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Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education

Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education

ISSN: 2398-4686

This journal is a Hybrid Open Access journal
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Journal history

Previously published as International Journal for Researcher Development
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Aims and Scope

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Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education focuses on scholarship and practice related to graduate education, including masters and doctoral level, and postdoctoral experiences. The journal publishes scholarly articles from a range of academic disciplines and research methods that represent issues of interest to the international community. These articles provide research findings and implications for scholars, practitioners, and policy makers.

Areas of emphasis include:

  • Masters and doctoral program development, including issues related to curriculum and financing
  • Masters and doctoral student experiences and outcomes before and during enrollment as well as after degree completion
  • The role of faculty as doctoral advisers, mentors and supervisors 
  • The postdoctoral experience, including issues related to career transitions, institutional support,individual decision making, and outcomes
  • Professional graduate degree programs as well as alternative models of graduate education


"Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education is a valuable resource to all who engage with and examine the graduate student and postdoctoral populations. As a regular compendium of recent empirical research originating from around the globe, it provides a comprehensive source for this burgeoning field of study." Susan Gardner, University of Maine, USA.

This journal is ranked, abstracted and indexed by: Academic Search Alumni Edition, Academic Search Complete, Academic Search Elite, Academic Search Premier, BFI (Denmark), Education Research Complete and Human Resources Abstracts; The Publication Forum (Finland).

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