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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 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

JoE Studies in Education

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

Now Published: IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities: Volume 7 – Issue 1

IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities Volume 7 – Issue 1 Editor: Dr Alfonso J. García Osuna Published: June 06, 2020 ISSN: 2187-0616 Editor’s Introduction We’ve arrived at a moment in history where humanist thought, or more exactly the humanist endeavour, must again migrate from bookish realms of detached abstraction to a place where

Understanding the Review Process

In my last blog I discussed the need for referencing in articles submitted to the journal. One of the reasons for referencing that I mentioned was that it gives credibility to your work. The process of reviewing also lends credibility because, by the time a paper is published, it has been through a rigorous screening

Special Message: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

UPDATE: June 02, 2020 Due to continued uncertainties surrounding the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic, and especially as relates to the situation in the UK, IAFOR has made the decision to hold IAFOR’s July European Conference Series in London entirely online via Zoom. The 8th European Conference on Education (ECE2020) The 8th European Conference on Language

“Communication, Technology and Transparency in Times of COVID” ACCS/ACAS Plenary Panel Discussion

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a number of issues into focus relating to governance, decision-making and transparency in and between nation states, not least as these involve communication and technology. This panel will compare and contrast responses from several national contexts, and look at questions of privacy and freedoms in the context of lockdowns, and

Reference! Reference! Reference!

Everyone is keen to get their research published. We are excited with what we have accomplished and want to tell the world! However, a very important aspect of getting published is getting the referencing right. We have already talked about plagiarism, the issue of NOT acknowledging sources, now it is time to turn to the

The Korea Foundation Sponsor COVID-19 Discussion Panel at ACAS/ACCS2020

IAFOR is delighted to announce a Korea Foundation sponsored ACCS/ACAS2020 panel discussion titled, “The COVID-19 pandemic and the crisis of global politics: A view from Asia”. The COVID-19 pandemic is now not only a global health crisis but much more. It has unleashed a cultural war in global politics, shaken the foundation of the healthy

ACAS2020 Design and Democracy Panel Konrad Adenauer Foundation

Announcing Konrad Adenauer Foundation co-organized “Design and Democracy” Panel at ACAS/ACCS2020

IAFOR is excited to announce an upcoming collaboration with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Japan (KAS) Social Economic Governance Programme Asia (SOPAS) who have co-organized a Plenary Panel Discussion titled “Design and Democracy” at The 10th Asian Conference on Asian Studies (ACAS2020) and The 10th Asian Conference on Cultural Studies (ACCS2020). Panellists include Bruce Brown of

Spotlight on Undergraduate Education

Last week I said that I would discuss APA referencing in this week’s blog. That was my intention, forgetting that this week sees the opening of the submission period for the next issue of the journal: Vol 8 Issue 3: Undergraduate Education. It seemed appropriate to concentrate on this now and move to APA next

Never Forget the Basics

This week’s blog makes me feel a little like a broken record. Some of this blog was the topic of two previous blog posts, but it is information that bears repeating. The rest of this blog will be related, as the whole blog post is concerned with author guidelines. Ensure you meet the scope of

IAFOR Journal of Education Proofreading

Proofreading Your Work

I hope that this week finds you all safe and healthy and enjoying some possible catch-up time for writing. This week’s blog is going to be fairly short and about a very mundane topic: proofreading! A basic rule for publication While there are many rules to remember when it comes to getting published, some of

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Announcing a Special Issue: COVID-19: Education Responses to a Pandemic

The world is currently in the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic and there would be very few who are not touched by it in some way whether through missing important family or religious events because of social distancing or complete lockdown, through to more devastating effects such as loss of employment or the illness of

Scopus Indexing: Why all the Fuss?

