About the Journal

Editorial sponsorship of JPSS is provided by the Center for Postsecondary Success at Florida State University.

The mission of
JPSS is to foster a community where researchers, practitioners, and policymakers can come together to find solutions to address issues facing postsecondary student success through rigorous and timely research and evidence-based policy and practice.

Focus and Scope
JPSS is a quarterly, open-access publication intended to disseminate theory, research, policy, and practice related to student success in higher education. The journal welcomes work that addresses challenges, interventions, innovations, and solutions to address issues facing postsecondary student success and equity from interdisciplinary perspectives.

General topics of interest include:

  • Student success in higher education
  • Evaluation of educational policies or programs for student success
  • Effective programs and innovations
  • Data and analytics for student success
  • Student success in all types of postsecondary settings
  • Institutional research and assessment for student success
  • Organizational and institutional transformation for student success
  • Implementation issues in student success interventions
  • Institutional transformation for student success and equity
  • Equity and success for students of all backgrounds
  • Strategic finance for equity and student success
  • Student success in a changing world

In addressing these topics, authors are encouraged to emphasize the practical applications of their knowledge and findings for institutional administrators, policymakers, and practitioners.  

JPSS is currently included in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) at https://doaj.org/.


  • Editorials
  • Essays
  • Featured Articles 
  • Policy and Practices

Open Access Policy

JPSS provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. There are no article processing charges, submission fees, or any other costs required of authors to submit articles to this journal.

Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.

Authors of works published by JPSS retain the copyright of their article, which is freely distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license, permitting the unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction of the article in any medium provided the original work is properly cited.

Electronic ISSN: 2769-4887
Print ISSN: 2769-4879