IMPact invites researchers and educators from within and beyond the University of Lincoln to publish their work in the form of research papers; reflective, critical, think pieces; or other digital media formats. Academics, members of staff based in professional services and post-graduate students are all encouraged to submit to this journal which contributes to the University of Lincoln's model of best practice for sharing innovations in teaching and learning to enhance the student experience.

The journal is committed to representing many perspectives, promoting a research environment and encouraging wide participation and collaboration. Furthermore, the journal is open to studies that draw on a wide range of methods. Contributions may be empirical, theoretical, conceptual or practice based and may include literature reviews, papers focusing on methodological issues, research and practice, visual materials, case studies, discussions of conceptual issues, accounts of research in progress, book reviews or scholarly papers that further our understanding of higher education. With a focus on higher education research, the journal is multi-disciplinary, valuing insights on higher education emerging from work in different disciplinary areas. Contributions may introduce new theoretical perspectives, or identify new agendas for higher education research.

We offer an efficient, robust but supportive blind peer review process with the option to forfeit anonymity and meet with your reviewer to discuss their comments and suggestions for revisions in more detail. Papers can pass through review, revisions and copy checking to publication in as few as 6 weeks and as an online journal promotion of papers can commence instantly.

It is the intention that IMPact will inform, challenge and influence and as such, will be of interest to a wide readership within and beyond the University of Lincoln.

As an online journal we will accept rolling submissions throughout the year. If you are considering submitting, please review the IMPact Author Guidelines

Full submissions, with accompanying abstracts should be sent to: – alternatively, If you have any queries or would like to discuss any aspect of the journal in more detail, please email or phone Ali Brumhead on 01522 83 7740

Please view the IMPact Flow Chart for details of the peer review process.