A few weeks ago a bunch of GO-GNer’s braved the time difference and webinar chatted about Open Education publishing opportunities.
We all favoured Open Access journals on principle, but also noted that sometimes this means we tend to publish in a somewhat narrow set of journals – so we risk preaching to only the converted. When it comes to being part of a broadening ideas type of scholarly conversation with mainstream education, you might have good reason to sometimes pick a closed, but highly cited education journal. Personally, I also found it helpful to know of others who are not mainstream ed-techers, but working and researching in more interdisciplinary spaces. One implication of this, is an interest in publishing in interdisciplinary journals – from those on digital assessment, to transformative learning, to Higher ed (or school ed), STEM disciplines, philosophy, and so on. A number of URLs to journal listings were shared including:
- DOAJ – Directory of Open Access Journals – this mega-list covers all disciplines and is international in scope, so i suggest you filter for Education journals (you still get 340 of them)
- Google doc listing of Open Access Journals in Educational Technology (and closely related fields)
- Google’s top 20 list of ed-tech journals (mostly closed access)
- PDF list of OER Hub publications (mostly open access)
- List of e-assessment journals covering both K-12 and higher Ed
We also noted a few particular journals that we are reading at the moment, so dip in and enjoy. And get inspired and motivated to… write, write, write!
- Open Praxis (openly published by ICDE)
- JIME (openly published by OU UK)
- Journal of Learning for Development (openly published by COL)
- Comunicar (Media Education journal, bilingual Spanish and English, openly published by a European University collaboration)
- Journal of Transformative Learning
- Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education