The Online Journal of Comparative, International and Intercultural Education
In Focus is a not-for-profit international, intercultural and comparative education online graduate student journal of the International Institute of Development and collaborates with the UNESCO and United Nations University Chair on History and Future of the University. In Focus publishes papers, essays and book reviews from US and non-US graduate students offering innovative perspectives to current topics of focus in each issue of the journal. In Focus is edited and governed by faculty and graduate students with support and advisement from a Faculty Advisory Board.
The rationale of In Focus is to provide a forum where graduate students from around the globe are able to publish papers, essays and book reviews. The vision is for the forum to be a highly reputable on-line journal increasing the scholarship of graduate students. In Focus is committed to the diversity of people and disciplines. In Focus opens communication by presenting diverse perspectives. In Focus exemplifies innovation by providing a scholarly on-line journal for graduate student publications run by peers.
In Focus is a graduate student on-line journal where graduate students are encouraged and invited to publish scholarly papers, essays and book reviews. The journal provides an interactive academic environment as well as serves as an additional resource for both contributors and readers.
There are two sections where manuscripts may be published:
- Peer-reviewed: Manuscripts submitted for this section are subject to two blind reviews by faculty and graduate students.
- Non-peer-reviewed: Manuscripts submitted and selected for this section are non-reviewed and posted in a non-peer reviewed section that we have named Open Forum of the journal for the duration of the issue. During the first stage, this section will publish articles in Spanish as well as in English. In the future we plan to expand this section to other languages.
In Focus is published twice yearly in the Spring and Fall. Each issue includes a minimum of five peer-reviewed articles and two book reviews. There is no limit on non-peer reviewed publications. A special issues will be published once a year under the peer-reviewed section.
A graduate student based editorial board runs In Focus. The editorial board is made up of faculty and graduate students in the area of education. The Director of the International Institute of Development (IID) appoints the editors and these appoint the associate editors for two-year terms. Editorial board members must be faculty or active graduate students for a period of one year during their service.
Faculty Advisory Board
A faculty advisory board supports and advises the graduate student editorial board in accomplishing the Journal’s academic and professional mission.
Faculty Advisory Board
Miguel Ángel Escotet
Joseph P. Farrell
Suzanne Grant Lewis
Sheryl L. Lutjens
Kurt De Wit
Roger Geertz Gonzalez
Katherine Taylor Haynes