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Author/Reviewer Guidelines /submission-guidelines/

Please submit your manucript to this Manuscript Submission & Review System (sign up required).Your
manuscript must be PROFESSIONALLY COPYEDITED before you submit to JIS. Failure to do so may result in
exclusion from the consideration.


Types of Submissions & Length of Articles~

Peer Reviewed Articles (Interdisciplinary topic related to international students, between 4,500 to 7,500
words), see Samples
Research in Brief (brief articles, 7-8 pages including references on a specific topic)
Student/Faculty Reflections (Study abroad, cross-cultural experiences of students and faculty, between 1,000
to 1,500 words), see Samples
Book/Dissertations/Film Reviews (Reviews on the titles related to international students/cross cultural issues,
between 750 to 1,200 words), see Samples

Author Guidelines

Format: American Psychological Association (2010) (6th Edition)

Abstract: 120 or fewer words
Figures: All figures must be submitted as a JPG (600 dpi) properly titled
Tables: All tables must be properly titled and submitted within main files
Voice: Active voice to the greatest extent possible. Research findings reported in past tense.
Plagiarism, defamation, and privacy rights quick guide (please check it here)

Manuscript: Please submit your work to this Manuscript Submission & Review System (sign up required).

For book reviews, contact your section editors (link) .

To submit your manuscript, you will need the following files:

Submit two copies of manuscriptsone without author information, another with author information.

Copy 1 (for blind review): Main document file with manuscript title, abstract, keywords, main text, references,
figure, and table [all as a ONE file]. Authors must avoid self-identification in the text or references of the
Copy 2 (for editors): Manuscript title, abstract, authors affiliation, contact information, and any extra files
such as supplemental files or author biographical notes
Author Submission Check Form: All authors are required to complete this form, click HERE to fill it out.

Tentative Submission Timeline:

Spring: December 1;
Summer: March 1;
Fall: July 1; and
Winter: September 1.

There is no author submission or acceptance fee to

publish in this journal.

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submissions compliance with all of the
following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines .

1. 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).
2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word or WordPerfect document file format.
3. The text is doubled-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.
4. For all accepted manuscripts, the authors must sign an agreement for publication and all copyright to the
journal. Click HERE for publication agreement.
5. When appropriate, regular articles should cite approval by an institutional review board (IRB) for research on
human subjects.
6. All manuscripts should be timely and written in language that is engaging, lively, and direct. All submissions
should avoid excessive reliance on jargon.
7. In case of self-citation, the authors of the manuscript are required to delete their names from the text, with
Author and year used in the references, instead of the authors name, article title, etc.
8. This journal does NOT charge article submission fees, fast-tract review fees or article publication fees.
9. For reviewed, accepted, and copy edited manuscript, please use the provided TEMPLATE.

By submitting your manuscript to the Journal of International Students, you are agreeing to any necessary originality
checks your manuscript may have to undergo during the peer review and production processes.

To Ensure a Blind Peer Review

The authors of the document have deleted their names from the text, with Author and year used in the
references and footnotes, instead of the authors name, article title, etc.
With Microsoft Office documents, author identification should also be removed from the properties for the file.

For Microsoft 2003 and previous versions, and Macintosh versions of Word:

Under the File menu select: Save As > Tools (or Options with a Mac) > Security > Remove personal information
from file properties on save > Save.

For Microsoft 2007 (Windows):

Click on the office button in the upper-left hand corner of the office application
Select Prepare from the menu options.
Select Properties for the Prepare menu options.
Delete all of the information in the document property fields that appear under the main menu options.
Save the document and close the document property field section.
For Microsoft 2010 (Windows):

Under the File menu select Prepare for sharing.

Click on the Check for issues icon.
Click on inspect document icon.
Uncheck all of the checkboxes except Document Properties and Personal information.
Run the document inspector, which will then do a search of the document properties and indicated if any document
property fields contain any information.

If the document inspector finds that some of the document properties contain information, you manuscript will be


Reviewers provide a complete, fair, thoughtful evaluation of manuscripts to ensure all published work meet
the goals of the Journal. Reviewers are asked to consider the following criteria:
General Aspect : Does the paper contribute to the field of international students? Does the paper help
educators know international students and or their teachers in teaching and learning?
Subject Treatment: Does the paper cover issues of international students or their teachers? Is there
sufficient evidence to support the authors thesis? Is the information accurate and consistent? Are
descriptions clear and presented in enough detail? Does the title reflect clearly the content of the article?
Presentation: Should the text be expanded or condensed?Is the text written clearly and organized
logically? Are the references appropriate and sufficient as APA style?
Review Form:Please follow the this rubric/form while evaluating the manuscript. Based on the quality of
manuscript, you may make one of the following decisions. a) Reject: The manuscript is judged to be
unacceptable for publication in the Journal. b) Accept with revisions: The manuscript has potential for
publication, but must be revised before publication can be considered. c) Accept refer to the publishing
editor/main author.
Additional MaterialTwelve Tips for Reviewers by Prof. Roediger
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