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 semiannually (June  & 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. 9, No. 1, June, 2024. 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:



2021: Articles Received: 59; Accepted: 32; Rejected: 19; Published: 14; Retracted: 0

2020: Articles Received: 75; Accepted: 42; Rejected: 25; Published: 16; 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




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 1-3 working days. If you fail to receive this confirmation, your submission/e-mail may be missed. Please contact the editorial assistant in time for that.

b). Peer review. We use a double-blind system for peer-review; both reviewers’ and authors’ identities remain anonymous. The paper will be peer-reviewed by three experts; one is an editorial staff and the other two are external reviewers. The review process may take four to ten weeks.

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

d). If the submission is accepted, the authors revise paper and pay the Article Processing Charge (300USD).

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



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.



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:  
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Vol 9, No 1 (2024)

e-Version FirstTM (Vol. 9, No. 1, June, 2024)

Table of Contents


Kai Bao
Yan Gong
Hongmei Jin, Jianshu Cao