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Submit a Paper 


JIE welcomes practical and research manuscripts that focus on educational issues, provide a clear purpose and depth of discussion, and are presented in a straightforward style accessible to an international audience. 


The JIE welcomes manuscript submissions that are cross-disciplinary and integrating education with academic disciplines such as:


  • anthropology

  • business and economics

  • cross-cultural studies

  • education

  • e-Learning 

  • history

  • language and culture

  • law

  • literature and linguistics

  • philosophy

  • political science

  • psychology

  • second and foreign language teaching and learning

  • sociology

  • theories and practices to teaching and learning


Manuscripts are accepted all year round. The journal is published once a year in October 30th both online and in print. Papers to be included in the publication should be submitted by August 30th of each year. Author/s is given one complimentary printed copy. 


Papers should be submitted to the JIE submission link in the website, with a covering email clearly stating the name, address and affiliation of the corresponding author.  Paper submissions are accepted only in MS Word. Each paper will be provided with a paper ID for further reference.  


Journal website:

Submission Criteria


  • The manuscript should be submitted with complete layout styles, images and tables correctly positioned in the text and should be incorporated in a single Microsoft Word file.

  • The filename should follow the format: author’s family name_submission@jie.doc.

  • Manuscript title must fit on two lines only, Times New Roman font, size 14, bolded

  • Manuscripts should be approximately 3-5 pages (for short academic write ups) and a maximum of 20 pages (for full research paper) of A4-sized paper.

  • Specific page margin on all sides: 1”. Use single spacing.

  • Follow the detailed Manuscript Style of the JIE journal.

Content Structure


A full research paper should use the following content structure:





Related Literature




Conclusion and Recommendation


You may use the following template.

                     (English)                                                                                   (Chinese)

Manuscript Style 

The manuscript should:


  • show the article's title, author’s name, and affiliation in center text

  • include an abstract in italicized text that should not exceed 250 words (for full research paper)

  • include 3-5 keywords, terms or phrases describing the article to assist searching

  • use Times New Roman font, size 12 for all text, main headings should be all caps, bolded, first-tier subheadings should be bolded, and second-tier subheadings should be bolded italicized

  • use Times New Roman font, size 12, bold for table titles and size 10 for table numbers and text

  • should have the first sentence of every paragraph indented by tapping the space bar five times  

  • use a ‘references’ style format, which provides a hanging indent, for the reference list

  • comply with the modified APA referencing system



  • Diagrams should have a caption appearing directly beneath it on the same page, be numbered successively, and must be referred to in the text. An example of how to provide an annotation for a diagram of a figure is given in Figure 1.








Figure 1. Example of a figure





  • Tables should have a caption appearing above the table, be numbered successively, and be referred to in the text.

  • Use table borders conservatively, generally only using horizontals. 

  • Discussion should be written below each table.






Referencing must follow the updated APA reference style. To reference in the body of the manuscript, cite authors' last name and the year of publication in parentheses: for example, (Baker, 2019). When citing several authors within the same set of parentheses, use alphabetical order. Include only items cited in the text in the list of references. 

Reference list entries should be alphabetized (no label such as book or journal) by the last name of the first author of each work.  Remember to include a 6 point gap before the first reference (after the heading) under the Format menu in the Paragraph commands. References should be listed at the end of the paper. 


Journal Article


Smith, M. (2015). Film Editing and the New York Method. International Journal 

of Film Editors, 75(3), 152–186.




Stagg, R. C., and Basco, R. R. (2010). Philosophical approaches to organized 

religion. San Francisco: American Philosophy Organization.


Book Chapter


O’Flattery, J. M., and Matthews, J. (2013). Guide to American Business English. 

In B. R. Relick (Ed.), The parts of a business letter (pp. 188–208). Los Angeles: Geffner.




Dunne, Y., Shaw, M. L., Doyle, W., and Kim, J. (2019). The ethics of meat 

consumption in developing countries. Retrieved from: American Nutrition Association. 




