Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

International Journal of Education is an online scholarly journal, peer-reviewed, published by Macrothink Institute. The journal aims to provide a forum for scholarly understanding of the field of education. The journal is multi-disciplinary and serves both academic and practitioner audience. A variety of topics relevant to the journal are as follows:

※Child development


※Reading comprehension

※Philosophies of education

※Educational approaches

※Formal education, such as higher education, adult education, indigenous education, etc.

※Educational Theory

※Educational Development

※Psychology education

※Sociology education


※Education history

※Education science

For the purpose of providing readers with a broad spectrum of high quality, professional and forefront papers, other currently hot and relevant subjects across the entire field of education are also involved.


Section Policies

Editorial Board

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Original Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

The journal uses double-blind system: the reviewers' identities remain anonymous to authors, while the reviewers can see authors' identities. Two reviewers from outside and oneeditor from the journal  typically involve in reviewing a submission.


Publication Frequency

2018-2012  Quarterly, published in March, June, September and December

2011-2010  Semiannually, published in June and December

2009          Annually, published in December


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...





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Journal Metrics

1. Google-based Impact Factor (2017): 1.18

The impact factor (IF) or Journal impact factor (JIF) normally referred to is the proprietary journal impact factor from Thomson Reuters calculated based on the Web of Science (WOS) and published in the Journal Citation Reports® (JCR). Currently, this journal hasn’t been indexed in Thomson Reuters JCR. Therefore, its official JCR®JIF is not yet available.

However, Google Scholar now provides an alternative Google-based impact factor. Google Scholar is the only openly available database suitable for journal metric calculation. It has a wide coverage and is a meaningful source. For this reason, Redfame publishing is calculating its own Impact Factor by applying Thomson Reuters'(TR) algorithm based on Google Scholar's citation counts.

The 2017 Google-based impact factor of this journal would be calculated as follows:


2. h-index (January 2018): 20

The h-index is an author-level metric that attempts to measure both the productivity and citation impact of the publications of a scientist or scholar.

h-index is the largest number h such that h publications have at least h citations.

The data was calculated based on Google Scholar Citations

3. i10-index (January 2018): 48

i10-index is the number of publications with at least 10 citations.

The data was calculated based on Google Scholar Citations