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 researches that have planning, implementation, evaluation, and management of various instructional technologies and learning environments.
It also focuses on the CUltural and Regional Pewrsperspective 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:
The AECT is located in Indiana at Bloomington.