Association of Learning Technology has announced that starting in 2012, their journal, Research in Learning Technology, will be fully Open Access. They have also produced a guide for other societies who may be interested in renegotiating their contract with their current publishers. For a copy of their guide, “Journal tendering for societies,” and full announcement, please see here.
This month the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education published the inaugural issue of their new, peer-reviewed, open access journal: The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (CJSoTL) / La revue canadienne sur l’avancement des connaissances en enseignement et en apprentissage (RCACEA).
This bilingual journal will publish new research “from academic professionals working to understand and enhance learning through systematic scholarly inquiry: articles relevant to the Canadian context, that shed new light on the teaching and learning interests of post-secondary education in Canada, including quantitative and/or qualitative research reports and essays examining issues in the scholarship of teaching and learning.”
Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology
“A number of organizations have created peer-reviewed journals to investigate the world of educational technology and learning in the past several years. The Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology is certainly one of the better journals on this subject, and they publish peer-reviewed pieces on topics that include online learning, gaming, and learning theory and technology. Over the past several years, the journal has been published three times a year, and their editorial board includes professors from Simon Fraser University, Queen’s University, and Athabasca University. Visitors can browse through the articles by language, issue, title, or author. Additionally, visitors can sign up to receive their RSS feed and learn a bit more about the submission process. Recently published pieces include ‘Comparing students’ perceptions of paper-based and electronic portfolios’ and ‘Encouraging self-regulated learning through electronic portfolios.’” [KMG - Internet Scout Report]