Ranking Educational Technology Journals 2016

Google Scholar lists metrics for journals. Updating a list I completed in 2015, below is an updated ranking of Educational Technology and related areas (e.g., distance education, online learning) based on the journals h5-index.
Visit www.edtechjournals.org for a complete list of Educational Technology Journals
Publication h5-index h5-median
Computers & Education 88 121
Journal of Educational Psychology 54 73
Teaching and Teacher Education 51 72
British Journal of Educational Technology 48 66
American Educational Research Journal 47 73
Educational Researcher 44 75
The Internet and Higher Education 43 68
Higher Education 42 60
Journal of Educational Technology & Society 41 62
Studies in Higher Education 41 51
The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning (IRRODL) 38 85
Journal of Teacher Education 36 55
Educational Psychology Review 32 66
Educational Technology Research and Development 32 50
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology 31 47
Research in Higher Education 31 45
IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies 27 42
Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology-TOJET 26 48
TechTrends 26 40
Distance Education 25 47
The Review of Higher Education 25 40
Language, Learning & Technology 25 35
Journal of Educational Computing Research 22 36
Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (Merged with Online Learning) 22 33
Learning, Media and Technology 21 35
Research in Learning Technology 21 29
Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks (Now Online Learning) 20 33
Education and Information Technologies 20 30
International Journal of Technology and Design Education 18 25
Technology, Pedagogy and Education 16 31
Knowledge Management & E-Learning: An International Journal 15 25
Electronic Journal of e-Learning 15 19
International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology 13 24
International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning 13 22
European Journal of Open, Distance and E-learning 13 21
Quarterly Review of Distance Education 13 20
Open Learning: The Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning 13 19
Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology 12 23
Learning and Leading with Technology 12 21
International Journal of e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and e-Learning 12 20
American Journal of Distance Education 12 19
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education 12 15
Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education 12 15
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education 12 14
Educational Technology 11 20
Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education 11 18
International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET) 11 18
Journal of Educational Technology Systems 11 13
Journal of Interactive Learning Research 10 13
International Journal on E-Learning 9 15
Open Praxis 9 14
E-Learning and Digital Media 9 13
Journal of e-Learning and Knowledge Society 9 12
Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning 9 12
International Journal of Distance Education Technologies (IJDET) 8 11
International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design 6 8
Distance Learning 5 6
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Call for Proposals — Handbook of Research on Learner Experience and Usability in Online Education

Call for book chapter proposals for the forthcoming publication entitled “Handbook of Research on Learner Experience and Usability in Online Education” to be published by IGI Global, an international publisher of progressive academic research. We would like to take this opportunity to cordially invite you to submit your work for consideration in this publication. Detailed project information can be found at

Important dates:
February 28, 2017 : Proposal Submission Deadline
March 15, 2017 : Notification of Acceptance
June 30, 2017: Full Chapter Submission
July 30, 2017 : Review Results Returned
August 15, 2017 : Final Acceptance Notification
September 30, 2017 : Final Chapter Submission

Recommended Topics

-Recent Developments in using Digital Technologies in Learning
-Design of Learning Management Systems
-Design and Evaluation of e-Learning Environments
-Assessing the usability of online management systems
-Development and Use of Computer based Assessments
-User Experience, Aesthetics
-User Experience Design
-Measuring and Assessing Learning Experience
-Factors related to user experience
-Usability Constraints
-Usability Improvements
-Usability Issues
-User Experience for M-Learning
-Immersive e-Learning Environments
-Game-based Learning
-Constructivist approaches to Web-based learning and teaching
-Issues in Web based Learning
-Management side of Web-based learning and teaching
-Accessibility and usability of web-based instruction in Learning
-Accessibility Issues and Benefits
-Motivational Aspects and factors for e-Learning
-Student Satisfaction with E-Learning

Phu Vu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Teacher Education Department
University of Nebraska at Kearney

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CALL for Book Chapter Proposals: “Integrating Multi-User Virtual Environments in Modern Classrooms”

Call for Book Chapter Proposals for an Edited Book on “Integrating Multi-User Virtual Environments in Modern Classrooms,” to be published by IGI Global.

Since its inception in 1975 as an adventure game and dubbed as MUD (multi-user dungeon), multi-user virtual environment (MUVE) has emerged as one of the most exciting instructional platforms in education. As both an instructional tool and approach, MUVE holds great potential in engaging and challenging learners in a socially situated and distributed learning environment that simulates real-life tasks and situations. However, MUVE has long been mixed with other similar technologies, such as computer game, computer simulation, virtual reality, and augmented reality. In addition, like any other emerging learning tools that hold great promises for education, the design, development, and implementation of MUVE are still facing significant challenges before its potential can be fully unleashed and realized. This book therefore will provide the latest technological and pedagogical development, empirical research findings, and best practices in using MUVE in modern classrooms.

