International Journal of Computer Supported Collaborative Learning

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Sanna Järvelä and Carolyn Penstein Rosé, ijCSCL Co-Editors in Chief
Sanna Järvelä & Carolyn Penstein Rosé
ijCSCL Co-Editors in Chief

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About ijCSCL

The primary aim of the journal is to promote a deeper understanding of the nature, theory and practice of the uses of computer-supported collaborative learning. A main focus is on how people learn in the context of collaborative activity and how to design the technological settings for collaboration.

Sanna Järvelä ( and Carolyn Penstein Rosé ( have recently taken up the position as new Co-Editors-in-Chief of the International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, beginning in January of 2020. Their term will extend for 4 years from that date.

The journal was founded in 2006 by Gerry Stahl (, who worked tirelessly to establish the journal as one of the top ranked journals both in Education and in Information Sciences. This journal is his legacy, and we are grateful as a field for his tremendous efforts on our behalf. Four years ago, he stepped down and Sten Ludvigsen ( stepped up to lead the journal from its adolescence into its young adult years, with an established process for leadership transitions going forward. We greatly appreciate his dedication and service in the past four years, paving the way for the new term, which is just beginning. It is always a major challenge to manage the transition to a new leader from a founding leader, and Sten managed this work with great care.

Sanna Järvelä and Carolyn Rosé are excited to take up the post of co-editors-in-chief for the next four years. Their vision is to build on their complementary expertise within the CSCL community, in order to reach a more diverse readership and authorship community, and thus achieve greater momentum for pushing the research field forward. Building on Carolyn’ editorial experience with the past Multivocality effort published within the CSCL book series, they will take an inclusive stance within the community in order to embrace a diversity of innovative technologies and research methodologies, while in all ways striving for rigor appropriate to the chosen methods for each accepted paper.

Members of the International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS) are entitled to a free subscription to ijCSCL.

ijCSCL is a high-quality, peer-reviewed academic journal reflecting the interests of the international CSCL community. It appears quarterly in print and online. ijCSCL is indexed and abstracted by ISI (Thomson Reuters, 5 year Impact factor 3.459) in:

  • Social Sciences Citation Index® / Social Scisearch®
  • Journal Citation Reports / Social Sciences Edition
  • Current Contents® / Social and Behavioral Sciences

Introducing the June 2021 issue

The June issue of the journal is now available in preprint form from the Springer website as well as at as of Summer 2021 (coming here soon!). The four full papers of this issue contribute to two topical themes: namely, studies of regulation strategies and new methods for scaling up design and evaluation, both of which are critical themes at this time in the history of our field. An editorial by the co-editors-in-chief highlight the message these articles offer regarding CSCL in the age of COVID 19.

Call for Papers

The International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (ijCSCL) is seeking submissions of journal-quality papers. The publisher’s official website for this journal is located at and includes instructions for authors and other important information. For an overview of submission procedures, please see

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Editorial Board

  • Co-Editors-in-Chief: Sanna Järvelä, Carolyn Rosé
  • Executive Editors: Ulrike Cress, Nancy Law, Sten Ludvigsen
  • Associate Editors: Carol Chan, Peter Reimann, Nikol Rummel, Gerry Stahl, Pierre Tchounikine
  • Editorial Board

Related Links

European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction EARLI

American Educational Research Association AERA

International Artificial Intelligence in Education Society AIED

Association for Computing Machinery ACM