About the Journal
Focus and Scope
The Irish Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning is an open access, peer-reviewed journal which promotes digital learning research. The journal aims provide an important Irish dissemination channel to showcase research and scholarship from individual, organisational, national and international perspectives. The philosophy of the journal is to reflect the changing needs and interests of the Irish technology-enhanced learning community, which will inform the thematic focus of publication issues. As an online journal, traditional print-based and multimedia content are presented to enable multi-modal interaction for readers engaging with new ideas and knowledge.
The Irish Journal of Learning Technology is the online research journal of the Irish Learning Technology Association (ILTA). As a community of professionals committed to the promotion of best practice in technology-enhanced learning, we want to hear from you. We particularly encourage new researchers to submit contributions to the journal to increase the research capacity of the Irish TEL community.
Peer Review Process
Papers submitted to The Irish Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning are subject to rigorous peer review so as to ensure that the research published is of a high quality.
Manuscripts are sent out for review electronically, and all correspondence takes place via e-mail. Although the peer review process is accelerated by the use of electronic communication, traditional, high-quality peer-review standards are applied to all manuscripts submitted to the journal.
The Irish Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning has a 'double blind' review process: Authors are not told who reviewed their paper. The peer referees’ identity remains unknown to the authors throughout the review process.
Peer reviewers are asked to give their opinion on a number of issues pertinent to the paper. All relevant information will be forwarded to the author(s).
Peer reviewers will have six possible options, for each article:
1. Accept Submission (i.e. no need for any revision)
2. Revisions Required (i.e. accepted if the author makes the requested revisions)
3. Resubmit for Review (i.e. accepted or rejected after revisions have been made - paper will be sent out for another peer review round)
4. Resubmit elsewhere (i.e. if the manuscript is better suited for another journal)
5. Decline Submission (i.e. if the manuscript is substandard)
6. See Comments (i.e. if the reviewer cannot choose from any of the above)
In addition, papers may be rejected directly by the Chief Editor if judged to be out of scope or if sub-standard.
When asking for revisions, reviewers have two possible goals: to ask authors to tighten their arguments based on existing data or to identify areas where more data are needed. Even formal revision may be required if the language or style is sub-standard. To facilitate rapid publication, authors are given a maximum of 2 months for revision. After 2 months, revised manuscripts will be considered new submissions.
All articles to The Irish Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning are posted online immediately as they are ready for publication. All articles will be assigned a DOI number (Digital Object Identifier) whereby they become searchable and citeable without delay.
If you would like further information on the journal, to contribute a paper, or to become involved with the peer-review process please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Open Access Policy
This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Authors contributing to The Irish Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning agree to publish their articles under the Creative Commons CC-BY 4.0 license, allowing third parties to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, and to remix, transform, and build upon the material, for any purpose, even commercially, under the condition that appropriate credit is given, that a link to the license is provided, and that you indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. Authors retain copyright of their work.