In response to a comment on Facebook, this blog looks at the subject of journal indexing and at Scopus in particular. Why do journals get indexed? One of the most frequent questions that we are asked about the IAFOR Journal of Education is whether it is indexed with Scopus. It is: we were granted Scopus

Planning Ahead: The Undergraduate Education Issue

Welcome to the next blog post. We hope that you are finding the information interesting and relevant to you as you prepare articles for submission. This week’s post is directly applicable to our third 2020 issue. Planning ahead We are currently accepting submissions for our Technology in Education issue, with acceptance of submissions closing on

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Rewriting PhD Research for Journal Publication

This our fourth blog post and I hope that you are remaining healthy in the face of the terrible pandemic that is affecting the daily lives of all of us. We have something different this week. It is aimed primarily at PhD students and recent PhD graduates to assist you in rewriting your research for

A message from Dr Joseph Haldane, IAFOR Chairman

Dear Colleagues, Friends and Supporters of IAFOR, Since 2009, more than 30,000 academics from around the world have chosen to present and/or publish with IAFOR, as we have become the trusted global platform for the dissemination of interdisciplinary research, and an exceptional platform for the nurturing of the networks and relationships that make this International

Maintaining Impetus in Writing Journal Articles

Hello again and welcome to the third blog post. I hope that you have found the information on Meeting Journal Aims and Scope, and on Avoiding Plagiarism, informative. This post is to encourage you to consider using your time wisely for maintaining impetus in writing journal articles. Write Regularly A common comment from those trying

Special Message: March 2020 Conferences Moved Online

Dear Colleagues, After careful consideration by the Board of Directors, and due to continued uncertainties surrounding the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic, IAFOR has decided to move its March 2020 conferences online. While the situation in Japan is cautiously optimistic, most universities have already taken the decision to move their classes online for at least the

Avoiding Plagiarism

Welcome to my second blog post. The first post talked about ensuring that your paper fitted the scope of the particular journal that you submitted to. Being out of scope is one of the top two factors in immediate rejection. However, the other factor is even more crucial. You must avoid plagiarism! Plagiarism – Publication

Meeting Journal Aims and Scope

Hi everyone, this is the first post of what I hope will become a regular blog aimed at assisting you with getting published, becoming a reviewer/associate editor/editor, or applying for these positions with the IAFOR Journal of Education. The topics of the blog posts will also be applicable, in the main, to other journals. This

IAFOR Journal of Education Technology in Education Scopus

IAFOR Journal of Education –Technology in Education: New Editor Calls for Papers

As the Scopus indexed IAFOR Journal of Education (JoE) moves into a new era, we are delighted to announce a new issue of the journal on the topic of Technology in Education, and to welcome the newly appointed Editor, Dr Michael Menchaca. Dr Michael Menchaca is a professor in the Department of Learning Design and

Journal of Education Lanauge Learning in Education Scopus IAFOR

Now Published: IAFOR Journal of Education Volume 8 – Issue 1 – Language Learning in Education

Bilingualism and second language learning occur in virtually every nation. The number of second language learners throughout the world increases regularly prompting educators and researchers involved in teaching and investigating the multifaceted processes of second language acquisition and language learning that their work is important and long-lasting.


IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship now in Scopus

We are delighted to announce that from 2019, articles from the IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship are now listed in Elsevier’s Scopus database. Scopus is the #1 curated abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, covering over 23,000 journals. By being included in Scopus it will mean the visibility of research from the journal


The Southeast Asian Conference on Education (SEACE) Photo Report

The inaugural Southeast Asian Conference on Education (SEACE2020) was held in partnership with Singapore Management University (SMU) at MAX Atria, Singapore EXPO, from Friday, February 07, 2020 ​to Sunday, February 09, 2020. The first IAFOR Southeast Asian Conference on Education set out to identify the challenges and highlight the strength in the way ASEAN countries

ASEAN Career Fair with Japan 2020 Symposium presenters

ASEAN Career Fair with Japan 2020: International Symposium Report

The ASEAN Career Fair with Japan 2020 Symposium was co-organised by OSIPP, Osaka University’s IAFOR Research Centre and the Singapore Management University (SMU) in association with the SEACE2020. With the Career Fair in its 8th year since Osaka University jointly founded the event in 2013 as part of the Japanese Ministry of Education’s “Reinventing Japan”

Associate Editors needed for IAFOR Journal of Education

Now approaching the publication of its eighth volume, and positioned as the official journal for IAFOR education conferences globally, the IAFOR Journal of Education (JoE) is moving into a new era. The JoE is an internationally reviewed and editorially independent Open Access interdisciplinary journal, indexed with Scopus and other indexing agencies. The journal’s Editor-in-Chief, Dr