International Journal of Higher Education

International Journal of Higher Education (IJHE) is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal, published by Sciedu Press. The journal seeks to publish original research articles that are hypothetical and theoretical in its nature and that provide exploratory insights in the fields of educational theory, teaching method, instructional design, students management, case studies etc. in both undergraduate and graduate levels. The editorial board welcomes high-quality research or review papers focusing on teaching, researching, training and applied work in the field of higher education. The journal is published in both printed and online version. The online version is free access and download.

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2015 Q1: Articles Received: 39; Accepted: 17; Rejected: 12; Published: 9; Retracted: 0

2014: Articles Received: 120; Accepted: 78; Rejected: 39; Published: 58; Retracted: 0

2013: Articles Received: 127; Accepted: 79; Rejected: 39; Published: 71; Retracted: 0




What is e-Version FirstTM

e-Version First is a feature offered through our journal platform. 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. We aim to publish accepted manuscripts in e-Version First in two week's time after the final draft completed.


Paper Selection and Publishing Process

a) Submission Acknowledgement

When you submit a manuscript online, you will receive a submission acknowledgement letter sent by the online system automatically. For email submission, the editor or editorial assistant sends an e-mail confirmation to the submission’s author within one to three working days. If you fail to receive this confirmation, please check your bulk email box or contact the editorial assistant by email:

b) Basic Review

The editor or editorial assistant determines whether the manuscript fits the journal’s focus and scope. Next a check for the similarity rate is done using CrossCheck, powered by iThenticate. Any manuscripts out of the journal’s scope or containing plagiarism, including self-plagiarism, are rejected.

c) Peer Review

We use a double-blind system for peer review; both reviewers’ and authors’ identities remain anonymous. The submitted manuscript will be reviewed by at least two experts: one editorial staff member as well as one to three external reviewers. The review process may take two to four weeks.

d) Decision Is Made

The decision to accept or reject an article is based on the suggestions of reviewers. If differences of opinion occur between reviewers, the editor-in-chief will weigh all comments and arrive at a balanced decision based on all comments, or a second round of peer review may be initiated.

e) Notification of the Result of Review

The result of review will be sent to the corresponding author and forwarded to other authors.

f) Publication Fee Is Paid

If the submission is accepted, the authors revise paper and pay the publication fee (300USD).

g) Print Journals Are Mailed

After publication, two hard copies of the journal will be sent to the corresponding author. If you want more copies, please order at

h) Publication Notice

The authors and readers will be notified and invited to visit our website for the newly published articles.



IJHE Indexed in ERIC

International Journal of Higher Education (IJHE) has been indexed in ERIC, the Education Resources Information Center. ERIC is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education and is the largest database of education research.  
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Call for Papers


International Journal of Higher Education, which is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal, published quarterly by Sciedu Press.

We are seeking submissions for forthcoming issue published in May 2015. The paper should be written in professional English. The length of 3000-8000 words is preferred. All manuscripts should be prepared in MS-Word format, and submitted online: or sent to:

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It is also appreciated if you could share this information with your colleagues and associates. Thank you.

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Vol 4, No 2 (2015)

International Journal of Higher Education, Vol. 4, No. 2, 2015, e-Version FirstTM

Table of Contents


Innovative Methodologies for 21st Century Learning, Teaching and Assessment: A Convenience Sampling Investigation into the Use of Social Media Technologies in Higher Education PDF
Charles Kivunja p1
Factors Affecting Student Engagement: A Case Study Examining Two Cohorts of Students Attending a Post-1992 University in the United Kingdom PDF
Mark Groves, Christopher Sellars, Julian Smith, Alison Barber p27
Factors Influencing Curricular Reform; an Irish Perspective PDF
Helena Ann Ferris, Pauline Joyce p38
Assessing the Performance in EFL Teaching Practicum: Student Teachers’ Views PDF
Ali Merç p44
An Investigation of L2 Learners’ Writing Self-Efficacy, Writing Anxiety and Its Causes at Higher Education in Turkey PDF
Özkan Kırmızı, Gülin Dağdeviren Kırmızı p57
Predicting College Math Success: Do High School Performance and Gender Matter? Evidence from Sultan Qaboos University in Oman PDF
M. Mazharul Islam, Asma Al-Ghassani p67
Active Learning for Creating Innovators: Employability Skills beyond Industrial Needs PDF
Hiroshi Ito, Nobuo Kawazoe p81
Academic Stress as A Health Measure and Its Relationship to Patterns of Emotion in Collectivist and Individualist Cultures: Similarities and Differences PDF
Reza Kormi-Nouri, Shane MacDonald, Mohammad-Naghy Farahani, Kari Trost, Omid Shokri p92
Current Trends, Challenges and Prospects of Student Mobility in the African Higher Education Landscape PDF
Emnet Tadesse Woldegiorgis, Martin Doevenspeck p105
The Tail Wagging the Dog; An Overdue Examination of Student Teaching Evaluations PDF
Patti Miles, Deanne House p116
Strategies towards Effective Management of Higher Education for Building a Culture of Peace in Nigeria PDF
Romina Ifeoma Asiyai p127
Assessment in Medical Education; What Are We Trying to Achieve? PDF
Helena Ann Ferris, Dermot O' Flynn p139
The Ideal University Teacher according to the Views of Greek Students PDF
Poulcheria Douna, Argyris Kyridis, Christos Zagkos, Zoi Ziontaki, Prokopis Pandis p145
Pedagogy of the Dispersed: A Cost-Benefit Analysis of the African Diaspora Phenomenon through the Human and Social Capital Lens PDF
Charles Kivunja, Edward Shizha p159
The Added Value of a PhD in Medicine - PhD Students’ Perceptions of Acquired Competences PDF
Henrika Anttila, Sari Lindblom-Ylänne, Kirsti Lonka, Kirsi Pyhältö p172
Exploration of Engineering Students’ Values with Respect to Behaviors in Group Work PDF
Robert L. Nagel, Eric C. Pappas, Matthew S. Swain, Gretchen A. Hazard p181
Summative and Formative Assessment in Medicine: The Experience of an Anaesthesia Trainee
Sinead M O'Shaughnessy, Pauline Joyce p198
Study of the Index System for Assessing Learner-centered Online Courses PDF
Mei Li p207

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International Journal of Higher Education
ISSN 1927-6044 (Print) ISSN 1927-6052 (Online)

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