Content curation is a natural part of the process of academic inquiry. I share my collections to help other educators, to inform my own teaching and coaching, and just to stimulate more thinking, exploring and informed practice. The following collections may be of use to you – enjoy!

Check out recent blog post from George Veletsianos http://www.veletsianos.com/2016/11/14/predatory-open-access-publishers-and-journals/  I’ll add note to each open access journal cited in the list of “reputable open access publishers”.

Open Access Journals (A-I)


Alberta Journal of Educational Research

Asian Journal of Distance Education

Australasian Journal of Educational Technology

  • bi-monthly journal (6x each year) of  ASCILITE, the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education
  • aim of the journal is to “promote research and scholarship on the integration of technology in tertiary education, promote effective practice, and inform policy.” Also – “to advance understanding of educational technology in post-school education settings, including higher and further education, lifelong learning, and training”
  • Appears on Perkins, R., & Lowenthal, P. R. (2016) list of “reputable” open access journals.
  • Current issue – https://ajet.org.au/index.php/AJET

British Journal of Educational Technology

The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning  (CJSoTL)

Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology

  • published by the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE) – formerly Canadian Association of Distance Education (CADE)
  • open access, peer-reviewed journal that focuses on educational technology and learning – topics include: learning theory and technology, cognition and technology, instructional design theory and application, online learning, computer applications in education, simulations and gaming
  • Appears on Perkins, R., & Lowenthal, P. R. (2016) list of “reputable” open access journals.
  • Current issue:  http://www.cjlt.ca/index.php/cjlt/index

Canadian Journal of University Continuing Education

  • published by the Canadian Association for University Continuing Education (CAUCE) (deans, directors, senior admin personnel)
  • focuses on advance and dissemination of knowledge of value to professional practice in continuing education in general and to encourage dialogue about CE within academic communities
  • http://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/cjuce-rcepu/issue/view/1638 

Complicity: International Journal of Complexity and Education

  • publishes research articles (peer reviewed), vignettes (not peer reviewed), semantic play and possibility (not peer reviewed) and book reviews; focuses on all aspects of education which are informed by the idea of complexity in the broad sense (in its technical, applied, philosophical, theoretical, or narrative aspects)
  • http://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/complicity/issue/view/1673

CITE Journal: Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education

  • an interactive, open-access, electronic journal published quarterly by the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) andco-sponsored by four other teacher education associations
  • articles are organized into four categories:  1) Current Issues; 2) Commentary; 3) Current Practice; 4) Seminal Articles
  • Appears on Perkins, R., & Lowenthal, P. R. (2016) list of “reputable” open access journals.
  • Current issue:  http://www.citejournal.org/publication/volume-16/issue-3-16/

Cultural and Pedagogical Inquiry

  •  welcomes works in critical and cultural studies of education, general foundations of education, postcolonial studies in education, comparative and international perspectives of education, citizenship education, gender studies in education, and emancipatory and hope theories of education.
  • http://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/cpi/issue/view/1741

Distance Education

2016 Journal Merger
The MERLOT community joined the Online Learning Consortium and merged two journals – Journal of Online Learning (JALN) and the Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (JOLT) merged to publish as Online Learning – Journal of Interactive Media in Education

Past issues of Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (JOLT)

EDUCAUSE Review

  • bi-monthly digital journal published by EDUCAUSE association
  • current developments and trends in information technology, how they may affect the college/university as an institution, and what these mean for higher education and society
  • more news-oriented – not peer-reviewed research academic
  • Appears on Perkins, R., & Lowenthal, P. R. (2016) list of “reputable” open access journals.
  • Archives 2016 – https://er.educause.edu/about/er-archives

eLearning Papers – Open Education Europa

  • Appears on Perkins, R., & Lowenthal, P. R. (2016) list of “reputable” open access journals BUT does not seem to be a journal. Launched by the European Commission to focus “primarily on the potential of digital technologies and materials to improve teaching and learning.”
  • Seems to be a collection of visually-augmented articles (similar to those in Medium?) focused on current, relevant (?) ideas in education and technology – topics from Gamification to How to design a MOOC plus a community site that features live chats
  • Check out the articles https://www.openeducationeuropa.eu/topics or the community page https://www.openeducationeuropa.eu/el/community

EJEL – Electronic Journal of e-Learning

  • publishes 3-4 times a year “on topics relevant to the study, implementation and management of e-Learning initiatives”
  • Appears on Perkins, R., & Lowenthal, P. R. (2016) list of “reputable” open access journals.
  • current issue – http://www.ejel.org/issue/current.html

