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Guidelines for Contributors

International Education is a refereed journal that focuses on multiple issues, policies and practices related to all levels of international education, from an interdisciplinary perspective. Although the journal covers a variety of issues in education, it pays close attention to: (1) studies on comparative education; (2) cross-national education and international students; (3) educational issues in different countries. International Education publishes critical essays, research studies, and book reviews.

Recommended lengths vary for critical essays, research studies (7500 words); book reviews (1000-2000 words). Authors should include an abstract with their submission. Manuscripts should conform to the most recent Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Articles accepted for publication but not in conformance will be returned to the author for revision.

Manuscripts are sent out for blind review. To preserve the advantages of anonymous reviewing, authors should avoid self-identification in the text as well as in the references of the manuscript. Each manuscript must be accompanied by a statement that it has not been published elsewhere and that it has not been submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyrighted material from other sources and are required to sign an agreement for the transfer of copyright to the publisher. All accepted manuscripts become property of the publisher. Most editorial decisions will be rendered within 4 months. Prospective authors are encouraged to contact the senior editor, Dr. Barbara Thayer-Bacon (bthayer@utk.edu), with any questions.

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Formatting Requirements

International Education has no general rules about the formatting of articles upon initial submission. There are, however, rules governing the formatting of the final submission. See Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for details. Although bepress can provide limited technical support, it is ultimately the responsibility of the author to produce an electronic version of the article as a high-quality PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format) file, or a Microsoft Word, WordPerfect or RTF file that can be converted to a PDF file.

It is understood that the current state of technology of Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF) is such that there are no, and can be no, guarantees that documents in PDF will work perfectly with all possible hardware and software configurations that readers may have.

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Rights for Authors and International Education

The agreement is for the Article submitted by you (“Author”) for publication in International Education published by University of Tennessee and is referred to in this Agreement as “Article”. To enable University of Tennessee to publish the Article in International Education (“the Journal”), the ownership of copyright must be established. Please read and complete the Copyright Agreement form (Sec. A plus Sec. B as appropriate) and return one copy to the address listed on page 2.

I state
  1. this article is an original work, has not been published before and is not being considered for publication elsewhere in its final form either in printed or electronic form;
  2. that I have obtained permission from the copyright holder to reproduce in the Article (in all media including print and electronic form) material not owned by me, and that I have acknowledged the sources;
  3. that this Article contains no violation of any existing copyright or other third party right or any material of an obscene, indecent, libelous or otherwise unlawful nature and that to the best of my knowledge this Article does not infringe the rights of others;
  4. that in the case of a multi-authored Article I have obtained copyright assignment from all co-authors, in writing, and authorization to enter into this Agreement on their behalf and that all co-authors have read and agreed the above warranties.
In consideration of the publication of the Article in the Journal, I herby assign to University of Tennessee copyright for the full period of copyright and all renewals, extensions, revisions and revival together with all accrued rights of action throughout the world in any form and in any language (including all media, both now known or later developed). Notwithstanding the above, I retain
  1. this article is an original work, has not been published before and is not being considered for publication elsewhere in its final form either in printed or electronic form;
  2. that I have obtained permission from the copyright holder to reproduce in the Article (in all media including print and electronic form) material not owned by me, and that I have acknowledged the sources;
  3. that this Article contains no violation of any existing copyright or other third party right or any material of an obscene, indecent, libelous or otherwise unlawful nature and that to the best of my knowledge this Article does not infringe the rights of others;
  4. that in the case of a multi-authored Article I have obtained copyright assignment from all co-authors, in writing, and authorization to enter into this Agreement on their behalf and that all co-authors have read and agreed the above warranties.

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Users of the Trace: Tennessee Research and Creative Exchange website and/or software agree not to misuse the Trace: Tennessee Research and Creative Exchange service or software in any way.

The failure of Trace: Tennessee Research and Creative Exchange to exercise or enforce any right or provision in the policies or the Submission Agreement does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any term of the Submission Agreement or these policies is found to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Submission Agreement and these policies remain in full force and effect. The Copyright Agreement form and the Submission Agreement constitute the entire agreement between International Education and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.