About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The Journal of the Society of Internationally Educated Nurses (JSIEN) serves as a global platform for peer-reviewed research and scholarly works dedicated to addressing topics relevant to internationally educated nurses (IENs). We aim to publish selected works related to issues affecting IENs in areas including but not limited to international nursing migration, nursing mobility, ethical nurse recruitment, regulation, policy, licensing, integration, assimilation and acculturation, education, mentoring, and advocacy. The journal publishes original research, literature reviews, short communications, commentaries, and letters to the editor. A special section of the journal is dedicated to networking and successful stories. In this section, authors can share their experiences and inspire other IENs to set and achieve their goals. Authors are encouraged to offer networking and mentoring opportunities to fellow IENs.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to offer a platform for the dissemination of knowledge addressing pertinent issues concerning internationally educated nurses (IENs). Through our diverse publication formats, we aim to inspire and empower IENs in achieving their professional aspirations.

Publication Frequency

JSIEN publishes a new volume annually. Accepted submissions are added to a new volume throughout the year on a rolling basis as soon as they are ready for publication.  

Open Access Statement

JSIEN provides immediate open access to its published content, with no charges to authors or readers, believing that providing research freely to the public fosters increased global knowledge sharing.


This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.