The Journal of Teaching Historically Underserved Student Populations (JTHUSP) is a peer-reviewed, open access publication of teaching strategies and the scholarship of teaching and learning, which focuses on underserved populations at the college/university level. The journal allows for those who teach at minority-serving institutions, such as

  • Historical Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs)
  • Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs)
  • Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs)
  • Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPISIs)
  • Tribal Colleges or Universities (TCUs)
  • Native American Non-Tribal Institutions (NANTIs)
  • Alaskan Native- or Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions (ANNHIs)
  • SIPs (Strengthening Institutions Program) and
  • Open-Access Universities

as well as other marginalized underserved populations such as the Appalachia region, to share original research and writing on various interests within teaching and/or education.


JTHUSP aims to publish andragogical methods, lesson plans, textbook reviews, book/film reviews, and other academic information, in order to assist the instructors/professors of underserved student populations in their academic work of teaching, service, and research.

Review Process:

Initial Editorial Review: An initial review will take place as the editor will determine if the article meets the qualifications of the peer review process (such as submission length, style, blinded copy). Once past the initial editorial review, the submission will move into an interactive review process.

Interactive Review Team, Open-Peer Review Process: Two reviewers will collaborate on the review, which will allow the review team to reach a more informed assessment of the submission. If there is no consensus, the editor will enter into the process and will make the determination. The Review Team will work with the editor to ensure comments are thoughtful and constructive, and can assist the author with subsequent publication. This method will additionally assist those who may be hindered by lack of understanding of the publication process. At the end of the first review, the author will be notified of the Team's decision, and if further work is necessary the Team will work with the author to assist them in publication. 


Open Access Information:

Copyright Licensing Terms:  CC BY - Creative Commons Attribution License. Allows users to copy, distribute and transmit an article, adapt the article as long as the author is attributed. The CC BY license permits commercial and non-commercial reuse.

Open Access Fee:  An open access production/publishing fee  is charged after acceptance prior to publication. The fee structure is available by request.  The fee is invoiced after acceptance of the article for publication and prior to publication. Payments are accepted via PayPal.