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Transformative Journal

Educational Technology Research and Development Journal is the top journal publication for instructional design and technology in educational settings. The Journal is owned by an International organization known as the Association for Educational Communication and Technology (AECT). The AECT is the oldest professional home for instructional designers and has other journals asides from this particular Journal called the ETRD. The Journal is a bi-monthly publication of the AECT that focuses entirely on research and development in educational technology.
The Research sections focus on the quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-method studies on topics related to the applications of technology or instructional design in educational settings.
The development method focuses on the research on planning, implementation, evaluation, and management of various instructional technologies and learning environments.
It also focuses on the Cultural and Regional Perspective Section that has to do with innovative research about how technologies are being used to enhance learning, instruction, and performance specific to a culture or region.

It is not fully an Open Access Journal but a transformative journal meaning it is committed to transitioning entirely to a gold Open Acess journal. This implies that the authors can choose between gold open access or subscription publication based on their preferences, funder or institutional requirement, and the article processing charges funding availability.

The APC for all published articles is as follows, subject to VAT or local taxes where applicable:


4 Responses so far.

  1. Mansoureh sadat Jalali says:

    Hi Helen,

    It sounds like an exciting journal to read. Interestingly, it is one of the best journals in the field, and it has an open access option. Although it is costly to publish, it can attract more audiences and increase the number of citations.


  2. Asude Baykal says:

    Hi Helen,

    Educational Technology Research and Development Journal sounds like it has a very interesting area of focus. I was pleasantly surprised to hear that the journal has a specific section for how the innovative research is used to enhance learning, instruction, and performance specific to a culture or region. I think it is important to think about the cultural and local impacts of the research, especially on the topic of education.

    Another thing I was interested in about this journal was being a transformative journal. I have not hear about this term in my research. It sounds like its current stage is like a hybrid journal where both traditional journal and open access journal models are included. Do you think it is similar as well?

    Thank you for sharing this post.


  3. Joshua Pulliam says:

    It’s heartening to know that one of the leading journals in the field is moving towards becoming open access. Do you believe that this transition will lead or is leading other journals to follow suit?

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