The International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning is a refereed global monthly publication focused on technology assisted teaching and learning at all levels of education and training in traditional, distance and open learning.

Specific topics include: research, innovation, theory and practice, curriculum, instructional design, technology, interactive technologies, synchronous and asynchronous learning, learning from television, online learning, peer learning, learning styles, learning objects, learning management systems, administration and evaluation of distance education and training programs, policy frameworks, institutional change, adaptation to different cultures, education-industry partnerships, legislation, and related topics.

The Journal was established to facilitate collaboration and communication among researchers, innovators, practitioners, and administrators of education and training programs involving technology and / or distance learning in academia, business, industry, government, military, health care, and foundations. The Journal is committed to publish significant writings of high academic stature.

The Referee Process

Referees are selected by the editorial team from persons involved in research, teaching, and or significant applications of learning technologies and / or distance learning. They must have a Ph.D. or equivalent

Criteria for selection of articles for publication include:

1.       Scholarly writing and reporting of research, theory, innovations, and best practices in instructional technology and/or distance learning.

2.       Significant contribution to knowledge for researchers, educators, trainers, instructional designers, producers, publishers, evaluators, and managers.

3.       At least 33% of articles published must come from outside the United States

On receipt, each paper is sent to three reviewers; at least one must be expert in the topic submitted. A maximum of one editors may occasionally be used as reviewer. Reviews are made independently without discussion. For publication, at least two referees must accept. Authors should expect confirmation or rejection within four weeks of submission. Publication will normally occur in one of the next two or three issues depending on 1) volume of submissions and 2) theme or topic.

Papers with multiple authors should name a principal author and contact person. A short bio and address (email and/or institution) for each author is required for “About the Author” at the end of the article.

Re-publication is acceptable for invited articles of special significance.
Co-publication may be considered for milestone articles when mutually agreed upon by the Journal and the other publisher.


Articles are the intellectual property of the author. The Creative Commons copyright permits copy or dissemination for education or non-profit purposes so long as author and title of the article are included with title, volume, number and URL for the Journal.

To disseminate copies for commercial advantage requires written permission of author and publisher. Contact: or phone 805-300-8080.

Submission of Articles

How to Submit: Submit articles as email attachments in Microsoft Word or .rtf format to Name the file with the last name of the principal author. Graphics can be embedded or separate. Bio can be included or separate.

Include a brief biography of the author or authors with contact information (mailing address, email ,and phone). Indicate address (usually email) to be published in the article. There must be a current email address for each author.

Include a portrait image of each author if available.

Length: Submissions are usually 2,000 to 5,000 words in length. Articles of greater or lesser length may be published when merited by topic and/or treatment.

FormatPapers should conform to APA or similar standards. Layout will be changed to Web and Acrobat formats for this journal. Tables and graphics are encouraged. . Please ensure tall hyperlinks and email addresses are valid.

Keywords: 10 to 20 key words that best describe the article should be included to facilitate access by search engines.

Copyright Clearance: If you include materials that require copyright clearance or permissions, please provide the "permission granted" document or a contact phone or email address.

Word Processing: Microsoft Word (.doc), Rich Text Format (.rtf) or ASCII text is preferred. Attach files to email or send as diskette or CD.

Graphics: Graphics embedded into Microsoft Word are usually acceptable. Where relevant, attach separate files for photos, line illustrations, and charts. .GIF or .JPG files are preferred, but most Adobe and Microsoft graphic formats are acceptable.

Contact Info:

Please direct inquiries to:

International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning

Mobile and text: +1 (805) 300-8080


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