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 (

*International Journal of Higher Education (IJHE) is included in Scopus



2019: Articles Received: 438; Accepted: 216; Rejected: 194; Published: 189; Retracted: 0

2018: Articles Received: 206; Accepted: 140; Rejected: 65; Published: 111; Retracted: 0

2017: Articles Received: 166; Accepted: 119; Rejected: 44; Published: 112; 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 3-6 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 (600.00USD).

g) Publication Notice

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



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 April and June 2020. 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:

Posted: 2019-05-29 More...

IJHE Indexed in Scopus


We are pleased to announce that International Journal of Higher Education (ISSN / E-ISSN: 1927-6044 / 1927-6052 ) is included in Scopus. For any further information, please log in to the website: 

Scopus is the world's largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, and is published by Elsevier B.V. This means that the research you publish with the journal will be more visible than ever.

Posted: 2019-05-29 More...

Recruitment of Reviewers

We are recruiting reviewers for the journal. If you are interested to be a reviewer, it’s our great honor to invite you to join us. Please find the application form and details at: and send the application form to: For further information about the journal, please log on its website: If you have any question please contact with me by email:  
Posted: 2019-10-01 More...

Publication Fees Adjustment Notice (Effective January 1, 2020)


Due to unfavorable USD exchange rate and increasing operation costs, the publication fee of International Journal of Higher Education will be adjusted from $400.00 USD to $600.00 USD per article, effective from January 1, 2020.

For manuscripts submitted before January 1, 2020, but amounts unpaid before December 31, 2019, new rate will be applied.

Posted: 2019-12-01 More...
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Vol 9, No 2 (2020)

International Journal of Higher Education, Vol. 9, No. 2, 2020, e-Version FirstTM

Table of Contents


Daniel Ruiqi Wang, David P Hajjar, Curtis L Cole
Furtasan Ali Yusuf
Imane Zergout, Souad Ajana, Catherine Adam, Soumia Bakkali
Sadeq Hassan Al-Shudaifat
Sirvan Karimi
Balamuralithara Balakrishnan, Mohamed Nor Azhari Azman, Setyabudi Indartono
Awad Ali Alanzi
Mochamad Vrans Romi, Eeng Ahman, Disman Disman, Edi Suryadi, Ari Riswanto
Wagner Enoc Vicente-Ramos, Brenda Gonzales Silva, Shirley Teresa Nuñez Merino, Silvana Marjorie Paucar Lazo, Christian Richard Mejia Álvarez
Carolyn M. Porta, Erin M. Mann, Rohina Amiri, Melissa D. Avery, Sheba Azim, Janice M. Conway-Klaassen, Parvin Golzareh, Mahdawi Joya, Emil Ivan Mwikarago, Mohammad Bashir Nejabi, Megan Olejniczak, Raghu Radhakrishnan, Olive Tengera, Manuel S. Thomas, Julia L. Weinkauf, Stephen M. Wiesner
Ömür Hakan Kuzu
Nilofer Hussaini
Vedvyas J. Dwivedi, Yogesh C. Joshi
Ahmad M. Gazo, Ahmad M. Mahasneh, Mohammed H. Abood, Faten A. Muhediat
Yahya Mohammad Alshehri
Thikryat Jibril Qaralleh
Rajiv Divekar, Ramakrishnan Raman