Aims & Scope

An interdisciplinary, peer reviewed publication, Journal of International Students is a professional journal that publishes narrative, theoretical and empirically-based research articles, study abroad reflections, and book reviews relevant to international students, faculty, scholars, and their cross-cultural experiences and understanding in higher education.

Published as biannual publication from 2011-2013 and quarterly (Spring, Summer,  Fall and Winter) from 2014, the Journal encourages the submission of manuscripts from around the world, and from a wide range of academic fields, including comparative education, international education, student affairs, linguistics, psychology, religion, sociology, business, social work, philosophy, and culture studies.

The Journal audience includes international and domestic students, faculty, administrators, and educators engaged in research and practice in international students in colleges and universities.

Areas of Emphasis: The Journal publishes the following types of articles:

  1. Peer Reviewed Articles (Interdisciplinary topic related to international students, faculty, scholars and researchers. Length between between 3,500 to 7,500 words)
  2. Student/Faculty Reflections (Study abroad experiences, cross-cultural teaching and learning experiences of students and faculty. Length  between 1,000 to 1,500 words)
  3. Professional Book/Dissertations/Film Reviews (Reviews on the titles related to international students/cross cultural issues, study abroad. Length between 750 to 1,200 words)

See Guidelines for Authors  and Call for Papers for more information.

For questions and submission, e-mail to the editor,

Submission due: Spring: December 1; Summer: March 1; Fall: July 1; and Winter: September 1 . No author submission or acceptance fee.