EURODEL – European Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning

  • electronic, multimedia journal, published in English, and supported by EDEN – the European Distance and E-learning Network
  • publishes scholarly articles and discussion about new educational media, cross-cultural collaboration, online, open, distance education
  • Appears on Perkins, R., & Lowenthal, P. R. (2016) list of “reputable” open access journals.
  • Current issue:  http://www.eurodl.org/

First Monday

  • published Monday, monthly – special issues may appear on an irregular basis
  • one of the first openly accessible peer review journals solely on the Internet, about the Internet
  • Appears on Perkins, R., & Lowenthal, P. R. (2016) list of “reputable” open access journals.
  • Current issue:  http://firstmonday.org/ojs/index.php/fm/issue/current

IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies

  • published archival research and critical survey papers quarterly
  • see Scope of TLT for more information: https://www.computer.org/web/tlt/about-tlt
  • Appears on Perkins, R., & Lowenthal, P. R. (2016) list of “reputable” open access journals.
  • Current issue:  https://www.computer.org/web/tlt

International AIDE (Artificial Intelligence in Education) Society

  • published by the International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education (IJAIED)
  • concerned with the application of artificial intelligence techniques and concepts to the design of systems that support learning.
  • Appears on Perkins, R., & Lowenthal, P. R. (2016) list of “reputable” open access journals.
  • access journals at http://iaied.org/journal/

International Journal of Designs for Learning

  • encourages designers to share their knowledge-in-practice through rich representations of their designs and detailed discussion of decision-making
  • Appears on Perkins, R., & Lowenthal, P. R. (2016) list of “reputable” open access journals.
  • Current issue:  https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/ijdl/issue/view/1474

International Journal of Education and Development

  • peer-reviewed articles – free and open access to all of its content
  • focuses on research and practice in ICT in education and development, particularly less developed parts of the world, and rural and remote regions of developed countries
  • Current issue:  http://ijedict.dec.uwi.edu/viewissue.php

International Journal of Educational Research and Technology

  • published by Society of Education, India
  • a multi-disciplinary journal that publishes empirical and theoretical research papers, case studies, literature reviews and book reviews.
  • Appears on Perkins, R., & Lowenthal, P. R. (2016) list of “reputable” open access journals.
  • Current issues:  http://www.soeagra.com/ijert_current.html

International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM)

  • international landscape of mobile learning – http://www.i-jim.org
  • focus is on fundamentals, applications and experiences in the field of interactive mobile technologies in learning and teaching as well as in industrial and other applications
  • registration required but no fee – open access journal
  • Current issue:  http://online-journals.org/index.php/i-jim/issue/view/306

(IRRODL) International Review of Research in Online and Distributed Learning

  • published three and six times a year by Athabasca University Press
  • original research, theory, and best practice in open and distributed learning worldwide
  • Appears on Perkins, R., & Lowenthal, P. R. (2016) list of “reputable” open access journals.
  • Current article:  http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/issue/view/80

International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (IJSTL)

  • open, peer-reviewed, electronic journal published twice a year by the Center for Excellence in Teaching at Georgia Southern University.
  • articles, essays and discussions about the scholarship of teaching and learning in higher and tertiary education
  • Current issue:  http://digitalcommons.georgiasouthern.edu/ij-sotl/

Open Access Journals (J-Z)


Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks

  • no longer free or open access – swallowed by Online Learning Consortium – you can buy access though – or sign up for some scaled back access

Journal of Computer-mediated Communication

Journal of Distance Education

  • published 3x each year by the Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia, Inc. (ODLAA)
  • focuses on research and scholarly material in the fields of open, distance and flexible education
  • Note:  not all articles are free to access – limited publisher-type “open” access
  • Appears on Perkins, R., & Lowenthal, P. R. (2016) list of “reputable” open access journals.
  • Current issue:  http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cdie20/37/3?nav=tocList

Journal of Educators Online (JEO)

  • biannual publication (January and July each year) by the Center for Innovation in Research and Teaching at Grand Canyon University
  • focuses on research in Computer Mediated Learning (CML) which includes distance, online, electronic, virtual, distributed, blended and mobile learning.
  • Current issue:  https://www.thejeo.com/archive/current

