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e-learning and education (eleed)

 
Call for Contributions

eleed is seeking original contributions advancing trans-disciplinary knowledge in the field of e-learning. Scientific contributions should focus on contributions unveiling new and proven insights into the interplay of e-learning technology and educational settings applied in academia, research, business, and industry.

The following types of contributions are welcome:

  • Scientific articles unveiling new and proven successful insights into the interplay of e-learning technology and educational settings applied in academia, research, business, and industry. Pure descriptive studies are not accepted;
    Topics may include e.g.,
    • educational applications of ICT
    • design, implementation and application of learning systems and networks
    • educational technology development and modernization
    • storage, retrieval, and sharing of educational resources
    • methods and tools for group and collaborative learning
  • Survey articles explaining new trends and developments, and evaluating their potential for e-learning practice;
  • Project reports and tool reviews of general interest;
  • Reports on relevant standards and standardization proposals;
  • Book reviews;
  • Summaries of dissertations in the field of e-learning.

Authors accept publication under the Digital Peer Publishing Licence.

 
Instructions for Authors

eleed pursues the highest standards in electronic scholarly publishing and expects original contributions. Submissions must not have been published before to a broader audience. Extended versions of previously published workshop or conference papers must include enough new material.

Lenght

Type of submission length
Scientific articles > 5000 words
Survey articles < 2000 words
Project reports and tool reviews < 2000 words
Reports on relevant standards and standardization proposals < 2000 words
Book reviews < 2000 words
Summaries of dissertations < 2000 words

Language

eleed is bilingual, the manuscript is allowed to use English or German language. However, English is preferred. Manuskripts in German need an abstract in English.

The submission of a twofold manuscript with a German and an English version is welcomed.

Format

Submissions must include the following:

  • A meaningful title
  • Author names, e-mail, affiliations
  • An abstract
  • Key words
  • Type of submission: [scientific article, survey article, project report, tool review, Report on relevant standards or standardization proposal, Book review, Summary of dissertation]

The abstract should clearly present the objectives of the presented work and its main results. It must indicate whether its focus is more on theoretical or practical questions, it is a case study, or a survey. The abstract should be between 100 and 300 words.

The summary of a dissertation should include a link to an electronic version of the dissertation thesis (if available).

Submissions should be submitted as a PDF file using the following layout:

  • one column
  • single spaced
  • standard fonts (times, helvetica, courier)
  • no footnotes (use endnotes if absolutely necessary)

Pictures should be embedded such that they are clearly readable, e.g. PNG is preferable to JPG. Scalable formats are preferred.

There is no restriction on the length of scientific articles. However, try not to use too much time of the busy reader; reviewers might reject overly long papers.

The editors reserve the right to ask the authors to improve format and layout before the reviewing starts.

Additional Material

eleed is an electronic online journal. Thus, submissions are encouraged to include not only text and graphics but also non-static media such as video, audio, screencast, access to software environments (e.g., learning environments, tools, animations, simulations), or research data. Such material should be referenced in the paper just by its URL with a descriptive text. The descriptive text should be concise, such that it is not necessary to visit the external source to understand the paper.

Authors need to make such material available to readers sustainably on publicly accessible servers.

 
Submission Procedure and Publication

Submission

Manuscripts intended for publication in eleed should be sent as a PDF file to eleed@campussource.de.

In the bilingual case, please send a German and an English file together with a statement that both version are identical.

Received submission will be acknowledged by e-Mail.

When the review process is finished, the contact author will be informed by e-Mail whether the submission has been accepted, accepted with revisions, or rejected.

Publication

Papers that passed the review process successfully have to be prepared for online publication by the authors. This requires a transformation into a dedicated XML format. To make the transformation as smooth as possible, the authors have to provide the original sources of their papers. Currently, allowed formats include LaTeX, Microsoft Word, and OpenOffice Writer.

Embedded pictures have to be provided in the original format and authors must declare that they own the copyright necessary for publication.

The final paper will be published under the Digital Peer Publishing Licence. This basically means that the authors transfer their rights for electronic distribution to the eleed journal. The eleed journal will offer the final paper in the (electronic) issues and ensures its fee-less availability.

Of course, the authors are allowed to distribute the paper electronically under the Digital Peer Publishing Licence. The rights to use in physical form, particularly the rights to distribute the work in printed form or on storage media, are retained by the authors or other rights holders and are not covered by this licence.