Aims & Scope

Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Krishna Bista, Senior Editor: Dr. Chris R. Glass
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The Journal of International Students (JIS) is a quarterly publication on international education. JIS is an academic, interdisciplinary, and peer-reviewed publication (Print ISSN 2162-3104 & Online ISSN 2166-3750) on international student affairs. The journal publishes narrative, theoretical, and empirically-based research articles, student and faculty reflections, study abroad experiences, and book reviews relevant to international students and their cross-cultural experiences and understanding in international education. 

The journal encourages the submission of manuscripts from around the world from a wide-range of academic fields, including international education, comparative education, student affairs, linguistics, psychology, sociology, philosophy, international business, social work, and cultural studies. The journal publishes articles on topics in international education including:

  • Trends and issues of international student and scholar mobility
  • Cross-cultural studies (adjustment, culture shock, acculturation, self-esteem)
  • Study abroad, learning/teaching styles, class participation
  • Globalization, internationalization, cultural influences
  • International student retention, admissions, transfer, support systems
  • Higher educational policies of sending and hosting countries
  • Immigration issues and visa policies related to international students
  • College culture (classroom expectations, academic integrity)
  • Multiculturalism, diversity, hybridity, and diaspora

Special Issues

Recent special issues:

Most Cited

Most cited articles published in this journal in the last 3 years. These statistics are updated monthly using data from GoogleScholar.

  • Examining the Educational Benefits of Interacting with International Students [PDF]
  • Challenges Facing Asian International Graduate Students in the US: Pedagogical Considerations in Higher Education [PDF]
  • Home Away from Home: International Students and Their Identity-Based Social Networks in Australia [PDF]
  • Are International Students Cash Cows? Examining the Relationship between New International Undergraduate Enrollments and Institutional Revenue at Public Colleges and Universities in the US [PDF]
  • The Interplay of International Students’ Acculturative Stress, Social Support, and Acculturation Modes [PDF]

Latest Articles

Articles most recently published online for this journal.

  • Fostering Successful Integration and Engagement Between Domestic and International Students on College and University Campuses [PDF]
  • The Development of Social Capital Through International Students’ Involvement in Campus Organizations  [PDF]
  • Communications Preferences Among International Students: Strategies for Creating Optimal Engagement in Programs and Services  [PDF]
  • Peers to Peers: Developing a Student-Coordinated Conversation Partner Program  [PDF]
  • Building Bridges Across the International Divide: Fostering Meaningful Cross-Cultural Interactions Between Domestic and International Students [PDF]

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We encourage you to submit relevant work to other journals in the STAR Scholars network:

Publish With Us

JIS  is targeted at publishing the most influential research on international students in the world to a multidisciplinary audience:

  • High ranking: Rigorous peer review of your research in a top-ranked journal in international education and the #19 ranked journal in Higher Education.
  • World-wide representation: More than 300 scholars based in 45+ countries have submitted and published articles in the journal. More than half of our articles include authors from Asia, Africa, Europe, Australia, and South America.
  • Prompt publishing: We provide decisions within 90 days from new manuscript submission and publish accepted manuscripts online within 120 days after acceptance.
  • Global exposure: The combination of ranking, open-access, and indexing in all major academic databases increases the discoverability and citation of your work.

Partner With Us

Emerging and established scholars and leaders are encouraged to join the STAR Scholars Network whose mission is to create and share scholarly research focused on international education by facilitating academic exchange across the globe.

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The Journal of International Students is a STAR Scholars Network publication. All published articles are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.