Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope - Editorial Guidelines

The Italian Journal of Educational Technology (IJET) (formerly TD Tecnologie Didattiche) is a refereed, open access journal that publishes theoretical perspectives, review articles, methodological developments, empirical research and best practice in the field of education and technology. The journal targets scholars and practitioners and welcomes contributions on any aspect of technology-enhanced learning in formal, non-formal and informal learning contexts, from early years through to technical, vocational and higher education, professional development and corporate training, in any subject domain.

Since 1993, when it was established as the first journal dedicated to this research area in Italy, it has been an essential reference point for researchers and educators at national level. Today the journal addresses to the international arena and welcomes contributions from all over the world in different educational settings.

The digital version of IJET is available free-of-charge and there are no article processing charges for publication in this open access journal.

TD Tecnologie Didattiche has been recognised as a top-ranking Italian scientific journal in the assessment carried out by ANVUR, the agency designated by Italy's Ministry of Education and Research for evaluating research institutions and scientific output.

TOPICS

Topics covered concerns any aspect of educational technology, including:

  • Theoretical aspects of educational technology and technology-enhanced learning
  • Innovative learning environments
  • Open and online education
  • Collaborative learning
  • Design of learning environments
  • Evaluation and assessment
  • Mobile technologies and social media
  • Game-based learning
  • Formal, non formal and informal learning

  • Digital literacy
  • Technology for inclusive learning
  • Digital contents and educational resources
  • Research methods in educational technology
  • Policies for innovation in educational systems

SUBMISSIONS

IJET accepts contributions on the above topics all year round. Alternatively, contributions can be sent in reply to the Journal Calls for Papers by the deadline indicated in the call. To receive the call announcements please register as author in the journal system. The following types of contributions are welcome:

  • Theoretical articles (about 6,500 words)
  • Research articles (about 6,500 words)
  • Reviews of the literature (about 6,500 words)

Contributions should be written in Italian or English. In text citations and references must strictly conform to the APA 6th edition style (please see free guidelines and tutorials).

Authors are kindly requested to refer to papers on the same theme previously published in IJET and, where relevant, to cite them in their submission. 

Authors are also required to use the following template:

  • Model for Article [.dotx]

PEER REVIEW POLICY
Manuscripts undergo a double-blind peer review process involving two reviewers and the editor of each issue. In 2016 the rejection rate was 36%.

 

Section Editorial Policies

Editorial

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Articles - General topics

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Articles - Dossier

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Articles - Special Issue

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Column "Field experience"

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Column "Platforms/tools"

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Column "Projects"

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Column "Opinion piece"

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Book reviews

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List of Reviewers

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Peer Review Process

Manuscripts undergo a double-blind peer review process involving at least two reviewers and the editor of each issue.

 

Publication Frequency

The Italian Journal of Educational Technology (IJET) is a four-monthly journal.

 

Open Access Policy

The Italian Journal of Educational Technology (IJET) is an open access online journal.

Creative Commons LicenseAll contents of IJET are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. Readers have free online access to the contents of all issues of IJET.

A print edition of IJET is also available for purchase, either on a subscription or single issue basis. Please go to "Subscriptions" to read more.

 

Article Processing Charge (APC)

The Italian Journal of Educational Technology (IJET) does not request Article Processing Charges (APCs) nor submission fees.

 

Subscriptions

Subscriptions to three issues (starting from the date of subscription) are payable to cc/p 240663 (contact ijet@itd.cnr.it for further informations) and you can also subscribe online at http://www.dabruzzo.it/index.php/rivista-td.

  • Annual subscription (3 issues) in Italy € 20,00
  • International subscriptions:
    • Europe € 35,00
    • North and South America € 40,00
    • Australia € 50,00

 

Information for readers

Want to receive an email alert whenever a new issue of IJET is published? Just click the Register link at the top of the page and insert your name and email address. From that point on you’ll know exactly what’s in the Table of Contents as soon as each new issue comes out.
In line with Italian privacy law, the personal data you provide is stored and used exclusively for this alert service.

 

Information for authors

Interested in publishing in IJET?
First you need to register. Once you’re logged in, just follow the simple steps for submission.
Don’t forget to read and follow the guidelines for authors.

 

Information for reviewers

The Italian Journal of Educational Technology (IJET) (formerly TD Tecnologie Didattiche) is a refereed, open access journal that publishes theoretical perspectives, review articles, methodological developments, empirical research and best practice in the field of education and technology. The journal targets scholars and practitioners and welcomes contributions on any aspect of technology-enhanced learning in formal, non-formal and informal learning contexts, from early years through to technical, vocational and higher education, professional development and corporate training, in any subject domain.

Topics covered include any aspects related to supporting education through technological devices like the following:

  • Theoretical aspects of educational technology and technology-enhanced learning
  • Innovative learning environments
  • Open and online education
  • Collaborative learning
  • Design of learning environments
  • Evaluation and assessment
  • Mobile technologies and social media
  • Game-based learning
  • Formal, non-formal and informal learning
  • Digital literacy
  • Technology for inclusive learning
  • Digital contents and educational resources
  • Research methods in educational technology
  • Policies for innovation in educational systems

IJET accepts contributions on the above topics all year round. Alternatively, contributions can be sent in reply to the Journal Calls for Papers. The following types of contributions are welcome:

  • Theoretical articles (about 6,500 words)
  • Research articles (about 6,500 words)
  • Reviews of the literature (about 6,500 words)

All contributions are subject to a "double blind peer review" process, i.e. the contribution is anonymized and sent to at least two referees, whose names are not revealed to the author (ensuring a blind review).

Authors are kindly requested to refer to papers on the same theme previously published in IJET and, where relevant, to cite them in their submission.

How to do the review

To help them with the reviewing task, referees complete a specially produced "Review form". This form presents all the main aspects on which the Referee is required to give its opinion about the article with regard to:

  1. overall quality of the submission, including its relevance to the educational technology field and degree of originality/novelty - the Referee would assign a score on a four-point sliding scale;
  2. the clarity and coherence of the author’s argumentation - the Referee would assign a score on a four-point sliding scale;
  3. pertinence to the journal’s themes (see the topics' list above) - the Referee would assign a score on a four-point sliding scale.
  4. in addition, if the submission was made in response to a Call for Papers on a specific theme, the Referee must rate its pertinence to the stated call theme/s;
  5. comments and suggestions for the author/s - click here for more details;
  6. possible comments for the Editorial Board (not visible to author/s) - click here for more details.

Next, the Referee must make a recommendation based on its evaluation of the manuscript. The Referee may encounter the following 6 options:

  • Accept Submission: this is rarely used, but indicates that the submission should be accepted with no changes.
  • Revisions Required: this is commonly used, and indicates that the author needs to make some small changes before publication. The changes will be reviewed by the editor and no further peer review will be required.
  • Resubmit for Review: this indicates that major changes are required, but the submission does show promise. The author will need to make the requested changes and go through another round of peer review, possibly with you or with a new reviewer.
  • Suggest to resubmit Elsewhere: the submission looks good, but isn't suitable for this journal. Typically it falls outside the scope of the journal.
  • Decline Submission: this indicates that the submission is too far below the standards of the journal and is beyond revision.
  • See comments: this indicates to see comments for the Editorial Board (see Review form's point 6 above).