This book will aim to (1) explore and identify the unique technological affordances and distinct instructional benefits of MUVE that distinguish itself from other emerging technologies, (2) examine the pedagogical underpinnings and frameworks that guide the design, development, and implementation of MUVE in education, (3) identify current exemplary uses of MUVE in various fields across different educational settings, and (4) identify challenges and future trends in the use of MUVE in education.

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before December 30, 2016, a chapter proposal of 750 to 1,500 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by February 15, 2017 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines.

You may refer to the following website for more information: http://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/2431. All proposals should be submitted through the E-Editorial DiscoveryTM online submission manager: http://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/submit/2431

Inquiries should be sent to Dr. Jennifer Yufeng Qian at je.qian@northeastern.edu

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS: TCC Worldwide Online Conference

22nd Annual
*TCC Worldwide Online Conference*
April 18-20, 2017

*Changing to Learn, Learning to Change*

Submission deadline: December 27, 2016
Homepage: tcchawaii.org

*Call for Proposals*
Please consider submitting a proposal for a paper or general session related to all aspects of learning, design, and technology including but not limited to e-learning, online learning communities, collaborative learning, social media, mobile learning, emerging technologies,international education, and professional development.

*Suggested topics & full details*

Call for Proposals 2017

*Proposal submission*


Participate in this event entirely online. We deliver all sessions online in real-time. Sessions will also be recorded for later viewing.

*More info*
Bert Kimura or Curtis Ho

TCC Hawaii, LearningTimes, & the Learning Design and Technology Department, College of Education, UH-Manoa collaborate to produce this event. Numerous volunteer faculty and staff worldwide provide additional support.

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Educational Technology, Instructional Design, and Online Learning Conferences

The following list was adapted from Clayton R. Wright’s Educational Technology and Education Conferences List #36. Please refer to Wright’s complete list for other conferences as well as each conference website for more details. Each year I attend AECT, AERA, and 1-2 other conferences. I use this list to identify what other conferences I might attend. Thus, this list is focused on my research interests and/or convenient or interesting locations.




  • January 3-6, 2017 Hawaii International Conference on Education, 15th annual. Co-sponsored by California State University East Bay, Drexel University, Pepperdine University, and the University of Louisville. Hilton Hawaiian Village, Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. http://www.hiceducation.org/
  • January 4-5, 2017 International Conference on Education and E-Learning (ICEEL). Organized by the International Society for Engineering Research and Development (ISERD). Sydney, Australia. http://iserd.co/Conference2017/Australia/1/ICEEL/
  • January 26, 2017 Westminster Higher Education Forum: Disabled Students at University – Facilities, Support Services and the Impact of Funding Changes. London, United Kingdom. http://www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk/forums/event.php?eid=1298&t=17776
  • January 27-29, 2017 Educon 2.9, (EduCon is both a conversation and a conference about education and technology.) Science Leadership Academy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. http://2017.educon.org/ or http://educonphilly.org
  • January 30-31, 2017 Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference, 29th, annual. University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. http://www.eqrc.net/


MARCH 2017

APRIL 2017

MAY 2017

JUNE 2017

JULY 2017


  • August 1-4, 2017 Distance Education and Teacher Education in Africa (DETA) Conference: Getting Practical about Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 in Teacher Education in Africa, 7th, biennial. College of Education, University of Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda. http://www.deta.up.ac.za/
  • August 4-8, 2017 Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) Summer Conference. Sheraton Station Square, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. http://www.ate1.org/pubs/Future_Meetings.cfm
  • August 7-9, 2017 Lilly Conference on Designing Effective Teaching: Creating Innovative Learning Experiences in Higher Education, Asheville, North Carolina, USA. http://www.lillyconferences-nc.com/upcoming-conference
  • August 14-16, 2017 International Symposium on Visual Information Communication and Interaction, 10th. Bangkok, Thailand. http://vinci-conf.org/
  • August 15-18, 2017 World Congress on Special Needs Education (WCSNE). Temple University, Philadelphia, USA. http://www.wcsne.org/
  • August 16-18, 2017 International Educational Technology Conference, 16th, International Teacher Education, and International Education Conference. Harvard University Faculty Club, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. http://www.ite-c.net/
  • August 29-September 2, 2017 European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) Conference for Research on Learning and Instruction, 17th, biennial. Tampere, Finland. http://www.earli.org/conferences/EARLI_Biennial_Conferences/Future_Biennial_Conferences


