Submission Preparation ChecklistAs 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 represents an original work that has not been published elsewhere nor submitted to another journal for publication;
- The submission indicates that the Institutional Review Board (IRB) human subjects approval was secured, or explains why it was not required;
- The submission includes a definition of 'international student' and cites current data on international student mobility;
- The submission cites current theoretical and empirically-based literature, including relevant articles published in the Journal of International Students;
- The submission reports sample size, population, confidence interval, and effect size, if applicable;
- The submission is written in language that is engaging, lively, and direct, using active voice whenever possible;
- The submission includes a maximum of four tables and figures uploaded as separate files, if applicable;
- The submission adheres to word count and APA stylistic and bibliographic requirements; and
- All identifying information has been removed from all documents and file names.
Research Articles (4,500-7,500 words) focus on quantitative and qualitative empirical research that marks a new and demonstratively significant advancement in research on international students related to the journal's Aims & Scope.
Research in Brief
Research in Brief (1,750-2,000 words) articles focus on reviews of research literature on a specific topic or question that joins theory and research related to the journal's Aims & Scope. Includes a brief introduction of the specific topic or question, theoretical or conceptual perspective, an analysis of the research literature, and brief discussion with implications for research and practice. Articles should include no more than two figures/tables and five to eight references.
Study Abroad Reflections
Study Abroad Reflections (1,000-2,000 words) are analytical reflections from faculty, students, and scholars concerning another culture, language, people, and society from an insider or outsider perspective. Reflections should be analytical and make connections to relevant empirical research.
Book Reviews (750-1,200 words) include critiques of books, doctoral dissertations, movies, websites, and articles related to international students, study abroad, or cultural exchange programs. Include a JPG (600 dpi) of a cover image of the reviewed item. View Book Review Titles >
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