teaching & learning, life sciences, social innovation, health, psychology, Indigenous education & research, and STEAMS. Relevant engineering and mathematics articles are also accepted as long as there is a clear question and hypothesis being tested.

While building your manuscripts, we recommend authors reflect on the following:

  • Did your research findings advance understanding in a specific field?
  • Are your conclusions justified by your results?
  • What is the impact/intended impact of your work?

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.