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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2016 Q3: Articles Received: 58; Accepted: 35; Rejected: 16; Published: 25; Retracted: 0

2016 Q2: Articles Received: 35; Accepted: 21; Rejected: 13; Published: 16; Retracted: 0

2016 Q1: Articles Received: 40; Accepted: 28; Rejected: 15; Published: 24; Retracted: 0

2015: Articles Received: 145; Accepted: 88; Rejected: 43; Published: 72; 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 (400.00USD).

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.



Recruitment of Reviewers

We are recruiting reviewers for the journal. If you are interested to be a reviewer, it’s our great honor to invite you to join us. Please find the application form and details at: and send the application form to:

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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.  
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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 February 2017. 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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Deadline for Submission: December 10, 2016


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Vol 5, No 4 (2016)

International Journal of Higher Education, Vol. 5, No. 4, November 2016

Table of Contents


Implementing Test Enhanced Learning: Swedish Teacher Students’ Perception of Quizzing PDF
Mikaela Nyroos, Ingrid Schele, Carola Wiklund-Hornqvist p1
Seminar for Master’s Thesis Projects: Promoting Students' Self-Regulation PDF
Shirley Miedijensky, Einat Lichtinger p13
How Old is Old? Employing Elderly Teachers in the Private Sector Schools in Sri Lanka PDF
Lokuhetti Arachchige Pavithra Madhuwanthi p27
Understanding Work-Related Stress and Practice of Professional Self-Care – An Innovative Pedagogical Approach PDF
Kenny Kwong p41
Routine Breakers for Emotionally Active Learning: A Case Study PDF
Rosa Munoz-Luna, Antonio Jurado-Navas p52
The Kind of Knowledge Assessed through Mature Age Entry Admission Tests in Namibia Institutions of Higher Learning: Case Study of the University of Namibia and the Polytechnic of Namibia PDF
Lydia Shaketange, Alex Tubawene Kanyimba p63
Is Our Safety and Security Guaranteed on University of Cape Coast Campus? Undergraduates Students’ Perceptions PDF
Owusu, G. A., Akoto, J. S., Abnory, M. M. p75
Contribution to Cultural Organization, Working Motivation and Job Satisfaction on the Performance of Primary School Teacher PDF
Murtedjo Murtedjo, Suharningsih Suharningsih p86
Improving Academic Writing in Nursing Education PDF
Janet Mattsson p96
Experiences of Student Support in the Distance Mode Bachelor of Nursing Science Degree at the University of Namibia PDF
Carol Denise Du Plessis, Lucy Alexander, Daniel Opotamutale Ashipala, Esther Kamenye p103
Flipping the Classroom: A Pedagogical Approach to Applying Clinical Judgment by Engaging, Interacting, and Collaborating with Nursing Students PDF
Eva Hava Peisachovich, Susan Murtha, Andria Phillips, Gal Messinger p114
Water Pollution and Leukemia: A Model for Interdisciplinary Research in the Classroom Experiences Incorporating Effective Pedagogical Approaches for Community College General Biology I Lab Students PDF
Na Xu, Holly Porter-Morgan, Nathan Doran, Charles Clifford Keller p122
Self-Confident Approach in Coping with Stress and Social Appearance Anxiety of Turkish University Students: The Mediating Role of Body Appreciation PDF
Orkide Bakalim p134
Relationship between Psychological Well-Being and Smartphone Addiction of University Students PDF
Hatice Kumcagiz, Yuksel Gunduz p144
Integration of Histology Lectures and Practical Teaching in China PDF
Xiaoye Lu, Xin Cheng, Ke Li, Kenneth Ka Ho Lee, Xuesong Yang p157
What Factors Affect Nursing Students’ Decisions of Whether to Take Rural Jobs: An Exploratory Interview Study in China PDF
Yuexian Tao, Elaine Haycock-Stuart, Sheila E. Rodgers p165
Examining the Branding of Turkish Universities in the Context of Socioeconomic Development of Their Cities PDF
Nazife Karadağ p173
Training Master’s Thesis Supervisors within a Professional Learning Community PDF
Ingrid Fossoy, Frode Olav Haara p184
Disparities in American Graduate Students’ Tendency to Borrow: Race, Family Background, and Major PDF
Lian Niu p194
The Adaptation of Scale of School as a Caring Community Profile for Secondary School Students into Turkish: Adaptation of School as a Caring Community Scale PDF
Sakir Cinkir, K.Funda Nayir, Saadet Kuru Cetin p206
Introducing a Collaborative E2 (Evaluation & Enhancement) Social Accountability Framework for Medical Schools PDF
Jeffrey Kirby, Shawna O'Hearn, Lesley Latham, Bessie Harris, Sharon Davis-Murdoch, Kara Paul p216
Active Learning and Flipped Classroom, Hand in Hand Approach to Improve Students Learning in Human Anatomy and Physiology PDF
Maria Entezari, Mohammad Javdan p222
The Imports of Overseas Publications and School Ranking in Higher Education: A Feasibility Study PDF
Jang C. Jin p232
Validating the Need to Include the Economic Returns of Graduates as a Metric of a Higher Education Institutions Level of Sustainability PDF
Antonios Maragakis, Andy van den Dobbelsteen, Alexandros Maragakis p237
Stakeholders Perceptions of a Universal Sustainability Assessment in Higher Education - A Review of Empirical Evidence PDF
Antonios Maragakis, Andy van den Dobbelsteen, Alexandros Maragakis p247
WhatsApp Messaging: Achievements and Success in Academia PDF
Davidivitch Nitza, Yavich Roman p255
Student's Conceptions in Statistical Graph's Interpretation PDF
Ida Kukliansky p262
Teaching Science to Students with Learning and Other Disabilities: A Review of Topics and Subtopics Appearing in Experimental Research 1991-2015 PDF
Dionisios Vavougios, Alkistis Verevi, Panagiotis Papalexopoulos, Crystallia-Ioanna Verevi, Athanasia Panagopoulou p268
Leadership Training Program for Medical Staff in Belgium PDF
Neree Claes, Valérie Brabanders p281

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International Journal of Higher Education
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