  • September 4-7, 2017 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI), 19th. Vienna, Austria. http://mobilehci.acm.org/2017/
  • September 25-26, 2017 International Conference on Education and e-Learning, (EeL) 7th annual. Singapore. http://e-learningedu.org/
  • September 25-26, 2017 Gartner Digital Workplace Summit. London, United Kingdom. http://www.gartner.com/events/
  • September 25-27, 2017 Online Learning Conference: Get Mobile, Use Games, Be Social, Drive Engagement. Organized by Training Magazine. Hilton New Orleans Riverside, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. http://www.trainingmag.com/training-magazine-events
  • September 25-29, 2017 Microsoft Ignite Conference (combining previously held events such as TechEd, SharePoint, Project, Lync and Exchange). Orlando, Florida, USA. https://ignite.microsoft.com/#fbid=iJXuuWnjEhh
  • September 25-29, 2017 Interact Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, 15th, biennial. Organized by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP). Mumbai, India. http://www.interact2017.org/
  • September ? 2017 International Conference on Collaboration across Boundaries: Culture, Distance and Technology, 6th. Sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). Previously held August 20-22, 2014 in Kyoto, Japan. http://cabs.acm.org/2016/



  • November 6-11, 2017 Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) International Convention. Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, Jacksonville, Florida, USA. http://aect.site-ym.com/?futureevents
  • November 9-11, 2017 Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Annual Conference. Marriott Marquis Houston, Houston, Texas, USA. http://www.ashe.ws/?page=107
  • November 16-17, 2017 Communications and Media Conference: Rethinking the “Mediascape”, 2nd. University of British Columbia, Robson Square, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. lhttp://oncommunicationmedia.com/
  • November 16-18, 2017 Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Annual Conference. Marriott Marquis Houston, Houston, Texas, USA. http://www.ashe.ws/?page=107
  • November 24-25, 2017 International Congress on Distance Education and Educational Technology (ICDET), 3rd. Antalya, Istanbul, Turkey. http://www.icdet.net/

MARCH 2018

JUNE 2018



  • November 15-17, 2018 Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Annual Conference. Tampa Marriott Waterside, Tampa, Florida, USA. http://www.ashe.ws/?page=107

JULY 2020

  • July 6-9, 2020 International Congress on the Education of the Deaf, 23rd.  Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Australia. http://www.iced2020.com/
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Call for Proposals with a Quick Turnaround: Assembled 2016

CfP for a Quick Turnaround Issue ‘Assembled 2016’

A General Call for Papers

The Journal of Virtual Worlds Research (http://www.jvwresearch.org/
is an online, open access academic journal that engages a wide spectrum of
scholarship and welcomes contributions from the various disciplines and
approaches that intersect with virtual worlds research. Virtual worlds
ignite a continuously evolving area of study that spans multiple
disciplines and the JVWR editorial team looks forward to engaging a wide
range of creative and scholarly research.

*Note:* this is a good opportunity for authors for a quick turnaround of
papers with November 2016 *decision* on publication and January 2017 *actual

*Motivation and Scope*

The Assembled issue is a place for various papers, on the topic of the
journal – that are being collected during the year and published usually
once a year.

Authors who would like to submit directly to the ‘Assembled’ issue should
do so by adding the words “submitted for Assembled” in the “Comments for
Editor” on the 1st step of the submitting process.
*Possible topics include, but are not limited to:*

– 3D fun
– Mini robots
– Social networks that change our mind
– Artificial limps
– New forms of hardware
– Augmented and mixed environments
– Wearables
– User generated content
– 3D printing
– Visual data streaming
– Immersive technologies
– Shopping from home
– Projections of the real
– Wireless people
– Portable friends
– The Internet of Things
– Virtual currencies
– E-readers
– …
– And more

*See past Assembled issues:*

Assembled 2010
Assembled 2011
Assembled 2012
Assembled 2013
Assembled 2014
Assembled 2015
Submission Instructions Authors are invited to submit original scholarly papers of 3000-5000 words including footnotes, references, and appendices.
Interested authors should submit a full paper by the deadline indicated below. All submissions should be made via the JVWR publishing system (see
www.jvwreserach.org > About JVWR > For Authors). All submissions will be peer reviewed. Accepted papers will be published online in the Volume 9,
Number 3 (2016) of the Journal.


