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Publication Process/Rolling Submissions

Each paper will be assigned to an “open” issue (see below).

Once the issue is closed, cumulated manuscripts published online will be compiled into one of the following issues:

General Yearly Issue

All articles published online, and assigned to an “open general” issue, by the first week of the December of the year will be compiled into a general yearly JIPE Issue which will be published in the following year. 

For example, papers published online by Dec 7, 2022 will be compiled into a JIPE Issue that will be published in January/February 2023.  

Special Issue

Papers published in response to a special call-for-papers (e.g. JIPE Volume 4 Issue 2 Beyond Sustainability: Regenerative Design, and JIPE Volume 4 Issue 3 Indigenous Education & Research in a Polytechnic Context) will be compiled into special issues that will be published in 2023, after the issue has been announced as “closed.”

In short, JIPE will publish a general yearly issue with one to two special issues every year. 

As part of Humber’s sustainability plan, JIPE will only be published electronically to reduce paper consumption.

Benefits of Rolling Submissions

There are many benefits to publishing journal articles on a rolling basis as opposed to waiting to publish journal issues. Authors may submit at any time during the year and avail the opportunity to have their research and knowledge disseminated in a timely manner. JIPE is adapting to the digital publishing sphere to meet the needs of seasoned and emerging researchers.

Some of the benefits include:

  • Knowledge is disseminated in a timely manner to meet the needs of researchers. 
  • Submissions are more likely to appear in search results if published up to date and in a timely manner.
  • Research impact indicators are evolving to focus more on articles/manuscript rather than journals. 
  • Work backlog is reduced for the editorial team and the reviewers.