Policies

Quality is at the heart of the Journal of International Students. Acting with integrity and transparency, we seek to build partnerships with authors, editors and readers alike. As such, this journal will:

  • never ask authors to pay a submission fee
  • never ask authors to pay an APC (article processing charge) for publication prior to acceptance
  • never publish works in exchange for gifts or money
  • never falsely claim to represent another person or entity
  • never use your data without consent

Authorship

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.

Screening for Plagiarism

Manuscripts submitted to Journal of International Students will be screened for plagiarism using SafeAssignments/Turnitin/CopyScape/Similarity Check/iThenticate plagiarism detection tools. This journal will immediately reject papers leading to plagiarism or self-plagiarism.

Data Sharing

Journal of International Students requests all authors to make available “all data underlying the findings described in their manuscripts.” Authors are encouraged to maintain the anonymity of the participants in both qualitative and quantitative data before sharing it with the editors or the public. The research method is at the core of editor and peer evaluation of manuscripts. This journal adopts the data sharing policy as recommended by the 2011 AERA Council and its Code of Ethics, which stated:

(a) Education researchers share data and pertinent documentation as a regular practice. Education researchers make their data available after completion of the project or its major publication for verification or other analyses by other researchers, except where proprietary agreements with employers, contractors, or clients preclude such accessibility or when it is impossible to share data in any useful form.

(b) In sharing data, education researchers take appropriate steps to protect the confidentiality of the data and the identity of research participants. When appropriate future use necessitates access to identifiable data, researchers take steps to ensure that the data are accessible under appropriate restrictions where the confidentiality of research participants can be secured.

(c) Education researchers anticipate data sharing as an integral part of a research plan whenever data sharing is feasible.

Publication

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Published articles are listed in major databases such as ERIC, ProQuest, EBSCOhost, OCLC/WorldCat, Questia, Scopus, UlrichsWeb, Google Scholar, and Cabell’s Directory.

Authors receive an electronic copy of published articles. We encourage authors to order one print copy. If you want a print copy of the journal, you may request one at contact@jistudents.org. The cost is typically $25-$30 plus shipping and handling.