International Journal of Distance Education Technologies (IJDET)

Submit a Paper to the International Journal of Distance Education Technologies (IJDET)

Published Continuous Volume. Est. 2003.

The International Journal of Distance Education Technologies (IJDET) is a forum for researchers and practitioners to disseminate practical solutions that support learners, teachers, and administrators in open and distance learning environments. Targeted to academic researchers and engineers who work with distance learning programs and software systems, as well as general users of distance education technologies and methods, IJDET discusses computational methods, algorithms, implemented prototype systems, and applications of open and distance learning. Headed by a well-published IGI Global Editor in Chief, IJDET prominently publishes research from contributors on six continents, bringing a uniquely global perspective to this broad topic. IJDET is featured in numerous prestigious indices including Web of Science® – Emerging Sources Citation Index®, Scopus®, Compendex®, PsycInfo®, and INSPEC®, among others. All manuscripts submitted to the journal are double-blind peer reviewed, providing the most current and rigorously tested research in this subject.

ISSN: 1539-3100|EISSN: 1539-3119|DOI: 10.4018/IJDET
The Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Distance Education Technologies (IJDET) would like to invite you to consider submitting a manuscript for inclusion in this scholarly journal. The following describes the mission, the coverage and the guidelines for submission to IJDET.


The International Journal of Distance Education Technologies (IJDET) publishes original research articles of distance education four issues per year. IJDET is a primary forum for researchers and practitioners to disseminate practical solutions to the automation of open and distance learning. This journal is targeted to academic researchers and engineers who work with distance learning programs and software systems, as well as general participants of distance education. All manuscripts submitted to the journal are peer-reviewed according to the procedure consisting of initial review, peer review, and recommendation.


Topics to be discussed in this journal include (but are not limited to) the following:

Technology enhanced learning

  • Authentication mechanisms 
  • Broadband and wireless communication tools
  • Design, model and framework of e-learning systems
  • Designing meaning in new media: podcasts, digital video, digital imaging, etc.
  • Evaluation technologies
  • Learning management systems
  • Learning resource deployment, organization and management
  • Multimedia streaming technology
  • New network infrastructures
  • Open source tools
  • Quality-of-services issues
  • Real-time protocols

Ubiquitous learning

  • Designing devices, interfaces, and content for educational purposes
  • Multimodal content
  • Situated learning
  • Smartphone App for education

Intelligent and adaptive learning

  • Application soft computing methodologies
  • Automatic FAQ reply methods
  • Data mining for e-learning system
  • Intelligent tutoring
  • Multi-agent educational systems
  • Personalized learning
  • Recommendation system for e-learning

Pedagogical issues

  • Collaborative learning, distributed cognition and collective intelligence
  • Formative and summative assessment
  • From hierarchical to lateral knowledge flows, teaching-learning relationships
  • Metacognition in new learning processes and new technological environments
  • New learning supported by new technologies: challenges and successes
  • Peer to peer learning: learners as teachers
  • Supporting learner diversity
  • Technology in the service of the humanities and social sciences

Social learning

  • Collaboration writing tools: wikis, blogs, websites, etc.
  • Computer supported collaboration tools
  • Social networking technologies

Distance learning for culture and arts

  • Culture and art practice communities
  • Improving culture and art by distance learning methodologies
  • Instructional design
  • Tutoring in distance learning arts
  • Web 2.0 tools for culture and art improvement
  • Worldwide L0 management

Virtual worlds and serious games for distance education

  • Collaborative and social learning in virtual worlds
  • Interaction and behavior patterns
  • Mixed virtual world and classroom learning
  • New learning and teaching activities
  • Serious games
  • Technological approaches, their limitations, and how to overcome them
  • Usability and human-computer-interaction in virtual worlds
  • Virtual learning space design and architecture
  • Virtual worlds and mobile learning


Submission Procedure:

Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished article manuscripts will be considered. Interested authors must consult the Journal Guidelines for Manuscript Submission at PRIOR to submission. Any further questions may be answered at All article manuscript submissions will be forwarded to at least three members of the editorial review board of the journal for a double-blind peer review. The final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers. All initial submissions for this journal must be between 5,000 and 7,000 words.

Starting January 1st, 2022, this journal will be converting from Hybrid Open Access to full Gold Open Access, meaning from January 1st, 2022 onward all of its published contents will be 100% open access and the copyright of the published work will stay with the author(s) ((Note: IGI Global open access journal article manuscript publishing offers authors the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licensing arrangement. The copyright for the work remains solely with the author(s) of the article manuscript), and the publisher will provide the published contents free of charge globally (there will no longer be subscription fees or payment of any kind required for individuals and libraries to access and utilize the published contents).

Once the journal is converted to Gold Open Access in 2022 and will no longer have subscription revenue backing it, the journal will be heavily reliant on Open Access Article Processing Charges (APCs) payment provided by either the author(s) or his/her/their respective institution or another funding agency, AFTER the article manuscript submission has been through a full double-blind peer review and the Editor-in-Chief at his/her full discretion has decided to accept the manuscript based on the results of the double-blind peer review process. The APC will offset the costs of all of the activities associated with the publication of the article manuscript, including the digital tools used to support the manuscript management and review process, the typesetting, formatting and layout, online hosting, the submission of the journal’s content to numerous abstracts, directories, and indexes, third party software (plagiarism checks), editorial support which includes manuscript tracking, communications, submission guideline checks, communications with authors and reviewers, as well as all promotional support and activities which includes metadata distribution, press releases, promotional communications, web content, ads, fliers, brochures, postcards, etc. for the journal and its published contents; and the fact that all published articles will be freely accessible and able to be posted and disseminated widely by the authors.

The Article Processing Charge (APC) for this journal is currently set at $2,050 USD and authors will not be asked to provide payment of the APC fee (directly to the publisher) until AFTER their manuscript has gone through the full double-blind peer review process and the Editor-in-Chief at his/her full discretion has decided to accept the manuscript based on the results of the double-blind peer review process. Please note that there is absolutely NO correlation between the APC (Article Processing Charge) being paid by the author and the results of review process outcomes.

For more information on APCs and Open Access Publishing please visit IGI Global’s open access publishing page here. Funding should be secured before submitting to an IGI Global open access journal. Researchers who are uncertain where to find funding for OA processing charges can visit IGI Global's Open Access Funding Resources Page. It is recommended to read the following article published by Web of Science, “A researcher’s complete guide to open access papers”.

Developing Country Statement:

Those coming from certain developing countries will be able to take advantage of discounts or waivers with careful consideration by IGI Global’s Executive Editorial Board. Also, authors of submitted manuscripts can take advantage of IGI Global’s Read and Publish Open Access Initiative, which allows authors who are affiliated with institutions that are currently subscribed to one or more IGI Global databases to benefit from APC funding (you can learn more about how this all works here). In the case of a multi-authored work, even if only one author is eligible for the discount or waiver, all authors of the work will benefit from the waiver or discount. Additionally, if an author chooses to utilize any of IGI Global’s Author Services on their manuscript, the amount paid for any of these author services will be deducted from the final Article Processing Charge (APC).

All inquiries should be directed to the attention of:

All inquiries regarding IJDET should be directed to the attention of:

Maiga Chang

All manuscript submissions to IJDET should be sent through the online submission system: