Editorial Policies

The International Forum is an internationally double-blind peer-reviewed journal published electronically twice yearly by the Graduate School of the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies (AIIAS). Its first issue was published in October 1998. The Journal deals with academic themes of interest to an interdisciplinary audience, for both national and international readership. The purpose of International Forum is to provide scholars and interested professionals with a forum for disseminating original research and theoretical discussions focusing primarily, but not solely, on the needs of the Asia-Pacific region. It focuses on current themes related to Business, Education, and Public Health. Views and opinions expressed in the International Forum represent those of the authors and not necessarily the views and opinions of the editors or the Graduate School. This open-access journal is accessible  at  http://Internationalforum.aiias.edu.

Frequency

 

The International Forum covers two issues yearly. Every year, the Graduate School holds an international conference based on current themes in Business, Education, and Public Health. This conference draws a large number of manuscripts that are worthy of further dissemination through publication. Select papers are included in the editorial process for publication in the April issue. The October issue is usually on an alternate theme, broadly defined to accommodate papers on different topics.

 

Distribution

This journal is accessible online to any reader free of charge. Print copies of each issue of the Journal are distributed first to all AIIAS students living on campus, the faculty, the library, and a few subscribed institutions both nationally and internationally. The public relations member of the journal committee is in charge of disseminating new issues   to institutions and individuals around the world. Through the AIIAS Library, the Graduate School has developed partnerships with other institutions in the Philippines for the sharing and exchange of Journal copies.

 

Submission

The International Forum is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal that publishes research articles (with a preference for primary research), theoretical papers, and critical book reviews.

Article submissions to the International Forum must be original, unpublished empirical studies or theoretical  analyses on current themes related to Business, Education, and Public Health, including research integrating  Christian values, ethics, and development. Manuscripts are to be prepared according to the Publication Manual of  the American Psychological Association (APA). Its length is not to exceed 6,000 words. An abstract of 100 to 180 words is required for all the manuscripts. All tables, graphics, and references must be included in the same electronic file. Only .doc and .docx formats are accepted.

 

Critical Book Reviews should be of books published within the last 2 years that are of professional interest to the academic community. The selection of the book should be approved by the editor before the submission of the review. Reviews should be from 1 to 2 pages (500-1200 words) in length.

 

Authors who wish to publish scholarly work should send an electronic copy of the manuscript to  internationalforum@aiias.edu. In the near future, authors will be able to upload their drafts online.