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 meets word length requirements for the manuscript type, which is all-inclusive of article text, references, tables, and figures;
- 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 four to seven keywords;
- The submission includes a brief bio statement for each author in a separate document;
- The submission includes no more than four tables and/or figures in total included within the manuscript;
- The submission adheres to APA 7 stylistic and bibliographic requirements; and
- All identifying information has been removed from all documents and file names.
Research Articles (4,500-7,500 words) submissions use quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods research to make a new and demonstratively significant advancement in under-researched aspects of the field related to topics outlined in the journal's Aims & Scope.
Research in Context
Research in Context (2,000 words maximum) submissions focus on critical issues and current trends of timely interest to the field. They are intended to catalyze discussion and debate by problematizing existing discourses, practices, or situations with an eye towards change. Submissions in this category should provide readers with opportunities for critical reflection or considerations for re-imagining practices and/or research with international students. Authors are strongly encourged to review the detailed Research in Context section description prior to making a submission.
Cross Border Narrative (1,000-2,500 words) submissions are analytical reflections on culture, language, people, and society. They may be submitted by faculty, students, and scholars. Submissions should use narrative reflection to explore where experience is aligned with, extends, or problematizes extant theory and research.
Book Reviews (750-1,200 words) include critiques of books and book length reports from international organizations. Include a JPG (600 dpi) of a cover image of the reviewed item. Review a list of selected book titles then contact our Book Review Editor to express interest in reviewing one of the book titles listed or to suggest other books for a proposed review. Book reviews must be submitted via email to the Book Review Editor.
Special Issue | Intersectional Identities
Authors must have abstracts which have been already previously approved by Guest Editors (Charles Mathies and Katie Koo) in order to make a submission to this special issue.
Special Issue | Virtual Exchange
Authors must have abstracts which have been already previously approved by Guest Editors (Taylor Woodman and Melissa Whatley) in order to make a submission to this special issue.
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