- What journals do you reference in relation to Moodle/LMS research and practice?
- What ranking/metrics are most useful when choosing journals to read/submit to?
- Do you prefer free and open journals or are other factors more
|Title||Availability||h5-index||Google Scholar rank||Impact factor 2013||Eigenfactor||Article Influence||ERA 2010 Rank|
|Computers and Education||Paywalled||81||1||2.63||A|
|British Journal of Educational Technology||Paywalled||44||2||1.394||0.003389||0.5279||A|
|Educational Technology and Society||Free online||39||3||0.824||B|
|Journal of Computer Assisted Learning||Paywalled||38||4||1.023||0.001964||0.525||A|
|The Internet and Higher Education||Paywalled||35||5||2.048||0.00123||0.7213||B|
|The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning||Free online||34||6||B|
|Educational Technology Research and Development||Paywalled||33||7||0.00168||0.5295||A|
|Australasian Journal of Educational Technology||Free online||30||8||0.875||0.000992||0.2877||B|
|IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies||Paywalled||27||9||1.22||0.000269||0.1786|
|International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning||Paywalled||25||10||1.83||0.00134||0.7694||B|
|Language Learning and Technology||Free online||24||11||1.929||0.001069||0.8212||B|
|Interactive Learning Environments||Paywalled||23||12||0.75||0.000528||0.2966||B|
|Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology||Free online||23||13|
|Learning, Media and Technology||Paywalled||20||15||0.958||C|
|Computer Assisted Language Learning||Paywalled||20||16||0.88||0.000723||0.533||B|
|Artificial Intelligence in Education||Free online||19||18||C|
|Journal of Educational Computing Research||Paywalled||19||19||0.659||0.000959||0.3992||C|
|Research in Learning Technology||Free online||16||>20||A|
|International Journal on E-learning||Paywalled||11||>20||B|
|Journal of Educational Technology Systems||Paywalled||10||>20||C|
|Instructional Technology and Distance Learning||Free online||B|
|Journal of Online Learning and Teaching||Free online||B|
I think that some of my colleagues will be disappointed that Journal of Interactive Media in Education did not make your list.
Also, valuable articles get published in Journals without words like Technology in the name. E.g. Practitioner Research in Higher Education.
Other journals that are not in your list (obtained by going through the publication lists of two colleagues):
- International Journal of e-Assessment
- New Directions (http://journals.heacademy.ac.uk/journal/ndir)
- Open Learning: The Journal of Open and Distance Learning
- International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology
- Trends and Challenges in Mathematics education
Not sure that is any use. Still, shows the breadth of what is out there.
Thanks for posting this useful table. Something of the both young and interdisciplinary nature of EdTech means that it is hard to get good lists of the “top” journals.
The following list of open access journals may be helpful also.
As Tim points out where the top people are publishing is also sometimes illustrative and they are not necessarily tier one journals all the time. Often a journal that is linked to a strong community or a conference may be a good outlet. Most journals, like Universities, have a prestige related to their age but publishing in a new journal linked to a strong community in a topical area could have equal impact. The Journal of Learning Analytics is new but I think this would be a really good place to publish on LA right now.
Review cycles for top journals can be very long and it could easily take a year to get an article published from the original submission date so this can often be a factor for authors. Peer-J and Peer-J Computer Science from O Reilly Media are making a play for new open access journal publishing and promising very fast review turnaround times. O Reilly have a lot more cred (and commitment to “open”) that some of the current incumbents in the academic publishing space so it should be interesting
Journal of Thinking Skills and Creativity: http://www.journals.elsevier.com/thinking-skills-and-creativity/
And, a list courtesy of a very good colleague of mine...at Swansea University
There is a reason to talk about reputable journals as there are quite a few disreputable ones. A story came up over the weekend about a paper that was accepted that contained only the one sentence repeated multiple times (you can even download the paper for an interesting read).
Useful in the article about the paper was a link to a list that you can check for bogus publishers.
Thanks for the interesting link, Michael.
One of those incriminated journals actually features this information on their home page:
The International Journal of Advanced Computer Technology (IJACT) was developed for Engineering, Engineering Technology, and Industrial Technology professionals and is a highly-selective, refereed journal. Manuscripts that appear in the IJACT Articles section have been subjected to a tiered review process. This includes blind review by three or more members of the international editorial review board followed by a detailed review by the IJACT editors. Although feedback ordinarily will be given, the editors reserve the right to reject a manuscript for publication without a rationale for their decision.
"blind review" indeed. The reviewers of the "Get Me Off Your F****** Mailing List" paper must have read it blind-folded.
But then, the journal editor had obviously blindly accepted the "fee of $150" paid by the submitter.
On a more serious note, and I say this as a (former) researcher, I maintain that it is an integral part of serious scientific/academic research to assess the validity of those journals where you submit your papers. Some rules of the thumb include browsing those articles already published, browsing the Editorial Board list, and obviously rejecting those publications asking for a fee. This should be part and parcel of a training course for young researchers.
This thread is really helpful.
Yet another reason for concentrating on reputable journals is the validity of peer reviews. A well-scrutinised journal will have a transparent review process and known reviewers.
Recently, cases of self-peer review have been reported, where authors have been able to review their own papers.
Another raft of paper retractions due to self-reviewing authors...
At least these problems are gaining attention. Hopefully we will see improvements in reviewing overall.
Thanks for starting this discussion. The sources that you and other forum users have identified are useful. I have nothing new to add to the list at this stage though. Thanks Sean
Thanks this is a very useful list.