The Journal of Educational Computing Research is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary scholarly journal that publishes the latest in research reports and critical analyses on educational computing for both theorists and practitioners. The Journal addresses four primary areas of research interests:
- The outcome effects of educational computing applications, featuring findings from a variety of disciplinary perspectives which include the social, behavioral, physical, and computational sciences;
- The design, development, and effectiveness of innovative computer hardware and software for use in educational environments;
- The interpretation and implications of research in educational computing fields;
- The theoretical and historical foundations of computer-based education.
The terms "education" and "computing" are viewed broadly. “Education” refers to the use of computer-based technologies at all levels of the formal education system, business and industry, home-schooling, lifelong learning, and unintentional learning environments. “Computing” refers to all forms of computer applications and innovations - both hardware and software. For example, this could range from mobile and ubiquitous computing to immersive 3D simulations and games to computing-enhanced virtual learning environments. Each issue features articles useful for practitioners and theorists alike.
This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
The goal of this Journal is to provide an international scholarly publication forum for peer-reviewed interdisciplinary research into the applications, effects, and implications of computer-based education. The Journal features articles useful for practitioners and theorists alike.
The terms "education" and "computing" are viewed broadly. “Education” refers to the use of computer-based technologies at all levels of the formal education system, business and industry, home-schooling, lifelong learning, and unintentional learning environments. “Computing” refers to all forms of computer applications and innovations - both hardware and software. For example, this could range from mobile and ubiquitous computing to immersive 3D simulations and games to computing-enhanced virtual learning environments.
|Robert H. Seidman||Southern New Hampshire University|
|Ronald Anderson||University of Minnesota, USA|
|John Seely Brown||Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, USA|
|Mark R. Lepper||Stanford University, USA|
|Thomas T. Liao||State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA|
|Richard E. Mayer||University of California, Santa Barbara, USA|
|T. A. Mikropoulos||University of Ionnina, Greece|
|Harry F. O'Neil, Jr.||University of Southern California, USA|
|Nancy Roberts||Lesley University, USA|
|Michael Scriven||Western Michigan University, USA|
|Elliot Soloway||University of Michigan, USA|
|Karen Swan||University of Illinois at Springfield, USA|
|Herbert J. Walberg||University of Illinois at Chicago, USA|
|Karl L. Zinn||University of Michigan, USA|
JEC Instructions to authors
Relevance: Please review the DESCRIPTION and the AIMS AND SCOPE tabs to ensure the relevance of your manuscript.
Originality: Only original articles are considered for publication. Submission of a manuscript represents certification on the part of the author(s) that neither the article submitted, nor a version of it has been published, or is being considered for publication elsewhere.
Abstracts of 100 to 200 words are required to introduce each article.
Format: Prepare manuscripts according to the latest Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. See: http://www.apastyle.org/
You will be submitting two files through: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/joecr.
(1) The Main Document file is a Microsoft Word file that contains the Abstract along with the manuscript text. The Main Document file also contains all of the figures and tables.
(2) The Title Page file is a Microsoft Word file that contains the title, running head, author name(s) and complete contact information.
During the submission process you will have an opportunity to submit other files, if any, containing any permissions that you gathered.
Footnotes are placed at the bottom of page where referenced. They should be numbered with superior Arabic numbers without parentheses or brackets. Footnotes should be brief with an average length of three lines.
Figures should be referenced in text and appear in numerical sequence starting with Figure 1. Line art must be original drawings in black ink proportionate to our page size, and suitable for photographing. Indicate top and bottom of figure where confusion may exist. Labeling should clearly identify all figures. Figures should be drawn on separate pages in the manuscript document and their placement within the text indicated by inserting:
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Tables must be cited in text in numerical sequence starting with Table 1. Each table must have a descriptive title. Any footnotes to tables are indicated by superior lower case letters. Tables should be typed on separate pages in the manuscript document and their approximate placement indicated within text by inserting:
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Prepare the Main Document for anonymous peer review.
1. Text: The Main Document text must not contain any personally identifiable information.
2. File Properties: All personal identification information must be removed from the Properties area of the Main Document file. In Microsoft Word 2013 & 2016: File/Info/Check for Issues/Inspect Document/Inspect. Complete directions for other Word versions are available via the Microsoft Word Help function. Type “remove hidden data” into the Help field.
3. File name: The file name must not contain any of the authors’ names.
Manuscripts containing personally identifiable information in the file name, text, or in the Properties area cannot be considered for publication.
As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process SAGE is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a unique and persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher, even those who share the same name, and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities, ensuring that their work is recognized.
The collection of ORCID iDs from corresponding authors is now part of the submission process of this journal. If you already have an ORCID iD you will be asked to associate that to your submission during the online submission process. We also strongly encourage all co-authors to link their ORCID ID to their accounts in our online peer review platforms. It takes seconds to do: click the link when prompted, sign into your ORCID account and our systems are automatically updated. Your ORCID iD will become part of your accepted publication’s metadata, making your work attributable to you and only you. Your ORCID iD is published with your article so that fellow researchers reading your work can link to your ORCID profile and from there link to your other publications.
At SAGE, we are committed to facilitating openness, transparency and reproducibility of research. Where relevant, The Journal encourages authors to share their research data in a suitable public repository subject to ethical considerations and where data is included, to add a data accessibility statement in their manuscript file. Authors should also follow data citation principles. For more information please visit the SAGE Author Gateway, which includes information about SAGE’s partnership with the data repository Figshare.
Questions to: Dr. Robert H. Seidman, Executive Editor, Journal of Educational Computing Research, firstname.lastname@example.org