Publications

Distance Education

Distance Education is ODLAA’s peer reviewed Q1 international journal published by Taylor & Francis. The journal publishes research and scholarly material in the fields of open, flexible and distance education.

It was one of the first journals published to focus exclusively on this area of educational practice, and it remains a primary source of original and scholarly work in the field for practitioners, teachers and students. All papers published in the journal undergo a double-blind peer review process by scholars with expertise in the area(s) covered in the paper. 

Distance Education is currently noted in Australian Education Index, Cabell’sContents Pages in Education,  ERIC, Book Review Digest Plus, A B I – INFORM (American Business Information), Database of Research on International Education, EBSCOhost, EdResearch Online, Education Index, Education Research Index, H.W. Wilson, OCLC, Research into Higher Education Abstracts, ProQuest, SCOPUS, Swets Information Services, Thomson Gale (Gale Group) and now also included in the Social Science Citation Index and Current Contents, Social & Behavioral Sciences.

As a member of ODLAA, you receive printed copies of each edition of Distance Education with your membership.

SCImago Journal & Country Rank

Submission for Publication

Distance Education publishes four issues per year and welcomes unpublished manuscripts relating to distance, open and flexible education. Submissions for publication in the journal are considered throughout the year. For author guidelines see the Taylor & Francis web site.

2022: Distance Education Special Edition

CALL FOR PAPERS
Inclusive Distance Education for Learners with Dis/abilities

Distance Education Journal would like to invite proposals for their upcoming special edition, which is focussed on inclusive distance education for learners with dis/abilities. This special edition will be edited by Mary Rice, University of New Mexico and Michael Dunn, Washington State University. Proposals for the special edition are due on 16 May 2022.

2023: Distance Education Special Edition

CALL FOR PAPERS
Addressing the 'challenging' elements of learning at a distance

Distance Education Journal would like to invite proposals for their upcoming special edition, which is focussed on addressing the ‘challenging’ elements of learning at a distance. This special edition will be edited by Rachel Fitzgerald, University of Queensland, Henk Huijser and Sharon Altena, Queensland University of Technology, and Professor Ale Armellini, University of Portsmouth. Proposals for the special edition are due on 1 June 2022.

Distance Education Editorial Board

Executive Editor

Som Naidu – Technology, Education and Design Associates, Australia

Associate Editors

Junhong Xiao – Shantou Radio and Television University, People’s Republic of China
Patricia J. Slagter van Tryon – East Carolina University, USA
Olaf Zawacki-Richter – Universität Oldenburg, Germany
Sanjaya Mishra – Commonwealth of Learning, Canada

Copy Editor

Antonina Petrolito – Brisbane, Australia

Executive Editors Emeriti

Ian McD. Mitchell and Desmond J. Keegan

Editorial Board

Jon Baggaley – Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
Tony Bates – Tony Bates Associates Ltd, Canada
Curtis J. Bonk  – Instructional Systems Technology, USA
Aras Bozkurt – Anadolu University, Turkey
Bo Chang – Ball State University, USA
Moon-Heum Cho – Syracuse University, USA
Jay Cohen – LaTrobe University, Australia
Terry Evans – Deakin University, Australia
Diane Forbes –  University of Waikato, New Zealand
Kemi Jona – Northeastern University, USA
Insung Jung – International Christian University, Japan
Marco Kalz – Heidelberg University of Education, Germany
Shironica Karunanayaka – Open University of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka
Michael Kerres – Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Suzan Koseoglu – Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

Suzan Koseoglu – Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
Kyungmee Lee – Lancaster University, UK
Mimi Miyoung Lee – University of Houston, USA
Clarence Ng – Australian Catholic University, Australia
Paul Prinsloo –  University of South Africa, South Africa
Mary Rice – University of New Mexico, USA
Feng-Ru Sheu – Kent State University, USA
Matt Smith – University of Wolverhampton, USA
Michael Spector – University of North Texas, USA
George Veletsianos – Royal Roads University, Canada
Wanli Xing – University of Florida, USA
Jingjing Zhang – Beijing Normal University, China
Ke Zhang – Wayne State University, USA
Meina Zhu  – Wayne State University, USA
Rob Moore – College of Education, University of Florida, Gaineville, USA