Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the goal of the Journal?
The goal of Journal of International Students is to feature narrative, theoretical and empirically-based research articles, case studies, and book reviews relevant to international students, faculty, scholars and their cross-cultural experiences and understanding.

How often do you publish?
Journal of International Students publishes 4 times a year (spring, summer, fall and winter).

Is this Journal published online? Is it an Open-Access Journal?
Journal of International Students is both print and online publication. This is an open-access journal that means all articles are available on the Internet (https://jistudents.org/) to all users immediately upon publication.  Non-commercial use and distribution in any medium is permitted, provided the author and the journal are properly credited. The online edition is completely free of charge. You can buy print copies ($30/Issue) or request for a waiver. Link: http://jistudents.org/back-issues/

How long does it take to get my manuscript published in this Journal?
It takes at least 3-6 months to get accepted into the Journal if your manuscript meets all the requirements or criteria of publication. Each received manuscript is read by three reviewers and recommended if the reviewers find the manuscript meets the goal of journal and its audience.

Who are the current editors and reviewers?
The editors and reviewers of the Journal are scholars (professors and researchers) from different universities from the USA, the UK, Canada, Australia, and so on. MSU School of Education and Urban Studies is the institutional home of the Journal of International Students under the editorship of Dr. Krishna Bista. Check our Editorial Board to know more about other editors and reviewers.

How do I become a peer reviewer for the JIS?
Reviewers are chosen at the discretion of the editor. Mostly doctoral students and faculty are our peer reviewers and copy editors of the manuscripts. Please make an application if you are interested in reviewing manuscripts for this journal. Application Link

Is there a submission fee to publish the accepted manuscript?
Currently, the Journal does not charge any membership or author fees. Reviewed and accepted manuscripts publish subsequently without handling fees.

What are the precise duties or tasks of the reviewers?
To see the duties of the reviewers, click HERE.

What kinds of paper can I submit?
Completed interdisciplinary research papers to international student studies such as learning style, admission, immigration, insurance, housing, and health, adjustment issues and so on. Click HERE for details.

Where can I send my manuscript?
Please submit your manuscript through review portal. You can also email a copy of the manuscript to the Editor contact@jistudents.org. Include your full address with email and telephone number. Follow APA 6th edition in your citation and references. Double Space. Times New Roman with 12 font size.

Check some sample articles published in this Journal before you send us your manuscript to us.  You can find such articles in our back issues: https://jistudents.org/73-2/

What is your authorship policy and publication practices?

An author is considered anyone involved with initial research design, data collection and analysis, manuscript drafting, and final approval. However, the following do not necessarily qualify for authorship: providing funding or resources, mentorship, or contributing research but not helping with the publication itself. The primary author assumes responsibility for the publication, making sure that the data are accurate, that all deserving authors have been credited, that all authors have given their approval to the final draft; and handles responses to inquiries after the manuscript is published. Please read APA guidelines for additional details http://www.apa.org/research/responsible/publication/

How do I order print copies of this Journal?
To request the print copies, send a request  to the editorial assistant at contact@jistudents.org