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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, DOIs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Preparing for submission

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Our journal requests that authors use the APA referencing style for citing sources.  For more information refer to Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition or associated website

Article Types

Manuscripts to the Irish Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning will be considered under one of the following categories:

1) Original Research (3,000 words, including abstract and references).

These are contributions reporting primary research in Technology Enhanced Learning. Submissions will be reviewed for suitability in terms of: methodological rigour; originality, interest to our readership and wider significance.

2 Original Research (Extended Report) (8,000 words, including abstract and references)

This are similar to the above research papers but allows for longer or larger scale research projects, such as findings for completed doctoral research.

3) Position Papers (3,000 words).

These contributions establish debate or critique a relevant policy or issue. Contributions may be provocative in nature, but must be rigorous and informed by relevant literature and make an original contribution to debate.

4)  Short Reports (2,500 words).

These can be reports on ongoing research or on the challenges of engaging critically research in technology enhanced learning. These contributions may take novel or innovative formats.

5)  Book reviews (not exceeding 1,000 words).

These are reviews of relevant books.