International Journal of ePortfolio


Call For Papers


The International Journal of ePortfolio (IJeP) is now accepting manuscripts for consideration for publication. IJeP is pubished twice a year (March and September) and employs a rolling submission process. Those wishing to be considered for the September 2014 issue should use June 1, 2014 as their submission deadline. Those submitting manuscripts to IJeP can expect the review process to take less than 90 days.

The mission of the International Journal of ePortfolio (IJeP) is to encourage the study of practices and pedagogies associated with ePortfolio in educational settings.  The journal’s focus includes the explanation, interpretation, application, and dissemination of researchers’, practitioners’, and developers’ experiences relevant to ePortfolio.  It also serves to provide a multi-faceted, single source of information for those engaging in projects and practices associated with ePortfolio.  A refereed (blind) peer-reviewed journal, IJeP embraces inquiry into ePortfolio in educational settings holistically; therefore, manuscripts considering the following areas of investigation are welcomed:

  • instruction and principles of learning that utilize and inform practical, effective ePortfolio methodologies;
  • evaluation and assessment methodologies and practices supported by ePortfolio;
  • case studies and best practices regarding applications of ePortfolio for learning, assessment, and professional development supported by scholarship of teaching and learning practices and research methodologies;
  • theoretically rich accounts of the principles grounding ePortfolio work and its relationship to larger social and cultural phenomena; and
  • innovative development and applications of technologies that enable new ePortfolio practices.

Types of Manuscripts

Manuscripts addressing one or more of the following topic domains are being sought:

Instructional ArticlesInstructional articles, those that focus on teaching and learning applications of ePortfolio, include 15-25 page manuscripts (approximately 4,000 - 7,000 words) that are methodological, theoretical, empirical, and/or SoTL in nature associated with applications of ePortfolio in course or curricular settings.  Articles should be well grounded in the literature on teaching and learning, employ accepted research practices where appropriate, and present knowledge, methods, and insights relevant to instructional applications, broadly defined, of ePortfolio in both research and practice contexts.

Assessment Articles: Assessment articles, those that focus on applications of ePortfolio for assessment purposes, include 15-25 page manuscripts (approximately 4,000 - 7,000 words) that are methodological, theoretical, empirical, and SoTL in nature associated with applications of ePortfolio for programmatic assessment, course-based assessment, and professional development assessment purposes.  Articles should be well grounded in the literature on assessment and evaluation, employ accepted research practices where appropriate, and present knowledge, methods, and insights relevant to the application of ePortfolio for assessment purposes.

Technology, Policy, and Management Articles:  Technology, policy, and management articles are 10-25 page manuscripts (approximately 3,000 - 7,000 words).  Manuscripts submitted in this category should include a breadth of topics associated with the technologies that enable and support the breadth of ePortfolio usage in educational settings.  Narratives of technologies in development, development practices uniquely associated with ePortfolio, innovative ePortfolio support practices, business models, institutional policies, faculty development, and more would be welcomed submissions.

Distinctive Articles: IJeP also welcomes manuscripts relevant to ePortfolios in educational settings that do not fit conceptually into any of the above three categories.  During submission, authors will be encouraged to select one of the above three manuscript types, if relevant; however, manuscripts that truly have no relationship to instruction, assessment, or technology, policy, and management should then be submitted using this manuscript type.  Distinctive articles are 10-25 page manuscripts (approximately 3,000 - 7,000 words).  Those with questions regarding a manuscript’s suitability for IJeP should contact the Executive Editors at ijep@vt.edu

Submission Guidelines

See the Submission Guidelines page for specific information regarding submitting manuscripts to IJeP.

Submission Procedure

All submissions to IJeP must be made online through the Online Submission Form. Prior to submitting a manuscript, please read carefully the Submission Guidelines. Submissions via email or postal mail will not be accepted.

Review Process

Upon submission, all authors will receive an acknowledgement of receipt. Following a brief editorial review to determine the manuscript's appropriateness for IJeP, each manuscript will be blind reviewed by two members of the Review Board. The review process will take approximately three months. At the end of the review process, authors will be notified as to the status of their manuscripts - accept with revision, reject but resubmission encouraged following significant revision, or reject.  All manuscripts will receive substantive feedback from the editors and reviewers.

Copyright Permissions

Manuscript authors are responsible for obtaining copyright permissions for any copyrighted materials included within manuscripts. The authors must provide permission letters, when appropriate, to the IJeP Executive Editors.

Editorial Policy

All manuscripts accepted for publication are subject to copyediting by Associate Editors. Subsequent to copyediting, and prior to publication, authors will be provided galley proofs to correct errors and provide final approval of all changes.

Before publication, authors of accepted manuscripts must assign copyright of the manuscript to the International Journal of ePortfolio.  Requests to republish articles should be made to IJeP, although advance permission to copy articles is made in accordance with "fair use" guidelines.

Questions

Please direct any question you may have about the call or our submission process to the executive editors via ijep@vt.edu.