Best Scholarly Paper Award

Until 2020, AAHHE annually commissioned scholarly papers that were presented at the annual national conference and were published in the Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, an AAHHE partner. We are proud to showcase and share these scholarly papers HERE

After 2021, AAHHE created the AAHHE “Best Scholarly Paper” Award, which is open only to accepted research/scholarly papers that are presented at the AAHHHE annual conference. The Best Scholarly Papers are invited for submission at the Journal of Hispanics in Higher Education (JHHE).  To view a list of the "Best Scholarly Papers" beginning on 2022, please click HERE

For full consideration for the 2024 AAHHE “Best Scholarly Paper” Award, author(s):

  1. Must present their paper in-person at the 2024 AAHHE National Conference. The conference will take place at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri on March 13 - March 15, 2024. For more information on the conference, click here.
  2. Once the paper has been accepted for presentation at the conference, authors must upload their paper to the AAHHE Submissions Portal by January 26th, 2024. The final paper should reflect adherence to the JHHE guidelines.
The three winning AAHHE “Best Scholarly Papers”:
  • Will be selected by the AAHHE Publications Committee, which also oversees other writing awards for the association (e.g., book awards).
  • Are eligible for publication in the AAHHE Special Section Issue (April) of the Journal of Hispanics in Higher Education, through a partnership with Sage Publications. JHHE is a quarterly international journal devoted to the advancement of knowledge and understanding of issues at Hispanic-serving institutions, maintains a broad focus and accepts the highest quality scholarly, creative and practical articles that combine research with application, fostering the integration of theory and practice.Will receive a recognition certificate and be highlighted on the AAHHE website. The award can be added as “2024 AAHHE Best Scholarly Paper Award” to the author’s CV. There is no renumeration for the authors of the winning papers.
    • The manuscript will be:
      • required to follow JHHE guidelines
      • submitted by the authors directly to JHHE by May 1st, 2024
      • subject to JHHE’s regular peer review process.

Any articles that do not pass the JHHE peer review and do not receive an ‘accept’ decision from the Editor will not be published in the Journal. Articles that do not meet the aforementioned deadlines may be published in a later issue of the Journal, subject to Publisher’s Editor’s discretion. AAHHE and JHHE have a long-standing partnership, and it is our expectation that all three papers will be published in the journal.

 To view a list of the "Best Scholarly Papers" beginning on 2022, please click HERE


Revised April 8, 2024