International Journal of Doctoral Studies (IJDS)

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

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All articles of this journal, whether published in the past or future, are licensed to you under a Creative Commons By-NC license and copyright to articles is returned and retained by their respective authors.

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, United States of America.


The International Journal of Doctoral Studies (IJDS) is an academically peer-reviewed 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 and reviewed electronically.  We provide our published authors with both a quality print publication and the widespread readership that comes from publishing all articles online within a few weeks of acceptance. This approach ensures that published works are read and cited by the widest possible audience.


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Michael Jones
Editor in Chief

Dr Nicole A. Buzzetto-Hollywood
Associate Editor in Chief

Dr Chipo Mutongi
Associate Editor in Chief

Dr Wing Shui Ng
Associate Editor in Chief

Peter John Sandiford
Associate Editor in Chief

Dr Simona Scarparo
Associate Editor in Chief

Dr Erik Shefsky
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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