Journal of Catholic Higher Education

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The Journal of Catholic Higher Education (JCHE) is the peer-reviewed, semiannual journal of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities. It is the only international journal dedicated to the distribution of scholarly work and commentary with a focus on contemporary Catholic higher education in the United States and around the world.

Now available: Volume 32, Number 2

The new edition of JCHE is now available! This volume looks at one research project that sought to evaluate Catholic mission, as well as the meaning and purpose of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition. The issue also includes a special focus on Catholic higher education and nursing, examining ways that mission, identity, and the work of peace and justice are implemented in programs and schools of nursing at Catholic universities.

In the new issue:

Measuring Students’ Perceptions of Institutional Identity: Validating the DePaul Mission and Values Inventory at a Franciscan University
by Elizabeth K. Matteo, Todd L. Bottom, Joseph R. Ferrari

On the Meaning of the “Catholic Intellectual Tradition”
by Bernard V. Brady

Special Focus on Nursing:

Catholic Higher Education and Nursing: Formation of the Heart
by Kathleen Ann Kalb

Integrative Nursing and Health Sciences Initiatives for the 21st Century: Vision and Pedagogy at One Jesuit University
by Suzanne Hetzel Campbell, Robbin D. Crabtree, Patrick Kelly

A Research Collaboration between a Catholic University School of Nursing and Healthcare System: Process and Model
by Jane M. Georges, Lucia Gonzales, Patti Aube, Cynthia D. Connelly

Service-Learning Initiatives in Nursing Education
by Eileen O’Shea, Jessica Planas, Melissa Quan, Lydia Greiner, Meredith Kazer, Lynn Babington

Promoting Healthy Behaviors in Children: Applying Ignatian Values in Schools
by Misty Schwartz, Ann Lauglin, Susan Connelly, Meghan Potthoff, Barbara Synowiecki, Amy Yager


Subscribers can access journal content online, through the Villanova University Falvey Memorial Library. User registration is required, and you must be a subscriber (or at an ACCU member institution) to read full articles online. Nonsubscribers may access abstracts. Access to the journal's forerunner, Current Issues in Catholic Higher Education, is also available through the Falvey Library site. Digitization is ongoing; check back frequently as the collection expands.


To order a subscription to JCHE, please contact The cost for readers at ACCU member institutions is $20 per issue or $40 for an annual subscription, plus shipping and handling; non-members pay $25 per issue or $50 for an annual subscription, plus shipping and handling. Please note that member institutions automatically receive three copies as a benefit of membership: one for the president, the board of directors, and the campus library.

Manuscript Submissions and Peer Review

JCHE uses the manuscript submission and editing system of EJPress. This system provides the tools needed to efficiently manage JCHE's manuscript submissions, expanded peer-review cohort, and double-blind peer-review process.

  • AuthorsPlease submit manuscripts via our online submission system. Visit our EJ Press webpage to read author instructions, create an account, and submit your manuscript electronically. 
  • Peer Reviewers: If you are interested in becoming a peer reviewer, please visit our EJ Press webpage to read reviewer instructions, and create a username and password. Please fill in your contact information, as well as your areas of expertise. If you are already among our peer reviewers, you can use your username and password to log in to EJPress at any time. 
  • Frequently Asked Questions: Find answers here for both authors' and peer reviewers' most frequent questions.

Information for Authors:

  • Call for Articles
  • Manuscript Submission Guidelines
  • Journal Audience
  • Style and Format
  • Author Style Guide
  • Frequently Asked Questions

Information for Peer Reviewers:


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