About IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies

Scope of TLT

The IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies covers all advances in learning technologies and their applications, including but not limited to the following topics: innovative online learning systems; intelligent tutors; educational games; simulation systems for education and training; collaborative learning tools; learning with mobile devices; wearable devices and interfaces for learning; personalized and adaptive learning systems; tools for formative and summative assessment; tools for learning analytics and educational data mining; ontologies for learning systems; standards and web services that support learning; authoring tools for learning materials; computer support for peer tutoring; learning via computer-mediated inquiry, field, and lab work; social learning techniques; social networks and infrastructures for learning and knowledge sharing; and creation and management of learning objects.

Additional Information

TLT was published online using a delayed, open-access policy under which paying subscribers and per-article purchasers had access to newly published content, and then 12 months after the publication of each issue, all readers had access to the content, free of charge. Due to financial problems, this policy cannot continue in the future. So, since February 1, 2018, the delayed open access policy is suspended: all the manuscripts submitted until January 31, 2018will be published (when accepted) under the old delayed open access policy (12 months), but all new manuscripts submitted since February 1, 2018 will be published (when accepted) only to subscribers and per-article purchasers. The future policy will maintain the delayed open access policy after N years. The number N of years will be decided in the future according to the financial evolution of the IEEE-TLT, and will be applied to all the papers published until that date, not only to papers submitted from that date. That is, all the papers published since  N or more years would be put in open access.  

Alternatively, immediate open access is available at acceptance with payment. For further details, see the IEEE's Open Access Publishing Options

The articles in this journal are peer-reviewed in accordance with the requirements set forth in the IEEE Publication Services and Products Board Operations Manual (https://pspb.ieee.org/images/files/files/opsmanual.pdf). Each published article was reviewed by a minimum of two independent reviewers using a single-blind peer review process, where the identities of the reviewers are not known to the authors, but the reviewers know the identities of the authors. Articles will be screened for plagiarism before acceptance.

TLT publishes archival research papers and critical survey papers. A paper must either describe original research or offer a critical review of the state of the art in a particular area. Papers concerned with evaluation of technology are only appropriate if the technology itself is novel or if significant technical insights are provided. Please be sure to visit the TLT taxonomy list.


TLT is one of only two educational technology journals indexed in both the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) and the Social Science Citation Index (SSCI). According to the 2018 Journal Citation Reports (JCR), TLT has an Impact Factor of 2.315 and its 5-Year Impact Factor is 3.213.

For papers submitted in 2018, TLT's average time to first decision was 56 days. The average time to first decision for papers submitted in 2017 was also 56 days. The acceptance rate was 19.8% for papers submitted in 2017 and 18.3% for papers submitted in 2018.

Editorial Board


Mark J. W. Lee

Associate Editors

Gustavo R. Alves
Tiffany Barnes
Gautam Biswas
Ig Ibert Bittencourt
Paulo Blikstein
Sherry Chen
Carol H. C. Chu
Ricardo Conejo
Alexandra Cristea
Kürşat Çağıltay
Sidney D'Mello
Michael Desmarais
Hendrik Drachsler
Francisco García-Peñalvo
Dragan Gašević
Sébastien George
Davinia Hernández-Leo
Morris S. Y. Jong
Jelena Jovanovic
Mike Joy
Marco Kalz
Hirokazu Kato
Michael Kickmeier-Rust
Joachim Kimmerle
Eric Klopfer
Fabrizo Lamberti
H. Chad Lane
Tobias Ley
Martin Llamas Nistal
Anthony Lucey
Sergio Martin
Alejandra Martínez Monés
Teruko Mitamura
J. Julieta Noguez Monroy
Xavier Ochoa
Hiroaki Ogata
Abelardo Pardo
Philip I. Pavlik Jr
Arnold Pears
Mar Pérez-Sanagustín
Ting-Chuen Pong
Elvira Popescu
Kaska Porayska-Pomsta
Bart Rientes
Ma. Mercedes Rodrigo
Cristóbal Romero
Jonathan Rowe
Hyo-Jeong So
Sergey Sosnovsky
Stefaan Ternier
Katrien Verbert
Lung Hsiang Wong
Kalina Yacef
Shengquan Yu
Michael (Mikhail) Yudelson
Diego Zapata Rivera