Impact Factor just released: rated #2 educational journal in the world by ISI
During the past five years, ijCSCL has provided a venue for leading-edge CSCL research. The authors come from 21 countries, in Western Europe, North America and the Pacific Rim. The articles cover a broad variety of major topics in CSCL (e.g., technology, pedagogy, psychology, design, learning, teaching, collaboration, computer mediation, theory, etc.) and represent many prevalent methodologies and perspectives.
As of volume 5 (2010), issue 3 (September), which went to press in mid-June, ijCSCL has published 91 peer-reviewed articles by 167 authors. Each article is peer-reviewed by three or four experts on the topic in a confidential double-blind process that recommends helpful improvements. We edit every accepted article to improve its readability in English. We have always published accepted papers online within a week or two of final editing and then printed them in the up-coming hardcopy issue. There is still no queue delaying publishing—although this may change with the publication of this year’s impact factor (see below).
We invite high-quality submissions reporting mature studies of computer-supported collaborative learning. Please consider submitting your best work and encourage your colleagues to do so as well. See http://ijCSCL.org for submission details and copies of past issues.
This year, ISI Web of Science (now part of Thomson Reuters) selected ijCSCL for coverage in its products and services. ijCSCL is now being indexed and abstracted in:
- Social Sciences Citation Index® / Social Scisearch®
- Journal Citation Reports / Social Sciences Edition
- Current Contents® / Social and Behavioral Sciences
ISI just released its report that ijCSCL has an impact factor of 2.692, making it #2 (of 139 journals) in the category "Education and Educational Research"! For details, see http://gerrystahl.net/ijcscl/impact.html.
Thanks to all our Board members, reviewers, authors and subscribers for your support! Thanks to the active CSCL research community, which reads and cites ijCSCL.