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IJIRM: International Journal of Institutional Research and Management

Published semi-annually. Est. 2016.
Printed: ISSN 2432-3675, Online: ISSN 2432-3683

Aim & Scope

International Journal of Institutional Research and Management (IJIRM) is a peer-reviewed/refereed international journal that is dedicated to the theory and practice in Institutional Research on higher education and research management. IJIRM strives to cover all aspects of working out new technologies and theories, and also case study for evidence-based institutional management, big data in universities, research administration, educational technology, and multidisciplinary topics on institutional research. The journal is published on IIAI Journals Publication Ethics.

Call for Papers

The International Journal of Institutional Research and Management was established in 2016 and is currently published semi-annually a year, with the purpose of providing a forum for state-of-the-art developments and research in the theory and practice as well as current innovative activities in institutional management. In contrast to other journals, this journal encourages contributions of advances in theory, practice, and case-study of emerging institutional research and management. Current topics of interest include, but are not limited to: evidence-based institutional management, data science in universities, research administration, information systems in universities and their design, quality assurance of higher education and so on.

Review Process

Before a peer-review by technical committee, submitted papers (except for invited papers) are meta-reviewed by associate editors and editorial board and external reviewers. Then, all submitted papers are reviewed by 4-6 reviewers from several standpoints including novelty, reliability, validity, consistency, and technical impacts. If a paper is conditionally accepted, author(s) may defense/modify as a final version paper and submit for final review. This publication process takes at least 16-32 weeks to be published after the first submission.

Current Issue and Search

The contents in the journal are available from the Paper Management System. Also, articles can be searched from the followings.

Current Issues   Search

Special Issues Proposal

The journal welcomes the arrangement of a special issue. To propose a special issue, the editors of the special issue have to fill out the application form and send it to us. Each special issue proposal is reviewed by journal editors and associate editors. If the proposal is accepted, the editors of the special issue call for papers and allocate submitted papers to reviewers. After reviewing, the editor-in-chief and the associate editors of the journal make a final decision. The concrete process is shown here.

Guidelines for Submission

Please refer the following instructions for authors.

  Instructions for Authors  

Author Instructions: [Abstract] The abstract should be self-contained, citation-free and should not exceed 200 words. [Contents] Manuscripts should include motivation of research such as an introduction section and clarify the contribution as academic/industrial research. [Figures and Tables] Figures and tables in the paper should be of high resolution image and include a caption. Figures in print will appear in grayscale (black and white), though the full color version will appear in the electronic version of your published manuscript. Any copyrighted image must include indication in the caption of the original source of the image and that it is being used with permission of the copyright holder. Authors may have to pay the permission fee when the copyright holder of the image requires it. [References]Manuscripts should include a thorough literature review and adequate reference citations to support the arguments and methodology of the research study (research papers should include approximately 10-30 references to assert a high level of rigor. Review papers should include 30-70 references). All material that is paraphrased or quoted from another source is substantiated with an in-text reference citation. Manuscripts and references must strictly follow IEEE transaction reference style.

Copyright Guidelines: Articles submitted to the journal should not have been published before in their current or substantially similar form, or be under consideration for publication with another journal. A copyright form is available from the following site.

Open Access Publication Fee: IIAI Journal is an Open Access Journal and an open access fee is to be paid by authors as detailed in the following table. Articles accepted to the journal should not have been published before the payment by author(s). All submitted papers should be written in English with a minimum paper length of fourteen (14) and a maximum paper length of twenty (20) printed pages. (Note: Do not proceed to pay the open access publication fee before your submitted paper is accepted.)

Guidelines for Submission

Submissions: Submissions, refereeing, and all correspondence will be conducted through the Paper Management System. Papers should be submitted as PDF. Author information should not be included for a blind review. The submitted papers must not have been previously published or be under consideration for publication elsewhere. There is no deadline for submitting your papers to this journal except for special issues.

Paper Submission to IJIRM


Editorial Board Members

Masao Mori, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Kunihiko Takamatsu, Kobe Tokiwa University, Japan
Associate Editor
Eric S. Lin, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Yukari Shirota, Gakushuin University, Japan
Sachio Hirokawa, Kyushu University, Japan
Eiichi Takata, Kobe University, Japan
Michiyo Shimamura, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Japan
Tetsuya Oishi, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Yasuhiro Yamanaka, Hokkaido University, Japan
Nobuhiko Kondo, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan
Yasuo Nakata, Kobe Tokiaw University, Japan
Yoshikazu Asada, Jichi Medical University, Japan
Takafumi Kirimura, Hirosaki University, Japan
Keita Nishiyama, Senshu University, Japan
Katsuhiko Murakami, Tokyo University, Japan
Naoya Honda, Otemae University, Japan
Yasuhiro Kozaki, Osaka Kyoiku University, Japan
Kenjiro Sakaki, Tenshi College, Japan
Managing Editor
Tokuro Matsuo, Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan
Editorial Board Members
Basabi Chakraborty, Iwate Prefectural University, Japan
Eiichi Takata, Kobe University, Japan
Hugo Horta, The University of Hong Kong, China
Kahori Ogashiwa, Utsunomiya University, Japan
Kimikazu Sugimori, Kanazawa University, Japan
Nobuhiko Kondo, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan
Miho Funamori, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Naruhiko Shiratori, Kaetsu University, Japan
Soichiro Aihara, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan
Tajiri Shintaro, Yokohama College of Commerce, Japan
Tetsuya Nakatoh, Kyushu University, Japan
Taion Kunisaki, Fukui prefectual university, Japan
Toru Sugihara, Kanto Gakuin University, Japan
Yasuhiro Yamanaka, Hokkaido University, Japan
Naoki Egami, The University of Fukuchiyama, Japan
Takafumi Shiba, St. Andrew’s University of Education, Japan

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