Journals to publish ODL Research Articles

WOU staff are encouraged to publish their research articles in recognised and indexed world class journals as follows:


1) Internet and Higher Education. Q1 Journal

The Internet and Higher Education, a is quarterly journal devoted to addressing contemporary issues and future developments related to online learning, teaching, and administration on the Internet in post-secondary settings. It is a peer-reviewed journal intended to be a vehicle for scholarly presentation and dissemination of contributions, theoretical and applied, significantly addressing innovative deployments of Internet technology in instruction and reporting on research to demonstrate the effects of the Internet and information technology (IT) on instruction in various contexts in higher education. The journal is international and interdisciplinary, inviting contributions from across the globe and from various academic disciplines. The journal provides a venue for theory papers, research studies, critical essays, editorials, reviews, case studies, and social commentary contributions. Special issues are often devoted to specific topic areas with guest editors assisting in the editorial process.


2) Journal of Computer Assisted Learning. Q1 Journal

The Journal of Computer Assisted Learning is an international peer-reviewed journal which covers the whole range of uses of information and communication technology to support learning and knowledge exchange. It aims to provide a medium for communication among researchers as well as a channel linking researchers, practitioners, and policy makers.


3) British Journal of Educational Technology. Q1 Journal

BJET is a primary source for academics and professionals in the fields of digital educational and training technology throughout the world. The Journal is published by Wiley on behalf of The British Educational Research Association (BERA). It publishes theoretical perspectives, methodological developments and high quality empirical research that demonstrate whether and how applications of instructional/educational technology systems, networks, tools and resources lead to improvements in formal and non-formal education at all levels, from early years through to higher, technical and vocational education, professional development and corporate training.


4) Open Learning: The Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning. Q2 Journal

Open Learning is currently listed in the following services: Academic Search; ASSIA; Australian Education Index (AEI); Australian Research Council (ARC) Ranked Journal List; British Education Index; Caredata;  Contents Pages in Education; EBSCOhost EJS; Education Journal; Educational Research Abstracts online (ERA); Education Resources Information Center (ERIC); ERIH; National Database for Research into International Education (NDRI); SCOPUS® and VOCEDplus.


5) American Journal of Distance Education. Q3 Journal

Indexed in a variety of databases including SCOPUS and WOS.


6) Distance Education: An International Journal. Q1 Journal

Distance Education is a peer-reviewed journal of the Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia, Inc. The journal publishes research and scholarly material in the fields of open, distance and flexible education where learners are free from the constraints of the time, pace and place of study. Distance Education was one of the first journals published to focus exclusively on these areas of educational practice and it remains a primary source of original and scholarly work in these fields.


7) Journal of Educators Online. Q2 Journal

JEO features theoretical and empirically-based research articles, critical reflection pieces, case studies, and classroom innovations relevant to computer-mediated learning (including teaching, learning, assessment, pedagogy, content and organizational issues). Manuscripts must be appropriately grounded within relevant literature and justified with theory, evidence, and/or research; qualitative, quantitative and mixed-methods are appropriate.


8) Open Learning. Q2 Journal

Published on behalf of the Open University, this journal is the leading international journal in the field of open and distance learning. Open Learning is widely subscribed to and read throughout the world by all those interested in distance, flexible, technology-based and open education and training. Readers are drawn from all levels of education and training in both the private and public sectors, and from academic, administrative and technical and specialist functions. The journal publishes theoretical and practice-based articles reflecting developments in distance, flexible, and open education and training, as well as book reviews. Articles, which go through a process of peer review, are accepted from contributors worldwide, and accordingly reflect global developments in the field. Featuring… International contributions High profile international editorial board Cutting-edge news and developments Exploring… Theoretical distance education developments Growth and transformation areas.


9) Distance Education Report

Distance Education is currently noted in Australian Education Index,  Cabell’sContents Pages in Education,  ERIC, Book Review Digest Plus, A B I – INFORM (American Business Information), Database of Research on International Education, EBSCOhost, EdResearch Online, Education Index, Education Research Index, H.W. Wilson, OCLC, Research into Higher Education Abstracts, ProQuest, SCOPUS, Swets Information Services, Thomson Gale (Gale Group) and now also included in the Social Science Citation Index and Current Contents, Social & Behavioral Sciences.


10) International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning

Research and innovation in teaching and learning are prime topics for the Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning. The Journal was initiated in January 2004 to facilitate communication and collaboration among researchers, innovators, designers, producers, practitioners, and administrators of education and training. The Journal is monthly, refereed, and global.


