International Students in China -《国际学生期刊》

Call for Papers for Special Issue

“International Students in China: Teaching, Learning and Management in the COVID-19 Pandemic”

Guest Editors:

Dr. Guangrui Wen, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China

Dr. Mei Tian, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China 

Coupled with the rising trends of unilateralism and anti-globalization, the COVID-19 emergency has brought about huge challenges to international student mobility. Simultaneously, the crisis presents potential opportunities for reconceptualising and revisiting policies of and practices in international education.

In 2018 China hosted nearly half a million international students, ranking as the third most popular destination for international students. The outbreak of the pandemic crisis and the consequent international travel bans present immediate threats to Chinese international education. As a response to the pandemic, Chinese higher education has seen a rapid shift from face-to-face instruction to virtual education using various asynchronous and synchronous communication tools. The impact and effectiveness of these changes require prompt and critical evaluation to ensure the resilience of international education in China, and beyond.

In view of this, this special issue invites Chinese scholars and practitioners to critically reflect on the challenges, responses and impacts of the changes in Chinese international education during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The special issue considers original research articles (5000-6000 words), theoretical discussions (2000-4000 words) and reflections of personal experiences with wider implications (1000-2000 words). Manuscripts within the scope of this special issue may address the following topics in the COVID-19 situation:

  • National policies on international student education;
  • Institutional risk-management strategies and quality assurance practices;
  • International student recruitment;
  • Online teaching pedagogy, assessment and the application of information and communication technologies (ICT);
  • International student learning experiences and satisfaction;
  • Academic, financial, technical and mental health support to international students;
  • Other related issues.

Important dates:

Abstract due: 15st April 2021

Full manuscript due: 31th July 2021

Initial decision: 15th Sept. 2021

Revision due: 30th Oct. 2021

Final decision: 15th Dec. 2021 

Individual manuscripts submitted for publication consideration can be in Chinese or English. Submit your abstracts (200-300 words) /full manuscript via email to Dr. Guangrui Wen ( and Dr. Mei Tian (temmytian@mail.

Note: Only selected, peer-reviewed manuscripts will be accepted and published on the JIS portal in late December of 2021. 

About the Journal of International Students

The Journal of International Students (JIS) is a quarterly publication on international education. JIS is an academic, interdisciplinary, and peer-reviewed publication (Print ISSN 2162-3104 & Online ISSN 2166-3750) indexed in major academic databases including Web of Science Core Collection ESCI. 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. You may check sample articles here 



征稿通知 特邀编委: 

【中国】西安交通大学 温广瑞 博士

【中国】西安交通大学 田  美 博士




  • 针对国际学生教育的国家政策支持和调整;
  • 培养单位层面的风险管理策略与教育质量保证举措; 
  • 国际学生招生;
  • 在线教学方法、质量评估与信息技术运用;
  • 国际学生学习经历与满意度;
  • 在学术、财务、技术和心理等方面的国际学生服务;
  • 其他相关主题问题。


摘要提交: 2021年4月15日截止

论文提交: 2021年7月31日截止

论文初审: 2021年9月15日

论文修改: 2021年10月30日截止

论文定稿: 2021年12月15日

投稿文章可采用中文或者英文两种语言。摘要(200-300字)及全文投稿请通过电子邮件寄送温广瑞博士(和田美博士 (。



《国际学生期刊》(JIS)是一份关于国际教育的学术季刊(出版刊号ISSN 2162-3104/在线刊号ISSN 2166-3750),提倡学科交叉,执行同行评审流程,被Web of Science Core Collection ESCI等主要学术数据库所收录。本刊主要围绕高等教育、中等教育以及其他教育环境中的国际学生刊发学术同行评议文章,以促进全球教育国际化研究、相关政策的制定以及教育实践水平的提升。投稿请参考