JLS and ijCSCL: Shorter decision times, higher impact factors!

The two flagship journals of the International Society of the Learning Sciences would like to share a few updates.

First, the Journal of the Learning Sciences continues its strong performance, with impact factors continuing to be near or above the 90th percentile in Education and Educational Research for the last 20 years. The journal recently completed the transition to new editors, Susan Yoon and Jan van Aalst. Manuscript decision times have improved! The new editorial team has increased efficiencies so as to reduce decision times to less than 3 months for more than half of the submissions. New submissions that take longer are getting decisions within 5 months. The editors are working hard to make further improvements and improve the publication process. Please note that the changes in the Instructions to Authors announced in January are now in effect. Follow and retweet announcements from Journal of the Learning Sciences on Twitter at @JLearnSciences.

Second, the International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning has been publishing a number of excellent articles of interest to the ISLS community. With the conclusion of CSCL recently behind us, the editorial team at ijCSCL would like to encourage presenting authors to transform their conference papers into full articles to submit to ijCSCL. ijCSCL has boasted a high ranking since its inception in education and educational technology, and is pleased to share a substantial increase in impact factor to 3.469!

Finally, thanks go out to the many community members who do the work of reviewing for these journals. It is thanks to all of you and your continued efforts to review manuscripts that these journals have had so much success. Please remember your willingness to accept reviewer invitations are critical in ensuring that high-quality research gets published quickly.

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