11) International Journal of Distance Education Technologies. Q3 Journal

Discussions of computational methods, algorithms, implemented prototype systems, and applications of open and distance learning are the focuses of this publication. Practical experiences and surveys of using distance learning systems are also welcome. Distance education technologies published in IJDET will be divided into three categories, communication technologies, intelligent technologies.


12) International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning (IRRODL). Q1 Journal

The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning (IRRODL) is a refereed, open access e-journal that disseminates original research, theory, and best practice in open and distributed learning worldwide. IRRODL is available free-of-charge to anyone with access to the Internet, and there are no article submission or access charges for publication in this open journal. The Journal targets both researchers and practitioners of open and distance education systems. It aims to improve the quality of basic and applied research while also addressing the need for the translation of this knowledge into policies and activities that improve educational opportunity for students and teachers.


13) Asian Association of Open Universities Journal

AAOUJ is a peer-reviewed journal on new information, knowledge, evaluations of theories or best practices of Open and Distance Education (ODE). Published in association with Asian Association of Open Universities.


14) Asian Journal of Distance Education

The main aim of the Asian Journal of Distance Education (AsianJDE) is to disseminate scholarly works and information useful to researchers and practitioners in the growing field of distance education in Asia. The Journal also aims to provide a forum for discussions within and directly relating to Asia, and so elicits Asian local theoretical and practical solutions to address local concerns.  The Asian JDE has a specific focus on the Asian context. The Journal publishes double-peer reviewed scholarly Articles, plus other papers such as Focus Reports on a bounded region or an institution, and Work-in-Progress. Other items include a detailed Calendar of Conferences and Events in Asia, Comments (a moderated discussion forum on previously published articles), Asian Abstracts and others. Additional resources for all those interested in Asia will be available online. Authors from around the world are invited to submit Articles and other information that satisfy the Journal’s aims of relevance to Asia.


15) ASEAN Journal of Open and Distance Learning (AJODL)

The ASEAN Journal of Open and Distance Learning (AJODL) is dedicated to the sharing of knowledge, ideas and experience pertaining to Open and Distance Learning (ODL). The journal, launched on 12 August 2009, is an outcome a collaborative effort between three universities: Open University Malaysia (OUM), Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University (STOU) and University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU).


16) International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education. Q1 Journal

The journal welcomes research on innovative approaches in applying technology to enhance learning, design and educational outcomes, including quantitative, qualitative and hybrid approaches. Articles on applied theory in educational practice are also welcomed, as well as articles on the practical applications of research, on current policy initiatives and evaluations of research, theoretical, pedagogical and methodological issues related to educational technology. In addition, the journal accepts critical reviews on theoretical or pedagogical perspectives, new technologies and the use of IT in higher education.


17) Nordic Journal of Digital Literacy. Q2 Journal

Nordic Journal of Digital Literacy has a focus on articles that deal thematically with digital literacy and the use of ICT in educational settings. Papers can among others be targeted on the following themes: ICT use and innovation in education Theoretical, methodological and practical challenges around the use of ICT in education ICT in subjects (didactic context) Evaluation and development Learners’ work and learners’ ICT skills Teachers, teacher education and classroom management Lifelong learning.


18) Journal of Interactive Online Learning. Q4 Journal

The Journal of Interactive Online Learning focuses on providing a venue for manuscripts, critical essays, and reviews that encompass disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives in regards to issues related to higher-level learning outcomes. The Journal of Interactive Online Learning is published by a joint effort of The University of Alabama, the University of Texas at Tyler, The University of Idaho, as well as other faculty from other institutions.


19) International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning. Q3 Journal

This interdisciplinary journal focuses on the exchange of relevant trends and research results and presents practical experiences gained while developing and testing elements of technology enhanced learning. It bridges the gap between pure academic research journals and more practical publications. So, it covers the full range from research, application development to experience reports and product descriptions. Fields of interest include, but are not limited to: Software/ Distributed Systems-Knowledge Management-Semantic Web-MashUp Technologies-Platforms and Content Authoring-New Learning Models and Applications-Pedagogical and Psychological Issues-Trust/Security-Internet Applications-Networked Tools-Mobile/Wireless-Electronics-Visualisation-Bio/Neuroinformatics-Language/Speech-Collaboration Tools/Collaborative Networks.


20) International Journal of Lifelong Learning. Q2 Journal

The International Journal of Lifelong Education provides a forum for debate on the principles and practice of lifelong, adult, continuing, recurrent and initial education and learning, whether in formal, institutional or informal settings. Common themes include social purpose in lifelong education, and sociological, policy and political studies of lifelong education. The journal recognises that research into lifelong learning needs to focus on the relationships between schooling, later learning, active citizenship and personal fulfilment, as well as the relationship between schooling, employability and economic development.


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