Student Success

Student Success:  A journal exploring the experiences of students in tertiary education

Student Success (previously titled the International Journal of the First Year in Higher Education) is a biannual, open access, peer-reviewed academic journal with one issue linked to the International  STARS Conference

This Journal provides the opportunity to disseminate current research and innovative good practices about students’ tertiary learning experiences.

Researchers, tertiary teachers and professional staff who are advancing student learning, success and retention in the tertiary sector are encouraged to submit.

The Journal's editorial and peer review policy adheres to the ethos and best practice guidelines from the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).   Authors publish free of charge; there are no processing or page fees. Please register for alerts about new issues and publishing opportunities.


Latest issue Volume 7, Issue 2, July 2016 

This issue publishes the top-rated papers from the 2016 STARS Conference held in Perth, Australia June 29 - July 2, 2016










Student Success is now listed in Paperity - the first multidisciplinary aggregator of Open Access journals and papers.

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2017 STARS Conference


2017 STARS Conference Adelaide, Australia

Submissons are now open at


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Student Success gains the DOAJ Seal


Student Success has attained the DOAJ Seal for best practice in Open Access publishing


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Vol 8, No 1 (2017): Early Release

At Student Success we refer to an early release as an article or practice report that has been selected for immediate release due to its innovativeness, the contemporary nature of the topic and the level of interest it will conceivably generate.  The submission has undergone the peer review process, has been accepted for publication and has undergone a technical edit.  The production phase includes journal layout and quality assurance activities.  When the next scheduled issue is complete, the early release manuscript becomes part of that issue and will no longer appear on the early release page.

Please note the citations on each manuscript – early release and in the subsequent issue – and cite appropriately when referencing. 

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Donnalee Taylor