International Journal of Higher Education

International Journal of Higher Education (IJHE) is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal, published by Sciedu Press. The journal seeks to publish original research articles that are hypothetical and theoretical in its nature and that provide exploratory insights in the fields of educational theory, teaching method, instructional design, students management, case studies etc. in both undergraduate and graduate levels. The editorial board welcomes high-quality research or review papers focusing on teaching, researching, training and applied work in the field of higher education. The journal is published in both printed and online version. The online version is free access and download.

This journal accepts article submissions online or by e-mail (


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2017Q3: Articles Received: 41; Accepted: 34; Rejected: 10; Published: 28; Retracted: 0

2017Q2: Articles Received: 49; Accepted: 31; Rejected: 16; Published: 42; Retracted: 0

2017Q1: Articles Received: 37; Accepted: 25; Rejected: 11; Published: 19; Retracted: 0

2016: Articles Received: 171; Accepted: 118; Rejected: 51; Published: 103; Retracted: 0

2015: Articles Received: 145; Accepted: 88; Rejected: 43; Published: 72; Retracted: 0

2014: Articles Received: 120; Accepted: 78; Rejected: 39; Published: 58; Retracted: 0

2013: Articles Received: 127; Accepted: 79; Rejected: 39; Published: 71; Retracted: 0




What is e-Version FirstTM

e-Version First is a feature offered through our journal platform. It allows PDF version of manuscripts that have been peer reviewed and accepted, to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final printed journal. Readers can freely access or cite the article. We aim to publish accepted manuscripts in e-Version First in two week's time after the final draft completed.


Paper Selection and Publishing Process

a) Submission Acknowledgement

When you submit a manuscript online, you will receive a submission acknowledgement letter sent by the online system automatically. For email submission, the editor or editorial assistant sends an e-mail confirmation to the submission’s author within one to three working days. If you fail to receive this confirmation, please check your bulk email box or contact the editorial assistant by email:

b) Basic Review

The editor or editorial assistant determines whether the manuscript fits the journal’s focus and scope. Next a check for the similarity rate is done using CrossCheck, powered by iThenticate. Any manuscripts out of the journal’s scope or containing plagiarism, including self-plagiarism, are rejected.

c) Peer Review

We use a double-blind system for peer review; both reviewers’ and authors’ identities remain anonymous. The submitted manuscript will be reviewed by at least two experts: one editorial staff member as well as one to three external reviewers. The review process may take two to four weeks.

d) Decision Is Made

The decision to accept or reject an article is based on the suggestions of reviewers. If differences of opinion occur between reviewers, the editor-in-chief will weigh all comments and arrive at a balanced decision based on all comments, or a second round of peer review may be initiated.

e) Notification of the Result of Review

The result of review will be sent to the corresponding author and forwarded to other authors.

f) Publication Fee Is Paid

If the submission is accepted, the authors revise paper and pay the publication fee (400.00USD).

g) Print Journals Are Mailed

After publication, two hard copies of the journal will be sent to the corresponding author. If you want more copies, please order at

h) Publication Notice

The authors and readers will be notified and invited to visit our website for the newly published articles.



IJHE Indexed in ERIC

International Journal of Higher Education (IJHE) has been indexed in ERIC, the Education Resources Information Center. ERIC is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education and is the largest database of education research.  
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Call for Papers-International Journal of Higher Education


International Journal of Higher Education, which is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal, published quarterly by Sciedu Press.

We are seeking submissions for forthcoming issues published in February and April 2018. The paper should be written in professional English. The length of 3000-8000 words is preferred. All manuscripts should be prepared in MS-Word format, and submitted online: or sent to:

For any further information about the journal, please log on its website:

Deadline for Submission (February Issue): January 25, 2018

Deadline for Submission (April Issue): March 25, 2018

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Vol 6, No 6 (2017)

International Journal of Higher Education, Vol. 6, No. 6, 2017, e-Version FirstTM

Table of Contents


Antonio Jurado-Navas, Rosa Munoz-Luna
Halil İbrahim Haseski, Hatice Ferhan Odabaşı
Bernard Polnariev, Reem Jaafar, Tonya Hendrix, Holly Porter Morgan, Praveen Khethavath, Abderrazak Belkharraz Idrissi
Zafarullah Sahito, Pertti Vaisanen
Chunting Lu, Simin Huang, Zejian Li, Lie Feng, Jing Yang
Dawn Lyken-Segosebe
Tahsin Yildirim
Ahmet Erdem, Rukiye Sahin
SM O’Shaughnessy, CJ Skerritt, CW Fitzgerald, R Irwin, F Walsh
Sabri Gungor, Yalcin Ozdemir
Tesila Chandrakanthi Kandamby
Suzanne Dean, Claire Williams, Samantha Donnelly, Tracy Levett-Jones