Focus and Scope

The Journal of Teaching and Learning with Technology (JoTLT) is dedicated to enhancing student learning through the use of technology. JoTLT is focused on teaching at the university level and will not accept manuscripts relating to teaching in the K-12 area. The goal of this journal is to provide a platform for academicians all over the world to promote, share, and discuss what does and does not work when using technology.

As of 2019, the journal will publish one special issue per year. The call for proposals will be released through various routes, including as an announcement to our reviewers and authors. The article types are listed below:

  • Articles that are data-driven studies
  • Reflective essays that challenge current practice, encourage experimentation, or draw novel conclusions.
  • Critiques: a systematic and detailed assessment of a published empirical study, case study, or reflective essay.
  • Literature reviews: a meta-analysis of the literature that illuminates new relationships and understanding of contemporary issues bridging teaching and learning in higher education. 
  • Case studies illustrating SoTL and its applications
  • Quick Hits that make a brief contribution describing innovative teaching practices or an innovative use of a teaching or learning tool 

(Special issues will have restricted categories as described in the relevant call.)

Peer Review Process

JoTLT uses a double-blind peer review process to evaluate all submissions. Each submission is vetted via desk review to determine if it is ready for review. If it is deemed ready for review it is sent to reviewers selected from published authors, editorial board members and academicians in the field. Reviewers are typically asked to conduct their review within a month. Authors, should expect the process to take up to six months depending on the reviewer response rate. The review forms reviewers use for each individual category can be found here.

Publication Frequency

The Journal of Teaching and Learning with Technology will be published once a year, as a special issue.

Open Access Policy

This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access. Authors do not pay any fee to publish manuscripts in this journal.

Editorial Board Members

The Editorial Board is comprised of the following:

  • Curtis Bonk, Professor of Education, Indiana University
  • Don Coffin, Emeritus Professor of Economics, Indiana University Northwest
  • Beth Kern, Professor of Accounting, Indiana University South Bend
  • Joan E. Lafuze, Professor of Biology, Indiana University East
  • David J. Malik, Chancellor's Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
  • Robin K. Morgan, Professor of Psychology, Indiana University Southeast
  • Michael Morrone, Editor in Chief, Senior Lecturer, Indiana University Bloomington
  • Julie Saam, Professor of Science Education and Assitant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Indiana University Kokomo
  • Marcia D. Dixson, Professor and Associate Vice Chancellor for Teaching and Learning at Purdue University Fort Wayne

Policy on Authorship

The submitting author is solely responsible for determining authorship and the appropriate order in which co-authors’ names appear in articles that are submitted to the journal for publication. The journal shall accept no responsibility for disputes over authorship, which should be addressed by the sponsoring institution of the submitting author or lead author, as appropriate, based on the policies established by that author’s sponsoring institution.  If the journal publishes a manuscript and is later informed in writing by the submitting author that there is an error regarding authorship, it will publish corrections or retractions only at the written request of the submitting author. The journal shall have no obligation to remove, or attempt to remove, any electronic versions of a work it has published from any electronic repository or other site over which it does not exercise control.

Archiving Policy

As part of Indiana University’s participation in the CLOCKSS (Controlled Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) program, a distributed global archiving system, this journal’s contents are part of a secure and permanent archive.


Author will defend, indemnify, and hold harmless IU, and IU’s officers, trustees, employees, agents, successors, and assigns, from and against all losses, liabilities, and costs including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees, expenses, penalties, judgments, claims and demands of every kind and character that IU or its officers, trustees, employees, agents, successors, or assigns may incur, suffer, or be required to pay arising out of, based upon, or by reason of: (a) the breach by Author of any of the representations or warranties made by Author under this Agreement; (b) Author’s use of the Submission prior to the date of this agreement; or (c) Author’s failure to perform his or her obligations under this agreement.

Editorial Reviewer Board

Members of the Editorial Reviewer Board hail from diverse disciplines, geographic regions, and institutions. The Editorial Reviewer Board is comprised of the journals most-dedicated reviewers and is committed to the vital service of assuring timely review of manuscripts. The reviewer board, with the ongoing service of all JoTLT reviewers, facilitates the journal's review process.

Members of the Editorial Reviewer Board include:

  • Anderson, Deborah - Midwestern University
  • Azman, Adam - Butler University
  • Bippus, Sharon - Lone Star College
  • Caulfield, Jay - Marquette University
  • Dececchi, Bernadette 
  • Dimuzio, Gianluca - Indiana University Northwest
  • Duchovic, Ron - Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne
  • Fields, Christina Annamarie Wright - Indiana University
  • Henquinet, Keri - Michigan Tech
  • Hostetter, Carol - Indiana University
  • Howard, Jay - Butler University
  • Jones, Scott - IU Kokomo
  • Kaulbach, Melissa - Ultimate Medical Academy
  • Kilibarda, Vesna - Indiana University Northwest
  • Lambert, Alysa - Indiana University Southeast
  • Larson, Diane - Indiana University Northwest
  • Mazer, Joseph - University of Tennessee 
  • Mettetal, Gwendolyn - Indiana University South Bend
  • Metz, Katie - Indiana University Bloomington
  • Morgan, Sarah - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Murray, Mary - Bowling Green State University
  • Novak, Katherine - Butler University
  • O'Dell, Cynthia - Indiana University Northwest
  • Park, Ju Won - Indiana University Northwest
  • Powers, Gerald - IUPUI
  • Smith, Adam - Indiana University Kokomo
  • Strand, Krys - Concordia University
  • Willingham-McLain, Laurel  - Duquesne University
  • Wills, Katherine - IUPUC
  • Wright, Courtney - University of Tennessee