International Research in Higher Education

International Research in Higher Education is an open-access and peer-reviewed journal published by Sciedu Press in Canada. This journal is published quarterly (March, June, September & December) in both print and online versions. All publications are open access in full text and free to download.

This journal provides a forum for education researchers to debate internationally relevant issues across all fields of higher education, including:

  • Education Theory, Practice and Policy
  • Educational Psychology and Leadership
  • Educational Science, Technology and Development
  • Educational Administration and Evaluation
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Teaching, Training & Learning
  • Counselor Education
  • Special Education
  • Health and Physical Education

The journal accepts article submissions both online and via e-mail (

Call for Papers - International Research in Higher Education

We are calling for submission of papers for the forthcoming issue of Vol. 5, No. 2, June, 2020. The length of 3000-8000 words is preferred. All manuscripts should be prepared in MS-Word format, and submitted online.

If you are interested in submitting a paper to this journal, please refer to the Author Guidelines. For any question you have, please contact the Editorial Assistant via:



2020Q1: Articles Received: 22; Accepted: 12; Rejected: 9; Published: 5; Retracted: 0

2019: Articles Received: 70; Accepted: 40; Rejected: 21; Published: 21; Retracted: 0

2018: Articles Received: 85; Accepted: 49; Rejected: 32; Published: 39; Retracted: 0

2017: Articles Received: 90; Accepted: 50; Rejected: 27; Published: 41; Retracted: 0

2016: Articles Received: 89; Accepted: 47; Rejected: 30; Published: 44; Retracted: 0




e-Version FirstTM

e-Version First is a featured way of publishing articles in our journal. 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.


Each paper published in International Research in Higher Education is assigned with a DOI®number, which appears beneath the author's affiliation in the published paper. Click HERE to know what is DOI (Digital Object Identifier). And click HERE to retrieve Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) for journal articles, books, and chapters.


Paper Selection and Publication Process

a). Upon receipt of paper submission, the Editorial Assistant sends an E-mail of confirmation to the corresponding author within 1-2 working days. If you fail to receive this confirmation, your submission/e-mail may be missed. Please contact the Editorial Assistant in time.

b). Peer review. We use double-blind system for peer-review; both reviewers and authors’ identities remain anonymous. The paper will be peer-reviewed by three experts; two external reviewers and one editor from the journal typically involve in reviewing a manuscript. The review process may take 2-3 weeks.

c). Notification of the result of review by E-mail.

d). The authors revise paper and pay publication fee (300USD).

e). After publication, the corresponding author will receive two hard copies free of charge.

f). E-journal in PDF is available on the journal’s webpage for download, free of charge.


The publisher and journal have a policy of “Zero Tolerance on the Plagiarism”. We check the plagiarism issue with two methods: reviewer check and plagiarism prevention tool (iThenticate).

All submissions will be checked by iThenticate before being sent to reviewers.



Policy Change of Free Print Journals


As you may be aware, printing and delivery of journals result in causing a significant amount of detrimental impact to the environment. Being a responsible publisher and being considerate for the environment, we have decided to change the policy of offering free print journals for authors.

From July 1, 2018, we will not automatically provide authors with free print journals. However, if authors really need free print copies, they are requested to kindly complete an application form to order printed copies. Once we approve, we will arrange printing and delivery, for a maximum of two copies per article.  If authors require more than two copies, they are requested to order online at:

Additionally, we are happy to provide journal’s eBook in PDF format for authors, free of charge. The eBook is the same as the printed version, but it is completely environmentally friendly. Please contact the journal editor to request eBook of the journal’s issues.

We are committed to saving the planet for our future generations.
Posted: 2018-01-25 More...

Recruitment of Reviewers

International Research in Higher Education welcomes academics and researchers expertizing in education to join the Editorial Board. Reviewers’ names will be listed in the printed journal and on the journal's webpage. Please find the application form and details at:  
Posted: 2015-09-01 More...
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Vol 5, No 1 (2020)

Vol. 5, No. 1, March, 2020

Table of Contents


Maria Sakellariou, Panagiota Strati, Polyxeni Mitsi
Syed Mahbubul Alam Al hasani
May Alashwal
C. Ugo Anthonia, U. Nweke Francisca
T. I. Eze, Magnus G. Ekon, Jacinta Ifeoma Obidile