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ASEAN Career Fair with Japan 2021 – Pre-event Symposium

IAFOR is excited to announce a Pre-event Symposium at the 9th ASEAN Career Fair with Japan, in collaboration with Singapore Management University, The IAFOR Research Centre at the Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University, and Energize, Inc. As with each year, this symposium aims at providing information to ASEAN university career officers and

Chairman’s 2021 New Year’s Message

Dear Colleagues and Friends, As we wrap up what has been an immensely difficult year for people around the world, on behalf of the entire IAFOR community, I wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous 2021. Earlier in December of 2020, the very first coronavirus vaccinations were given in the UK, marking the beginning of

Now Published: Volume 9 – Issue 2 – IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship

IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship: Volume 9 – Issue 2 Editor-in-Chief: Bernard Montoneri, Taipei, Taiwan Co-Editor: Rachel Franks, University of Newcastle, Australia Published: December 14, 2020 ISSN: 2187-0608 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.9.2 Editor’s Introduction It is our great pleasure and my personal honour as the editor-in-chief to introduce Volume 9 Issue 2 of the IAFOR Journal of

Special Panel Presentation: Post-COVID World and Human Security at OCE2020

IAFOR is excited to announce a IAFOR Research Centre supported special panel discussion titled, “Post-COVID World and Human Security”. As the year of the COVID-19 pandemic comes to a close, the global community’s strengths and challenges have become apparent. The good news is that vaccines will become available soon, the development of which took place

Now Published: Volume 8 – Issue 4 – IAFOR Journal of Education: Studies in Education

Welcome to the first issue of the IAFOR Journal of Education: Studies in Education. This is an exciting time for the journal, as this issue represents a particular focus relating to the exploration of significant themes and ideas in education, alternative and exceptional programs for teaching and learning, and the investigation of promising practices in education.

The IAFOR 2021-2022 Overarching Theme – “Resilience”

Dear Friends and Colleagues, This is to announce that “Resilience” is the 2021-2022 overarching theme of IAFOR, and the frame through which we invite interdisciplinary reflection in and across our different programs and events through 2021 and 2022. Resilience 2021-2022 Resilience is the ability to resist being affected, or to recover readily from setback and

IAFOR Journal of Education Special Issue: COVID-19: Education Responses to a Pandemic

Announcing the IAFOR Journal of Education Special Issue: Volume 9, Issue 2: COVID-19: Education Responses to a Pandemic About the issue When I started this blog, I was in what was originally meant to be a 6-day lockdown in South Australia, just one example of a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As this virus continues

The 21st Doireann MacDermott Lecture at the University of Barcelona

Every year the Center for Australian and Transnational Studies at the University of Barcelona holds the MCD conference in honour of Professor Doireann MacDermott. Professor MacDermott founded the English Department at the University of Barcelona and was the first person outside England to introduce what were then called Commonwealth Studies and, today, Postcolonial Studies. The

Public Research Project: Emergency Response to Infectious Disease Outbreak on Cruise Ships (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan)

The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) has entered into a contract with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA) as of October 22, 2020, to conduct a comprehensive international study on the issues and challenges related to the outbreak of infectious diseases on cruise ships, as a supplementary budget public project for FY2020. Drawing from

Reimagining Education for Today’s Complex and Fast-Changing World

Bold project led by the Virginia Tech Calhoun Center for Higher Education Innovation, IAFOR (The International Academic Forum), and the Future Talent Council.

Authentic Learning and Knowledge Mapping: Call for Case Studies

A collaborative effort of the Calhoun Center for Higher Education Innovation, The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), the Future Talent Council (FTC) and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU).

Announcing Terry Small as Featured Presenter at ACE2020

Canada’s leading learning skills specialist, Terry Small, has been announced as a Featured Presenter at The 12th Asian Conference on Education (ACE2020), where he will give an interactive workshop, titled: “Healthy Brain, Resilient Mind – 5 Steps to a Calmer, Sharper, Happier You!”. Terry Small, BEd, MA, is a master teacher and Canada’s leading learning

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Understanding Scope and the Inclusive Education Issue

Quite some time ago, in fact way back in March before the world went so topsy turvy, I wrote about the need to check the aims and scope of journals. However, I am revisiting that blog now with a very specific purpose in mind. Inclusive Education Problem Submissions Submissions are currently open for our Inclusive

Automation, Innovation and the Future of Work in Asia

Summary of the Special Panel “The Other: Automation, Innovation and the Future of Work in Asia”

On 4 September, the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), under the Socio-economic Governance Program Asia (SOPAS), hosted a special panel during the 2020 AAS-in-Asia Conference. Entitled, “The Other: Automation, Innovation and the Future of Work in Asia”, the panel aimed to address salient issues and debates about the impact of automation and technological innovation on employment

IAFOR Journal of Education: Inclusive Education: Call for Papers

The IAFOR Journal of Education is continuing to attract attention from authors globally. The new structure, with thematic issues, has had submissions pouring in. We have already published Language Learning in Education, Technology in Education, and Undergraduate Education. IAFOR Journal of Education: Inclusive Education is now open for submissions and will remain open until 9.00am

