Author guide

Call for Papers - October 2020 issue

The International Education Community's response to the crisis: The Virtual School - eLearning for all

Responding to the COVID-19 global crisis, International schools have shown resilience, determination, and innovation. 

An emergency remote teaching phenomenon has emerged spanning from March to June 2020 (and possibly into the Fall of 2020), while online teaching and homeschooling have provided the much sought after education continuity.

Yet, out of adversity has come creativity.

Thus, the next, fast-track edition of ISJ (the International Schools Journal) calls for papers that reflect the enterprise and pedagogy developed as a response to this tragic situation.

Sharing research-informed best practices in instructional design and delivery, in professional development, and in administrative decision-making and leadership is the focus of this issue in order to support in-service teacher-administrators, as well as teacher-educators.

Submitted work could discuss the sound use of open-access technology tools, and teaching techniques that these facilitate. Promotion of off-the-shelf software and/or commercial K12 online courses should be avoided. Partnerships between K12 schools and higher education institutions are particularly welcomed.

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For the full ISJ submission guidelines, please consult the document below.


Editorial Policy:

The International Schools Journal wishes to publish original articles on topics of interest to the international school community. Research articles should be in the region of 3000 words in length including tables, figures and references.

Submission of Manuscripts:

Manuscripts are accepted with the understanding that they are original and not previously published.


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Manuscript Specifications:

Manuscripts should be submitted, in English as an email attachment to Caroline Ellwood ( and labelled with the file name of article using last name of the first author. Please ensure that it is double-spaced, with generous margins. The manuscript should be complete in all respects, including a title, name and a short biography of the author or authors. When preparing the article please note the following conventions for producing copy:

  • Type all copy in upper and lower case - do not use all capitals.
  • Do not underline. Use italics or boldface for emphasis.
  • Do not put two spaces after periods (full stops) e.g. only one space after the end of a sentence or after a colon.
  • Do not use an auto-hyphenation program – allow the words to wrap to next line rather than break them. When using the numeral 1 do not use the letter ‘l’ (el); do not use upper case letter ‘O’ (oh) for zero and vice versa.
  • At the end of paragraphs, headings, and sub-headings use only one hard return. Never use double hard returns.
  • When centering headings or indenting paragraphs DO NOT USE THE SPACE BAR use the tab and centering key functions.
  • Any forms should be created for an A5 format (not A4) as this is the size of the journal.
  • Style:
    • Spelling should follow the Oxford English Dictionary and punctuation should conform to the British orthographic conventions, including the use of single rather than double quotation marks except for quotations within quotations and direct speech. Footnotes should be avoided. The text of researched.
    • articles should have the traditional format: introduction, method, results and discussion; review articles
    • require a different structure depending on the nature of the material being discussed.

Permission to Reproduce:

If illustrations are borrowed from published sources, written permission must be obtained from both the publisher and author in advance, and a credit line giving noting the source should be added to the legend. If text material totalling 250 to 300 words or any tables are borrowed verbatim from published sources, written permission is required from both publisher and author. With shorter quotations, it is sufficient to add bibliographic credit. A permission letter for reproduced text or illustration must accompany the manuscript. If you have been unable to obtain permission, please point this out.


Endnotes are preferred, as this system clearly indicates any missing references or works omitted in error by the author. References should follow the conventions illustrated in the following examples

Journal Articles

Ogawa, R & Bossert, S (1995): Leadership as an organizational quality, in Educational Administration

Quarterly, 31 (2), pp224-243.


Rosenthal, J W (1995): Teaching Science to Language Minority Students. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters.

Articles in Books

Coelite, G & Hoffman, L R (1979): Valence, satisfaction, and commitment of the group’s solution, in L.

R. Hoffman (Ed), The Group Problem Solving Process, pp13-120. New York: Praeger.


Authors submitting a manuscript do so with the understanding that if it is accepted for publication, copyright in the paper shall be assigned to the publisher. The publisher will allow the author(s) to use the material contained in the paper in any subsequent publications, subject to full acknowledgement.