Logo - springer
Slogan - springer

Education & Language - Learning & Instruction | Educational Technology Research and Development - incl. option to publish open access (Press)

Educational Technology Research and Development

Educational Technology Research and Development

A bi-monthly publication of the Association for Educational Communications & Technology

Editor-in-Chief: J.M. Spector; T.E. Johnson

ISSN: 1042-1629 (print version)
ISSN: 1556-6501 (electronic version)

Journal no. 11423

ANNOUNCING: 2015 AECT/ECT Young Scholar Competition

$500 will be presented to the winner during the AECT National Convention in 2015. The winner will also receive the opportunity to present the paper at AECT the following year (2016). Pending revisions, the winning paper will be published in Educational Technology Research and Development (ETR & D), the refereed scholarly research journal published by the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT).


Outstanding paper focusing on a theoretical construct with the potential to guide research and / or development in educational technology.


An individual who does not hold a doctorate degree, or who received a doctorate not more than five (5) years prior to March 15, 2015. Co-authorship is acceptable provided that the Young Scholar applicant is the primary author.


The paper must be an original unpublished work dealing with research and theory in educational technology. It must deal with a theoretical construct, analyses of related research, and original recommendations for future research and / or development. The paper may NOT be a report of a specific research study or development project. It must be 20-30 pages long (double spaced), excluding references, and must conform to the Publications Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition.


Send entry submissions via email attachment no later than April 1, 2015.


Submit an electronic attachment to: tri.johnson@neu.edu
Dr. Tristan Johnson
ETR & D Research Editor
Northeastern University


The selection of the winning paper will be the responsibility of the editor and editorial board of the Research Section of ETR & D. Only a submission judged worthy of the award will receive the award. An award will not be made if entries are not deemed meritorious.
The ECT Foundation is the nonprofit foundation of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) and was established to carry out purposes and programs of AECT that are charitable and educational in nature. The ECT Foundation funds an extensive awards program that promotes scholarship and leadership in the field of educational communications and technology at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
Because it is a nonprofit organization, all donations to the ECT Foundation are tax-deductible and financial gifts to support its many programs are welcome. For additional information or to make a donation, write to ECT Foundation, c/o AECT, 320 W. 8th Street, Suite 101, Bloomington, Indiana 47404.



For authors and editors

  • Journal Citation Reports®, Thomson Reuters
    2013 Impact Factor
  • 0.919
  • Aims and Scope

    Aims and Scope


    Educational Technology Research and Development is the only scholarly journal in the field focusing entirely on research and development in educational technology.

    The Research Section assigns highest priority in reviewing manuscripts to rigorous original quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods studies on topics relating to applications of technology or instructional design in educational settings.  Such contexts include K-12, higher education, and adult learning (e.g., in corporate training settings).  Analytical papers that evaluate important research issues related to educational technology research and reviews of the literature on similar topics are also published. This section features well documented articles on the practical aspects of research as well as applied theory in educational practice and provides a comprehensive source of current research information in instructional technology.

    The Development Section publishes research on planning, implementation, evaluation and management of a variety of instructional technologies and learning environments. Empirically-based formative evaluations and theoretically-based instructional design research papers are welcome, as are papers that report outcomes of innovative approaches in applying technology to instructional development. Papers for the Development section may involve a variety of research methods and should focus on one or more aspects of the instructional development process; when relevant and possible, papers should discuss the implications of instructional design decisions and provide evidence linking outcomes to those decisions.

    The Cultural and Regional Perspectives Section (formerly International Review) welcomes innovative research about how technologies are being used to enhance learning, instruction, and performance specific to a culture or region. Educational technology studies submitted to this section should be situated in cultural contexts that critically examine issues and ideologies prevalent in the culture or region or by individuals or groups in the culture or region. Theoretical perspectives can be broadly based and inclusive of research, such as critical race theory, cultural-historical activity theory, and cultural models. Papers published in this section include quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods articles and reviews drawing on relevant theories, empirical evidence, and critical analyses of the findings, implications, and conclusions within a cultural context.

    Manuscripts undergo a blind review process involving a panel of three reviewers with initial outcomes usually provided within two months.

    5-Year Impact Factor 1.522 (2012)
    Category:  Education & Educational Research  Rank:  43 of 216

  • Submit Online
  • Open Choice - Your Way to Open Access
  • Instructions for Authors

    Instructions for Authors


  • Call for Reviewers

    Call for Reviewers


Alerts for this journal


Get the table of contents of every new issue published in Educational Technology Research and Development.