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About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The Journal of Innovation in Polytechnic Education (JIPE) is an online, open-access journal devoted to publishing peer-reviewed papers and insights into the unique value of the polytechnic education model.

The journal features scholarly work that explores the integration of theory and practice in an authentic manner and education that fosters innovation and entrepreneurship. 

JIPE especially encourages contributions exploring the impact of innovative teaching and learning practices that push the boundaries of traditional approaches to learning or educational delivery including: inter-disciplinary approaches; the engagement of students with industry, action learning and/or applied learning, industry partnerships, skills development and research opportunities.

The journal publishes original empirical papers, brief reports, and review papers, and welcomes submissions from scholars across the polytechnic and community college sector, both within and outside of Canada. 

Peer Review Process

JIPE adheres to a blind peer review process. Articles are usually reviewed by three reviewers, who are selected based on their areas of expertise and related experience. Reviewers provide feedback on a paper's strengths as well as weaknesses that are and are not correctable, respectively. JIPE takes a developmental approach to articles, providing extensive constructive feedback, particularly to authors that may have had limited experience publishing in peer-reviewed journals. 

Authors can typically expect to hear about the status of their manuscripts within one to two months after submission. Authors can help to facilitate the speed of the review process by ensuring that their manuscripts meet the submission guidelines, including APA formatting and inserting cumulative line and page numbers. 

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.