Our Journal

The Swiss Journal of Intercultural Education, Training and Research

 We hope our peer-reviewed Journal will reach out not only to our membership but beyond to all those who believe that intercultural dialogue, inclusion and tolerance are essential to our future. By doing so we attempt to initiate a meaningful relationship between researchers and practitioners that will constructively answer important intercultural matters.

Topics of Interest Include :

  • Academic research on intercultural and inclusion topics, both in-progress and complete
  • SIETAR projects
  • Training or teaching experiences
  • Training tips and tools, online learning
  • SIETAR: Society for Intercultural Education, Training, And Research

Editor

Dr Eugenia Arvanitis, Assοciate Professor

Call for Articles : 

2021 Spring/Summer Special topic: Intercultural Competences in the 21st Century

Our globalized and interconnected world has broken down borders and homogeneous living as people from different cultural backgrounds live together at local, national and global levels. Cultural diversity has a profound effect on our social, professional, and private settings. Thus, the competence to communicate and collaborate effectively on an interpersonal level with the so-called super diversity (namely a myriad of attitudes, styles, values, beliefs, norms, customs, behaviors, and ways of life) constitutes a key skill for the 21st century. We define this competence as intercultural to denote the recognition, respect, and inclusion of diversity through our words and actions in all contexts. This competence not only constitutes a key qualification required in professional/business/international fields; it is a critical personal attribute for one’s wellbeing and for broader social cohesion.

However, gaining intercultural competence is a lifelong process of increasing self-awareness, developing social skills and behaviors around diversity, and gaining the ability to advocate for others. The aim of this volume titled Intercultural Competences in the 21st Century is to call for contributions from academics, researchers and practitioners to:

  • define intercultural competence in its various contexts (social, business, educational, etc.);
  • demonstrate how intercultural competence has being manifested in various settings;
  • discuss how intercultural competence can be cultivated in education and training;
  • highlight cases and good practices of programs that have resulted in tools of measuring intercultural competence.

The Swiss Journal of Intercultural Education, Training and Research, the peer-reviewed SIETAR Switzerland Journal, seeks contributions of robust research data as well as rich experiences (e.g. in the form of reflective journals and examples of good practice) in this special topic.

  • The submission date for articles for the spring/summer issue has been extended to 15 May 2021. We are looking forward to receiving your articles.

 

Submission Guidelines :

  • Submit your work using the SIETAR Switzerland Journal-Article-Template
  • Word count:
    • 3000 – 5000 words (scholarly articles).
    • 1000 – 2000 words (articles on good practice, practical case studies, book reviews and student reflections).
  • Use the latest APA sourcing.

Eligibility to submit : Articles submitted by SIETAR members and non-SIETAR members will be considered.

Process :

To begin the article submission process, complete our SIETAR Switzerland Journal-Article-Template to secure format consistency and email the completed template to journal@sietar.ch. (Please write Subject line: Submission, word count, title) This will provide our editorial committee with contact details for the authors and the full body of your article. After submitting the completed template, you will receive a confirmation email and your article will move into the peer review stage. Articles will be peer-reviewed by the editorial committee. This may also include global guest editors and experts outside of SIETAR Switzerland. You will not be informed of who will be reviewing your article and the peer review may last up to two months.

Submission Dates:

You can submit your article at any time throughout the year. The rolling submission deadlines, corresponding with the publication of journal editions, are:

  • March for spring edition
  • September for winter edition

If your article is submitted after the deadline, it will be considered for the following edition. The sooner you submit, the sooner your article will begin the peer-review process.

Contact journal@sietar.ch for more information.

Previous Editions :

Winter 2020 – The First-Class PostBuzz – Click here

Summer 2020 – The First-Class PostBuzz – Click here

Fall 2019 – The First-Class PostBuzz – Click here

Spring 2019 – The First-Class PostBuzz – Click here

Winter 2018 – The First-Class PostBuzz – Click here

Summer 2018 – The First-Class PostBuzz – Click here

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Winter 2017 – The First-Class PostBuzz – Click here

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Winter 2016 – The First-Class PostBuzz –  Click here

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Winter Edition 2015 – The First-Class Postbuzz –  Click here

Summer 2015  – The First-Class Postbuzz – Click here