Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

International Journal of Curriculum and Instruction (IJCI) is a professional, double-blind peer-reviewed international journal devoted to fostering intercultural communication among educators and teachers worldwide, encouraging translational collaborative efforts in curriculum research and development, and promoting critical understanding of social problems in a global perspective.


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

International Journal of Curriculum and Instruction (IJCI) uses a double-blind system for peer-review, with appropriate reviewers selected from an extensive panel of scholars. Both reviewers and authors’ identities remain anonymous. Each manuscript submitted to IJCI will be peer-reviewed by at least two experts. Manuscripts are initially assessed by the Editors to ensure readiness for review. If deemed appropriate, manuscripts are then sent out for review, after which one of the following recommendations may be made:

  • accepted for publication,
  • accepted subject to minor revisions,
  • invited to resubmit following substantial revisions,
  • submit elsewhere or declined.

IJCI is committed to high academic standards, viewing publication as a collaborative process among Authors, Reviewers, and Editors.



Publication Frequency

IJCI publishes two issues per year (May and November), depending on the number and quality of submissions. The publication schedule may change from year to year, as the journal will only be published when there are at least four high quality papers that have been successfully reviewed and recommended for publication.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...


Abstracting and Indexing

International Journal of Curriculum and Instruction is currently indexed in:

International Journal of Curriculum and Instruction will endeavour to enter all major indexing and abstracting services. Further intended indexes and abstracts include the following:

  • ERIC

  • British Education Index

  • Contents Pages in Education

  • Current Contents/Social & Behavioral Sciences

  • ERA (Educational Research Abstracts Online)

  • Education Research Index

  • Education Technology Abstracts

  • Language Teaching

  • Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts

  • Periodicals Index Online

  • Scopus

  • Social Sciences Citation Index

IJCI is currently indexed and abstracted by the highlighted databases above.


Article Processing Charge

International Journal of Curriculum and Instruction (IJCI) does not charge authors for any submission, article processing cor publication fee.