Call for Chapters

Handbook of Research on Leadership in Higher Education

New Delhi (IN), July 2015 - From the management point of view, higher education is no longer perceived as stage of learning that occurs at universities, academies, colleges, seminaries, and institutes of technology. Rather, it is in the domain of support services provided to the learners in the form of academic and educational programmes as "educational products" in the higher-learning institutions, now considered as professional organizations.

Evidently, the area of higher education needs to be analyzed from this perspective. With greater emphasis on integration of technology with education and trans-national collaboration amongst universities, higher-education management is a specialized area, with ample research taking place in policy, governance, technological integration, marketing, leadership, and development, etc. in higher education.

Background research into available literature on higher-education management revealed a need for a handbook of research related to the topic. Existing books on similar subjects and titles related to higher-education management clearly show that although there is significant amount of literature on the subject as a whole, a handbook of research on administration, policy, and leadership in higher education is not available, and an analysis in the context of research or case studies from a trans-national perspective has yet to be published.

Hence, there is an urgent need to fill this gap with a handbook of research on administration, policy, and leadership in higher education, comprising research studies and case studies related to technology, governance, policy, administration, marketing, and transnational collaboration with a holistic perspective of higher education.

Therefore, this effort is proposed to be a concerted effort to collaborate with researchers to share their research studies, case studies, innovations and good practices in the various conceptual, functional, and operational dimension of higher education.

It is believed that the proposed handbook will be very useful as an upper-level course supplement, especially in master’s and doctorate-level programs in higher-education management, educational administration, marketing management, services marketing, educational management, higher-education planning and management, higher-education and leadership, policy on higher education , and higher-education marketing as a specialized stream. The goal is to provide students and researchers with a good deal of detailed and comparative resources, strategies, experiences, and challenges in a single volume.

It is expected that this handbook would certainly not only be useful as a library reference in all single and dual-mode higher-education institutions but also in non-formal education, vocational education, distance education, etc., around the world due to its comprehensive and comparative character.

Recommended topics

  • higher-education management
  • higher-education administration
  • higher-education planning and management
  • higher-education  administration and leadership
  • policy on higher education
  • technology in higher-education administration
  • support services for students in higher education
  • marketing of higher education
  • online learning and MOOCs in higher-education marketing management
  • services marketing in higher education
  • higher-education administration distance education institutions

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words on or before 15 July 2015 that clearly explains the mission and concerns of their proposed contribution. Authors will be notified by 30 August 2015 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by 30 September 2015, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions prior to submission.

All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this publication. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process. All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery online submission manager.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference", "Business Science Reference", and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. IGI

Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science.

Publication is anticipated in 2016.

Important Dates

15 July 2015: proposal submission deadline

30 August 2015: notification of acceptance

30 September 2015: full chapter submission

30 November 2015: review results returned

15 March 2016: final acceptance notification

30 March 2016: final chapter submission