Aims & Scope
The Emerging Learning Design Journal invites submissions of articles for publication in pertinent areas to the mission. The journal accepts four forms of articles:
- Invited submissions (driven by keynote speakers from that years ELD Conference)
- Research-based Peer-Reviewed Submissions
- Theoretical or Experience based Peer-Reviewed Submissions
- Manuscripts that express an opinion, perspective, or viewpoint about a matter of importance to Emerging Learning Design
ELDJ requires authors to reveal any possible conflict of interest in the conduct and reporting of research (e.g. financial interests in a test or procedure or a technology, funding by a specific vendor etc). Papers are considered for publication with the understanding that they have not been published elsewhere and are not under consideration by any other publication
Manuscripts may have been prepared initially for presentation at the Emerging Learning and Design conference or may have been written explicitly for the Journal
Manuscripts should be the appropriate length for the material being presented. Editors may return a manuscript for revision before soliciting peer-review. Please make manuscripts as brief as possible. There is a strong preference for shorter papers.
As an open-source educational resource, the ELDj strongly encourages considering the limits, and limitations, of traditional academic resources. Current academic standards will be applied to the peer-review process in the ELDj review of submissions. Full paper manuscripts can vary from 2500-4500 words in addition to an abstract of 250 words and a works cited section of appropriate length.
A Brief submission is a “snapshot” of a person, place, or thing. Briefs can include, but are not limited to: presentations, ideas being developed or researched, reviews (i.e., book, article, app, etc…), innovative space design, or other topics of interest or relevance to the community, presented in the Brief format. Authors are encouraged, but not required, to have works cited, although strict academic plagiarism standards will be applied. Brief submissions have a limit of 1000 words in additional to an abstract of 150 words.
A Trend submission is similar to the Brief except the focus is on something that is “hot” or “trending” or something that others should be paying attention to in the near term. Although based in the present, the Trend submission would typically have a forward looking focus or conclusion. Authors are encouraged, but not required, to have works cited, although strict academic plagiarism standards will be applied. Trends submissions have a limit of 1000 words in additional to an abstract of 150 words.
Criteria for Publication
Within the scope of the journal, manuscripts should represent a substantial advance in emerging learning design in terms of originality, importance to the field, interest for researchers or practitioners in the field, rigorous methodology or theoretical bases with conclusions justified by the evidence presented, and lastly, adherence to the highest ethical standards.