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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • All authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with the following items. Submissions will be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines. Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of JCIHE will be reviewed. There are no fees required to submit or publish in this journal.
  • 1) Submission has not been previously published, nor is it currently being considered by another journal (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • 2) Submissions should include at least two documents:
    A) submission prepared for blind review
    B) full submission which includes a short paragraph of bibliographical details for all contributors. Please see "Ensuring a Blind Review" for assistance.

    Please Note - your Manuscript will be rejected if both documents are missing
  • 3) Submission files are in Microsoft Word file format.
  • 4) Submission follows the APA Manual of Style, 7th ed. for both writing style, text and reference formatting. Authors will be asked to reformat submissions that do not conform to APA style prior to having the manuscript sent to peer review.

  • 5) Text format uses margins that are 1 inch on all sides.
  • 6) Text is double-spaced. Use one of the following font styles and font sizes:
    Calibri 11, Arial 11, Lucida Sans Unicode 10, Times New Roman 12, and Georgia 11
    All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • 7) Use 4 levels of heading when needed
    Level 1: Centered, Boldface, Title Case Heading
    Text starts a new paragraph
    Level 2: Flush left, Boldface, Title Case Heading
    Text starts a new paragraph
    Level 3: Blush Left, Boldface Italic, Title Case Heading
    Text starts a new paragraph
    Level 4: Indented, Boldface Title Case Heading Ending With a Period.
    Paragraph text continues on the same line as the same paragraph.
  • 8) Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • 9) Manuscript uses APA reference style which includes no endnotes or footnotes.
  • 10) You are invited to add your ORCID Number when you submit your manuscript.

Author Guidelines

The Editorial Board invites contributions dealing with the complementary fields of comparative, international, and development education and that relate to the development, analysis, or dissemination of theory-, policy-, or practice-related issues that influence higher education. 

Manuscript Types

Research Article: 4,500 - 7,500 word manuscript. 

Comparative Analysis: 2,500 - 4,000-word manuscript that examines current policies related to higher education institutional policy.

Graduate Student Research-in-Progress: 500 - 1,000 word manuscript that shares new research that will help to set the tone for current and emerging issues in the field.

Open-Access and Fees

JCIHE is an open access, independent, international journal.  There are no fees required to submit or publish in this journal.

Due-Dates

Electronic submissions are accepted on an on-going basis. Manuscripts are evaluated through a double-blind peer review process, and then accepted, returned for further revisions, or rejected.

Style and Format

The Journal of Comparative & International Higher Education follows the APA style (7th Edition).  Only endnotes are allowed. USA spelling (e.g., center, color, organize) and punctuation are preferred (single quotations within double if needed), and requires a short paragraph of bibliographical details for all contributors. See details in JCIHE Style Guidelines.

Publication Guidelines

Authors must follow the submission guidelines of the journal.

Original Work: Authors must ensure that they have written entirely original work. Authors must certify that the manuscript has not previously been published elsewhere.

Multiple Submissions: Authors must certify that the manuscript is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere.

Peer Review Process: Submissions are sent to a double-blind review process. Reviewers are given two months to return comments at which time the authors will be notified if their submission has been accepted and whether revisions are necessary prior to publication.  It is anticipated that the entire process will take no more than six months. However, it must be noted that the process can take longer due to unforeseen situations.

Data Access and Retention: Authors should be prepared to provide raw data related to their manuscript for editorial review upon request and must retain such data.

Authenticity of Data: Authors must identify all sources used in the creation of their manuscript.

Conflict of Interest: Authors must notify the Editors of any conflicts of interest. Examples can include financial gain from, or obligation to, their research subjects or expected payment for flattering publication of research findings.

Fundamental Errors: Authors are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes at any point of time if the author(s) discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in the submitted manuscript.

Research on Human Subjects: When appropriate, all authors must cite approval by an institutional review board (IRB) for research on human subjects.

Copyright Notice

The findings, interpretations, conclusions, and views expressed in Journal of Comparative and International Higher Education (JCIHE) are entirely those of the authors and should not be attributed in any manner to CIES, HESIG, or the sponsoring universities of the Editorial Staff. These works are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 License. Readers are free to copy, display, and distribute articles that appear in JCIHE as long as the work is attributed to the author(s) and JCIHE, it is distributed for non-commercial purposes only, and no alteration or transformation is made in the original work. All other uses must be approved by the author(s) or JCIHE. By submitting a manuscript, authors agree to transfer without charge the following rights to JCIHE upon acceptance of the manuscript: first worldwide serial publication rights and the right for JCIHE to grant permissions as its editors judge appropriate for the redistribution of the article, its abstract, and metadata associated with the article in professional indexing and reference services.

Aims & Scope

Before submitting your manuscript to the Journal of Comparative and International Higher Education, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.

al review board (IRB) for research on human subjects.

Research Article

Submit a research article of 4,500 - 7,500 words. All articles will undergo a blind-review peer-editing process.

Comparative Analysis

Submit a comparative analysis of 1,500 - 3,000 words that examines current policies related to higher education institutional policy.

Graduate Student Research-in-Progress

Submit graduate student research in-progress of 500 - 1,000 words that shares new research that will help to set the tone for current and emerging issues in the field.

Special Edition Theme Proposals (2021, 2022)

SUMMER 2021 - Dr. Ane Turner Johnson & Dr. Marcellus Mbah
Title: Exploring the Role of Indigenous Knowledge in Postsecondary Policies and Practices Toward Sustainable Development: decolonizing perspectives
 
WINTER 2021 - Michael Lanford
Title: Global Higher Education Partnerships

Summer 2021 Special Edition

SUMMER 2021 - Dr. Ane Turner Johnson & Dr. Marcellus Mbah
Title: Exploring the Role of Indigenous Knowledge in Postsecondary Policies and Practices Toward Sustainable Development: decolonizing perspectives

Winter 2021 Special Edition

WINTER 2021 - Michael Lanford
Title: Global Higher Education Partnerships

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