*Deadlines and Timetable*

Issue editor(s) are to be announced.
If you wish to enhance your editing experience with this quick turnaround
issue – please send email request to #TheJVWR coordinating editor
tzafnat.shpak AT jvwresearch.org

*November 25, 2016:* Authors submit full paper
*November 30, 2016:* Editors return initial decision
*December 20, 2016:* Authors submit final revision
*December 31, 2016:* Camera ready
*January 5, 2017:* Publication

Further Information
Please contact: info@jvwresearch.org

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Northwest eLearn 2016

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Call for Proposals: “Transforming books and the reading experience through interactive technologies”

Focus section on
“Transforming books and the reading experience through interactive technologies”

to be published at the
Interaction Design and Architecture(s) Journal (IxD&A)
(ISSN 1826-9745, eISSN 2283-2998)
*** Since 2012 also in Scopus ***

*** Since 2015 also in Emerging Sources Citation Index and Web of Science ***
IxD&A implements the Gold Open Access (OA) road to its contents
with no charge to the authors (submission & paper processing)

If you wish to help us in improving the quality of the journal, please donate:

CFP: http://ixdea.uniroma2.it/inevent/events/idea2010/index.php?s=102&link=call32fs
Guest Editors:
• Mohammad Obaid, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
• Ilgim Veryeri Alaca, Koç University, Turkey
• Pawel W. Wozniak, University of Stuttgart, Germany
• Lars Lischke, University of Stuttgart
• Mark Billinghurst, University of South Australia

Important dates:
• Deadline: January 31, 2017
• Notification to the authors: February 28, 2017
• Camera ready paper: March 15, 2017
• Publication of the special issue: end of March, 2017

Innovative systems in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) alter the way we read and understand texts fundamentally. The novel reading experiences shifts our perception and deliver the visual, textual and sensory data in exploratory ways. HCI altered reading systems can take into account the needs and the preferences of the user and transform reading environments with design features. The aim of this focus section is to investigate emerging book formats and reading experiences supported by HCI that can have benefits in education, well-being, sustainability and creativity. Visionary and artistic work as well as research in connection to reading via emerging interactive technologies will be overviewed.

Focus Section in IxDxA Journal stems out of a NordiCHI 2016 Workshop entitled, “The Future of Books and Reading in HCI”. It builds on the exchanges through the workshop, and it aims to reflect on how book systems will be altered in the future in radical ways.

Topics of Interest

• HCI transformed reading experiences evaluation methods and instruments
• HCI transformed reading in education
• HCI transformed reading case studies
• HCI transformed reading and play
• Augmented reality & novel reading experiences
• Transformations in relation to the future of books and reading in HCI
• Visionary interactive book experiences and their benefits
• Sensory books, reading experiences supported with special materials
• Accessories and inserted gadgets, altered vision in books
• Interactive books that support reading in special needs
• Interactive books that support creative thinking, cognition and narrative development especially in children
• Spatial transformations during interactive reading experiences
• The pros and cons of various interactive books and methodologies used
• The influence of novel book representations on understanding and cognitive processes
• Evaluation methods and approaches for interactive books and reading experiences.

Submission procedure

The manuscripts should be submitted either in .doc or in .rtf format.
All papers will be blindly peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers.
Authors are invited to submit 8-20 pages paper (including authors’ information, abstract, all tables, figures, references, etc.).
The paper should be written according to the IxD&A authors’ guidelines

Authors’ guidelines

Link to the paper submission page:
(when submitting the paper, please, choose Domain Subjects under:
“IxD&A focus section on: ‘Transforming books and the reading experience’)

More information on the submission procedure and on the characteristics
of the paper format can be found on the website of the IxD&A Journal
where information on the copyright policy and responsibility of authors,
publication ethics and malpractice are published.

For scientific advices and for any query please contact the guest-editors:

• mobaid (at) chalmers (dot) se
• ialaca(at) ku (dot) edu(dot) tr
• pawel (dot) wozniak(at) vis (dot) uni-stuttgart (dot) de
• lars.lischke (at) vis (dot) uni stuttgart (dot) de
• Mark (dot) Billinghurst (at) unisa (dot) edu (dot) au

marking the subject as: ‘IxD&A issue on: Transforming books and the reading experience”.