Summary of the Special Roundtable on South Korea-Japan Relations

As part of the OSIPP-IAFOR Research Centre’s (IRC) collaborative project on Korea and Japan in the Evolving China-US Relations, the Korea Foundation sponsored a Special Roundtable during the AAS-in-Asia 2020 Conference. Entitled “Japan and Korea in the US-China Relations: A Reappraisal of the Post-War Order”, the panel featured scholars from East Asian institutions, Haruko Satoh

Adaptive Lifelong Learning for an Inclusive Knowledge Economy

Adaptive Lifelong Learning for an Inclusive Knowledge Economy

The Calhoun Center for Higher Education Innovation at Virginia Tech, in partnership with Virginia Tech Publishing, IAFOR and the Future Talent Council, are happy to announce the publishing of the collaborative report on Adaptive Lifelong Learning for an Inclusive Knowledge Economy. The report was compiled over the past 18 months by 60 co-authors from 32

IAFOR Hybrid Conference Model

IAFOR is committed to ensuring that its members and conference attendees have the continued ability to present, publish and participate throughout the pandemic, and has worked to ensure that it’s conferences and content are more accessible than ever before. We have also put into place hybrid models that will ensure whatever the situation, that this

A Report on the Panel Presentations on Inclusive and Adaptive Education

The 8th European Conference on Education (ECE2020) was held online, but was attended by more than two hundred delegates from more than 40 countries, and reached many thousands more as plenary sessions were streamed online and shared on social media as part of IAFOR’s continued outreach in response to the pandemic. Panels on inclusive and

Coming Together Around A Campfire of Values

Christine R. Yano, AAS President, Professor of Anthropology, University of Hawaii, USA (09/03/20) The 2020 meeting of AAS-in-Asia wrapped up in splendid fashion with a splashy media presentation and warm farewells. Many thanks to Joe Haldane and the IAFOR staff for stepping in and making the meeting possible with their can-do attitude and energy. Over

Welcome to JoE Undergraduate Education

Now Published: Volume 8 – Issue 3 – IAFOR Journal of Education: Undergraduate Education

As we embark on the first issue of Undergraduate Education for the IAFOR Journal of Education, I am reminded of the changes that we have experienced in our universities and colleges over the last fifty years; and at the same time, I see what has stayed the same.

Preprint: Is it Printed or Not?

Moving away from the review process again, this week we are looking at pre-prints. Whilst not directly part of the formal review process, it is certainly linked to it as we are considering putting our research study into the public arena before going through a formal process. What is a preprint? A preprint is a

Abstract: Choose the Correct Definition!

In this blog we are returning to the manuscript review form and how, by understanding the form, it can assist when writing your paper. This week we look solely at the abstract in a journal submission. What is an abstract? The word “abstract” can have many meanings and it can be a noun, adjective or

Call for Papers: IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship (Scopus)

Dr Bernard Montoneri, Editor of the IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, has issued an open call for papers for inclusion in Volume 9 Issue 2, the winter 2020 issue of the journal. Volume 9 Issue 2 Submission period: Sunday August 9, 2020 – Friday October 5, 2020.* Target publication date: December 14, 2020 * Papers

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How Long is a Piece of String?

Digressing from our review template blogs (although word length is part of the review process), this week I want to talk to you about article length. Here in Australia (and possibly elsewhere), when asking a question about how much of something might be required, or how long something might take, the frivolous answer might well

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Now Published: IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship: Volume 9 – Issue 1

IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship: Volume 9 – Issue 1 Editor-in-Chief: Bernard Montoneri, Taipei, Taiwan Co-Editor: Rachel Franks, University of Newcastle / University of Sydney, Australia Published: July 27, 2020 ISSN: 2187-0608 https://doi.org/10.22492/ije.9.1 It is our great pleasure and my personal honour as the Editor-in-Chief to introduce Volume 9 Issue 1 of the IAFOR

Now Published: Volume 8 – Issue 2 – IAFOR Journal of Education: Technology in Education

Welcome to the IAFOR Journal of Education’s inaugural Technology in Education issue. While the Journal structure may be slightly altered at times, our commitment to interdisciplinary, international, intercultural, quality manuscripts remains.

Grammar and Structure and Title, Oh My!

It has been a while since I wrote the first two blogs on the topic of reviews, but it is time for the next instalment. The editor has decided to send your paper for review, has de-identified it, and found a minimum of two people ready to review. Each reviewer is sent a review form

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IAFOR Journal of Education: Studies in Education: Call for Papers

We are delighted to announce the next of our new issues of the expanded IAFOR Journal of Education (JoE). The topic of this next issue is Studies in Education and we welcome the new Editor, Dr Tony Yeigh. Dr Yeigh is an experienced lecturer with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry.

Understanding the Review Process Part 2

Image Credit: Internet Reputation In my last blog I discussed the first phase of the review process: the editor-in-chief plagiarism and scope check. Unfortunately, 70% or more papers are rejected at this level because they either contain plagiarism, or because they are out of scope, or, even worse, both. This should not happen as you