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.

This journal accepts article submissions online or by e-mail (


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2015 Q2: Articles Received: 32; Accepted: 16; Rejected: 10; Published: 14; Retracted: 0

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



  • e-Version FirstTM(Vol. 4, No. 4)


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.



Publication Fees Adjustment Notice (Effective October 1, 2015)


Due to unfavorable USD exchange rate and increasing operation costs, the publication fee of International Journal of Higher Education will be adjusted from $300.00 USD to $400.00 USD per article, effective from October 1, 2015.

For manuscripts submitted before October 1, 2015, but amounts unpaid before September 30, 2015, new rate will be applied.

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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.  
Posted: 2015-01-23 More...

Call for Papers-International Journal of Higher Education


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 November 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:

For any further information about the journal, please log on its website:

Submission Deadline: September 30th, 2015

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Vol 4, No 3 (2015)

International Journal of Higher Education, Vol. 4, No. 3, August 2015

Table of Contents


Internationalization, Deregulation and the Expansion of Higher Education in Korea: An Historical Overview PDF
Christopher Green p1
Curriculum Politics in Higher Education: What Educators need to do to Survive PDF
Stephen Joseph p14
Evaluation of a Voluntary Tutoring Program in Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics for First-year Undergraduates at Universidad Andres Bello, Chile PDF
Veronica A Jimenez, Fabiola C. Acuna, Felipe J. Quiero, Margarita Lopez, Carmen I. Zahn p21
Evaluation of Critical Thinking in Higher Education in Oman PDF
Renjith Kumar.R, Rajani James p33
Reliability-Related Issues in the Context of Student Evaluations of Teaching in Higher Education PDF
Ilker Kalender p44
The Portrait of "Good University Teacher" as Perceived by Tunisian Students PDF
Amira Nouri Belhaj, Mohamed Lamine Ben Abderrahman p57
Squaring Circles: The gap for Interdisciplinary Trainees in a Discipline-Driven Academy PDF
Shannon L Sibbald, Leslea Peirson, Jennifer Boyko p63
What Online Networks Offer: Online Network Compositions and Online Learning Experiences of Three Ethnic Groups PDF
Suzanne Elisabeth Lecluijze, Mariëtte de Haan, Asli Ünlüsoy p68
Analysis of Factors Enhancing Pitfall in Research and Teaching of the Nigerian University System PDF
Tafida Ahmed, Kasim Umar, Chima Paul p82
Investigation of Pre-Service Science Teachers’ Academic Self-Efficacy and Academic Motivation toward Biology PDF
Huseyin Ates, Asli Saylan p90
Research and Evaluation in Medical Education PDF
Helena A. Ferris, Mary E. Collins p104
Integrating an Interprofessional Education Model at a Private University PDF
Ramona Ann Parker, Helmut Gottlieb, Daniel G Dominguez, Patricia Sanchez-Diaz, Mary Elaine Jones p112
Technology in ELT: English Teachers Investigate Animoto and Fotobabble PDF
Abdullah Coskun, Zoe Marlowe p119
Real World Projects with Companies Supporting Competence Development in Higher Education PDF
Thomas Baaken, Bert Kiel, Thorsten Kliewe p129
Academic Programmes in Universities in East Africa: A Catalyst to Development PDF
Florah Katanu Karimi p140
Internationalization, Deregulation and the Extension of Higher Education in Korea: A Further Note PDF
Jang C. Jin p156
Investigation on the Development of Preschool Education Informationization of Ethnic Region in Gansu, China PDF
Yanhua He p161
The Research on the Construction of Teaching Resources in Ethnic University in China PDF
Jun Ma p168
A “New” Thematic, Integrated Curriculum for Primary Schools of Trinidad and Tobago: A Paradigm Shift PDF
Yvonne J. John p172
A Longitudinal Study of the Effectiveness of a K-12 Engagement Program on Graduate Student Learning Outcomes PDF
Faith Weeks, Ruiyang Gong, Jonathan Harbor p188
Does Curriculum Practical Training Affect Engineers’ Workplace Outcomes? Evidence from an Engineer Survey in China PDF
Jing Li, Yu Zhang, Mun Tsang, Manli Li p199
Innovations in Nigerian Universities: Perspectives of An Insider from A “Fourth Generation” University PDF
Grace Koko Etuk p218

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International Journal of Higher Education
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