International Journal of Doctoral Studies (IJDS)

Online ISSN: 1556-8873  •  Print ISSN: 1556-8881

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All articles of this open access journal are licensed to you under the Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license. Copyright to articles is retained by their respective authors. Immediately upon publication, articles can be accessed from anywhere in the world at no charge.

There is no fee to submit an article. There is no publication fee for ISI members. Upon acceptance of the paper, non-members may choose to become a member or to pay a one-time publication fee of USD 75.

The journal is published by the Informing Science Institute, a 501(c)3 charitable association under USA tax laws, registered in the State of California with office at 131 Brookhill Court, Santa Rosa, California, USA.

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The International Journal of Doctoral Studies (IJDS) is an international journal that publishes scholarly articles on issues in doctoral studies using the Informing Science framework. The journal publishes conceptual, theoretical and empirical papers. 

All manuscripts are submitted electronically, desk reviewed, and then double-blind peer reviewed. We provide our published authors with widespread readership which comes from efficient processing and timely publishing online after final acceptance This approach ensures widest readership in the research and industrial communities and highest citing of the published works.


Recent Articles

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Natalie D. Rasmussen, Joel P Leer


Dr Michael Jones
Senior Editor in Chief

Dr Nicole A. Buzzetto-Hollywood
Editor in Chief

Dr Jay R Avella
Associate Editor in Chief

Dr Chipo Mutongi
Associate Editor in Chief

Peter John Sandiford
Associate Editor in Chief

IJDS is a vehicle for doctoral educators, administrators and students to share research, knowledge and experience on subjects and issues resonant with doctoral students and their developmental journey. Submissions may include discussions on tools and techniques which may assist students in their understanding of the doctoral process, and similarly, experiences and revelations which may assist faculty in their administration of the doctoral process and management of doctoral students. ...


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