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Susan A. Yoon & Jan Van Aalst
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25 April 2018
Part of JLS's social media strategy, we have begun to organise webinars in which an author discusses a new paper with a panel and audience. We've had 2 so far, and they have both been very engaging conversations! It is a great way to have a conversation about your new paper with some of the people you think need to know about it. We record the video (and edit it for length if necessary) and make it available here, so this is a good resource that can be used with the article, for example if you u...
17 April 2018

Issue 27 (2) is out!

Just in time for your reading during AERA.

13 March 2018

In the last issue of 2017 we announced the 2017 winners of Journal of the Learning Sciences Reviewer of the Year Awards: 

Dr. Ming Ming Chiu, The Education University of Hong Kong;Dr. Betsy Davis, University of Michigan;Dr. David Stroupe, Michigan State University.

For these awards, we will make a change form previous years. The awards will be presented at the opening session of  ICLS 2018 in London. A letter will also be sent to their Dean.

FEATURED ARTICLE

What Do We Teach When We Teach the Learning Sciences? A Document Analysis of 75 Graduate Programs

Daniel Sommerhoff, Andrea Szameitat, Freydis Vogel, Olga Chernikova, Kristina Loderer & Frank Fischer

In their new study, Daniel Sommerhoff et al. take a close look at learning sciences programs worldwide; which disciplines are involved and what constitutes core concepts and methods? They discuss their results in terms of communities of practice, with a conceptual and methodological core and an "orbit" with strong influences from other disciplines, possibly driving innovation within the learning sciences.

Read the full article to learn more. Please share widely (open access).

CALL FOR MANUSCRIPTS

The scope of JLS and instructions for authors are explained at the publisher's website (above). Here we mention 3 areas specific areas where we currently would like to see more submissions:

  • Articles that help the field understand how learning-sciences research can better impact policy and practice. Please see the open-access guest editorial by Susan McKenney for a detailed call.
  • Reports and Reflections: These are short articles of 4000 to 6000 words that aim to stir up debate and support the development of the field. For 3 examples, see volume 23 issue 1 (2014). We are interested in articles that help to make connections to other fields, methodological papers, and many more topics.
  • Articles that enhance the international reach of JLS. Articles from regions that are relatively new to the learning sciences.

 2016 Impact Factor 2.297 

 Average Review Time 100 days in 2017 

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After your article is published

JLS uses three strategies to promote your newly published article. The three strategies are:

  •   Web Annotation: Web annotations can be a useful vehicle for getting conversations around published articles started, provide information to authors about who is interested in the article, provide feedback, and build connections.
  •   Video Introductions: Video intro is a 3-min video to summarise the key contributions of your article. 
  •   Webinars: a webinar is an online seminar in which you discuss your article with interested audiences. 

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