About the Journal

We are trying to maintain our activities as a journal at a steady pace; however, we understand that some of our authors and reviewers may currently be experiencing significant personal and professional upheaval. Should you require additional support, guidance, or time, please do just get in touch by contacting ijsap@mcmaster.ca, and we will do all we can. Best wishes from the IJSaP Editorial Team.

IJSaP is published twice a year by McMaster University Library Press and supported by McMaster’s Paul R. MacPherson Institute for Leadership, Innovation and Excellence in Teaching.


The International Journal for Students as Partners (IJSaP) is a journal about learning and teaching together in higher education. IJSaP explores new perspectives, practices, and policies regarding how students and staff (used here and subsequently to refer to academic staff/faculty, professional staff, and other stakeholders) are working in partnership to enhance learning and teaching in higher education. Shared responsibility for teaching and learning is the underlying premise of students as partners, and IJSaP is produced using a student-staff partnership approach. 

IJSaP is designed to appeal to a wide audience of readers and potential authors in the higher education community. It aims to publish high quality research articles, case studies, reflective essays, opinion pieces, reviews, and other pieces from around the world. Contributions written collaboratively by students and staff are particularly encouraged, although single and other co-authored pieces are also acceptable. All submissions go through a rigorous review process involving both staff and students.

About IJSaP

IJSaP is an open access, online, English-language, peer-reviewed journal that is committed to enacting the principles of partnership in the way it operates.

The distinctive features of IJSaP:

  1. It is an international journal on students as partners in learning and teaching in higher education
  2. It values multiple forms of analysis, including research articles, case studies, opinion pieces, reflective essays, and reviews
  3. Authors, reviewers, and readers constitute a broad group within the higher education community, including academics, instructors, educational developers, librarians, learning resource specialists, officers of students' unions/guilds associations, undergraduate and graduate students, and other stakeholders working with student partners
  4. Leadership is from an international editorial team of academics and students working in partnership


Current Issue

Vol. 5 No. 1 (2021)
Published: 2021-05-07

Research Articles

Voices from the Field

  • Diversifying students-as-partners participants and practices

    Alison Cook-Sather, Sarah Slates, Anita Acai, Jessica Baxter, Rachel Bond, Tom Lowe, Hannah Zurcher, Jennifer O'Brien, Vander Tavares, Marie-Theres Lewe, Ayesha Khan, Heather Poole, Alyssa C. Smith, Muhammad Zafar Iqbal, Karen Arm, Jose Ernesto Escobar Lema, Julia Groening, Kriti Garg, Nadia Lujan Bello Rinaudo, Naima Crisp, Mallika Mukherji, Tracie Addy, Lisa Marie Lewis, Preeti Vayada, Meng Zhang, Yifei (Scott) Liang, Holly Beth Rodgers, Madelaine-Marie Judd, Brooke Szucs, Donna Thompson, Susanne Schmidt, Irene Semos, Nicola Watchman Smith, Renee Pfeifer-Luckett, Nandeeta Bala, Ming-Dao Chia, Gray Kochhar-Lindgren, Lily Leung, Isabelle Lys, Kelly Matthews, Tracy Zou, Rose Lewis
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