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What are internationally acknowledged scholarly journals in the field of Educational Technology?

To identify the "state of research" for your theses or paper, you will need to scan the relevant literature to identify the latest insights from authors around the world. Textbooks will not provide enough detail about recent findings. In EdTech, journals (and some proceedings of conferences) are the major sources for up-to-date research. Students often ask: "What are the relevant journals? Where to look for current research findings in the field of EdTech?" The following list might help you.   

Our selection of 40 journals is based on three criteria ("metrics"):

1) Journal Citation Report (JCR): List of journals in "Education" 
2) SciMago Journal Rank (SJR): List of journals in "Education", 1. + 2. quartile  
3) Google Scholar: List of journals in "Educational Technology" 

These metrics are typically based on the number of citations the articles of a journal have received over a period of time from other sources. They differ in the way they calculate their rankings, e.g. some omit Editorials or punish for self-citations and use different baselines. Our selection does not imply that other outlets do not convey important results based on rigourous methods for research. However, the chance to be read and to be referenced simply seems more probable in these selected journals. Therefore, they attract more authors to submit their research papers and are often in a position to be highly selective when choosing the best papers for publication. Like all high-quality journals, their decision to publish a submitted paper relies on a double-blind review process where the reviewers do not know the name of the authors and the authors do not know who are the reviewers.

What does this mean? Journals in our list comprise of articles that are often referred to and therefore, these journals seem to be a good starting point for your investigation. However, the reverse conclusion would be missleading: Not all articles in these journals are automatically more relevant or have a higher quality or importance. For each article, you will need to analyze the relevance and quality thoroughly and you might find important contributions in other journals as well.      

Status: 1st Sept. 2021. Subject related journals (e.g. for language learning) have been exclued. The appended document provides more information about members of editorial boards from Germany.   

EdTech Journals JCR  SJR  G Scholar
reference: 
 
Edu
 
Edu Q1 EdTech
 
included in JCR       
COMPUTERS & EDUCATION (*) 7 19 1
Internet and Higher Education 9 13 3
International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (*) 19 30 -
International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education (*) 22 77 10
BRITISH JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY 23 63 2
Learning Media and Technology (*) 30 110 -
INTERACTIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS 47 237 8
JOURNAL OF COMPUTER ASSISTED LEARNING (*) 49 83 11
IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies (*) 54 108 17
ETR&D-EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (*) 59 112 7
EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY & SOCIETY (*) 60 96 4
JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL COMPUTING RESEARCH 78 188 16
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology 80 103 15
Distance Education (*) 84 95 -
Education and Information Technologies (*) 88 236 5
International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning (*) 100 97 6
Journal of Computing in Higher Education 110 126 16
Technology Pedagogy and Education 116 181 -
Journal of Research on Technology in Education (*) 163 Q2,326 -
additional: Google Scholar      
TechTrends - Q2,477 14
International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (*) - Q2,552 19
International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education (*) - - 20
additional: Q1 Scimago      
Online Learning Journal (*) - 150 -
Technology, Knowledge and Learning (*) - 214 -
International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation (*) - 246 -
Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning - 286 -
additional: Q2 Scimago      
Open Learning (*)   Q2,415  
Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education   Q2,422  
Electronic Journal of e-Learning (*)   Q2,423  
Journal of Interactive Media in Education   Q2,426  
Educational Media International (*)   Q2,452  
International Journal of Information and Learning Technology   Q2,468  
Knowledge Management and E-Learning (*)   Q2,471  
Computers in the Schools   Q2,474  
Research in Learning Technology   Q2,484  
Interactive Technology and Smart Education (*)   Q2,500  
Journal of Computers in Education   Q2,563  
Contemporary Educational Technology (*)   Q2,570  
E-Learning and Digital Media  (*)   Q2,578  
see also edtechjournals.org
see also Thougts on Publishing by Albert Ritzaupt et al
     
       
(*) with members from Germany in the editorial board (see appendix)   

German Journals  
There are no scholarly journals entirely devoted to EdTech. The following journals, however, also do publish papers related to EdTech:

  • MedienPädagogik. Zeitschrift für Theorie und Praxis der Medienbildung (von Deutsche Gesellschaft für Erziehungswissenschaft e.V., Sektion Medienpädagogik mit PH Zürich)  
  • merz. Zeitschrift für Medienpädagogik  (vom JFF – Jugend Film Fernsehen e. V., München)
  • Medienimpulse. Beiträge zur Medienpädagogik (von BMBWF, Wien mit U und PH Wien)

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