Open-access journals in educational technology


Lowenthal, P. R. (2015). Open-access journals in educational technology. In J. M. Spector (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Educational Technology (pp. 554-556). Sage.


Open-access journals in educational technology are a specific type of academic journal focused on educational technology. The type of scholarship academic journals publish can range from traditional empirical studies to literature reviews, position pieces, and book reviews. Open-access journals differ from traditional journals in several ways, including that readers can view articles online without a subscription. This entry describes academic journals and notes some that focus on educational technology. The entry then explains the difference between closed-access and open-access journals, discusses the pros and cons of open-access journals, and details controversies over open-access journals.

Keywords: Open access, Open access journals, Journal, Publishing, Educational technology

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