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Journal of International Studentsopen access


United States

Universities and research institutions in United States
Media Ranking in United States

Subject Area and Category


School of Education, University of Louisiana at Monroe



Publication type



21623104, 21663750





How to publish in this journal


The journal publishes scholarly peer-reviewed articles on international students in tertiary education, secondary education, and other educational settings that make significant contributions to research, policy, and practice in the internationalization of education worldwide. We encourage the submission of manuscripts from researchers and practitioners around the world from a myriad of academic fields and theoretical perspectives, including international education, comparative education, human geography, global studies, linguistics, psychology, sociology, communication, international business, economics, social work, cultural studies, and other related disciplines. We are especially interested in submissions which mark a new and demonstratively significant advancement in research on international students on topics such as: Cross-cultural studies of acculturation, intergroup relations, and intercultural communication Career preparation, employability, and career outcomes of short- and long-term mobility Development of international student social networks Emerging trends related to the mobility of international students and scholars English-mediated instruction (EMI) and second language acquisition (L2) Experiences of globally mobile LGBTQ+ students and other student populations Geopolitical perspectives and policies related to international students and other immigrants seeking education Global learning involving diverse people collaboratively analyzing and addressing complex problems that transcend borders International faculty, teaching assistants, and postdoctoral researchers Multicultural, intercultural, and cross-cultural engagement New educational contexts that involve the use of emerging technologies and online learning International student experiences in transnational higher education providers and programs. Join the conversation about this journal

The set of journals have been ranked according to their SJR and divided into four equal groups, four quartiles. Q1 (green) comprises the quarter of the journals with the highest values, Q2 (yellow) the second highest values, Q3 (orange) the third highest values and Q4 (red) the lowest values.


The SJR is a size-independent prestige indicator that ranks journals by their 'average prestige per article'. It is based on the idea that 'all citations are not created equal'. SJR is a measure of scientific influence of journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals where such citations come from It measures the scientific influence of the average article in a journal, it expresses how central to the global scientific discussion an average article of the journal is.

Total Documents

Evolution of the number of published documents. All types of documents are considered, including citable and non citable documents.

Citations per document

This indicator counts the number of citations received by documents from a journal and divides them by the total number of documents published in that journal. The chart shows the evolution of the average number of times documents published in a journal in the past two, three and four years have been cited in the current year. The two years line is equivalent to journal impact factor ™ (Thomson Reuters) metric.

Cites per documentYearValue
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.932
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.914
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.471
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20191.551
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20201.500
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20211.778
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20222.357
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.932
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.914
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.471
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20191.329
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20201.335
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20211.712
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20222.439
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.932
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.914
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.367
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.126
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20201.145
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20211.655
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20222.228
Total Cites 

Evolution of the total number of citations and journal's self-citations received by a journal's published documents during the three previous years.
Journal Self-citation is defined as the number of citation from a journal citing article to articles published by the same journal.

Self Cites20150
Self Cites201622
Self Cites201743
Self Cites201893
Self Cites2019101
Self Cites202082
Self Cites202173
Self Cites2022109
Total Cites20150
Total Cites201641
Total Cites201796
Total Cites2018253
Total Cites2019303
Total Cites2020311
Total Cites2021464
Total Cites2022556
External Cites per Doc 
Cites per Doc

Evolution of the number of total citation per document and external citation per document (i.e. journal self-citations removed) received by a journal's published documents during the three previous years. External citations are calculated by subtracting the number of self-citations from the total number of citations received by the journal’s documents.

External Cites per document20150
External Cites per document20160.475
External Cites per document20170.570
External Cites per document20181.026
External Cites per document20190.953
External Cites per document20201.036
External Cites per document20211.564
External Cites per document20222.149
Cites per document20150.000
Cites per document20160.932
Cites per document20170.914
Cites per document20181.471
Cites per document20191.329
Cites per document20201.335
Cites per document20211.712
Cites per document20222.439
% International Collaboration

International Collaboration accounts for the articles that have been produced by researchers from several countries. The chart shows the ratio of a journal's documents signed by researchers from more than one country; that is including more than one country address.

YearInternational Collaboration
Citable documents 
Non-citable documents

Not every article in a journal is considered primary research and therefore "citable", this chart shows the ratio of a journal's articles including substantial research (research articles, conference papers and reviews) in three year windows vs. those documents other than research articles, reviews and conference papers.

Non-citable documents20150
Non-citable documents20164
Non-citable documents201712
Non-citable documents201816
Non-citable documents201916
Non-citable documents202012
Non-citable documents202121
Non-citable documents202220
Citable documents20150
Citable documents201640
Citable documents201793
Citable documents2018156
Citable documents2019212
Citable documents2020221
Citable documents2021250
Citable documents2022208
Cited documents 
Uncited documents

Ratio of a journal's items, grouped in three years windows, that have been cited at least once vs. those not cited during the following year.

Uncited documents20150
Uncited documents201622
Uncited documents201754
Uncited documents201866
Uncited documents201993
Uncited documents202088
Uncited documents2021112
Uncited documents202260
Cited documents20150
Cited documents201622
Cited documents201751
Cited documents2018106
Cited documents2019135
Cited documents2020145
Cited documents2021159
Cited documents2022168
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