Journal of International Students (Print ISSN 2162-3104 & Online ISSN 2166-3750) is a  peer-reviewed academic journal in education, based in Baltimore, Maryland (US).

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Upon publication, articles are immediately and freely available to the public. The final version of articles can immediately be posted to an institutional repository as long as the article includes a link back to the original article posted on OJED. All published articles are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 Unported License. Please check our APCs rates and available funding for new authors. 

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Title: Journal of International Students (Print ISSN 2162-3104 & Online ISSN 2166-3750)

Frequency: Quarterly (Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter)

First Issue Published: Volume 1 Issue 1, 2011

Current Issue: Volume 14 Issue 3, 2024

Acceptance Rate: 28% out of 500+ annual submissions

Circulation/Members: 15,000 including individual scholars, professors, students; offices of international education, and 586 libraries worldwide; top 5 countries: USA, UK, Canada, Australia, and China.

Visitors: 422,654 unique website visitors (187 countries); Readers from top 10 countries—United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, India, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Turkey, and Japan.

Editorial Board: 400+ editorial team around the globe  View Editorial Team >


“The Journal of International Students provides an intellectual forum for both scholars and practitioners in the age of global higher education without borders. It helps make schools more inclusive and effective for international students around the world.” Prof. Jaekyung Lee, Ph.D., Professor and former Dean of Education, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, USA

“This journal has filled an important and rising need to understand our international students, whose presence has become increasingly bigger, but whose voices are barely heard and whose experiences are little understood.” –Dr. Yingyi Ma, Director of Asian/Asian American Studies at Syracuse University (US), co-editor, Understanding International Students from Asia in American Universities (Springer, 2018).

“As an editor-in-chief myself, I know all the opportunities and challenges that such a role presents. Congratulations on the production of a lively, timely, and interesting journal. I am pleased that the journal is addressing the needs of a higher education that is increasingly global.” –Dr. Milton D. Cox, Professor (Miami University), and Editor-in-Chief, Journal on Excellence in College Teaching and The Learning Communities Journal

“The variety of contributions and contributors to the journal is impressive and confirms that both academics and students have actively and creatively engaged with it. Through its online presence, the journal draws together a globally distributed network of academics and students who ensure that the journal presents much more than a singularly ‘western’ perspective with contributions from all over the globe, including Taiwan, Nepal, Finland, Turkey and the UK, to name but a few. It is definitely worth a read!”-Dr. Catherine Montgomery, University of Hull (UK). Author, Understanding the International Student Experience (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2010)

“This journal represents an important scholarly contribution to ongoing debates and discussions concerning international students.  I’m particularly impressed by the variety of issues and topics covered and the quality of insights provided.  As such, the journal is an extremely interesting and useful academic resource – I look forward to reading future issues!” –Dr. Brendan Bartram, University of Wolverhampton(UK), Author of Attitudes to Modern Language Learning – Insights from Comparative Education (2010)

“After four issues in two years, it is clear that this journal is establishing itself as a valuable avenue for the dissemination of studies focused on international students.”-Prof. Dr. J. W. M. (Hans) de Wit, Professor of Higher Education at Boston College, (US), and Founding Editor, Journal of Studies in International Education

“The Journal of International Students is a timely and remarkable manifestation of positive effort in an area that has become integral to university campuses worldwide and is increasingly gaining attention; that which addresses the rich lives and experiences of the group labelled ‘international students’”- Dr. Joanna Al-Youssef, Nottingham University (UK), contributor, International Students Negotiating Higher Education: Critical Perspectives (2012)

“A valuable resource for anyone interested in understanding the impact of globalisation upon the experience of learners and educators within higher education.” – Dr. Elizabeth Rider-Grant, University College London (UK)

Journal of International Students has received citations from national publications including U.S. Homeland Security, Bloomberg BusinessweekChronicle of Higher EducationJournal of Studies in International EducationSunHerald, and NAFSA: Association of International Educators.


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