Call for Contributors

JIS Current Book Projects/Call for Contributors


Higher Education in Nepal: Policies and Perspectives (Routledge, New York). This book aims to present a showcase of Nepalese higher education with critical perspectives on topics related to the impacts of local sociopolitical changes and global forces on public and private education, emerging online and distance education, administrative and intellectual leadership, quality assessment, graduate employability, global mobility of students, and the causes and impacts of global diaspora of Nepalese scholars. The central questions of the book are: What issues and perspectives can research and scholarship about Nepal’s higher education offer to international discourse in higher education? What are some of the local and global academic interactions in Nepalese higher education and what are the current challenges and pathways for advancements and improvements? How can Nepalese higher education absorb 21st-century values of quality education while adapting new developments to local needs? How can scholars interested in Nepalese, South-Asian, and international higher education create opportunities for scholarship and professional collaboration around research on higher education in this region of South Asia? This book offers information and resources to international educators interested in the dynamics of Nepalese as well as South Asian higher education by introducing the key challenges in policy and programs, innovative changes in curricula, effective approaches in technology application, and strategies for future integration of global reforms in education.

  • December 1, 2017: Proposal Submission Deadline
  • January 20, 2018: First Draft of Full Chapter
  • March 20, 2018: Final Chapter Submission
  • August 20, 2018: Review Results Returned

***Submit your manuscript/proposal to Dr. Krishna Bista at


Global Perspectives on  International Student Experiences in Higher Education:  Tensions and Issues (This book will examine a wide range of international student experiences, including student life, engagement in degree courses and extracurricular activities, experiences of teaching and learning, use of technology, experiences of feedback and assessment, and other areas of student involvement. Understanding how international students experience higher education in different national, institutional, and disciplinary settings has been increasingly important to universities, educators, business leaders, and governments to increase revenue and campus diversity in the global marketplace. This book project will include three major elements–International Student’s College Experiences, Socio-Cultural Experiences, and Post- Study Experiences. Publisher– Routledge (Taylor & Francis, USA), Editor – Krishna Bista (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)

  • March 30, 2017: Proposal Submission Deadline
  • April 20, 2017: Notification of Acceptance
  • August 20, 2017: Full Chapter Submission
  • September 20, 2017: Review Results Returned
  • November 20, 2017: Revised Chapters Due
  • December 1, 2017: Final chapters to publisher

***Submit your manuscript/proposal to the editor at ***



International Student Mobility and Opportunities for Growth in the Global Marketplace (This book will examine recent trends in global student mobility in Australia, Asia, North America, Latin America, Middle East, and Europe where the emerging trends and practices are prominent. Publisher – Hersey, PA: IGI Global, USA) **Click HERE to submit your proposal or chapter to the publisher’s website. Submit your topic and other information through online: You may choose any topic related to student mobility. Here are a few suggested topics

  • Intercultural Awareness in Student Mobility
  • Local and National Barriers to Student Mobility
  • Mobility of Students and (Skilled) Labour Migration
  • Outbound/Inbound Student Mobility
  • Recruiting Agents and Student Mobility
  • Student Mobility and Internationalization
  • Student Mobility within Southeast Asia
  • Trends in Student Mobility
  • University/State Policy and Student MobilityImportant Dates
  • March 30, 2017: Proposal Submission Deadline
  • April 20, 2017: Notification of Acceptance
  • August 20, 2017: Full Chapter Submission
  • September 20, 2017: Review Results Returned
  • November 20, 2017: Revised Chapters Due
  • December 1, 2017: Final chapters to publisher

***Submit your manuscript/proposal to the editor at ***

logo_igi_globalGlobal Adaptations of Community College Infrastructure —This book will provide various contextual adaptations of the idea of American Community College as a connective solution to engaging community and industry so that any nation or state can forge policies on adapting the concept toward democratization of economic opportunities to their young men and women as opposed to the current elitist system of higher education.

Recommended Topics

  • The models/emergence of American Community colleges in other countries
  • Hard and soft infrastructure for community college
  • Developing countries, global economy, and community colleges
  • The technical and vocational educational training (TVET) framework
  • Issues and guidelines for adaptation of the idea of American community college in developing countries including Nepal, India, Pakistan, Egypt, Ukraine, and Indonesia vis-a-vis these countries’ unique economic and societal contexts

Due Dates — Proposal Due: September 20, 2017; Submission Date: January 20, 2018 Please send your proposals/quires to editor at (Dr. Uttam Gaulee at Morgan State University)

**Completed & Published Book Projects**

  1. Bista, K., & Foster, C. (eds.). (2016). Campus support services, programs, and policies for international students. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  2. Bista, K., & Foster, C. (eds.). (2016). Exploring the social and academic experiences of international students in higher education institutions. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  3. Bista, K., & Foster, C. (eds.). (2016). Global perspectives and local challenges surrounding international student mobility. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Target Audience
The target audience of this book includes professionals and researchers working as faculty and scholars working with international student populations. Also, offices for international students on university campuses, study abroad and international student advisers, and university staff members, as well as libraries and professional organizations may us the book as a research or college reference text in international/comparative education/psychology counseling/student affairs coursework or studies.

Bista_Campus.indd“A very comprehensive and thorough examination of international student mobility.  I highly recommend for anyone who works with this important and growing population of college students in the US.” — Jenny J. Lee, PhD, Center for the Study of Higher Education, The University of Arizona (US) 

“This book is very timely and provides a comprehensive overview of various aspects of international student mobility. The editors should be congratulated on successfully bringing together the expertise of a wide range of authors from across the world.”– Divya Jindal-Snape, PhD, Professor of Education and Associate Dean, University of Dundee (Scotland), author of Multi-dimensional Transitions of International Students to Higher Education (2016) and  Educational Transitions: Moving Stories from Around the World (2013).Bista_Exploring.indd

“This book fills the research gap on complex issues and diverse needs at different stages of the international student life-cycle by bringing together scholars from around the world. It is an important publication that will not only shape future research agendas but also help policymakers and practitioners to effectively support global talent.”—Rahul Choudaha, PhD, World Education Services (US)

“This book offers timely insights into current trends in higher education, with diverse contributions from experts around the globe” —Robin Shields, PhD, School of Management, University of Bath (UK)

“An extraordinary resource for anyone working with international students. Filled with detailed chapters from the leading practitioners in the field.” —Charles Lipson, University of Chicago (US), Author of Succeeding as an International Student in the United States and Canada and Doing Honest Work in College.

“This is a very timely book. It provides a wealth of insights into how to conceptualise, understand and measure international student mobility at a time when this has become a central issue for higher education institutions and policy-makers alike. Analyses of trends, cultural, pedagogical and legal issues all find their place in this highly informative and comprehensive work.” —Manuel Souto-Otero, PhD, University of Bath (UK) Bista_Global.indd

“This collection offers critical and insightful discussions on the issues related to international students. It contributes new reflections for future debate, practice and research within the internationalization of education discourse, and should be a must read for international students and anyone working with them.”  — Armineh Soorenian, PhD, Author of Disabled International Students in British Higher Education Experiences and Expectations (2013)

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