Journal of Educational Technology and Society

  • quarterly journal published by International Forum of Educational Technology & Society
  • academic articles on issues affecting the developers of educational systems and educators who implement and manage such systems
  • Appears on Perkins, R., & Lowenthal, P. R. (2016) list of “reputable” open access journals.
  • Current issue:  http://www.ifets.info/issues.php

Journal of Information Technology Education: Discussion Cases (JITE:DC)

  • NEW: All past and future articles of this journal are published under a Creative Commons By-NC license.
  • a peer-reviewed journal (published by the Informing Science Institute) that publishes discussion case studies about situations where information technology plays a significant role.
  • Appears on Perkins, R., & Lowenthal, P. R. (2016) list of “reputable” open access journals.
  • https://www.informingscience.org/Journals/JITEDC/Overview

The Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice (JITE:IIP)

  • NEW: All past and future articles of this journal are published under a Creative Commons By-NC license.
  • a peer-reviewed journal (published by the Informing Science Institute) that publishes the best innovative practices on using information technology in education and the teaching of information technology.
  • Appears on Perkins, R., & Lowenthal, P. R. (2016) list of “reputable” open access journals.
  • https://www.informingscience.org/Journals/JITEIIP/Overview

Journal of Information Technology Education: Research (JITE: Research)

  • NEW: All past and future articles of this journal are published under a Creative Commons By-NC license.
  • a peer-reviewed journal (published by the Informing Science Institute) that publishes scholarly articles on the use of information technology in education.
  • Appears on Perkins, R., & Lowenthal, P. R. (2016) list of “reputable” open access journals.
  • https://www.informingscience.org/Journals/JITEResearch/Overview

Journal of Interactive Media in Education

  • peer reviewed, open access, online journal in educational technology that focuses on the implications and use of digital media in education.
  • published by The Open University
  • http://www-jime.open.ac.uk/

Journal of Interactive Online Learning

  • peer-reviewed open online journal published by The University of Alabama, the University of Texas at Tyler, and Miami University
  • features manuscripts, critical essays, and reviews that encompass disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives in regards to issues related to higher-level learning outcomes
  • Current issue:  http://www.ncolr.org/

Journal of Learning for Development

  • open access journal that publishes research with a focus on innovation in learning, in particular but not exclusively open and distance learning, and its contribution to development
  • published by Commonwealth of Learning
  • http://oasis.col.org/handle/11599/851

Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning

  • published by the Distance and e-Learning Association of New Zealand
  • online or distance education, e-learning, flexible delivery systems, application of technology in distance and open learning to education, innovative teaching methods, open learning, and developments in the Pacific
  • Current issue:  http://www.jofdl.nz/index.php/JOFDL

Journal of Teaching and Learning Innovations

Journal of Technology Education

  • provides a forum for scholarly discussion on topics relating to technology and engineering-related education – the Journal also publishes book reviews, editorials, guest articles, comprehensive literature reviews, and reactions to previously published articles
  • published twice annually (Fall and Spring issues)
  • Current issue: http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/JTE/v27n2/

Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice

  • bi-annual, peer-reviewed e-journal, published by University of Wollongong, Australia
  • effective and innovative teaching and learning practices in higher education environment
  • Current issue:  http://ro.uow.edu.au/jutlp/

Language and Literacy

McGill Journal of Education

  • peer-reviewed e-journal published 3x a year (articles in English and French)
  • international, multidisciplinary discussion of issues in the field of educational research, theory, and practice
  • Current issue:  http://mje.mcgill.ca/

Online Learning

Open Praxis

  • peer-reviewed, open access, scholarly journal focusing on research and innovation in open, distance and flexible education.
  • published by International Council for Open and Distance Education
  • http://openpraxis.org/index.php/OpenPraxis/index

Open Review of Educational Research

  • Taylor&Francis new open journal
  • publishes papers from a multidisciplinary perspective
  • focuses on articles that “seek to explore the purpose of education and the role of new open technologies which promote greater exchange, interactivity, sharing and collaboration across academic specialties and across cultures
  • http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rrer20/current

Note:  charges an article publishing charge (APC) for all accepted articles

Research in Learning Technology

Review of Higher Education in Africa

Teaching Innovation Projects Journal

Transformative Dialogues: Teaching and Learning Journal

  • an open journal that facilitates “multi-disciplinary intellectual debate and inquiry, exchange of ideas, actions, and results of innovative and professional practice in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning”
  • http://www.kpu.ca/td/

Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education

  • an open access peer-reviewed academic distance education journal
  • http://tojde.anadolu.edu.tr/last-issue.html