Information For Authors

CSIE welcomes submissions from all scholar-practitioners, including faculty, working professionals, and graduate students. Our aim is to support each author in developing their case study to be publication ready through a collaborative peer-review process.  Completing the Intent to Submit form lets us know of your interest so we can stay in touch with you. 

Considering submitting? We recommend that you review the About CSIE page and the author guidelines below. Authors need to register prior to submitting or, if already registered, can simply log in and then begin the submission process here.

Author Guidelines

Submissions should be approximately 750-1,000 words in length. Case study should follow the template provided with a title, the author/institution named, tags, a section for Setting/Context as necessary, a section for the case itself, and 5-6 discussion questions. To encourage dialogue, the discussion questions at the end should be thought-provoking and open-ended, without clear, definitive answers. 

Names, position titles, organizations, specific places, events, and all other identifying details must be changed for privacy or fictitiously created. Case studies should not identify real people or organizations. Where it does not compromise the privacy of individuals or organizations, authors should accurately name specific countries or large cultural groups. A key criterion for the review of submission is that they be realistic and believable. Other criteria include relevance to international education, complexity of discussion evoked, and significance of the topic. The case studies should be adaptable to various kinds of professional development and learning.

After ensuring that the case study is unlikely to engender any legal liability (defamation), submissions will be evaluated based on four criteria:

  1. Relevance and significance of the case study to international education
  2. Realisticness of the case study
  3. Complexity of discussion evoked
  4. Non-judgemental/Unbiased

Detailed description of the review criteria are available. 

Collaborative Peer Review

CSIE has adopted a collaborative peer review approach. The goal of this peer review is to ensure quality of published cases and their ability to foster professional development in readers. In this process, each author is paired with two other authors. The team of three become peer reviewers for each other, working on strengthening the three cases.

Peer reviewers work to guarantee that cases meet the CSIE guidelines, protect the anonymity of case study subjects, and strengthen clarity of writing. Collaborative peer review seeks to bring in a wide range of voices by helping to ensure that those who seek to add to the scholarship of the field have the support to do so. Collaborative peer review affirms our commitment to professional development in authors and reviewers by creating an environment for mutual learning.

Process for Submission and Collaborative Review:

  1. Authors read and review Aims and Scope, Author Guidelines, and Submission Preparation Checklist carefully. 
  2. Authors complete Intent to Submit form. 
  3. Authors submit draft, following guidelines and using template by deadline. See submission instructions. 
  4. Editors review the draft to ensure that it fits within the CSIE aims and scope. 
  5. Editors assign peer review groups.
  6. Peer review groups schedule an online meeting time.
  7. The peer reviewers read, comment, and work with the author comparing the draft to the guidelines and publication criteria to ensure that the article meets CSIE’s standards.  Quality is of utmost importance. This stage may take as long as needed. 
  8. When all three come to a consensus that it is ready to be published, the author will resubmit the case through the CSIE website.
  9. Editors review the case study before it is published.
  10. Editors publish the case study in the next available issue.

Important Dates:

Fall 2024, Volume 5, Issue 2
Intent to submit (optional): September 23rd
First draft due: October 11th
Peer review due: October 14th- November 7th
Final draft due: November 8th
Anticipated publication: December 2nd

Spring 2025, Volume 5, Issue 2
Intent to submit (optional): February 21st
First draft due: March 21st
Peer review due: March 22nd-April 17th
Final draft due: April 18th
Anticipated publication: May 12th