IEEE TLT - Call for Associate Editors from Africa and the Middle East

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The IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies (TLT, is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published quarterly by the IEEE Education Society. TLT covers research and advances in a wide range of areas related to the development of technologies for supporting human learning, including but not limited to innovative online learning systems, mobile and ubiquitous learning systems, personalized and adaptive learning technologies, intelligent tutors, educational data mining and learning analytics tools, and games and simulations for education/training. 

TLT is one of the top five educational technology journals based on Scopus’ CiteScore metric, and it is one of only two journals in the field to have the distinction of being included in both the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) as well as the Social Science Citation Index (SSCI). Its 2017 Impact Factor was 1.859, according to Journal Citation Reports.

The journal is looking to add to its Editorial Board a small number of Associate Editors (AEs) from Africa and the Middle East, whose main responsibilities will be to assist the Editor-in-Chief (EIC) in making editorial prescreening decisions and administering peer review of manuscripts that are submitted to the journal. When assigned a manuscript, the AE performs a prima facie review of the submission to ascertain whether it qualifies to be sent out for review. If so, the AE is tasked with inviting appropriate peer reviewers to review the manuscript, then synthesizing the reviews to provide an editorial recommendation along with feedback to the author(s). In addition to the above, AEs may be called upon by other AEs from time to time to provide second opinions on manuscripts that are candidates for rejection without peer review, and by the EIC to provide input on issues relating to the management of he journal (e.g., consideration of proposed amendments to editorial policies and procedures, selection of special issue topics, nomination of best paper award candidates, identification and recruitment of new AEs). AEs are also expected to serve as representatives and advocates of TLT, actively promoting and helping to raise awareness of the journal within the academic and professional communities of which they are a part.

Candidates for the AE roles must be well-established and reputable scholars with a substantial track record of research publications and citations in learning technologies (as evidenced by h-index and other metrics). Prior experience serving in an editorial capacity for a peer-reviewed journal will be looked upon favorably, although this is not a requirement. Importantly, because TLT differs from most other educational technology journals in that it straddles the disciplines of computer science and education, preference will be given to candidates who possess a strong technical background (e.g., qualifications in computer science, computer engineering, or a cognate field) in addition to educational/learning sciences research experience and expertise. 

Prospective candidates are asked to provide the following information, which should be sent via email to Mark J. W. Lee, EIC, at no later than 15 July 2019:

  • a brief statement of no more than 250 words outlining why they would be an ideal AE for TLT;
  • 5–6 key terms describing their particular topics/areas of interest and expertise within the field of earning technologies (please be specific—general terms such as “learning technologies” or “educational technology” are not helpful);
  • their full curriculum vitae, including publications list (in PDF format);
  • their Google Scholar Profile URL, Web of Science ResearcherID, and ORCID iD.