The Journal of Comparative and International Higher Education (JCIHE) (Print ISSN 2151-0393 & Online ISSN 2151-0407) is an open access, independent, peer-reviewed international journal publishing original contributions to the field of comparative and international higher education. The journal serves as a place to share new thinking on analysis, theory, policy, and practice that relates to issues that influence comparative and international higher education. The JCIHE is the official journal of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Higher Education Special Interest Group (HESIG).
AIMS & SCOPE
The Journal of Comparative and International Higher Education (JCIHE) is an open access, independent, peer-reviewed, international, and multi-disciplinary journal designed for advancing the field of comparative and international higher education.
The objectives and purpose of the Journal of Comparative and International Higher Education (JCIHE) are to unite researchers undertaking comparative projects. JCIHE is also a forum for reflective and critical thinking on comparative and international higher education. JCIHE is concerned with showcasing new and diverse international research that uses rigorous methodology that focuses on theory, policy, practice, critical analysis, and development analysis of issues that influence higher education. JCIHE has as its core principles: a) comparative research; b) engagement with theory; and c) diverse voices in terms of authorship.
JCIHE is overseen by a senior editorial board, assisted by an International Advisory Board, and a Board of Regional Editors who are international scholars with a wide range of expertise in comparative and international higher education.
The Journal of Comparative and International Higher Education (JCIHE) accepts unpublished original manuscripts on comparative and international higher education. JCIHE publishes
a) original empirical articles of between 4,500 and 7,500 words,
b) comparative essays that comment on new research or trends in the field of comparative and international higher education of between 1,500 - 3,000 words,
c) book reviews
JCIHE publishes special issues on current issues in the Summer and in the Winter
JICHE publishes an annual Graduate Student Work-In-Progress issue in the Winter.
Peer Review Policy
The Journal of Comparative and International Education (JCIHE) adheres to a rigorous double-blind reviewing policy in which the identity of both the reviewer and the author are always concealed from both parties. Papers may be rejected without review at the discretion of the Editor. Selected articles may be sent for a second round of peer review upon revision.
Acknowledgements and Funding
All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.
The Journal of Comparative and International Higher Education (JCIHE) requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading.
The Journal of Comparative and International Education encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests. This includes any financial relationship that all authors of the article have with any sponsoring organization and the for-profit interests the organization represents, and with any for-profit product discussed or implied in the text of the article.
The Journal of Comparative and International Higher Education is committed to facilitating openness, transparency and reproducibility of research. Where relevant, the journal encourages authors to share their research data in a suitable public repository subject to ethical considerations and where data is included, to add a data accessibility statement in their manuscript file. Authors should also follow data citation principles.
The Journal of Comparative and International Higher Education takes issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software.
Any material that has been previously published will not be acceptable for publication.