Aims & Scope

An interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed publication focusing on international education, the Journal of International Students is a professional venue that publishes theoretical and empirically-based research articles, narrative essays especially on study-abroad experience, book reviews, and reflective writing about transnational education. The journal’s audiences include scholars and researchers of international education, academic professionals working with international students in a variety of programs, and others who are interested in international students in colleges and universities.

The editorial board of the journal encourages 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 cultural studies.



Facts and Figures

Title: Journal of International Students (Print ISSN 2162-3104 & Online ISSN 2166-3750)
Current website:
Frequency: 4 times a year (quarterly –spring, summer, fall and winter)
First Issue Published: Volume 1 Issue 1, 2011
Current Issue: Volume 7 Issue 4, 2017
Listed/Indexed With: ERIC, ProQuest, EBSCOHost, OCLC/WorldCat, IDP Database of Research on International Education (Produced by Australian Council for Educational Research for IDP), Cite Factor, DRJI, Questia, GIF, Ulrich’s Web, Scopus, Cengage, Index Copernicus International, and Cabell’s Directory of Journals
Acceptance Rate: 30% out of 150 annual submissions; about 280 articles published in the last 7 years
Subscription options: Digital (FREE, open-access), and print $30/book
Circulation/Members: 4,000 – including individual scholars, professors, students; offices of international education, libraries, other programs; in 352 universities and colleges in the US and around the world (Top 5 countries: USA, UK, Canada, Australia, and China)
Visitors (on the site): 215,921 (187 countries); Readers from top 10 countries—United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, India, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Turkey, and Japan (as of June 2017)
Editorial Board: Editor-in-Chief along with 25 assistant editors, 3 special issue editors, 4 book review editors, 45 peer-reviewers (