About the Journal

The Journal of International Students (JIS) is a quarterly peer-reviewed publication on international education (Print ISSN 2162-3104 & Online ISSN 2166-3750). We aim to actively speak to the most consequential conversations in international education. 

The journal publishes research on international students in secondary and tertiary education institutions, as well as displaced, migrant, and other immigrant student populations, including refugees, DACA holders, temporary protected status, and undocumented minorities. We also publish research on international faculty, teaching assistants, and postdoctoral researchers.

We encourage submissions from researchers, educators, and policymakers from around the world in multidisciplinary academic fields, including international and comparative education, law, policy, economics, global studies, cultural studies, human geography, sociology, linguistics, cross-cultural psychology, counseling psychology, social work, and other related disciplines.

We prioritize submissions that mark a new and demonstratively significant advancement on under-researched aspects of the field, as well as regions, countries, contexts, or populations about which little is known. We prioritize scholarship that centers the perspectives of women, people of color, and communities from the Global South; multi-authored scholarship that spans socially constructed boundaries and borders; and scholarship that draws on under-utilized theories, methodologies, and frameworks.

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Statement on the Journal of International Students Updates


Dear Scholars and Researchers,

I understand the concerns raised regarding the recent introduction of APC in JIS. Our commitment to open access remains firm, and I assure you that financial constraints will not hinder any scholar's participation. To sustain the journal's success, operational enhancements have been implemented due to growing costs. After relying on personal funds and donations for 15 years, the decision to introduce an article processing charge (APC) was challenging but necessary. This aligns with established practices in esteemed journals like AERA Open and Sage Open. The APC/withdrawal charge policy won't affect submissions or acceptances before November 01, 2023. We're also exploring non-APC avenues and offering the Humane Letters Grant for publication support. Reach us at jistudents@aol.com for queries.

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Current Issue

Vol. 13 No. 3 (2023)
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The 13.3 issue takes an in-depth look at the complexities of intersectionality, non-economic motivations of student mobility, geopolitical tensions, and the politics of vulnerability.

It's packed with insightful and thought-provoking research and analysis on the experiences of international students during COVID-19, microaggressions and race relations, mental health challenges, study abroad decision-making, communication anxiety, and labor market integration. The research covers diverse perspectives across institutions in the US, Canada, Malaysia, and the UAE.

This issue is relevant to researchers, leaders, and educators seeking to understand the multidimensional factors shaping international education today.

Published: 2023-08-01

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