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JoRIE accepts manuscripts for review and possible publication from faculty, graduate students, and professionals working in the field.  Proposals should be a 250 – 500-word abstract should be submitted by August 1st, 2024.  Once accepted the paper submission is due August 10th, 2024.

Accepted papers

Virtual / In-Person Paper Presentation:        September 25-27th 2024

We invite papers on the different tracks listed in the call for papers.  We encourage the integration of faith in your work.  Before submitting your work, please have it edited and proofread by a colleague. 

The 2024 research tracks are: 

  • University Student Leadership & Values Development - to understand influences of education based on values to promote professional and personal ethical behavior for undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Integration of People with Disabilities & Leadership - to investigate specificities of hiring people with disabilities in the workplace. Research the impact of inclusive teams on team members, managers, and organizational cultures.
  • International Education Studies - to engage research that seeks best practices for curriculum and student cross-cultural literacy in the data gathering and management of the research.
  • International Peace Building Studies - to increase our learning and understanding of the threats that keep building peace and erode the relationships between nations and peoples.
  • Social Justice & Community Development - to work with researchers nationally and internationally to create healthy redemptive community solutions.
  • Sustainability & Circular Economy - focuses on issues of production, transportation, consumption with regard to global issues such as waste & pollution, food scarcity & hunger, human abuse & trafficking, impact of automation & technology.

JORIE publishes 3 types of articles, field notes & book reviews

  • Research Articles: Research articles report on empirical research conducted by the author(s), whether quantitative or qualitative in focus. These articles report on the results of exploring clearly stated research question(s), describe a specific research methods, and report results and implications for international education.
  • Conceptual Articles: Conceptual articles focus on the development or explanation of an idea or theory and explicitly relate the idea or theory to international education. Such articles do not produce empirical results, although empirical results from prior research may be used to support the concepts and theories described in the article.
  • Applied Research Articles: Practice articles share examples of practice situations in international education with lessons, grounded in the literature, for readers. These articles may be written as case studies, as first person narratives, or in other imaginative ways to help readers understand the lessons from practice. These articles may be shorter in length, but should be at least 2,500 words

We invite papers on the different tracks listed in the call for papers found here .  We encourage the integration of faith in your work.  Before submitting your work, please have it edited and proofread by a colleague.  

Follow the latest APA standards for citation and formatting.  Word limit of 6,000 words. 

  • Field Notes: The View from “Out There!” JORIE welcomes short stories and observations about international education which raise a provocative, ironic, or perhaps humorous point. You can even write a polemic which is of relevance to International Education. Such submissions are normally less than 1,500 words.  Please contact the editor.
  • Book Reviews: JORIE publishes reviews of books dealing with issues of international education. Such reviews are normally 750-1,000 words. The author of the review is responsible for obtaining a legal copy of the book to review. Book authors or publishers are welcome to email an abstract of the work to the editor for review based on relevance to the journal’s focus.


Criteria for all papers:

  • Original contribution: Does the paper contain new and significant information and enter into a theoretical dialogue with the literature adequate to justify publication in one of the tracks listed in the call for papers?  Narrow literature reviews on a narrow topic are welcome.
  • Relationship to Literature: Does the paper demonstrate an in- depth understanding of the relevant literature in the field and cite an appropriate number of literature sources? Is any significant work ignored?  Is the paper's argument built on an appropriate base of theory, or concepts?
  • Implications for research, practice and/or society: Does the paper clearly identify implications for research, practice and/or society? Does the paper bridge the gap between theory and practice? How can your research be used in practice, in teaching, to influence public policy, or in research? Are these implications consistent with the findings and conclusions of the paper?
  • Quality of Communication: Does the paper clearly express its case? Is it clear and readable?  

For additional criteria for each of the three types of papers, short stories (field notes), and book reviews, please see below:

Research Papers

  • Methodology: Are the methods employed appropriate and well explained (Creswell, 2018)?  Has the research been well designed?
  • Findings/Results: Are findings/results presented clearly and analyzed appropriately? Do the conclusions adequately tie together the other elements of the paper?

Conceptual Papers

  • Clarity of concepts presented: Is the concept or idea explained thoroughly? Are there enough  concrete examples to illustrate the concept?
  • Usefulness: Is this concept more than just an interesting idea? Does it have practical use in international education? Does the author draw out the usefulness?

Applied Research Articles (First person narrative is welcome for this type of paper)

  1. Builds on experience: does the author use their own experience or experience of others to tell a good story about the practice of international education? Is there clarity about the lessons readers should draw from the experience?
  2. Contextualizing the experience with scholarly literature: Does the author use scholarly literature to ground their story and its implications for practice?  Does the author set up the paper with enough background and context  for the setting while still moving quickly to the main point of the paper?