Open Journals

Note:  My collection includes a couple of non-journal newsletters/online zines that I’ve found useful and relevant in the past. The rest are open (or semi-open) journals that are focused on adult education, face-to-face, online,  and blended learning and teaching – see DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) for more open journals by topic –

If you have other open journals to suggest, please contact me – sylviar at educomm dot ca



Alberta Journal of Educational Research

  • published quarterly – Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter
  • Delayed open access – available in an open access format 12 month(s) after an issue is published.
  • “dissemination, criticism, interpretation, and encouragement of all forms of systematic enquiry into education and fields related to or associated with education.”
  • Current issue –


Asian Journal of Distance Education


Australasian Journal of Educational Technology

  • bi-monthly (6x each year) journal of  ASCILITE, Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education
  • aim: “promote research and scholarship on the integration of technology in tertiary education, promote effective practice, and inform policy.”
    “to advance understanding of educational technology in post-school education settings, including higher and further education, lifelong learning, and training”
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British Journal of Educational Technology

3-level open access policy (see )

  1. Authors pay to make their articles ‘open access’ everywhere;
  2. Authors, institutions or publishers can choose to publish first and then store article in open repository to share (after period of time) ;
  3. Access to this journal is available free online within institutions in the developing world through the AGORA initiative with the FAO, the HINARI initiative with the WHO and the OARE initiative with UNEP.
    For information, visit,,

Current issue –



Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning


Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology

  • published by Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE) – formerly Canadian Association of Distance Education (CADE) – funded by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Aid to Scholarly Journals (ASJ)
  • no fee to publish articles; variable publishing frequency
  • International Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License (CC-BY-NC 4.0)
  • French and English
  • 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
  • Current issue:


Canadian Journal of University Continuing Education

ceased publication 2016 – see Journal of Professional, Continuing, and Online Education


Complicity: International Journal of Complexity and Education


Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal)


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.




  • 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
  • Archives 2016 –


eLearning Papers – Open Education Europa

  • 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 or the community page


Electronic Journal of e-Learning (EJEL)


European Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning (EURODEL)

  • 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
    • Peer-reviewed articles“.
    • Brief Items” including non-refereed articles on project reports, case studies, work in progress, fresh ideas and other contributions that support communication between the EDEN membership and the wider European ODeL community. Non-English articles are welcome with an abstract in English.
    • “Book Reviews“.
  • Current issue:


Engaged Scholar Journal



First Monday


Int’l AI

International Artificial Intelligence in Education Society (AIDE)


IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies


International Journal of Designs for Learning


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:


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.
  • Current issues:


International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education


International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM)

  • international landscape of mobile learning –
  • 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:


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


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



Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks (JALN)

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
  • Current issue:


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:


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
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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.


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.

JITE: Research

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.


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


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:


Journal of Learning Design

an open-access peer-reviewed multidisciplinary forum concerned with the systematic study and investigation of pedagogy and learning design in higher education, with a focus on the innovative use of technology. The Journal of Learning Design began in 2005 and closed in July 2017. This site is a searchable archive of the Journal.


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


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:


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:


Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice

  • 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.



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:


Online Learning

Online Learning

Open Praxis

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


Open Review of Educational Research



Research in Learning Technology

The Journal of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT)

Revu HiEd-Africa

Review of Higher Education in Africa


Teaching Innovation

Teaching Innovation Projects Journal

TandL Inquiry

Teaching & Learning Inquiry

An open access journal, published twice annually, TLI features original research and commentary on SoTL  Current articles can be found at:


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”

Turkish OJDE

Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education