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|
|Oi-Lam Ng||The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong|
|Harry F. O'Neil, Jr.||University of Southern California, USA|
|Nancy Roberts||Lesley University, USA|
|Elliot Soloway||University of Michigan, USA|
|Herbert J. Walberg||University of Illinois at Chicago, USA|
|Karl L. Zinn||University of Michigan, USA|
JEC Instructions to authors
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the Journal of Educational Computing Research.
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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. The Journal may consider submissions of papers that have been posted on preprint servers. Please see the guidelines on prior publication: https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/prior-publication.
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General format. Prepare manuscripts according to The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Seventh Edition (2020). See: http://www.apastyle.org/ ; https://apastyle.apa.org/style-grammar-guidelines; https://apastyle.apa.org/instructional-aids.
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Use Microsoft Word, Times New Roman 12-point font double-spaced throughout the body.
Abstracts of 100 to 200 words are required to introduce each article.
Manuscript length. Most published authors keep their submitted manuscripts no more than 10,000 total words, including references.
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Manuscript submission. Submit these files via https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/joecr.
The Main Document file is a Microsoft Word file that contains the Abstract along with the manuscript text. The Main Document file contains all of the figures and tables.
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Supplementary files. During the submission process you will have an option to submit other files, if any, containing permissions that you may have gathered.
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Declaration of conflicting interests
This Journal requires all authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests within the appropriate section of the online submission form. We recommend that you review the good practice guidelines in the Sage Declaration of Conflicting Interests Policy.
ORCID. As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent, and fair peer review process Sage is a supporting member of the Open Researcher and Contributor iD, ORCID. 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 Journal 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. Here is how: 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.
Transparency. Sage is committed to facilitating openness, transparency, and reproducibility of research. Where relevant, our 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 visit Sage Data Sharing Policies, which includes information about Sage’s partnership with the data repository Figshare.
OnlineFirst publication. Sage’s OnlineFirst allows final manuscripts that are completed, approved, and awaiting assignment to a future issue to be published online prior to their inclusion in a Journal issue. This significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. Visit Sage OnlineFirst for more details, including how to cite OnlineFirst articles. Please note that OnlineFirst publications are considered fully published articles.