Another item from Thursday’s inbox… I should note that my ed tech colleagues and I had quite the discussion (and laugh) about this being the “the first open access journal in the field of education and learning to be published in the United States,” plus this is author pay open access – as opposed to true open access…
For Immediate Release:
October 9, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C., October 9, 2014 – AERA Open, a new scholarly journal from the American Educational Research Association (AERA), is now accepting article submissions. The publication is the first open access journal in the field of education and learning to be published in the United States. It is also among the first open access journals to be launched by a scholarly social science society.
AERA Open is edited by an inaugural team of leading scholars—Mark Warschauer, Greg Duncan, and Jacquelynne Eccles. The editors are joined by an accomplished associate editor team and editorial board. The editorial team is committed to upholding the highest standards of rigorous and rapid review.
- WATCH: Video of AERA Open Editor in Chief Mark Warschauer discussing the purpose of the new journal
- READ: Inaugural AERA Open editorial by Mark Warschauer, Greg Duncan, and Jacquelynne Eccles
In the journal’s inaugural editorial, Warschauer, Duncan, and Eccles describe what a truly “open” journal means. In addition to being open and accessible to a broad audience, AERA Open is open to diverse authors, disciplines, and contexts, and to inspection and replication studies.
Through AERA Open, the editors note that they “seek to promote strong education research; strengthen the ties between researchers, policy makers, and practitioners; and foster greater international communication and collaboration in education scholarship.”
“With the launch of AERA Open, AERA continues its leadership role in scholarly open access publishing,” said AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine. “We are eager to open the submission system for AERA’s newest journal, which we anticipate will become a venue for innovation, data sharing, and connections across interdisciplinary arenas of inquiry.”
As with AERA’s other six journals, SAGE is publishing AERA Open on behalf of AERA—and is similarly committed to this effort as AERA’s publishing partner.
“AERA Open will cross disciplinary and geographical boundaries to make significant advances in global education research,” said Bob Howard, Vice President of Journals, SAGE. “We are confident in the exceptional editorial team put together by AERA and are delighted to be serving as the journal’s publisher.”
The American Educational Research Association (AERA) is the largest national professional organization devoted to the scientific study of education. Founded in 1916, AERA advances knowledge about education, encourages scholarly inquiry related to education, and promotes the use of research to improve education and serve the public good. Find AERA on Facebook and Twitter.