About the Journal

The mission of the Holistic Education Review is to enhance and broaden the scholarship of holistic education, lift up diverse and emerging voices of holistic education practice, and connect the holistic education community.

The Holistic Education Review is housed at Southern Oregon University's Holistic Teaching and Learning Center.

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Types of Articles Published
The Holistic Education Review currently publishes:

  • Feature articles: Articles and interviews with leading scholars, thought leaders, and content experts about holistic education worldwide, typically invited by the editors. 
  • Peer-review articles: Scholarly papers from all disciplines about elements of holistic education. 
  • Community Voices: Articles about applications of holistic education worldwide. 
  • Media Reviews: Reviews of books, articles, films, plays, and television and radio programs dealing with themes of holistic education. 
  • Events and Announcements


Format and Publishing

HER published two issues a year, Spring (May) and Fall (November).

HER is an Open Journal, freely accessible through the hosting site.

HER publishes both peer review scholarly articles and community-oriented newsletter articles.

Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in the Holistic Education Review provided they own the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the article. Authors are the initial owners of the copyrights to their works, unless the authors have, as a condition of employment, agreed to transfer copyright to their employer. There are no fees for authors to publish in the journal.

General Submission Rules

Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic) without permission of prior publisher. Please note: "Publication" in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication. In addition, by submitting material to Holistic Education Review, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that he or she will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at Holistic Education Review. If you have questions about the submission terms for the Holistic Education Review please contact the Production Editor at journal@holisticeducationreview.org.

Review Process for Peer Review Articles

Academic submissions undergo a double-blinded peer-review process, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process. The results of the review will be returned to the author with one of four responses: unconditional acceptance, acceptance pending minor revisions, acceptance pending major revisions, or not accepted.

Formatting Requirements

Initial submission of articles to the Holistic Education Review should be as a Word document, with body of text in 12pt. Calabri, 1.5 spaced, using American Psychological Association (APA), 7th edition format and style. Please observe a 7 page length limit for peer review articles. 

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