Manuscripts considered for publication will be double-blind reviewed by two specialists in fields of study closely related to the submission, from the perspective of the submission’s contribution to understanding of theoretical and empirical issues associated with intercultural communication education. We strongly welcome submissions that deal with languages other than English.

Manuscripts should be submitted through the submission system. Each manuscript should include:
– A clear and specific title
– The category the manuscript is being submitted for
– An email address for correspondence to be published with the article
– A biodata of up to 50 words per author
– An abstract of around 250 words in length
– The preferred academic or professional affiliation with the names and ORCiD reference of each author

Regular articles are expected to be 6000-8000 words in length (excluding abstract, references and appendices), and are expected to include original research based on solid methodology and sufficient background research. Regular articles will typically present an in-depth analysis of original empirical data which contributes to understanding of the complexities of intercultural interaction and issues surrounding the development of intercultural capabilities in educational and professional contexts. Purely theoretical articles are also welcome provided that they demonstrate sophisticated argumentation and generate alternative perspectives on key issues in intercultural communication education. Work which takes an interdisciplinary approach is encouraged.

Short articles are expected to be 3000-5000 words in length (excluding references and appendices), and should present insightful analysis and commentary on the implementation of intercultural communication education in particular contexts. For example, this might include discussion of new methods or curriculum for teaching intercultural communication as an academic discipline within higher education, case-studies of intercultural training in the international business arena, or teacher-led interventions to incorporate intercultural goals in language education etc. Please contact the Editor-in-Chief before submission if you are unsure of the suitability of your article.

All submissions should be of relevance to readers of Intercultural Communication Education, and should be written clearly and coherently in order to be accessible to a broad international readership. Authors should consult the open access policy below prior to submission. 

Formatting & Layout

Manuscripts must be submitted as a .doc, .docx, or .odt document file. Any information identifying the authors should be removed from the primary manuscript document. Reference to work from the authors should be marked as "Author1, 20xx" or "Author2, 20xx" in the citations, and references should be included as "Author1. (20xx)." or "Author2. (20xx)." All references and citations must be in accordance with the APA 7th edition, with the exception of books listed in the references, which should include the city of publication. Where possible, DOIs should be included as "https://doi.org/xxx.xxx" for all references.

A template that can be used for submitting final accepted manuscripts may be found here. The template may be used for earlier submissions provided that information identifying the author has been removed as described above.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Article publication charges (APCs) for Intercultural Communication Education are in line with Castledown’s standard pricing policy. The open access statement and information about applicable APCs are available from here.

Publication Ethics

Note that all submissions to Intercultural Communication Education must be original work that has not been published or currently under review elsewhere. Full information about the peer review process and publication ethics is available from here.