Open Journals in Education (OJED) at STAR Scholars Network publishes high quality peer reviewed, open access journals based at research universities. 

OJED journals are required to be indexed in major academic databases to ensure quality and maximize article discoverability and citation. Journals follow best practices on publication ethics outlined in the COPE Code of Conduct. Journals work to ensure timely decisions after initial submission, as well as prompt publication online if a manuscript is accepted for publication. OJED journals benefit from the editorial, production, and marketing expertise of our team of volunteers.

Upon publication articles are immediately and freely available to anyone, anywhere, at any time. All published articles are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 Unported License. All articles are permanently available online. The final version of articles may be posted to an institutional repository or to the author's own website as long as the article includes a link back to the original article posted on OJED.


  • Journal of International Students

    Journal of International Students (JIS) is a Scopus-ranked (Q1) quarterly peer-reviewed publication on international education (Print ISSN 2162-3104 & Online ISSN 2166-3750). As an independent multilingual journal based in Baltimore, Maryland (USA), we aim to actively speak to the most consequential conversations in international and global education. 

  • Journal of Comparative & International Higher Education

    The Journal of Comparative & International Higher Education (JCIHE) is the official journal of the Comparative and International Education Society's (CIES) Higher Education Special Interest Group (HESIG). HESIG supports development, analysis, and dissemination of theory-, policy-, and practice-related issues that influence higher education. Accordingly, JCIHE (Print ISSN 2151-0393 & Online ISSN 2151-0407) publishes work from the complementary fields of comparative, international, and development education addressing these issues. It is indexed in major academic databases to maximize article discoverability and citation (Google Scholar H5 index: 4 ; H5 Median: 7).

  • Critical Internationalization Studies Review

    The Critical Internationalization Studies Review (CISR) (ISSN: 2832-3211) is an open-access annual publication that compiles the essays published monthly in the Critical Internationalization Studies (CIS) Network Newsletter.

    Our goals with the CIS Newsletter, and the subsequent compilation on the CISR, are threefold.

    • First, we aim to provide the Network members with short summaries of recent research in the field that reimagines dominant patterns of relationship, representation, and resource distribution in the internationalization of education.
    • Second, we aim to connect critical research with internationalization in practice, thus providing a venue for collaboration and the exchange of ideas between these two all-too-often disconnected worlds.
    • Third, we aim to provide a venue for critical scholarly perspectives of internationalization that speak to fresh approaches to internationalization research and practice.

    We encourage contributions that take a critical approach to the exploration of internationalization to deepen and complexify the academic conversation, stay apprised of relevant scholarship, and think about the ways in which we can translate our research to different audiences.

    We currently accept submissions of three types: Research Briefs, Practitioner Briefs, and Critical Voices pieces, which serve as scholarly-informed opinion pieces. More information about these submission types can be found under Submissions.

    Please note that we do not publish original research articles.

  • Journal of Underrepresented & Minority Progress

    The Journal of Underrepresented & Minority Progress (JUMP) is a refereed interdisciplinary publication (Print ISSN 2574-3465 & Online ISSN 2574-3481) dedicated to the educational, economic, and social progress of minority and underrepresented communities around the world. JUMP strives to provide space for a meaningful, intentional, and actionable scholarship that aims to advance social justice.

  • Journal of Trauma Studies in Education

    The Journal of Trauma Studies in Education (JTSE) is an online open-access academic peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the generation of knowledge regarding mental health and well-being, with a focus on the impact of traumatic stress within the context of Pre K-12 and postsecondary education. 

  • Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education

    As a Scopus-indexed publication,  the Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education (Online ISSN 2690-0408, Print ISSN 2166-2681) emerges as a pivotal platform for scholars keen on shaping the educational landscape through groundbreaking research. JISE stands at the forefront of educational exploration, bridging diverse disciplines and content areas to address critical issues in education. The journal, published bi-annually, invites national and international scholars to contribute their insights. It employs a rigorous double-blind peer review process overseen by an esteemed national and international editorial board, ensuring the publication of high-caliber articles.

    Supported by the Center for Excellence in Education at Arkansas State University, United States

  • International Journal of Multidisciplinary Perspectives in Higher Education

    The International Journal of Multidisciplinary Perspectives in Higher Education (Print ISSN 2474-2546 & Online ISSN 2474-2554) is a scholarly publication that seeks to create conversations about education, especially policy, practice, and research of teaching, among scholars across the academic disciplines and across national and cultural borders. Behind this rigorously peer-reviewed journal is a vision that defines scholarship – its function, process, and view of quality – differently. We strive to foster a community of educators who need and value access, equity, and interaction across borders in educational conversation.

  • Higher Education Politics and Economics

    Higher Education Politics and Economics is an academic, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal on higher education featuring research from a range of perspectives, including education finance, political science, social science, policy, and law to critically examine dynamics in the nexus of social, political, and economic forces shaping major changes in higher education in the US and around the world (Print ISSN 2577-7270 & Online ISSN 2577-7289).

  • Journal of School Administration Research and Development

    The Journal of School Administration Research and Development (JSARD) (ISSN: 2470-850X, online & ISSN: 2470-8496, print) is an open-access, peer-reviewed academic journal that supports the development and dissemination of research and scholarship in the area of K-12 (primary and secondary) school administration and leadership. JSARD publishes scholarly articles on topics pertinent to school leaders, such as innovative practices and/or programs, professional development, hiring practices, leadership principles, equity issues, improving student achievement, and assessment and grading.

  • American Journal of STEM Education

    American Journal of STEM Education: Issues and Perspectives is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal that publishes empirical research, reviews, and practitioner opinions related to issues and perspectives in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education.  The journal is peer-reviewed through a blind review process that utilizes a national and international editorial board and peer reviewers. The journal aspires to advance research and practices in the field of STEM education through a collection of quality, relevant, and advanced interdisciplinary articles in all related fields.


  • American Journal of Medicine and Health Studies

    The American Journal of Medicine and Health Studies publishes original research that significantly contributes to the prevention of severe, long-lasting diseases and the advancement of individual and community health. It covers areas such as prevention and infectious diseases, addiction medicine, behavioral health, community health, COVID-19, critical care medicine, environmental health, family medicine, mental health, public health, respiratory medicine, and more. It aims to bridge the gap between research findings and the application of those findings in clinical and public health practices, fostering the improvement of health outcomes on a global scale.


  • STAR Scholar Books

    The STAR Scholars Network (SSN) press seeks to explore new ideas and best practices related to international student mobility, study abroad, exchange programs, student affairs from the US and around the world, and from a wide range of academic fields, including student affairs, international education, and cultural studies. Many titles are published by Routledge and other university presses.