Call for papers - Journal of Problem Based Learning in Higher Education


The coverage of the journal includes, but is not limited to:

  • Principles and philosophy of PBL in Higher Education
  • The pedagogy of PBL
  • PBL and everyday practice
  • PBL management and policy-making
  • PBL and workplace cultures
  • Critical PBL
  • PBL, ICT and technology-enhanced learning
  • PBL and networked learning
  • PBL internships and cooperative education
  • PBL and intercultural studies
  • Interdisciplinarity and PBL

For full details of the editorial criteria and comprehensive instructions on how to submit a paper, please consult the journal's author guidelines. However, for this very first issue of the Journal of Problem Based Learning in Higher Education we ask authors to send an abstract (between 250-500 words) as an indication of interest. Based on the abstracts the editorial board will notify authors of acceptance and invite them to submit a full paper for the first issue (or suggest publication for a later issue). All abstracts and full papers will go through a peer review process.

Please send the abstract to: Thomas Ryberg ( by the 15th of June 2012.

Upon acceptance the editorial board will send further information on the submission procedures. A tentative schedule for the process will be:

  • 15th of June: Submission of abstract/indication of interest
  • 1st of July: Notification of acceptance for submitting full paper (full paper will go through review)
  • 1st of November: Submission of full paper
  • 15th of December: Reviewers’ response and editorial decision
  • 1st of February: Submission of revised papers (if needed)
  • 1st of March: First Issue to be published

For more information please visit the journal web page:

If you have any questions or comments please contact:

Thomas Ryberg, Associate Professor, MA, PhD. (

Aalborg University

Department of Communication and Psychology Nyhavnsgade 14

DK-9000 Aalborg Denmark

Editorial board of Journal of Problem Based Learning in Higher Education:

  • Prof. Anette Kolmos (UNESCO Chair in Problem Based Learning), Aalborg University, Denmark
  • Prof. Anthony Williams, Newcastle University, Australia
  • Prof. Erik De Graaf, Delft University, Netherlands & Aalborg University, Denmark
  • Prof. Erik Laursen, Aalborg University, Denmark
  • Prof. Lars Bo Henriksen, Aalborg University, Denmark
  • Prof. Madeleine Abrandt Dahlgren, Linköping University, Sweden
  • Prof. Paola Valero, Aalborg University, Denmark
  • Prof. Yves Mauffette, The Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Canada
  • Associate Professor Khairiyah Mohd. Yusof, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Associate Professor Thomas Ryberg, Aalborg University, Denmark
  • Assistant Professor Diana Stentoft, Aalborg University, Denmark