*** 2015: IxD&A in figures ***
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Forthcoming issues:


• Spring 2017
includes also a special issue on
‘The Future of Human-Building Interaction: An HCI Perspective’
Guest Editors: Hamed S. Alavi, Denis Lalanne

• Summer 2017
‘Connecting Learning Design and Learning Analytics”
Guest Editors: Davinia Hernandez Leo, Yishay Mor, Maria Jesus-Triana, Paul Salvador
with a focus section on:
‘Temporalities of Engagement: challenges of co-design in public spaces’
Guest Editors: Alma Leora Culén, Dagny Stedahl

• Autumn 2017
‘Emerging Design: Transforming the STEAM Learning Landscape with the Support of Digital Technologies’
Guest Editors: Daniel Spikol, Jalal Nouri, Teresa Cerratto Pargman, Marcelo Milrad

• Winter 2017
‘Citizen, Territory and Technologies: Smart Learning Contexts and Practices’
Guest Editors: Óscar Mealha, Monica Divitini, Matthias Rehm

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CALL FOR PAPERS: on “Innovation in Technologies for Educational Computing”

*** Call for Papers ***

Joint Special Issue of IEEE TETC and TLT on “Innovation in Technologies for Educational Computing”

IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing (TETC)
IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies (TLT)

Link: https://www.computer.org/cms/transactions/cfps/cfp_tetcsi_itec.pdf

*** Guest Editors ***

Fabrizio Lamberti, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Gwo-Jen Hwang, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Baltasar Fernández, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Wenping Wang, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

*** Topics of interest ***

The goal of this joint Special Issue is to provide an overview of most recent emerging and “fringe” learning technologies. Sample topics of interest include:

1. Virtual, augmented and mixed reality: game-based learning, edutainment, gamification, intrinsic integration of game mechanics, virtual worlds and communities for education and training, digital humans and avatars in education, work-based and augmented learning

2. Learning at Scale: service-oriented architectures for learning, MOOCs, interoperability of learning systems, standards for knowledge sharing, open educational resources, linked open data, ontologies and reasoning

3. Ubiquitous and wearable computing: educational applications of sensor-based learning, smart watches and activity trackers, body sensor networks, ego-vision devices and life-logging equipment, Internet of Things, smart environments, context-aware services and tools

4. Social computing: educational data mining and filtering on social networks, social media for e-learning and e-assessment, social learning at scale, informal learning in social communities, peer review and assessment, trust and reputation in social communities

5. Big Data and data analytics: modeling of learners and learning processes, learning analytics, educational data mining, student profiling, behavioral and emotional analytics, learning data visualization, quantified self

6. Intelligent systems: adaptive learning, recommender systems, tools for smart tutoring and training, pedagogical agents and assistants, course and material personalization

7. Learning in the making: 3D printers and computer-controlled fabrication devices, open micro-controller, sensor and actuator technologies, smart programming environments, robotics

8. Human-computer interaction: natural and multi-modal interfaces, conversational agents, affective computing, interactive tabletops and surfaces, innovative interaction devices and techniques

*** Submission instructions ***

This partial list is not exclusive and does not cover all novel learning technologies. As a part of the submission letter the authors are requested to argue why the technology presented in the submission should be counted as “emergent” and “cutting edge”.

Submitted papers must describe original research which is not published nor currently under review by other journals or conferences. Authors are responsible for understanding and adhering to submission guidelines published on the IEEE Computer Society website (http://www.computer.org).

Authors are invited to submit manuscripts focused on odd labeled topics directly to Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing (TETC) at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tetc-cs and papers focused on even labeled topics directly to Transactions on Learning Technologies (TLT) at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tlt-cs.

In special cases, authors are welcome to submit to the journal of their choice. Although with the above choice the authors are indicating which Transaction represents the primary target of their submission, they should be aware that papers may be published in TETC or TLT depending on the availability of space with the final allocation at the discretion of the Editor-in-Chief of the respective Transactions.

Correspondence should be addressed to: InnoTechEduComp-SI@polito.it

*** Important dates ***

– Submission Deadline: December 1, 2016
– Reviews Completed: March 1, 2017
– Major Revisions Due (if Needed): April 1, 2017
– Reviews of Revisions Completed (if Needed): May 1, 2017
– Minor Revisions Due (if Needed): June 1, 2017
– Notification of Final Acceptance: July 1, 2017
– Publication Materials for Final Manuscripts Due: August 1, 2017
– Publication date: October-December Issues of 2017

*** Indexing ***

IEEE TETC has been selected for coverage by Thomson Reuters. TETC’s 2016 impact factor will be available in the 2017 Journal Citation Report and all articles dating back to the first 2013 issue will be indexed and abstracted in Science Citation Index Expanded and Journal Citation Reports. IEEE TLT’s impact factor is 1.129 (Thomson Reuters’ 2015 Journal Citation Report).

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