Publication Guidelines

Issue Brief Guidelines | Occasional Paper Guidelines 

AIEA Issue Brief Author Guidelines

The goal of AIEA Issue Briefs is inform AIEA members and the larger international education community about key issues in the internationalization of higher education and potential responses.  Issue Briefs are intentionally concise, but provide references to enable SIOs to investigate the issue in greater depth. AIEA Issue Briefs are peer reviewed.

To prepare an Issue Brief:

  • State the issue for consideration, how it emerged, and its relevance to AIEA’s mission and membership of senior international officers from around the world
  • Discuss the significance and possible impacts of the issue
  • Provide one or more possible or attempted responses to the issue and discuss potential ramifications, positive and/or negative
  • Include references and resources to help readers investigate the issue in more depth
Length:  1,000 to 1,500 words

Style:  APA

Issue Briefs can be submitted in Word as email attachments to Teresa Wise ([email protected]).  Please include “AIEA Issue Brief” in the subject line.  Queries about potential topics can be directed to the same address.

AIEA Occasional Paper Author Guidelines

AIEA Occasional Papers are essays or reports that inform the AIEA membership and the larger international education community about subjects relevant to the internationalization of higher education.  They focus on some combination of practice, research, and theory, and should include analysis and discussion of an issue and/or reflection on experiences with current themes in internationalization.  Occasional papers may emerge from or lead to presentations in AIEA conferences, thematic forums, or other AIEA events.

Occasional Papers will include a:
  • Title
  • Author name and affiliation
  • Abstract
  • Key Words
  • Main text
  • References
As AIEA Occasional Papers are electronic publications, authors are encouraged to use headings, sub-headings, text boxes and graphics to help make the paper reader-friendly.

AIEA Occasional Papers are peer reviewed are generally 3,000 to 5,000 words in length (excluding abstract, key words, and references), although longer submissions will be accepted.  Manuscripts should follow APA style.

While all submissions on any topic relevant to AIEA’s mission will be accepted, topics recently identified by AIEA members as of particular interest include:

  • Strategic planning for internationalization
  • Study abroad from the SIO perspective
  • Faculty & curriculum
  • Assessment and accreditation
  • Legal/regulatory structures connected to international partnerships
  • Fundraising, revenue, and infrastructure for internationalization
  • World affairs issues and their impact on internationalization
  • Branch campuses: when and how, accreditation, risk management, opportunities
Occasional Papers can be submitted in Word as email attachments to Teresa Wise ([email protected]).  Please include “AIEA Occasional Paper” in the subject line.  Queries about potential topics, paper formats, and so on can be directed to the same address.