Statement on Open Access

Open Access & APCs

The Journal of International Students (JIS) is an open access publication indepently published since 2010. As an open access journal, JIS is freely available online immediately upon publication. All articles are accessible without cost to scholars and universities worldwide. No library fees. No paywal to download articles of choice. No download limits, free to read for all forever. 

Over the past 15 years, personal funds and in-kind support/donations supported the operations of the journal. However, in light of current financial commitments and the increasing technical and non-technical operational costs, we had to make a difficult decision to  introduce an article processing charge (APC) to cover the operational expenses.

Publication Fees

Production costs are covered by Article Processing Charges (APC) paid by the authors/institutions/funding agencies upon acceptance of their manuscripts. There is no charge for submitting a paper to JIS.

Upon acceptance of your manuscript, a one-time APC will be applied. This fee covers the cost of publication and ensures that your article will be freely available. This charge covers publication costs and guarantees that your article will be accessible to all readers. After processing the APC payment, your article will undergo preparations for publication and is typically published online within approximately 30 working days. 

All articles submitted after January 1, 2024 will be subject to the following rates:

  • Standard Manuscript Rate: US$2500*

* The Humane Letters Grant is available to support promising and prospective authors, particularly students and scholars from the Global South, and our goal is to keep open-access publication and free-thinking alive. We promise to do everything that we can to ensure that no scholar is left behind just because of financial barriers. 

The journal operates under a Creative Commons License that allows for the reproduction of articles  for non-commercial use only and with the appropriate citation information. Authors can post on a non-commercial open-access institutional repository or other non-commercial open-access publication site.