Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

We encourage and publish research articles in the fields of educational theory, teaching method, instructional design, students management, case studies etc. in both undergraduate level and graduate levels. The journal will consider articles of high quality that have not been submitted elsewhere for publication in current or redundant journals.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

The journal uses double-blind system for peer-review. The paper will be peer-reviewed by at least three experts; two reviewers from outside and one editorial staff from the journal typically involve in reviewing a submission. The review process may take 4-10 weeks. Receiving the submission, the editorial staff checks the paper’s scope, language, bibliography, references, similarity, ethics, conflict of interest, etc. The qualified papers will be sent to at least two reviewers for peer-review. The acceptance decision is made based on the scores provided by the reviewers on this paper. When the average score is ≥2.75/5, the paper would be accepted for publication. In most cases, authors are required to revise the paper according to the comments from the reviewers and editorial staffs.


Publication Frequency

2017-2024 Bimonthly, published in February, April, June, August, October and December 

2013-2016 Quarterly, published in February, May, August and November

2012 Semiannual, published in May and November


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



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Turkish Education Index(TEI)

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Journal Metrics

Citations (May 2023): 17235

This is the number of citations to all publications. 

The data was calculated based on Google Scholar Citations

h-index (May 2023): 60

The h-index is an author-level metric that attempts to measure both the productivity and citation impact of the publications of a scientist or scholar.

h-index is the largest number h such that h publications have at least h citations.

The data was calculated based on Google Scholar Citations

i10-index (May 2023): 319

i10-index is the number of publications with at least 10 citations.

The data was calculated based on Google Scholar Citations

h5-index (May 2023): 33   

h5-index is the h-index for articles published in the last 5 complete years. It is the largest number h such that h articles published in 2017-2021 have at least h citations each.

The data was calculated based on Google Scholar Metrics

h5-median (May 2023): 46

h5-median for a publication is the median number of citations for the articles that make up its h5-index.

The data was calculated based on Google Scholar Metrics


Special Issue

In order to better serve the needs of the academic community, we welcome collaborations with other institutions to publish special issues. If you are interested in publishing a special issue with our journal, please send your inquiry and proposal to ijhe@sciedupress.com .

Before embarking on a special issue with our journal, please take note of the following points:

  • Special issues should be focused on a specific research topic, conference, or closely related area of research.
  • Articles accepted for publication in special issues will undergo the same rigorous review process as regular issues.
  • You are welcome to recommend appropriate researchers to act as guest editors and reviewers. Guest editors or reviewers should provide their detailed information, including their roles and affiliations. To ensure the quality of special issues, we reserve the right to approve the nomination of guest editors or reviewers.
  • To ensure timely publication, please discuss your proposal with us at least five months in advance.
  • An article processing charge (APC) will be charged for each article.
  • We will provide you with a number of printed journals, with a maximum of two copies of each article.
  • We also offer a free e-journal in PDF format if required.

We are committed to facilitating the dissemination of high-quality research and knowledge through special issues. We look forward to working with you to bring your research to a wider audience. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries or concerns.