Review Process

Submitted manuscripts should undergo the following process:

1.  The journal editor initially screens the manuscript submitted if it fits with the journal’s aims and scope; if it is of interest to the readers; and if it is in conformity with the journal’s Author’s Guidelines.

2.  If the manuscript passed the initial screening, the journal editor will assign the paper to three reviewers who are ideally experts in their field, have a good track record of producing high quality reviews, and are willing to do the task.  However, if the manuscript failed in the initial screening, it will be rejected. The author/s will be informed in both cases.

3.  The whole peer review process will take 3-4 weeks. The reviewers will submit their specific and detailed reports to the journal editor.

4.  The editorial board will decide if the submitted manuscript will be accepted for publication depending on the feedback given by the reviewers. 

Acceptance of Paper for Publication


The review output will be one of the following decisions:

  • Accept

A paper is accepted if all or at least two-thirds majority of the reviewers rate a paper as acceptable.

  • Accept with minor revisions

    This decision means that the paper requires minor changes for it to be accepted.

  • Accept with major revisions

A manuscript needs to be substantially improved before it can be accepted. The author has to submit the revised manuscript along with a point-by-point response to the reviewer comments.  

  • Reject

This is an outright rejection decision, and in most cases, the journal will not publish the paper or reconsider it even if the author makes major revisions. 


Conditions of Paper Acceptance for Publication



Submission of your paper to this journal implies that the paper is not under submission for publication elsewhere. Material which has been previously copyrighted, published, or accepted for publication will not be considered for publication in this journal. Submission of a manuscript is interpreted as a statement of certification that no part of the manuscript is copyrighted by any other publisher nor is under review by any other formal publication. It is your responsibility to ensure that your manuscript does not cause any copyright infringements, defamation, and other problems. 


All authors must sign a Copyright Agreement form before their accepted manuscript can be published.


Open Access Statement

JIE is an open access journal to allow readers to access published papers online free of charge. 


Publication Fee

The paper submission, review process, and publication of accepted paper to JIE are free.


Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism refers to an act of using the work of other authors without authorization or appropriate references. All the submitted manuscripts for publication are checked for plagiarism during the review process. If the manuscript is plagiarized in any type, the article will be rejected and the author will be informed properly.


The Issue of Bias 

Avoid stereotyping on the basis of gender, race, or age. Accordingly,

  • choose gender-neutral terms, such as sports person rather than sportsman 

  • describe the person, not the disability: for example a person with visual impairment rather than a visually impaired person



Simultaneous Submissions


JIE does not consider simultaneous submissions. Please do not submit any work that is being considered by other publications.




  1. Editors should provide guidance to reviewers on everything that is expected of them. This guidance should be regularly updated and should refer or link to the COPE Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines. 

  2. Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. 

  3. Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments and references as necessary and not be defamatory or libelous.       

  4. Reviewers should decline to review manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers. 

  5. Reviewers should respect the confidentiality of material supplied to them and should not discuss unpublished manuscripts with colleagues or use the information in their own work. 

  6. If a reviewer wants to pass a review request onto a colleague, they should get the editor’s permission beforehand.


Criteria for Evaluation 

    Paper submissions should be evaluated according to the following criteria:

    Conformity (15%)

  • The title of the paper must be compatible with the content.

Relevance (15%)

  • The paper is relevant to the objectives of the journal and its audience.

Originality (15%)

  • The paper includes something of a novelty.

Appropriateness (15%)

  • The paper must show appropriateness of content and grammar.

Accuracy (15%)

  • The paper must have accuracy of citations and reliability of references. 

Academic Contribution (15%)

  • The paper must adhere to the standards of International Education.

Composition and Development (10%)

  • The paper must follow a logical flow of discussion. 





Any inquiries related to the journal should be addressed to:

Dr. Lelanie Basco    

        ESL Department

International College

        The University of Suwon

        17 Wauan-gil, Bongdam-eup, Hwaseong-si

        Gyeonggi-do, Korea


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