Instructions for Authors
The journal invites high-quality submissions on all topics related to Information Technologies in Education. Submissions can fall in one of the following categories.
- Full Research Articles
The submissions in this category are the full-length reports on the accomplished research work. They present a novel method, technique or analysis with appropriate empirical or other type of evaluation as a proof of validity. The main evaluation criteria for this category are originality, technical soundness, the soundness of evaluation, and quality of writing. Results previously published at conferences or workshops may be submitted as substantially extended versions.
Page limit: 20 journal pages
- Survey Articles
The submissions in this category are the full-length papers surveying the state of the art of the topics central to the journal's scope. Survey articles should have the potential to become introductory and overview texts. These submissions will be reviewed along the following dimensions:
- Suitability as introductory text for researchers, PhD students, or practitioners, to get started on the covered topic
- Coverage and balance of the presentation
- Readability and clarity of the presentation
- Importance of the covered material to the ITE community in broad
Page limit: 25 journal pages
- Educational Technology Articles
The submissions in this category are the short papers describing mature educational software tools, systems, or infrastructures. These reports should be brief and focused. They have to clearly present the capabilities of the described tool or system. It is strongly encouraged, that the presented technologies or systems are freely accessible to public and the uptake of the technology is made possible. If a propriatory technology is presented, it has to be made available for the reviewers of the submission. These submissions are evaluated along the following dimensions:
- Quality and impact of the technology for educational purposes
- Clarity and readability of the paper, does it present both the capabilities and the limitations of the technology
- How well the technology is perceived by tutors and students
Page limit: 10 journal pages
- IT in Use Reports
The submissions in this category are short articles reporting on the deployments of IT for educational cases. These articles report on how these deployments impacted the didactics, quality of teaching and learning, or other relevant performance indicators in Education. The submissions will be evaluated along the significance and practical relevance of the described deployments as well as with respect to the technical soundness of the described solution and accompanying evaluation or validation.
Page limit: 10 journal pages
- View or Opinion Articles
In this category the journal solicits visionary articles expressing the views and opinions on how IT will be developed in the educational domain and how these development will impact educational processes and outcomes. It is also expected that the submissions are focused on the analysis of a particular problem and presenting a vision of how this problem could be overcome using a new IT. The submissions will be evaluated with respect to how complete and technically sound the problem analysis is and how potentially useful the solution will be for educators.
Page limit: 10 journal pages
ITE consideres the submissions written in English, Russian, or Ukrainian. The preference however will be given to the manuscripts written in English (if the review assessments are equally favourable). The abstract of the article will be published in all three listed languages. It is preferred that the authors provide the abstract in all three languages. However, if it is not possible, the Editorial Office will assist in making the translation.
Submissions should be formatted using the templates provided.
It is recommended, though not strictly, that a submitted manuscript contains the following sections or reports the foloowing in another way chosen by th uthors:
- Introduction containing the outline of the Research Objectives
- Problem Statement
- The Review of the Related Work outlinbing the contribution of the reported research to the State-of-the-Art in the field
- Methodology and Tools
- The set-up of the Evaluation Experiment and the Analysis of the Results
- Conclusions and the Plans for the Future Work
The authors may also wish to provide the Appendices containing any factual data prooving the statements given in the manuscripts.
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Review Process and Decisions
ITE is a peer-reviewed scientific journal. All the submissions will undergo a blind review by the members of the editorial board. External experts may also be incorporated for a review in exceptional cases if additional expertize is considered beneficial for the quality of the assessment.
Review decisions on submitted manuscripts are one of the following:
- Minor revisions required
- Major revisions required
They mean the following:
Accept. The manuscript may be published without content revision. Only minor edits are needed. No further reviews are requested.
Minor revisions required. The authors are required to make moderate changes to their manuscript which are recommended in the reviews. The manuscript becomes acceptable for publication if these change recommendations are successfully addressed and implemented. The revised manuscript will be send back to all (or a selection of) reviewers for the second round of reviews. Authors are requested to provide a letter to the reviewers detailing the improvements made for the resubmission.
Major revisions required. The manuscript cannot be accepted for publication in its current form. However, a major revision which addresses all issues raised by the reviewers may be acceptable for publication. The revised manuscript will undergo a full second round of review. Authors are requested to provide a letter to the reviewers clearly describing the improvements made for the resubmission.
Reject. In its current shape the manuscript is not suitable for publication and has no potential for improvement. A resubmission of such a manuscript is only possible after contacting either the Editor-in-Chief or one of the Associate Editors with a clear message stating that the manuscript has been fully re-worked.