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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.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • Manuscript submissions should include at least two documents: 1) submission prepared for blind review and 2) full submission which includes a short paragraph of bibliographical details for all contributors. Please see "Ensuring a Blind Review" for assistance.
  • Submission files are in Microsoft Word file format.
  • The submission follows the The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th ed. for both text and reference formatting. Authors may be asked to reformat submissions that do not conform to Chicago style.
  • The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.

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. JCIHE publishes three volumes a year:  Spring, Fall, and Winter.  The Winter Issue also contains a Graduate Student Work-in-Progress Section. Article submissions are accepted on a rolling basis and the Graduate Student submissions are due annually on October 15.

Manuscript Types

Research Article: 2,500 - 3,500 word manuscript. 

Comparative Analysis: 750 - 1,000 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.

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 The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th ed. USA spelling (e.g., center, color, organize) and punctuation are preferred (single quotations within double if needed).

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. 

Authorship of the Paper: All authors mentioned in the paper must have significantly contributed to the research.

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. Authors must state that all data in the paper are real and authentic.

Conflict of Interest: Authors must notify the Editors of any conflicts of interest.

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 submitted manuscript.

Submission Check Form: All authors must complete the author submission checklist.

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

Research Article

Submit a research article of 3,500 - 5,500 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

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